First German aircraft to fly over Tilbury

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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  • I have located the RAF records that detail the loss of your uncle. Let me know if you are interested in seeing them.

    By Matt Taylor (12/06/2022)
  • 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 (31/08/2017)

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