Tour Finnmark / 06/2011

Day 1
Honningsvåg
Vf Radiobunker & observationbunker on hill 154 (Vesteraksla)

(Uncertain if this belongs to HKB 2/971 Honningsvaag?)
Several MG & mortarpositions on the west side of the hill

HKB 8/971 Nordmannset
No changes since 2007

MKB 2/514 Nordkapp (Porsangerneset)
No changes since 2007

 

Day 2
Banak Fort (Lakselv)
2 x gun casemates in the mountainside facing Banak/Lakselv airfield, entry sections permanently closed by the N. army in 2007.

(According to Wikipedia, construction started in 1944, but completed by the Norwegians after the war )

Most likely same style as the casemates in Hattfjelldal & Mandal airports for protection of the runways??


HKB 5/971 Børselvnes
No changes since 2007

HKB 7/971 Billefjord
No changes since 2007

Wn Mikkeljord (Along E6 between Billefjord-Lakselv)
1 x barrackfoundation, 1 x small tunnel + several MG positions in rocks/earth.

Billefjord Seeflughafen
1 x R621(Blown up) 1 x tunnelsystem (blown up) 3 x 2cm positions, ca 10-12 barrackfoundations

MKB 3/514 Porsanger (Later HKB 31/971)

1 x firecontrolpost (Blown up), 3 x gun emplacements w/amm. Niches, several bunkers in stone/concrete, 1 x RS58, 1 x tunnelsystem +++

HKB 6/971 Kistrand
No changes since 2007

 

Day 3
HKB 16/971 Revsneset
1 x firecontrolpost connected to underground system, 6 x gun emplacements, 2 x mortar positions, 2 x flak positions

HKB 17/971 Kvalsund
2 x gun emplacements, some trenches. Most of the battery seems to have been covered after the war

HKB 3/971 Stallogargo
4 x holes blown out of the rock, seems like concrete constructions were never started?

Hammerfest, Height 154 north of Tyvsletta
1 x RS58, 1 x MG position in stone

Hammerfest, Height 132 Rypefjell
Remains of 4x8,8cm Flak battery, completely blown to pieces….

Hammerfest, Height 190 Forsølhøgda
Several MG positions &  crewshelters in rock & concrete, 1 x gun emplacement

Hammerfest, Skagen (In the harbor)

Some remains of what seems to be a light Flak battery…

Day 4
HKB 3/971 Rypøya
1 x Firecontrolpost, 4 x gun emplacements, 2 x Barrack foundations
Battery remains intact, as it was already abandoned when the evacuation was initiated (The only intact HKB in Finnmark!)


HKB 4/971 Brattholmen
1 x Firecontrolpost, 4 x gun emplacements, 1 x Flak position + some close defence positions

 Ifjord
1 x MG bunker, 1 x underground (10 x 3m) several trenches connected to MG positions,  2 x Barrack foundations

HKB 3/971 Hammerviken
Supposed position prior to HKB 3/971 Rypøya… No traces found.

MKB 1/514 Hammerfest (Rypklubben)
Remains of firecontrolpost connected to underground, buried casemates, 1 x Flak emplacement, 1 x tunnelsystem, several barrack foundations

Hammerfest, Height 176, Salen (Northern end)

Remains of light Flak battery, 1 x observationbunker w/ integrated MG position (Rosmaalen)

MKB 5/514 Fuglenes

1 x firecontrolpost, 1 x gun emplacement, 1 x small tunnel


Hammerfest, Jansvannet
1 x RS58, 1 x tunnelsystem (bricked up after the war)

Hammerfest, Height 176, Salen (Southern end)
Trences, several MG positions in rock/earth

Day 5
HKB 18/971 Melköen
1 x Firecontrolpost, 4 x gun emplacements, 1 x Flak position + some close defence positions, 1 x tunnelsystem (30 x 6 m – 2 entrances), 2 x barrack foundations

 

HKB 19/971 Skippernes
1 x Firecontrolpost, 4 x gun emplacements, 1 x Flak position + several mortar & MG positions connected with trenches 1 x barrack foundation


Kåfjord, Tirpitz museum

Day 6

HKB 33/971 Gammelvaer
1 x Firecontrolpost, 6 x gun emplacements, 2 x Flak position , 2 x open emplacements (LAG), 2 x RS58

HKB 35/971 Loppa
1 x Firecontrolpost, 3 x gun emplacements, several emplacements on top of the cliffs in rock, several trenches & MG positions

