Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

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Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by dirk Peeters » 13 May 2019 14:24

This Bttr near Lombardsijde Westende (StP Nr 16) will be open to the public and we give guided tours on the 9 june of this year
i m one of the guides with Werner Brouwers from the site 15 army
we have a lot to say of course
i ll redrawn all the bunkers for this event but we search every bit of info for this Bttr as aerial pictures , photos of the Bttr commander aso
which unit was there at which date , which guns , all info can be used , maybe we have it already but maybe it can be new to us
here the bttr on google
1A4 google.jpg
We will welcome every visitor for this free event so if your free everyone is invited
Thanks
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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by dirk Peeters » 13 May 2019 14:27

one of the special features in this bttr is a one of a kind 610 with very unusual interior and a special Tobruk on the roof
610 10 03 31 01 2007 (5).JPG
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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by moonraker » 13 May 2019 16:29

hello dirk

I met Werner Brouwers has veulette sur mer in summer 2018,but we were working so not visit of the bunker . great new !!

Me belfra-team

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by pierrot » 14 May 2019 08:01

Hello Dirk,

Myself I will be guide for MKB Hundius on the bunker day and my friend Tristan ( Buran) will guide on the Halve Maan.
It looks they recruit all the Belgian specialists this year for guiding.šŸ˜€šŸ˜€šŸ˜€
I will send you some infos about the units that occuppied Bamburg.
It is for sure the best preserved Atlantikwall site in Belgium. I recommend everyone to pay a visit to this battery if you never visited it before.

Gr.

Pierrot

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by dirk Peeters » 14 May 2019 08:21

thanks a lot Pierrot
sad i can t be on Hundius
i ll know with your knowledge this guided tour you two are going to give will be wonderfull

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by AW » 14 May 2019 10:34

hi,
I hope I find the time to come along...
but isnĀ“t it "Bamberg"?
At Remcos HP you can find some nice drone pictures.
https://www.bunkerfotos.com/stutzpunkt-bamberg
greetz
Alex

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by dirk Peeters » 14 May 2019 11:50

i thought Bamburg ....
hey alex wonderfull to see you again i hope
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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by pierrot » 14 May 2019 14:31

Hi Alex,

We never saw a German document showing the name Bamberg or Bamburg.
The name came from the name of the farm nearby: Ā«Ā Bamburg hoeveĀ Ā» ( Bamburg Farm). This farm was already a battle site during WW1.
On German maps and documents we find only the battery name like GerƤte Bat B/171 of Stp 4./AR 148.
Before 1942, all the artillery positions inside KVA3 had names of German cities: Hannover ( Leffinge), Kolberg (Stene), Dresden (Wenduine), Bochum (Adinkerke), Duisburg (Slijpe), Tilsit (Vlissegem), Magdeburg ( Klemskerke). A document from November 1942 ordered to name the artillery batteries on maps and Gliederung only by their number
We use to call it battery Bamburg because of the farm nearby but no proof the Germans called it so indeed.
Some story for the name battery Cabour in Adinkerke.

Gr.

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by AW » 14 May 2019 15:56

Hello Pierrot,
thanks a lot for the info...
I thought about a german City... and this would be Bamberg.
Did not know that it is only a local name.
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Alex

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by jopaerya » 14 May 2019 16:42

Hello Pierre

On some maps you also see the name G.B.B. 39 at that site ??

Regards Jos

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by dirk Peeters » 14 May 2019 18:01

almost finishing the 669 (formsteine and walls of three meter)
he has a marvellous Sogplatte
also interesting is the interior of the gunroom
hope to put the plans here tomorrow
the Bauform 52 has a few alterations of the normal plan and the other one which is for the moment not a Bauform 51 i believe
the entrance is only 60 cm and the thickness is not 1 meter
here a few maps of the site(1942)
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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by pierrot » 14 May 2019 19:32

Hello Dirk,

I don't know if you were aware but 2 other Schartestande were in construction and are already visible on the air picture from March 1944.
The casemate Nr2 had its fundation poured and they started to build the inner Walls with formsteine. The Nr3 had only its fundation plate poured.

There was no further progress in the construction after March 1944 on the casemate 2 and 3 because they were found in the same stage of construction during the post-war inventory. Only the casemate nr1 has been finished before the liberation (still under construction on the picture from March 1944.)

When you will be there in June, maybe you can check if the fundation plates of Nr2 and 3 are still there under the grass.

Gr.

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by dirk Peeters » 14 May 2019 19:39

I ll do that pierre
Take an iron with me

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by AW » 14 May 2019 19:57

what was the use of the big OB in the west?

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Re: Batterie Bamburg in Belgium

Post by Bunkerfreak » 15 May 2019 20:47

3x guns in bunkers (2x under construction) and one in open emplacement for covering 360Ā° i guess

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