28 Linton Road, Hastings

28 Linton Road, HastingsOn Tuesday 26th October, whilst an air battle raged overhead, a Dornier dropped 2 bombs on Linton Road. One of these was a direct hit on 28 Linton Road, destroying it completely.

House owner William Amiss, a member of the Home Guard, was badly injured and taken to the Royal East Sussex Hospital. He died there two days later.

This was to be the last fatality in Hastings & St Leonards due to air raids until March 1942. The Germans had switched strategy and focused their bombing more on London and northern parts of the country. The area still was under constant alert, and whilst there were only five bombing raids during 1941, the constant drone of bombers flying overhead ensured the town never relaxed.

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