Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sep

29

1942

Lone bomber hits Petworth School – 32 dead

The mass grave that contains most of the 32 victims, which included 28 boys and four school staff including the Headmaster.

There has been no damage of national importance. The more outstanding incidents were at Hastings on the 24th, when 19 people were killed and 17 seriously injured, and at Petworth (Sussex) on the 29th, where a boys’ school was completely wrecked; casualties are reported to be 23 killed, of whom 20 are children, and 30 seriously injured, of whom 24 are children. It is feared that 7 children are still missing and must be presumed dead.