(4th gun position seems to be buried on a field nearby?)
Erik E also managed to catch the largest fish in the group on the return, a 12 Kg Cod! J

 

HKB 32/971 Öksfjord
1 x gunposition w/trenches, 1 x barrack foundation, 1 x RS65a for 5cm KwK

HKB 31/971 Store Korsnes (Later MKB 3/514)

1 x Firecontrolpost, 6 x gun emplacements (4 x HKB+2 x MKB), 2 x RS58, several barrack foundations, memorialstone

 

Day 7
HKB 34/971 Hasvik
1 x Firecontrolpost, 6 x gun emplacements, 2 x RS61, 2 x crewshelters w/Tobruk, MG bunker, 2 x Flak position, 1 x KwK emplacement, several trenches connected with stone emplacements & MG positions
(Unusually complex close defence for a HKB)

 

MKB 4/514 Alta

1 x Firecontrolpost, 3 x gun emplacements, 2 x KwK emplacements, 1 x Flak emplacement, 2 x RS58, 1 x supposed PAK bunker

Toften/Storhaugen (ca 800 meters east of MKB 4/514 Alta)

1 x tunnelsystem (40 x 6 meter, 2 entrances), on top of the hill observation bunker in rocks + 8 meter L-shaped tunnel

(HQ of MAA 514)

 

Marineflakbatterie 4/710 Kåfjord
4 x 8,8cm Flak positions in concrete, several barrackfoundations

Marineflakbatterie 2/710 Auskarnes (Kåfjord north)
Prepared 4 x 8,8cm Flak positions blown out in the rocks, several barrackfoundations, 1 x observation bunker

MKB 7/514 Volstrand
1 x tunnel (T-shaped, ca 3 meters), Hole blown out in the rocks for wooden firecontrolpost
Hard to imagine this was a battery…. (Identified with help from German map & documents)

Day 8

HKB 36/971 Storeng
1 x gunemplacement, 1 x flak position, supposed firecontrolpost (completely blown to pieces) 1 x RS65a, 2 x bunkers for 4,7cm PAK(t)

HKB 37/971 Nordströmmen
2 x gunemplacements, 1 x Flak position, several MG positions, several barrack foundations
Most likely concrete front for firecontrolpost (Either uncompleted or in wood?)

1 x searchlight position at Nordnes

HKB 38/971 Rakkenes
1 x firecontrolpost, several emplacements in rocks, barrackfoundations, small brigde over the river (blown up)

 

HKB 3/972 Falvik
Firecontrolpost connected to huge underground system, 4 x gunemplacements, 1 x RS58, several barrackfoundations

HKB 1/978 Kaagsund

1 x firecontrolpost connected to undergroundsystem, 6 x gunpositions, 1 x tunnelsystem, 2 x RS65a, 2 x searchlight positions, 1 x Flak position, memorialstone “Brennerpass”

 

HKB 2/972 Skjervöy
1 x gunposition, 6  crewshelters/bunkers connected with trenches, 1 x barrackfoundation
The rest of the battery is gone due to new houses…

 

Day 9

HKB 4/972 Langli

Several holes blown out of the rock, some trenches & MG positions in rock. No concrete works seems to have started….?

 

MKB 3/512 Lyngen

No changes since 2007

 

HKB 6/972 Russelv
Not  much changes since 2007, but a few summerhouses have been built inside the battery (northern end)
Found additional 1 x RS58 + open position for 5 cm KwK which I think we missed in 2007(??)

 

HKB 3/480 Lenangen
3 holes blown out in the rocks, 1 x small concrete bunker.
According to the landowner, the battery only consisted of earth positions which was “cleaned” several years ago.

 

HKB 7/972 Lattervik
No changes since 2007

 

Day 10
HKB 5/972 Aaröyholmen
1 x firecontrolpost, 4 x emplacements partially connected w/ trenches, 1 x Rs(type ?) 1 x Flakemplacement, 1 x tunnelsystem (bricked up)
1 x Norwegian tunnenlsystem for radar (Bricked up), 1 x norw. AA-position

 

HKB 31/971 Rottenvik
No changes since 2007

 

HKB 4/971 Seljevik
Some roads + 2 holes blown out of the rocks….

According to locals, the battery never consisted of much more than a few new road and earth emplacements.

 

Lyngseidet
1 x bricked up tunnelsystem

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