The Hull Blitz - 1941 Raids

Bombing Raids on Kingston Upon Hull 1941

Date (1941)

Red Hrs

White Hrs

First Bomb

Total Weight

Casualties

Notes

K

S

4/5 Feb

18.50

02.27

31.10

10

4    

Slight domestic damage, Goddard Avenuenue.

11/12 Feb

17.28

17.50

17.32

      

   

   

Anti-aircraft shell fell on Jalland Street.

14/15 Feb

19.00

02.10

19.00

7

   

3

Damage to oil mills and warehouses Glasshouse Row, Central Street.

16 Feb

01.36

06.58

01.36

20

   

   

Fell in fields, Hedon Road, Tower House. No damage.

22/23 Feb

19.30

22.38

19.30

81

4

4

Bombs fell on Rowlston and Ellerby Groves and Hawthorn Avenue. 36 cwt UXB near railway crossing. Rowlston Grove extensively damaged.

23/24 Feb

19.13

01.30

1914

100

12

26

Bombs fell on De La Pole Avenue, Hedon Road, Clough Road, Alexandra Dock Terrace, De La Pole Avenue damaged. Mines in dock exploded by sweeping.

25 Feb

19.49

00.01

20.00

10

   

5

Kirby Street. Incendiaries North Hull all put out. One UXB removed 04 03 41.

26 Feb

No Warning

12.02

20

1

1

Mine dropped on 23/24 02 01 sinking the lighters Monarch and Brakelu.

01/02 Mar

19.45

23.50

20.50

40

5

5

Domestic damage, James Reckitt Avenue.

13/14 Mar

20.56

04.46

 

220

38

79

5th Avenuenue School, North Hull and Stoneferry bridge approach. Large fire at Sissions paint works.

14/15 Mar

20.15

03.10

20.15

46

16

22

Bean Street, St Andrew's Dock, Stoneferry. Mine at Bean Street. Extensive domestic damage.

18/19 Mar

20.11

04.48

20.11

995

91

70

Heavy raid North & Central Hull. Large fire at Sissons varnish works. Many bombs fell in fields.

31/01 Apr

20.22

00.51

   

242

52

72

Ferensway, Freehold Street, Boulevard, Hedon Road, Prospect Street, Priory Sidings. Infirmary damaged. ARP control badly damaged. Two UXB.

03/04 Apr

20.52

01.00

22.00

   

 

1

East Hull area. Incendiary raid. All extinguished.

07/08 Apr

21.02

04.07

00.38

30

   

   

Spring Bank West, Kirklands Road. 10 cwt UXB exploded 08/08/41 at 16:00

09/10 Apr

23.07

05.06

03.55

4

   

1

Incendiary raid. All incendiaries put out.

13 Apr         1   Details unknown.

15/16 Apr

21.28

04.59

03.30

120

57

20

Holderness Road, Hedon Road, Alexandra Dock, Jennings Street. Ellis Street shelter (50 occupants) disappeared. One fire at Jennings St.

23/24 Apr

21.29

23.34

22.40

   

   

   

St Georges Road, Glasgow Street. Two AA shells came down demolishing two houses.

25/26 Apr

21.35

23.49

22.50

40

8

4

Council Avenue, Rokeby Avenue, West Hull; mine fell on housing estate.

26/27 Apr

21.55

02.55

01.00

40

   

   

Kingston High School & Lynton Avenue. Mines fell in fields. Slight domestic damage.

03/04 May 23.10 04.00 23.50 40      1 Alexandra Dock, Marfleet Lane. First G-mines dropped on Fenners. Caught fire.
05/06 May 23.04 05.03 23.40 5  1       Damage to warehouse, King George Dock.
07/08 May
23.16 05.08 00.35 900 203 165 Riverside Quay, Shopping Centre, High Street. Major fires Shopping Centre & Riverside Quay. Hull's Worst Nights
08/09 May
00.05 05.55 00.10 1518 217 160 King George, Alexandra and Victoria Docks, East & North Hull. Major fires Hedon Road and timber on docks. Hull's Worst Nights
09/10 May 23.40 05.55 01.20 25           Sutton - all fell in fields.
11/12 May 00.20 03.45 01.15 31 2 3 Clifton & Albany Streets, Beverly Road & Sutton. One UXB - casing split open.
29 May 00.12 04.50 01.57 20           St Andrews Dock & Priory Sidings. No fires started. Little damage. 1 UXB.
02 Jun 22.30 23.55 00.01 12 27 11 Marlborough & Park Avenues, Blenheim & Margaret Streets. Bombs dropped after All Clear.
15 Jun         1   Details unknown.
23 Jun 00.18 02.52 01.26 6           Slight domestic damage.
29 Jun 01.27 03.33 01.45 50 1 5 Slight damage to King George Dock. Stoneferry Bridge hit.
1 Jul         1   Details unknown.
09/10 Jul 00.12 02.53 00.38                Incendiary raid, East Hull. All incendiaries put out.
11 Jul 00.53 03.05 01.15 258 21 46 General attack north of railway approach to station. One major fire, Blundell Spence, Aire St.
15 Jul 00.55 03.19 01.50 259 25 28 North hull Estate, Anlaby Rd, Sidmouth St. School & domestic property damaged.
18/19 Jul 01.18 04.07 01.20 717 140 108 East Hull & Victoria Dock. Large fires at East Hull Gas, Spillers, Reckitts.
23 Jul 00.09 03.25 00.35 35 2 5 Holderness Rd, Holland St, Preston Road. Mainly shops & domestic property.
27 Jul         2   Details unknown.
18 Aug 02.10 03.50 02.05 130 20 15 Central & East Hull. Three shelters damaged.
31/01 Sep 22.07 02.32 22.30 141 44 36 South West, Central & (mainly) East Hull. Mainly domestic damage. 16 shelters damaged.
21 Sep 01.21 03.52 01.35 5     Slight damage to four tracks, Priory Sidings, Hessle Rd.
12/13 Oct 23.02 02.58 00.11 10   2 Across Humber Dock (fragments found). Two further warnings; Red 20.43 - White 22.53, Red 03.30 - White 03.59
1/2 Nov 21.23 00.09 22.58 40 1   Airlie, St Mathew, Coltman & Bean Streets. Domestic damage.

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