As part of the 75th Anniversary of the ending of World War II in Europe, Buckinghamshire County Council have set up an interactive map on their website.
The locations shown on the map were taken from a series of files deposited in the county archives, in 1990 by the county council’s Emergency Planning Officer (reference AR 59/1990). They comprise correspondence from local air raid wardens, reporting damage in their areas to the Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Office in Aylesbury (an example is to the right). The majority of their contents are reports of air raids by German planes or flying bombs. However, many are damage caused by allied practice bombs or plane crashes. The reports were eventually to be used by the District Valuer’s Office for the payment of compensation to those affected. The site shows where all known bombs fell including German bombs, flying bombs and friendly fire. Haddenham was well represented, possibly because of the local airfields and there is record of a flying bomb landing in Kimblewick
To access the map go to the culture pages on the Bucks CC website