Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 13 Jun 2014 16:57

From the greek army museum in Chromonastiri, south of Rethymnon (NB: Closed on mondays):
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 13 Jun 2014 16:57

The RAF-memorial in Maleme:
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Natter » 13 Jun 2014 16:58

From the allied war cemetary in Souda:
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by AvB » 13 Jun 2014 17:51

Very nice to see these remains!

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by V__ » 23 Jun 2014 17:02

I just remembered I owe something to Dili from a few months ago. I now have with me the book I was talking about (the one that mentions Greek naval fortifications): Guns at Araxos: 2 twin 8in/45 from Lemnos, 4 4in/50 & 4 4in/60 from Elli. At Rio 2 Krupp 150mm from Fetih Bulent. No 305 guns there but 2 twin 12in (305)/45 from Lemnos were indeed at Aegina.

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by kstdk » 23 Jun 2014 18:05

Hello

@Natter - thanks for sharing these nice pictures from Crete :thumbsup:

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Dili » 24 Jun 2014 11:06

Many thanks V__ :thumbsup:

With Kilkis sunk with turrets with guns - unless they were fake for disguise proposes - there weren't more than 2 turrets to put on land and those were at Aegina.

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by redgemak » 25 Jun 2014 08:51

Here some photo's of my visit to Crete this month.
Memorial of the Greek cadets.
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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by redgemak » 25 Jun 2014 08:57

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Bunker 1 at Georgioupolis.

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by redgemak » 25 Jun 2014 09:03

Bunker Two in Gergioupolis.
I did not had a flashlight with me, so most of the pictures were taken in complete darkness. The stairs probably went to the observation room but it was to dangrous to go up without any light;

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by jopaerya » 07 Aug 2014 09:36

Here a list of all guns on Crete and other places from 1943, nice to see the 4 x 21 cm K.39/40 and 17 cm K 18 in the H.K.A.

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Dili » 07 Aug 2014 16:28

Excellent. It is 1 October 1943

What means SOLL, JST, bdst. , verrat ?

and at bottom If.8 ? Also in the bottom is that tank turrets?

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by TH » 07 Aug 2014 18:58

Soll: number of weapons assigned to that unit
Ist: number of weapons that the unit actually has
bdst.: probably bodenständig, weapons bound to a specific location
Vorrat(?): number of weapons in reserve

And yes the last rows are tank turrets and Festungspak!

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by Dili » 07 Aug 2014 23:42

Thanks.

I think in the list are also tank guns or am i incorrect? 105 Stuh 42, kwk guns etc

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Re: Batterie Kolimvari on Crete

Post by jopaerya » 08 Aug 2014 07:28

Yes , that could be the tanks and Stugs of the divisions in this region .

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