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Old 9th June 2009, 13:24
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Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

Hi

can anybody help or fill in missing info / dates on bombings in Aberdeen in WW2

so far I have :-

Nigg Bay Aberdeen, 1 x bomb
Tillycortie nr Udny Station 2 x bombs, 1 x UXB
University playing field king st, 1 x bomb
Bridge of don, 1 x UXB (found 1980s)
Newburgh, 1 x roadside north of Ythan Bridge
Newburgh, Mill of Fovarn 1 x bomb
Mannofield reservoir 2 x bombs, 2 x uxbs
Cults church, 1 x bomb
Stonehaven golf course, 1 x bonb
Tullos circle, 1 x bomb
Smithfield school, Smithfield Drive, 1 x bomb
Stafford st Aberdeen, 1 bomb
Loch Street (pub) 1 x bomb
York st / Shipyard (Neptune bar) 1 x bomb 12th July 1940,
Canal terrace, 1 x bomb
Sunnybank primary school 1 x bomb
Wellington road torry
Maberly street
Hospital?
Victoria road
King Street
Kitty Brewster Station 21st April 1943
Causwayend Church 21st April 1943
promenade
58 bedford Road April 1943
Elmbank Road 21st April 1943
Erskine Street UXB in chimney 25th April 1943
Charles Street / Catherine street
Froghall
Fraser place
Rubislaw Quarry
Poynernook Road
St Mary’s Church Carden Place
Cornhill hospital
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Old 9th June 2009, 14:38
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

You might want to look at After The Battle's BLitz Over Britain. It has daily summaries of action from 1939-1945.
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Old 9th June 2009, 15:30
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

Home Office Key Points Reports have some mentions, though not much detail on bombing other than the Key Points such as residential damage:-

1. 5/6-8-41 Aberdeen Docks and Harbour

2. 30/31-11-41 RAF Longside Aberdeenshire

3. 25/26-4-42 Damage to John M. Henderson Ltd, Kings Works, Aberdeen

4. 7-8-42 light damae to British Oxygen Co. Ltd. Aberdeen

5. 21/22-4-43 Damage to City Area, Aberdeen Corporation Gas Works, Richards Ltd Broadford Works, LNER main Goods Line to the north, Up and down main passenger line between Kittybrewster to Bucksburn
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Old 10th June 2009, 14:56
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

Thanks guys

do you know where britsh Oxygen was located in Aberdeen?

revised list as follows :-

Nigg Bay Aberdeen, 1 x bomb
Tillycortie nr Udny Station 2 x bombs, 1 x UXB
University playing field king st, 1 x bomb
Bridge of don, 1 x UXB (found 1980s)
Newburgh, 1 x roadside north of Ythan Bridge
Newburgh, Mill of Fovarn 1 x bomb
Mannofield reservoir 2 x bombs, 2 x uxbs
Cults church, 1 x bomb
Stonehaven golf course, 1 x bonb
Tullos circle, 1 x bomb
Smithfield school, Smithfield Drive, 1 x bomb
Stafford st Aberdeen, 1 bomb
Loch Street (pub) 1 x bomb
York st / Shipyard (Neptune bar) 1 x bomb 12th July 1940,
Canal terrace, 1 x bomb
Sunnybank primary school 1 x bomb
Wellington road torry
Richards works, Maberly street, 21/22-4-1943
Hospital?
Victoria road
King Street
Kitty Brewster Station 21st April 1943
Causwayend Church 21st April 1943
promenade
58 bedford Road April 1943
Elmbank Road 21st April 1943
Erskine Street UXB in chimney 25th April 1943
Charles Street / Catherine street
Froghall
Fraser place
Rubislaw Quarry
Poynernook Road
St Mary’s Church Carden Place
Cornhill hospital
Middlefield School, 1 x bomb, 1 x uxb incendury
RAf Longside 30/31-11-1941
Aberdeen harbour 5/6-8-1941
King’s works West North Street 25/26-4-1942
Corporation gas Works Cotton street, 21/22-4-1943
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Old 10th June 2009, 18:44
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

The prime source of information for locating just about everything on your list would be a copy of Kelly's Directory for Aberdeen from the late '30s or early war years. Besides an index of services/companies, with their addresses, it will have street by street indexes and even the names of residents. If you can find both a prewar edition and an immediate postwar edition, it is often possible to trace war damage and see what buildings were beyond repair and which could be saved. Often a local authority will have saved one of each year of publication and hold them somewhere in the library system. Start with the largest of the city's local libraries, who should be able to redirect you if they don't physically stock them.

Hope this helps,

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Old 11th June 2009, 09:13
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

Thanks bruce

I got a reply from the MOD about WW2 bombing in Aberdeen, but it basically said along the lines of public order, safety etc etc they can't release the info. Basically by plotting bomb patterns, it could expose the location of UXBs that are still there and for reasons such as access, low risk, safer to leave etc. Zetica have a map, but that only shows bomb concentrations of ww2 and summerises 1 in 10 bombs were UXBs.

There is a list of UXBs in one London suberb, and when published created a bit of a panic, so i suppose they learned their lesson!

I'll have a trawl in the main library at the weekend, see what else i can dig up
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Old 11th June 2009, 12:45
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

alanatabz,
I don't see Hinton Terrace mentioned in your list. A bomb destroyed a house on Hinton Terrace. My grandmother's 2 sisters lived across the road from the destroyed house and their house suffered minor blast damage.
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Old 11th June 2009, 13:06
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

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Aberdeen Bombing

Nigg Bay Aberdeen, 1 x bomb
Tillycortie nr Udny Station 2 x bombs, 1 x UXB
University playing field king st, 1 x bomb
Bridge of don, 1 x UXB (found 1980s)
Newburgh, 1 x roadside north of Ythan Bridge
Newburgh, Mill of Fovarn 1 x bomb
Mannofield reservoir 2 x bombs, 2 x uxbs
Cults church, 1 x bomb
Stonehaven golf course, 1 x bonb
Tullos circle, 1 x bomb
Smithfield school, Smithfield Drive, 1 x bomb
Stafford st Aberdeen, 1 bomb
Loch Street (pub) 1 x bomb
York st / Shipyard (Neptune bar) 1 x bomb 12th July 1940,
Canal terrace, 1 x bomb
Sunnybank primary school 1 x bomb
Wellington road torry
Richards works, Maberly street, 21/22-4-1943
Hospital?
Victoria road
King Street
Kitty Brewster Station 21st April 1943
Causwayend Church 21st April 1943
promenade
58 bedford Road April 1943
Elmbank Road 21st April 1943
Erskine Street UXB in chimney 25th April 1943
Charles Street / Catherine street
Froghall
Fraser place
Rubislaw Quarry
Poynernook Road
St Mary’s Church Carden Place
Cornhill hospital
Middlefield School, 1 x bomb, 1 x uxb incendury
RAf Longside 30/31-11-1941
Aberdeen harbour 5/6-8-1941
King’s works West North Street 25/26-4-1942
Corporation gas Works Cotton street, 21/22-4-1943
Hilton terrace
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Old 22nd August 2009, 21:57
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

Hi a james valentine wallace died during the 21 4 43 raid he lived at 6 kings cross terrace he was the son of james and eva wallace his age was 17 where was kings cross terrace i have been told he was a relatrive of my fathers
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Re: Aberdeen scotland - Bombing WW2

Anybody know if such a map exists for Aberdeen?

http://www.rhaywood.karoo.net/bombmap.htm
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