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.
We believe that as the number of people who lived through the terrifying V2 Rocket campaign this site is concerned with diminishes relentlessly then it necessarily follows that the pool of knowledge of these events also diminishes.
Although you may be reluctant to revisit events you have probably spent the best part of your life trying to forget, it is our hope that you will enable us to transform this site into more than just a bland list of official reports by sharing your stories.
The easiest method is to complete one of the comment forms available on most pages. Your e-mail address will definitely NOT be available to anyone other than the administrator of the site.
For longer contributions/articles please consider our Your Stories Pages
We have, after an increasing number of requests, added a section for V1 and other WW2 memories
You are also welcome to use our CONTACT FORM if you wish.
All of the information we have on ALL of the V2 incidents is included on our site.
We are more than happy to help if you are having trouble in finding any specific incident.
We cannot and do not offer any research services.
Received a really pleasant surprise this morning – I recently requested copies of document HO 192/728 at The National Archives as was suggested by John Pridige way back in September 2010 when they arrived this morning not only do they contain the copy of the Ministry of Home Security Bomb Census B.C.4. form containing the Damage Report I was expecting but there were also copies of sketches and map tracings detailing the area of damage but there was also a series of 10 photographs of the damage. For over 30 years I have been searching for just a single photograph!
You will find the transcription here and I will make a request to The National Archives for permission to upload copies of the photographs etc.
The move to the new URL is now complete please update your Bookmarks to www.wrsonline.co.uk.
The addition of The Ministry of Home Security data contained in document AIR 20/4126 titled “Big Ben”: Enemy long range rockets: list of incidents, September 1944 to March 1945 held at The National Archives, Kew is now complete. You will find all of the data we now hold starting on this page.
We are now in possession of the larger list of V2 incidents produced by The Ministry of Home Security and will be adding our transcription of all the details soon.
This of course means that we are widening the scope of our site to all V2 rocket strikes and not concentrating on just the South-East, but our primary interest is still in the Panmure Road incident.
Site maintenance completed – we hope that you like the new site.