We are pleased to have received a new contribution from Steve Rogers containing some of his father’s memories of his near miss at Bawns factory in Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow on 19 February 1945.
You may be interested to know that a memorial plaque is to be unveiled on 5 November 2020 to commemorate the victims and injured of the first V2 rocket to explode in Islington, north London.
Due to distancing and Covid restrictions the ceremony will be online and feature film of the unveiling a few hours earlier. Places to view the unveiling and presentation can be booked at
Eventbrite (search for V2 Rocket or copy and paste link):
An accompanying blog article \’Hitler\’s Guy Fawkes Day Surprise\’ is also available at:
Many thanks and kind regards,
We have now included a filterable list of all the recorded V2 incidents here.
You can quickly filter the list by adding either a place name or perhaps a date (format dd-mm-yyyy) to obtain a list of incidents matching your criteria.
We are happy to include a new section of articles submitted by visitors to our site. In most cases they are descriptions of individual events described by survivors and or witnesses to the actual event.
To every contributor we send our sincere thanks and eternal gratitude.
Of course we accept that we may have made some errors and omissions for which we apologize in advance and we would be most grateful for any amendments and comments.
Update – The technical problems with the V2 Strikes Maps have now been resolved.
We have now completed the plots for all V2 incidents. We offer a map for each of the months of the campaign (September 1944 to March 1945) and a combined map that includes all incidents. Once again we stress that the locations of the strikes are a conversion of the war time map references and unless we have missed transcribed the original map reference and/or made an error in completing the conversion form on FieldenMaps.info or used the wrong co-ordinates from the conversion, then we can not amend any plot. We do not doubt that at least some of the map references quoted in the original documents may be wrong and we welcome your comments on any errors contained in the original records.
The maps can be found here:
All plots of V2 strikes on the maps are direct conversions of the map references quoted in the “Big Ben”: Enemy long range rockets: list of incidents, September 1944 to March 1945 documents using the Co-ordinate Converter webpage at FieldenMaps.
We have started to publish maps of V2 strikes starting with those that occured in September 1944 which can be found here.