On Sept 17, 1944 at 06:04 a V2 rocket destroyed numbers 3-5 St. Stephen's Road. This was designated as 'Big Ben' incident #26 in which three houses were destroyed, and 6 people were killed. Two days later 2 injured persons were recovered from the wreckage. St. Stephen's Church across the street, already damaged in the Blitz, was wrecked, never to be re-built. The missile was launched from a small park on the edge of Serooskerke, Holland, by Battery 444. Its flight time to the target was approximately 5 minutes. (Set time slider to 1945).
Robert J. Dalby has conducted a forensic examination of the photographs taken at the incident. Based on his results it would appear that this V-2 was an airburst, thus there was no crater. This problem had plagued the V-2 developers from the beginning and was never fully resolved. Although it is 2 hours long I would highly recomment this video; it is the best I have seen and is packed with information about the missile and the incident.
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