Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

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Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

Post by RS 1800 » 26 Nov 2005 12:38

I took a few pictures some years ago when visisting the site, there is also a bunker further in the forest, due to the vegetation i couldnt find it. But Richard Drew has visisted the site and his pictures can be found on his very interesting website; http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlantikw ... p_html.htm

The garages are close to 3 heavy V1 sites, and two smaller sites can be found to the southwest, close to Ruffose. Looking at older maps it looks like the garages are on the border of the Cherbourgs outer defense perimiter.

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These are my pictures of the garages:
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Map of the area (Map from Cartoexploreur):

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Crossroads 148 photohgraphed in 1947, garages can not be seen on this photo, are to the left from the crossroads (USAF).

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Super size image of the crossroads can be found here:

http://www.jm-motorsport.se/ww2/crossroads-148-1947.jpg

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great

Post by medieval dudes » 26 Nov 2005 18:39

Hello comrade

Thanks for sharing these pictures! I looked at the website you posted and the bunker is interesting. Are you aware if the allies bombed the site during the end of the war as the bunker seems to be pretty badly damaged. I believe a certain member "Ric" might be able to help you with your questions!

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Gregory :)

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Post by RS 1800 » 26 Nov 2005 19:58

Im not sure if its battle damaged, or blown up by US enginers. If i remember correctly William Breuers book, Hitler's Fortress Cherbourg: The Conquest of a Bastion, mentions this place, but i cant find my copy. :cry:

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Post by erik1939-1945 » 26 Nov 2005 21:08

hello

according to a book which was written about the V1 in this area (Cotentin) this was a stoarge area for (building) material to supply most of the V1 sites around.

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Post by RS 1800 » 27 Nov 2005 00:49

Is this from the book "Les armes secretes allemandes les V1"? I have that book, on wich page?

On page 46 there is a note of the site

IV. Abteilung - 2. Batterie: Command Post, Châteu de I'Ermitage. For launching sites, No. 15, 16, 17, 18 and 139, 140, 141, 142, 148

And on page 45, judging by the map it looks like this is a "Batterie Befehls Stellen".

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Post by erik1939-1945 » 27 Nov 2005 02:08

hello
No 17 is marked on your map
No 18 can be found around Lorion (on the upper part of the mapscan)
No 140 is around the todays crossroad at height 117 ( south of l' Ermitage (not on your mapscan)
the chateau itself was maybe the Batterie-Befehls-Stelle.

attached a picture of No 17 and no 18

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style to bunkers

Post by medieval dudes » 27 Nov 2005 10:56

Good day comrades
Nice Pictures Erik. Your second picture? Interesting to see the entrance with a stylish arc!?!?! Would the bunker have been built as an extension of an already existing building?

Greg 8)

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Post by erik1939-1945 » 27 Nov 2005 13:19

good morning
maybe they "enlarged" it ?
but the door / arc is quite usual for this kind of building

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Post by RS 1800 » 27 Nov 2005 14:44

Nice pictures, i never managed to find my way into the Chateau de Pannelier area. I do have a few of No. 17. There should be 6 Batterie-Befehls-Stellen and 2 Abteilungs-Gefechts-Stände.


IV. Abteilung, Command Post at Château de Martinvast

1. Batterie, Command Post at Nouainville

- Wasserwerk: No. 2
- Stellungen alter Bauart (Large sites): No. 11, 12, 13 and 14.
- Midsize sites: No. 245
- Light sites: No. 143, 144, 145, 146 and 147

2.Batterie, Command Post at château de l'Ermitage

- Stellungen alter Bauart (Large sites): No. 15, 16, 17 and 18.
- Light sites: No. 139, 140, 141 and 148.

VII. Abteilung, Command Post at Orglandes

1. Batterie, Command Post at St-Savueur-le-Vicomte.

- Light sites: No. 223, 224, 225, 230 and 231.

2. Batterie, Command Post at Quettot

- Light sites: No. 226, 229, 239, 241 and 242.

3. Batterie, Command Post at Négreville

- Light sites: No. 227, 228, 237, 238 and 240.

4. Batterie, Command Post at Tamerville

- Light sites: No. 232, 233, 234, 235 and 236.


(Source: Grenville, Les armes secretes de Allemandes Les V1

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Post by erik1939-1945 » 28 Nov 2005 02:52

hello

the reach the V1 site Chateau de Pannelier you have park you car alon the road and walk / access from the north.

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Re: Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

Post by jopaerya » 28 Sep 2010 15:27

Hello All

From Ebay.usa a post-war photo of a antimagnetic building ( Richthaus )in a V1 launching site near Valonges (Cotentin)
This building was used to fit the V1 with wings , detonators and the guidance system was calibrated and set on target .

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Re: Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

Post by Manuferey » 30 Sep 2010 01:34

Here is another picture of the same series from ebay.com. I think that it shows a building of the V1 distribution site near Valognes (not Valonges :wink: ).

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Here is the same building today:

One side, with windows carved out after the war:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlq/1303355186/

The other side:
http://www.atlantikwall.org.uk/Valognes ... %2009a.jpg

Emmanuel

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Re: Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

Post by jopaerya » 06 Oct 2010 15:07

Hello

Here a photo of a the firingcontrol-bunker of a V 1 site ( near Delasse ?? ) , in the background
you can see the two walls that protect the launching ramp . Photo is from Ebay.usa .

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Re: Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

Post by jopaerya » 23 Jun 2015 17:56

A other Ebay picture , Regards Jos
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Re: Mystery garages and bunkers on the Cotentin

Post by jopaerya » 02 Apr 2020 10:28

A Ebay photo from the Richthaus and the V1 , Regards Jos
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