Swansea Family History
Swansea Family History 

Swansea Civilians

List of Civilians from Swansea who were casualties during the bombing of Swansea also thos Civilians who died in other parts of the Country 


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Air Raids On Swansea (1940-1943)


Type and Number of Bombs


Number of Casualties


Thursday 27th June

6 High Explosive Bombs

Danygraig Road.  Slight damage to property on Danygraig Road


4 bombs

On Killay Hill at 3.30am.  bombs failed to explode

Saturday 29th June

2 High Explosive Bombs

A lone plane dropped over Morriston


Wednesday 10th July

4 High Explosive Bombs

Solitary plane dropped on King’s Dock during a daylight attack, 10.20.  Causing extension damage

12 Killed with a further 26 Casualties

Thursday 18th July

9 High Explosive Bombs

Dropped with damage to railway at Jersey Marine at 1.00am


Saturday 20th July

2 High Explosive Bombs

Fell at Swansea Docks and Elba Crescent, Mayhill, in the early morning, and a unexploded bomb reported in Danygraig


Monday 22nd July

2 High Explosive Bombs

Dropped just before midnight over Talefrewe Farm, Cockett.  Slight damage to farm building


Saturday 27th July

2 High Explosive Bombs

Dropped over Swansea Docks.  Slight damage


Thursday 30th July

2 High Explosive Bombs

Fell at Banc Mawr, near Reddiffusion, Cockett


Friday 2nd August

14 High Explosive Bombs plus numerous incendiary bombs

Shortly after 11.00pm on Mumbles foreshore, and Uplands (the Girls’ High Street and St. James Church were hit) and Treboeth

4 people Injured

Saturday 3rd August

2 High Explosive and numerous incendiary bombs

Dropped on Wunarlwydd


Few High Explosive

Falling in waters of Swansea Bay

Thursday 6th August

10 High Explosive

Dropped all landing in the sea near West Cross


Saturday 10th August

31 High Explosive

Were dropped during a heavy midnight raid.  Damage was caused to Landore’s railway viaduct and also to houses in the surrounding Manselton, Cwbwrla and Brynhyfryd areas.  Also bombs hit Singleton Park, Clyne and Ravenhill.  13 of the 31 bombs failed to explode but one directly hit an “Anderson Shelter” killed 5 occupations

13 Killed and 15 Injured

Friday 16th August

20 High Explosive

Dropped in the sea near Mumbles Head


Saturday 17th August

16 High Explosive

Dropped over Hafod, Cwmbwrla and Greenhill, Treboeth and Cadle Commons during the early morning.  7 bombs failed to explode

7 and 12 people Injured

Sunday 18th August

12 High Explosive

Dropped over Gorse Avenue, Greenhill, Cwmbwrla, Foxhole and St. Thomas during early morning raid.  3 bombs failed to explode. Damage to residential properties

1 Deaths and 3 Injuries

Saturday 24th August

Numerous Incendiaries bombs

Dropped over the area stretching from Dunvant to Killay Hill.  No damage


Sunday 1st September

251 High Explosive and over 1000 Incendiaries bombs

Dropped covering the region during the largest raid in Swansea to date.  Extensive damage caused

35 Killed and 115 Injured

Tuesday 3rd September

2 High Explosive

Dropped on Crymlyn Brook


Wednesday 4th September

4 High Explosive

Dropped on farmland in Llansamlet, 1 bomb did not explode until the following day.  No damage


Thursday 5th September

4 High Explosive

Dropped over Llansamlet and Treboeth just before midnight, unexploded bomb at Tyrhester Farm


Wednesday 11th September

3 High Explosive

A single plane dropped over Brynmill just before 9.00pm.  1 failed to explode.  Slight damage to Langland Terrace


Tuesday 24th September

2 High Explosive

Just before 11.00pm dropped near New Cut Bridge and King’s Cut


Incendiaries bombs

Dropped over Rutland Street and Wind Street.  The old Strand Power Station and bus were damaged

Petrol bomb

Dropped on Dyfatty Street, where 2 houses were destroyed

Wednesday 25th September

9 High Explosive and numerous Incendiaries Bombs

Dropped over Swansea’s town centre, St. Thomas, Uplands, Mount Pleasant, Townhill and Mayhill.  Slight damage


Wednesday 9th October

6 High Explosive and numerous Incendiaries Bombs

Dropped on Prince of Wales Dock, Kilvey Hill, St. Thomas Bonymaen, Winchwen and Morriston.  Slight damage


Monday 21st October

15 High Explosive and numerous Incendiaries Bombs

Dropped over Gors Avenue, Winchwen, Cockett, Mayhill and Llansamlet.  Medium damage to residential properties

5 Casualties


Thursday 2nd January

2 small High Explosive

Dropped on an empty field near Ynystawe just before midnight


Sunday 5th January

12 High Explosive and 200 Incendiaries Bombs

Dropped on St. Thomas, Swansea town centre, Sketty, Derwen Fawr, and Glais just after midnight.  Many small fires reported but all were easily extinguished

20 Casualties

Monday 13th January

2 High Explosive

Dropped on King’s Docks by a solitary plane just after 10.00pm.  Only slight damage

5 people slight Injured

Friday 17th January

178 High Explosive and 700 incendiaries bombs

Extensive damage landed on snow-covered Swansea during its heaviest raid to date.  St. Thomas was easily the most affected region with other significant damage being recorded at Hafod and Bonymaen.

97 Casualties and 55 Deaths reported

Wednesday 19th February

896 High Explosive

The “Three Night” Blitz.  Over these three nights of intensive bombing, which lasted a total of 13 hours and 48 minutes, Swansea and the town centre was complete obliterated

397 Casualties and 230 Deaths were reported

Thursday 20th February

Friday 21st February

Monday 3rd March

6 High Explosive

Deposited on open fields at Cockett and the Cefn Coed area.  Only slightly structural damage

1 person reported with Sight Injuries

Tuesday 4th March

12 High Explosive

Dropped on the foreshore between Swansea and Mumbles.  No damage


Wednesday 12th March

15 High Explosive

8 houses were demolished and other sustained signified damage.  Neath Road blocked by a bomb crater and Gas and Water mains received substantial damage

3 Deaths and 9 Casualties

Friday 14th March

100 Incendiaries

Fell over Bonymaen and Llansamlet.  Minimal damage


Monday 24th March

4 High Explosive

Dropped over Danygraig Road and Crmlyn Bog before darkness


Monday 31st March

2 High Explosive

Dropped at The Strand and North Dock just after 9.00pm

3 Deaths

Tuesday 8th April

1 High Explosive and 800 Incendiaries

Dropped over Mumbles Head and Limeslade.  Slight damage


Tuesday 22nd April

2 Parachute Mines

Were dropped over Frederick Place, Llansamlet after midnight.  One failed to exploded

13 Casualties

Tuesday 20th May

1 High Explosive

Dropped on to Morriston town centre, just after midnight

3 Casualties

Saturday 31st May

4 High Explosive

Dropped on Treobeth, Morriston.  Slight damage

4 Casualties

Saturday 28th June

4 High Explosive

Landed in the sea off the cliff walk between Langland and Caswell Bays.  A further unexploded bomb was found at Mayhill Gardens


Friday 28th November

2 Parachute Mines

Dropped on The Strand, the Burrows area and Port Talbot

1 Death and 23 Casualties


Thursday 2nd July

240 Incendiaries

Dropped over Birchgrove.  No damage



Thursday 16th February

32 High Explosive and countless Incendiaries

Dropped on Neath Road, St. Thomas and Brynmill.  Severe structural damage

34 Deaths and 110 Casualties

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