Sept. 24, 1942

The silliest thing happened today. We had an air raid warning at 8 a.m. but saw no planes. At noon the official photographer was here to take my picture and was taking some for me of the R.A.P. I had just assured him that we were never bothered by air raids – when two German planes came in at a terrific speed – dropped a bomb – the first one actually saw leave a plane and hit a house, then circled and swooped right over us machine gunning the street. No soldiers were hit but one house was blown to pieces and the windows and doors were blown off several houses in the vicinity. Several people were hurt but I don’t think any were killed. They were just skimming the tops of the houses – silly asses, better be careful or they’ll hurt somebody.

Doc Alexander’s RAP (Regimental Aid Post) in Seaford, Sept. 24, 1942. Alexander family collection.


About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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