HKB 51/ 977 as it is today

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HKB 51/ 977 as it is today

Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:38

It might be of interest to see some pictures from HKB 51/ 977 Innstrandi
They was equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332 (f). In addition they had 3 flak positions.The german soldiers left the site in august 1944.
As mentioned they had 4 x 10,5 cm K332 (f). The gun on the picture is at Tellevik near Bergen.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:40

Just inside the camp that was surrounded by barbed wire you find the remains of the canteen/messhall.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:42

Further inside and opposite the mess there is the remains of the house for the guards.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:45

The house for the guards is placed on the backside of the batteries, so is many of the ammunition bunkers, this should be one of them but im not certain that it was used for ammunition, perhaps one of the viewers could tell more.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:47

The leitstand is further in, it has two entrances, one closed off, one open.
Note the dimension on the bolt to the left.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:49

Leitsand in front, difficulties to get a clear picture becasuse of lots of small bushes.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:52

As mentioned there was 4 guns on the site, first picture one of the emplacements from behind, second from front.
Again difficulties to get a clear view.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:55

Overview and details from emplacements, one of the picture show way to underground shelter(?)

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 18:57

Another detail beside the emplacements, also leading in to a room.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 19:00

Behind the emplacements there is several bunkers described as ammunitionbunkers, its different kinds of them, pictures of two of them
One of them is going underground, not sure what to find, i was not going in to that hole(to the right in one of the pictures)

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 19:06

As mentioned there was 3 flakpositions on the site, here are 3 pictures of what is described as a position for a Bofors gun, i cant get that as the positions kind of "funny", it looks like its buildt in 1/3 of normal size.
The cooling jar isnt big enough in dept to cool of anything resembling a barrel.
This position is placed alongside the road and the 4 other gunpositions.
The last two flakpositiosn are placed on a hill behind the site with barracks for the gun crews.

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Post by stril » 02 Dec 2003 19:09

And of course, the everlasting heavy duty barbed wire is still present.
Ill have to take a new trip to the site in teh near future trying to get soem deacent pictures of the emplacements, and perhaps try to get some nice ones of the underground bunkers.
Still awake ?, ill end it here lol

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Post by Erik E » 02 Dec 2003 20:57

Hallo!

Typical "Feldmässig" German battery in Norway :)

3 aa guns sounds like a flak unit serving on the same location as the battery. (Bofors are typical navy guns)
Allmost every battery only 2 AA guns. I have only seen a few others like this........
Were there other AA emplacements there? It could have been re.armed at a stage, thus having 2 different kinds of emplacements.

Did you see any bolts for the mainguns?
Were you inside the "Leitstand"?

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Post by stril » 04 Dec 2003 13:01

Still im not sure if it was a Bofors at that position, the two other flakposition are on the hill just left to the white building in the third picture on this tread, mainguns on the right on same picture.
The coolingjar is not big enough for a barrel from a Bofors (40mm).
If I can suggest anything I more go for a smaller gun on a mounting.
Couldn’t see any bolts in the emplacments for the mainguns.
I didn’t have much time when I was in there, so im going in there in the near future, I was kind of a “designated” driver when looking at the place early this autumn.
Im adding a couple of more photos of the Leitstand, the closed door from behind(2391), stairway to second floor(2393),
a sideview(2397) and a drawing.
When going up to the second floor from the door on the left side its kind of a gallery taking a 90 degree turn. Just as you get up the stairs there is a opening/slit to the other room wich is closed, that’s the first floor.
As mentioned im going in there in the near future, taking some measures and better pictures(leaves and bushes gone lol)
On the road to this battery when driving from Bergen there is/should be lots of other bunkers, 50-60 is a number being mentioned, most of them in a small area.

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Post by stril » 04 Dec 2003 13:04

Quick drawing..
Red lines slit on the left and right of the closed room, closed door, and teh slit going in the entire lenght on second floor.

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