Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

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Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 27 Dec 2014 21:35

The best known underground factory in Germany.
Here a photo made S.C. US Army.
Interesting is wooden structure which is now gone(?). What was the purpose of this structure?
Does anybody know exactly in which part of tunnels the photo were taken?
I guess end part as the rocket is almost finaly assembled.
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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by der bunkermann » 28 Dec 2014 18:37

Hi Andrzej,
I'm not sure, but the tunnels were built in different layers of soft rock so its possibly a support frame to prevent (relatively small) pieces of debree falling down.
A rocket is offcourse a very sensitive machine that you should mount together in a very clean environment
Other option is that it's a bekisting (dont know english word) for the concrete layer that was poured over the tunnel.
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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by der bunkermann » 28 Dec 2014 18:44

Awesome picures by the way!
It's amazing that they made a functioning rocketfactory with quite good results in an old mine (and new drilled tunnels!)
Part of the complex was in use for building V 1 rockets, and also the Wasserfall.

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by myt1prod » 28 Dec 2014 20:05

You can find 3 pages of interiour photos here:

http://pallas.cegesoma.be/pls/opac/plsp ... l/opac.htm

How to find them?
- open the link
- select 'fototheek' in the right collum
- now type 'Dora' in the searchbox and click 'Zoeken' (=search)
- in the given resultspage, click on 'Dora' (should be the first word in het small list)
- in the given results, click the third result 'collectie Algoet: Dora 1945 - 30 fotos' to see the photos
(from this same page with results you can find and select several other items related to the Nordhausen Dora factory)

Enjoy!!

Jean

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by LSSAH1944 » 09 Jan 2015 00:41

Those photos aren't mittelbau dora. That's the V 2 repair facility at Kleinbodungen potash mine. near dora, but not quite the same.

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 09 Jan 2015 10:58

That explains a lot-thank You! :milsmile:

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by jopaerya » 11 Jan 2015 11:19

According to the Ebay photo caption this should be Mittelbau Dora ??
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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by der bunkermann » 11 Jan 2015 19:25

Weingarten presses still excist today:

https://www.google.nl/search?q=weingart ... B459%3B600

Amazing how much work it must have been te get it all in and functional!

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by LSSAH1944 » 25 Feb 2015 03:55

Those 2 are indeed mittelbau. The testing stands are in Kammer 41.

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by jopaerya » 03 Mar 2015 13:09

The same place as the on the last picture, but with V 2

Photo = Ebay

Regards Jos
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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by der bunkermann » 03 Mar 2015 17:49

Wooooeeeeaaaaa!
Is it original colorphoto or colored afterwards?

Now this brings V rocket history close 8O

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by LSSAH1944 » 03 Mar 2015 23:33

original. One of a series of color photos taken by a kriegsberichter whos name I can't remember.

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by AvB » 05 Mar 2015 15:52

Here's some US colour movie film material. http://footage.framepool.com/de/bin/273 ... land,1945/

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Re: Mittelbau Dora (Nordhausen)

Post by jopaerya » 29 May 2019 10:28

Who knows if there is any connection between this bunker and the Mittelbau Nordhausen ?? ( Germandocsinrussia.com )
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