German bunkers in Italy

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by AvB » 22 Nov 2012 20:33

What a pity, nice camouflage. I'm not sure about the armoured part. Maybe more pics?

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by jopaerya » 22 Nov 2012 21:25

I hope you are member of this forum http://www.worldwarforum.net/forum/view ... 84&t=36847

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by AvB » 17 Dec 2012 15:18

Here's a plan by OT-Einsatzgruppe Italien of the 59a in 2 metres. Do the ones in the field also have 2 metre walls?
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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by Manuferey » 13 Jan 2013 15:44

Here are some pictures from New-Zealand’s on-line archives of a bunker camouflaged as a dummy ice cream shop near Riccione. It was part of a German coastal battery. Note the copyright requirements if you post the pictures by themselves.

http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22893826? ... DA-06640-F

http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23196489? ... DA-06639-F

http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22824313? ... DA-06670-F

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by Ondrej Filip » 13 Jan 2013 20:53

Hi jopaerya, the piece of armour at Jesolo is Italian heavy armoured plate for fortress MG (piastra a minimo spessore frontale). Probably left upper corner (if seen from inside). Using of Italian fortress armour by Germans could be an interesting and surprising discovery. Was it really a German bunker?

See the attached picture of uninstaled plate - weight 3,5 t (barrage "Cal Coritenza", Slovenia, Julian Alps). There are a few similar versions of the plate.
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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by jopaerya » 13 Jan 2013 21:21

Hello Ondrej

I am not 100% sure that it's a German bunker , but the outside looks like a German bunker .
But a nice discovery that is a Italian armoured plate . 8-) 8-)

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by herring » 08 Oct 2013 21:39

Hello,

It looks like I've established a location of Pantherturm in Futa Pass. It was located here:
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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by herring » 08 Oct 2013 21:44

Also, a location of other defences in Futa Pass looks as follows:
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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by herring » 08 Oct 2013 21:50

Description looks as follows:
blue - Ringstand
red - Pantherturm
green - Regelbau 612

To be honest, I'm not sure about location of ringstands 3 nad 5 - if someone could check it, I would be gratefull.
Also, location of second pantherturm in the north is doubtfull (now German cemetary) - it would have no fire connection (covering etc) with another bunkers.

If anyone would like to check the landscape visible from the cemetary, here it is:
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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by herring » 08 Oct 2013 21:52

And finally - I guess there are more bunkers to be located.....

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by jopaerya » 09 Oct 2013 06:05

Very nice work Herring :thumbsup:

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by Manuferey » 21 Dec 2013 02:51

Some nicely camouflaged bunkers captured in Sicily in 1943
(Source: http://videovault.gettyimages.com/#modu ... 313D1B65BD )

Starting at 05:09:07:00:
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Another bunker, starting at 05:18:33:00:
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Also note the 6,5 cm GebK 216 (i) in an open emplacement starting at 05:16:07:00:
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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by assfort » 21 Dec 2013 18:01

Great! Is the classic, standard italian "POSTO DI BLOCCO COSTIERO" (P.B.C.)

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by jopaerya » 21 Dec 2013 19:41

Very nice stills Emmanuel 8O 8O 8O

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Re: German bunkers in Italy

Post by Manuferey » 20 Mar 2014 02:40

On September 27, 1944, a "beach cottage" at Marina Di Pietra. According to the caption, this bunker was armed with a 7.65 cm gun.

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(US SIgnal Corps - The National WW2 Museum in New Orleans)

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