Southern Norway trip 25.06. – 04.07.2010

Friday, 25.06.2010

HKB 5./978 Fjöloy german armament 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18, nor postwar armament 1960 – 1999 4 x 12,7 cm SKC 34  german buildings: 1 x HWB, 1 x Vf firecontrolpost, 2 x Min. Anlage, 1 x feldm. MG Stllg, nor buildings: 2 x Kasematte f. 12,7 cm, 2 x OB with added munshelter f. 12,7 cm, 1 x searchlightposition, 3 x mortarbunker

norwegian Casemate

Saturday, 26.06.2010

MKB 2./503 Kvitsoy 4 x 17 cm SKL/40 1 x Vf firecontrolpost,1 x Vf Munbunker, 4 x OB f. 17 cm, minimum 5 x Vf MannschaftsUStd., 3 x Rs f. MG, 2 x MGStd with roof (stone camouflage), 1 x stonewall with 57p8, 4 x open MG position, 1 x combined searchligt, LAG and MG position, trenches

HKB 4./978 Finnoy 3 (4) x 15 cm K 16 3 + 1 x OB f. 15 cm (1 x only earthwall), 1 x Vf firecontrolpost, 2 x Vf Munshelter, 2 x HWB, 1 x Vf 52a, 3 x OB lei Fla, 1 x OB ?, 1 x OB + shelter f. LAG / searchlight, 1 x Min. Anlage (two entrances), 1 x Min. Anlage (one entrance), barrack foundations

open emplacement

Sunday, 27.06.2010

MKB 7./503 Jössingfjord 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm SKC 32 (2 x today used as holiday cottages), 1 x feldm. Leitstd., 3 x OB leiFla, 1 x OB f. 5 cm KwK, 1 x OB Schwrfr, barack foundations, several small shelters in the rocks with concrete entry section

WN Lenefjord along the E 18 between Lyngdal and Vigeland nothing found

WN Tarvann along the E 18 between Lyngdal and Vigeland 3 x Mg Stllg in earthholes

WN Rödberg along the R 640 south of Vigeland 1 x HWB with two entry sections and 2 x 48P8, concrete MG positions

WN Lönnestranden along the R 640 south of Vigeland nothing found

WN Hollen nothing found, the whole hill was removed for new buildings

WN Homme along the R 640 south of Vigeland 1 x HWB with 48P8 in the entry section, 1 x Min. Anlage (unfinished, just rocks), 1 x Vf MG bunker

Mandal 1 x Min. Anlage with 2 x Schartenstd. for LAG / fieldgun, 1 x Min. Anlage closed by civil defence

Mandal Stllg. Sjösanden  II nothing found

Mandal Stp. Kleven remains of 1 x 5 cm KwK Stllg. Hafen West, several MG Stllg. In the rocks Hafen Mitte, 1 x OB 600, 1 x Vf DpMGStd., 2 x Min. Anlage, concrete trench Hafen Ost

undergroundsystem and open emplacement

Monday, 28.06.2010

MKB Vara entry defence 2 x Vf SK for 4,7 cm Pak (t), 1 x R 620, 1 x Vf UStd.

WN Oddense – Tobienborg 2 x HWB with 48P8 in entry section, 1 x Min. Anlage

WN Sangereid along the E 18 west of Lillesand 1 x trench with small feldm. Shelter

Stp. Lofthus / Lillesand 1 x Rs f. FT 17 turret, several feldm. MG pos. made of stone and / or concrete

Stp. Lygte / Grimstad 3 x MG Stllg made of concrete, 1 x Min. Anlage, 1 x OB f. 7,5 cm + alternative position, 7,5 cm garage 1 x shelter for 7,5 crew below OB

Fevik Strand West  2 x MG Stllg, 1 x DpMg Std made of concrete without a roof, all connected by a trench system made of stone and concrete

double MG position

HKB 33/979 Hisoen 4 x 10,5 cm K 332 (f) interior visit of 1 x R 671 SK (additional ammunition shelters and connected via covered stairways to a Vf shelter from 1941), 1 x R 636, 1 x Vf UStd (unknown purpose, two unequal small rooms)

