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Flugwache K10

Post by tellef.nygard@online.no » 05 Dec 2018 13:57

I am interested in any information on "Flugwache K10" located in Tjönnefoss, Nissedal, Telemark, Norway.
All I have is a map of the minefield around the site, dated 1944.
On this map is written the following information : Anlage zu Nr 51251-1308 and Ausführende Einheit : 2.,Pi.BH.710

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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by Larry D. » 06 Dec 2018 15:10

Flugwache K10 was manned by men from 2.Kp./Pionier-Bataillon 710, which was the organic engineer component of 710. Infanterie-Division.

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /710ID.htm

It consisted of 8 to 10 men who manned an aircraft observation and lookout post to report incoming enemy aircraft to the air defense command center for that sector of Norway.

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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by stril » 08 Dec 2018 15:22

Hello
The flugwache K10 is Krs10. It was reporting to FMZ "Arnika" at Tromøy. I think the soldiers manning Krs10 was connected to 14. mittlere Flugmelde-Leit Kompanie at Arendal (Stellung "Arnika")(Source gyges.dk)
Ausführende Einheit is the soldiers laying/making the minefield at the site. Added something from Rl-9. Also the map of Krs10 (from TommyG at kystfort.com)
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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by Larry D. » 08 Dec 2018 15:34

Your explanation is much better than mine. Coming up with minute details to accurately answer a very obscure question from 74 years ago is very difficult without all of the necessary documents. I never thought that SES's website would have some information on this long-forgotten Flugwache.


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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by Valtoro » 05 Jan 2019 18:57

A very typical FluWa of those you will find in this area of Norway. Part of the Guard hut (and the fundament for the tower still stands, at least in 2014). The station became operational around 1942-43. The local norwegians on the nearest farm had a good relationship with the Luftwaffe troops stationed there and frequently exchanged goods and food.
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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by Larry D. » 05 Jan 2019 20:35

If that isn't a new growth forest, they their tower would have had to be pretty tall to see over the tops of those trees!

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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by Valtoro » 05 Jan 2019 22:01

They sometimes tried to integrate the tower into the existing vegetation, but with various level of success. :wink:
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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by Larry D. » 06 Jan 2019 00:33

O.K., that's better...………now it looks like an innocent forest preservation or fire watch tower we have all seen in forests everywhere, including the U.S. and Canada...……..one would never suspect its real purpose: inbound enemy aircraft early warning and reporting. It is still a little surprising that with all of the Flugmeldemessgeraetestellungen (radar positions) they had, that they would still need hundreds and hundreds of Fluwa and Fluko towers and bunkers all over the place, too. Thanks for posting the photo.

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Re: Flugwache K10

Post by kstdk » 06 Jan 2019 10:02

Hello

In Denmark (and other countries) we were using that system well up in the 1990´s - the UK had its Royal Observer Corps - we had the "Luftmeldekorps" in Denmark.

So it has been used up until now, though we had effective radar - they did not work properly below certain hight and with low level flight the airplanes could slip through the radar cover.

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