Air raids on Quorn station – disaster averted

The National Fire Service successfully responded to the Air Raids over Quorn Station on the Great Central main line over the weekend, putting out fires in the railway goods yard caused by a stick of HE bombs dropped by a lone enemy bomber. Sadly there were casualties amongst the 82nd Airborne group who were patrolling the station, and a civilian woman caught by shrapnel who just happened to be in the wrong place in the wrong time. It is reported in page 2 of today’s Leicester Mercury.

Photo 1: pump in operation by NFS
Photo 5: 82nd Airborne at the Goods yard
Photo 8: 82nd Airborne relaxing afterwards

Kass with Lynn. Lynn rendered First Aid to Lynn who was caught by shrapnel

Kass with Lynn. Lynn rendered First Aid to Lynn who was caught by shrapnel

About lowdhamstation

I am a director of a small (and very technical) business, a committed Christian, a Reader (and preacher) in my local village church, husband to my dear Frances, am interested in heritage railways, and heritage fire engines. I currently run a group that displays wartime and early post-war fire engines at 1940s re-enacting events and steam engine rallies. O yes, and vintage cars and motorbikes, and we live in a Victorian railway station.
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