What is this bunker?

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Post by jopaerya » 06 Aug 2017 20:33

Thanks Guys

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Post by jopaerya » 01 Oct 2017 08:53

Any idea on this building/bunker ?? Photo is from Ebay .
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Post by jopaerya » 02 Nov 2017 08:59

Here a new one from Ebay any idea also on my last one ?? Regards Jos
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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by MLW » 02 Nov 2017 11:21

That is a French casemate in the Sarre Sector of the Maginot Line. It is positioned to defend a dam used to create a water obstacle.

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by jopaerya » 02 Nov 2017 11:22

Thanks Marc :thumbsup:

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Post by Manuferey » 10 Dec 2017 23:07

Here is "Lieutenant Frances C. Jones pictured sitting on a partially-destroyed concrete bunker on Utah Beach, July 1944."
I'm trying to figure out which bunker it is on Utah Beach. Could it be the type 612 at Stp 10 Dunes de Varreville?
Source: https://www.med-dept.com/veterans-testi ... ozo-jones/
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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by moonraker » 11 Dec 2017 12:49

hello

it's good,The woman is assessed on the wall anti-tank build below from 612 at Stp 10.

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Manuferey » 12 Dec 2017 02:37

Merci Etienne. :D

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by kstdk » 12 Dec 2017 08:30

Hello

What about this? Maybe it has been here before but I can´t find it :oops:

Is it watertowers or flaktowers?

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by moonraker » 12 Dec 2017 08:54

hi kurt

wasserturn

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by kstdk » 12 Dec 2017 09:22

Hello "Moon"

I thought I had seen it before labeled as "Wasserturm" - could it be around Lorient?

The allied fighters straffed everything in the last part of the war :-)

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by kstdk » 12 Dec 2017 19:12

Hello

There is was :-) Thanks.

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by v60pih » 12 Dec 2017 23:57

Found also this: "These three enormous flak towers guarded a German Marine base near Angers, France. Each tower would have been armed with several large caliber and small caliber anti-aircraft guns, including the much feared 88 mm Flak gun. The towers were destroyed by Allied air attacks as General Patton’s 3rd Army advanced East."

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Re: What is this bunker?

Post by Manuferey » 13 Dec 2017 02:15

I don't believe a minute that these water towers were used as Flak towers. :roll: I think it is a typical example of WW2 urban legend.

Firstly, you would have to reinforce extensively the top of these towers, built in 1930 as water tanks, to support heavy guns weighing tons. Secondly, it would require a tremendous amount of effort to pull heavy guns on top. Thirdly, why would you want to install several heavy guns on towers easily detectable from the air, not being built as strong as bunkers unlike the real flak towers in German city and therefore, not too difficult to zero in with bombs or rockets?

The German KM base was at Chateau de Pignerolles which is not in the vicinity of these towers located at Avrillé. However, There was an airfield next to these towers and it was the target of allied attacks. (see https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la- ... es-2780428).

At most, the Germans could have installed some AA MG and would have used the towers as observation posts during the US advance towards Angers in August 1944. :idea:

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