Air Raid on Croydon
2. PRESS REPORT ON BOMBING OF CROYDON
|No:||896||16th Aug. 40|
To JOHN [DZhON][i].
1. I was at CROYDON Aerodrome today after a German air-raid:
- The aerodrome's central buildings were demolished.
- The main and repair hangars were demolished.
- A large number of buildings were seriously damaged.
- The main road along the aerodrome was closed, apparently because of the serious damage to war matériel located [1 group missed].
- Many HURRICANES were dispersed round the aerodrome.
- A large number of LEWIS guns are dispersed in the fields opposite the aerodrome. They were not there last week.
2. The press reports that CROYDON was bombed by about 50 aircraft at a height of 600 metres. There have been two air-raid alerts again in LONDON today. Details [B% by letter].
|No. 230||DICK [DIK][ii]|
|Comments:||[i]||JOHN: Unidentified MOSCOW addressee 6th July 1940 - 16th September 1950.|
|[ii]||DICK: Covername of unidentified LONDON signatory and addressee between 6th July 1940 and 11th October 1940.|
Source: United States National Security Agency
Added By: C. Peter Chen
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