First German aircraft to fly over Tilbury

By Graham Sutcliffe

This photo postcard was in my late uncle's William Frost scrap book he worked for Bata as a bookkeeper in the leather factory 1937.

He left and joined the RAF as a pilot in 1942 500 squadron and was killed 1945 on a bombing raid over Italy and now buried in Padua war cemetery Italy.

The plane looks very small in photo but I am sure it felt like a threat at the time for the people of Tilbury.

I have no information of where it was taken other then shown in title under photo.

Would be nice to know where the houses were.

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This page was added by Graham Sutcliffe on 07/11/2015.
Comments about this page

Your uncle would probably have known my Dad, Reg Johnson.  He was wages manager at the Bata factory aorund the years 1936-37

By Nigel Johnson
On 31/08/2017

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