Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

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Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by StevePowell » 24 Jun 2012 14:29

Festung Guernsey has completed another very successful dig at Stp. Langenberg. This time we were at the Type 633 M19 bunker to see what was buried in the extensively damaged turret room.

Once all of the backfill and blown up concrete had been removed we were pleasantly surprised with large parts of the turret floor, chunks of the turret and a large section of original equipment from between the two floors in the turret room.

Inside some of the original storage racks were still in good condition.

Below you will find a small selection of photos, for more please have a look at http://www.steve-powell.co.uk/festung/T ... index.html

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by jopaerya » 24 Jun 2012 16:08

Very nice work and what a remains of the M 19 and turret still . Thumbs-Up

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by AvB » 24 Jun 2012 22:45

Wow great to see all the remaining equipment. Strange that the scrapmen suddenly just left! :lol:

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Post by JTG » 24 Jun 2012 22:59

They did strange things: I think I told AvB about the strange steel Caps we kept finding in bunkers; they turned out to be the caps from the gas bottles used for cutting up the steel: just abandoned.. a kilo each!

In the base of the destroyed 6-Sch at Fort Henry, Grouville, we discovered an almost intact MG34 mount, in almost the exact same circumstances.

As I said, they did strange things!

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by JTG » 24 Jun 2012 23:08

Has anyone had the guts to tell Madmal yet?

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by StevePowell » 25 Jun 2012 10:03

JTG,
Yes I have let him know, I am hoping to show him the items recovered when he visits in July.
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Steve

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by JTG » 25 Jun 2012 11:15

Search his pockets....

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by M19 MADMAL » 25 Jun 2012 15:45

Hi,

Great work again from Festung Guernsey 8-)

Interesting that they let rip with the explosives while the mortar was still in place judging from the state of the parts :o Did you completely excavate the room and find the lower section as well?
StevePowell wrote:I am hoping to show him the items recovered when he visits in July.
It seems the word "hoping" slipped in by mistake mate :wink:
JTG wrote:Search his pockets....
:roll: :lol:

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Malcolm :milwink:
"I had expected only ruins", "It's as if I had only left the bunker yesterday!"
Herr Engelbert Hoppe. M19 bunker Commander 1944/45 when he first returned in 2006.

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by StevePowell » 25 Jun 2012 16:11

Malcolm,
The only reason I say "hoping" is that looking at the programme we will have a very busy day when you come over!

There were a few pieces left right at the bottom of the turret room - we may have to go back another time for those as it took a lot longer that we thought to get through the broken concrete, but was worth the extra time!

Cheers

Steve

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by MNO KI » 29 Jun 2012 00:53

Here's a couple of pics of the final piece we recovered before having to backfill the turret room.

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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by AvB » 30 Jun 2012 19:57

The lower part of the gun. 8-)
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Re: Type 633 M19 Excavation at Stp. Langenberg - Guernsey

Post by MNO KI » 03 Jul 2012 23:48

Thanks Arthur
Nice pic. Here's the number (141) we found when cleaning up the jack.

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