Six men died during November 1940 air raid in Wandsworth
The London Firebrigade this weekend remembers the six firefighters who died when Wandsworth Fire Station was hit by a bomb during WW2.
The bomb hit on 16th November 1940 when the old fire station on West Hill was destroyed during a heavy air raid. It was hit by a an oil-bomb and immediately caught fire.
Firefighters in the basement were able to escape through a hatch and Battersea Fire Station was able to send help immediately. Some fire fighters were rescued from the Recreation Room, but tragically six lost their lives.
C Andreazzi, D Aust, W Brum, W Beard, L Isaacs and A Turner were named as the dead and a memorial stands today outside the new Fire Station in memory of all six men.
Pictured right: the old Wandsworth Fire Station before the bomb. Below: London Fire Brigade tweets their memories
November 20, 2016