Bombing of the Wirral peninsula during WW2 was widespread although compared to the major cities and ports of the UK, you can argue that we got away fairly lightly. The following maps attempt to show where bombs landed during the war, the type of bomb used and its damage to the area.
The point of impact of individual bombs is reported with precision in some instances, but in many others this information is less detailed. The maps accurately reflect the wording in bomb damage reports, but inevitably some guess work is involved in marking the maps.
The plus sign in the table indicates the specific statement to the effect that damage was wide spread and beyond to the specified buildings. This probably applies in many other instances, or even in a majority. It was not practicable to convey such extension when colouring the maps.
The map below is broken up into several different areas separated by green boxes. Please click the number of the box you wish to view or alternatively you can use the locations below the map.
Special thanks must be given to John Green of Oxton for taking the time to complete this task.
In order to help identify which grids relate to an area, the key below shows which number box corresponds to which area.