Goliath Garage on AW?

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Goliath Garage on AW?

Post by searay » 23 Dec 2014 15:19

Is anyone aware of any German architectural plans for deploying the Goliath remote control demolition vehicles in the Atlantikwall/Sudwall? The photos I have seen of their use in coastal defenses suggest that improvised "garages" were used. Here's an interesting example on the Sudwall on one of the St. Raphael invasion beaches.
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Post by searay » 23 Dec 2014 19:11

Thanks Jos, most useful.

I suspect they may have issued the corrugated metal roof plate along with the Goliaths. There are some shots of non-standard garages on the Dragoon beaches that have the corrugated roof, even if the construction did not follow the standard plan.

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Post by kstdk » 06 Jun 2016 07:31

Hello

These photos is from a US report from 1944 about fortifications / camouflage on the Mediteranean coast of France.

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Post by der bunkermann » 06 Jun 2016 11:53

In Scheveningen there were also goliathgarage's near an entrance to the stutzpunktgruppe (boschlaan).
I shall search for the (resistance) drawing of these shelters. On post war picture's of waepon dumps in area there are goliath's visible.

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Post by der bunkermann » 06 Jun 2016 18:49

Found it but cant place it.. to large, and can't crop on mobile phone :roll:

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Post by JKernwerk » 14 Mar 2020 01:00

Tim, could this be a Goliath at Scheveningen?
It comes from a newspaper "De Dortenaar".
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Goliath Garage on La 318

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Cap Fréhel:
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Post by der bunkermann » 15 Mar 2020 18:59

JKernwerk wrote:
14 Mar 2020 01:00
Tim, could this be a Goliath at Scheveningen?
It comes from a newspaper "De Dortenaar".
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Hi Jack,
Difficult to see.. i can 't recognize anything:-)

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Post by schwarzermai » 15 Mar 2020 20:15

Hello - any idea which unit used the Goliath in this area?
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Post by JKernwerk » 15 Mar 2020 22:51

I think the Festung Stamm Truppen.
But this is just a wild guess.
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Post by schwarzermai » 17 Mar 2020 04:24

JKernwerk wrote:
15 Mar 2020 22:51
I think the Festung Stamm Truppen.
But this is just a wild guess.
JK
Hello JK, thanks for your help.
oh - i didnt think so, the Goliath were special units only and the personal was especially trained ...
but i have no idea which units were it.
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Post by der bunkermann » 10 Apr 2021 19:23

JKernwerk wrote:
14 Mar 2020 01:00
Tim, could this be a Goliath at Scheveningen?
It comes from a newspaper "De Dortenaar".
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Hi Jack,
Little late :D but this article was placed also at 07-09-1944
in the newspaper: Het volk : dagblad voor de arbeiderspartij.

That would fit with my my thoughts that it could be somewhere in Normandy or another liberated part of north France.. ? Could be wishful thinking but
It looks like a covered emplacement for 5cm KwK in the back??

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