bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

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bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by jopaerya » 05 Jan 2021 18:45

Thanks Jean

For sharing, any idea what if it will be investigated ??

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Post by CNOCK » 05 Jan 2021 19:53

Defences at Middelkerke Casino, after the war

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by Simon V. » 05 Jan 2021 22:28

Hello all
I'm closely involved with the investigations. The plan is to go inside and see what remains! The 'discovered' bunker is a R502 situated on the east side of the casino. An identical 502 should be on the west side. The roof of the bunkers were partially demolished with explosives after the war, but they should be intact inside. We knew the bunkers were there so no real surprise. Newspapers and media...

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by pierrot » 06 Jan 2021 08:09

Good morning

Yes indeed, the presence of the 2 x 502 of Stp Roon were known and confirmed by documents. Both bunkers were reserved by the ministry of Defence after the war and could not been destroyed. In the 50’s, permission was given to cut 1.5m of the roof so that the bunkers could be hidden under the ground without sticking out.
I am part of the investigation team. More information will follow tomorrow.
If my bunker numbers logic is right, they should be numbered Ost-W 10 - 215 and 216.

Gr.

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by jopaerya » 06 Jan 2021 08:47

That would be great the confirmation of your Bunker number list , Pierre :thumbsup:

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Post by Dirk Peeters1 » 06 Jan 2021 10:27

good that you be in the group for investigation Pierre

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by Simon V. » 06 Jan 2021 17:27

Hello all,

The bunker number of the R502 is Ost-W 010-216!

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Post by jopaerya » 06 Jan 2021 17:38

Thanks Simon :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Fits perfectly with the 117 in Stp. Puma

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by Simon V. » 06 Jan 2021 19:37

What's the number of the 117 again?

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Post by buran » 06 Jan 2021 20:05

pierrot wrote:
06 Jan 2021 08:09
Good morning

Yes indeed, the presence of the 2 x 502 of Stp Roon were known and confirmed by documents. Both bunkers were reserved by the ministry of Defence after the war and could not been destroyed. In the 50’s, permission was given to cut 1.5m of the roof so that the bunkers could be hidden under the ground without sticking out.
I am part of the investigation team. More information will follow tomorrow.
If my bunker numbers logic is right, they should be numbered Ost-W 10 - 215 and 216.

Gr.

Pierrot
You're correct !
They will be demolished, JM Dedecker told the media that there are still some 75 502's at the Belgian coast...
(picture from VTM news)

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by JKernwerk » 06 Jan 2021 20:46

Who is Jm Dedecker?
A specialist?
JK

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by Simon V. » 06 Jan 2021 21:00

He's the mayor of Middelkerke. He meant that approx. 75 [R502s] were built along the Belgian coast, not that all 75 are preserved!
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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by pierrot » 06 Jan 2021 21:57

Good evening

Again another example of the ignorance of our politicians. More than 500 St (Ständig) bunkers were completed in July 1944 only in KVA3 (Wenduine to La Panne). Only on the territory of the town of Middelkerke (Middelkerke-Raversijde-Westende-Lombardsijde-Leffinge, I count in my inventory already more than 75 St bunkers built in September 1944.
These 2 will be destroyed for sure, the town of Middelkerke shows only little interest about the bunkers on its grounds, many of them (WW1 and WW2) have been already destroyed these last years.

Gr.

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Re: bunker found at middelkerke (BE)

Post by CNOCK » 06 Jan 2021 22:22

Pierrot,

Indeed!

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