R 636

Stp. Hisoen Fyr mostly rebuild area 1 x Min. Anlage left

Arendal / Stolsvik 1 x SK (receiver) f. telephone cable running to Danmark, 1 x Pak garage as Min. Anlage, 2 x MG pos., 1 x original barrack with two garages, 1 x KAB

Tuesday, 29.06.2010

HKB 36/979 Skaatoy 4 x 10,5 cm K 332 + 2 x 8,8 cm (r),  1 x SK firecontrolpost connected to a Min. Anlage, 1 x Min.Anlage ammunition, 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm connected by a large and deep system of concrete trenches with small shelters, barackfoundations, MG positions along the coastline on the way to the battery

overlooking the fire control post

Brevik Stadhelle Ekstrand 1 x Vf 52a with inscription “OT 1943”

FuMG Stllg Tjome Hvasser Kjonneberget  german buildings 4 x MG pos. made of concrete and rocks, 1 x OB f. searchlight (similar to the one at MKB Vigdel and Kvitsoy) several closed structures of nor origin or at least heavily rebuild during Norwegian service (1 x former Vf bunker for Wassermann suggested), the whole area was abandoned not long ago

FUMG position

Wednesday, 30.06.2010

Flugfeld Eggemoen, german barracks, 1 x building with concrete roof similar to german barracks from the 30ies (airraidprotection), several nor bunkers, airfield is undergoing large conversion, removing the original concrete runway was just finished

todays inhabitant

Airforce museum Gardemoen

He 111

Flugfeld Haslemoen, 2 x Rs 240 with Pz 35 (t) turret, remains of the original concrete runway, large abandoned barracks with some buildings of german origin, actually used for refugees,  concrete barracks in the woods behind the runway

Rs 240 with Pz35 turret

Thursday, 01.07.2010

Min. Anlage Oslo Smestad interior visit

Area of Min. Anlage of Luftflotte 5,  1 x onemanbunker

Ls SK of Reichskommissar Terboven in Oslo city center interior visit (today used as a private museum, open on request)

Min. Anlage of MOK Norwegen in Oslo Ulsrud interior visit, 1 x SK WBH

MOK undeground system - side entrance

Zug 6/980 Mörvika german armament 2 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f), nor postwar armament 2 x 10,5 cm SKC 32, 2 x R 671 (front was rebuild to house 10,5 cm SKC 32 during nor service), 1 x firecontrolpost of suggested nor origin, 2 x nor OB f. grenadelauncher / MG / lei Fla, nor searchlight position, 1 x Min. Anlage with access to the R 671 with rebuild nor entry section (today the R 671 and the rear entry to the Min. Anlage are closed, the area is a private property)

concreted casemate

Halden Festning Fredriksten 1 x rotating steelturret with 12 cm french gun from 1905

12m turret

Friday, 02.07.2010

FUMG Stllg Hainbuche Iseland Hanko 4 x Rs 58 SK (version with a enlarged crew room like the Rs 240 / 241 in Norway), 1 x concrete foundation of a Luftwaffe Regelbau, most likely a L 486, 1 x concrete foundation for the fixation of a FUMG

HKB 6/980 Torgauten german armament 4 x  10 cm K 17/04, nor postwar armament 2 x 10,5 cm SKC 32 german buildings: 1 x Vf firecontrolpost,3 x OB f. 10 cm with Vf crew shelters beside (1 x 10 cm K 17/04 still left in the OB), 1 x Rs SK (same type as FUMG Stllg Hainbuche supposed), 3 x OB lei Fla (with nor postwar modifications), 1 x Vf DpMGStd (same design as MG bunkers in Brevik / Larvik area), large trenchsystem with connected UStd.e, artificial deep gap in the rock as a rear defence, nor buildings: 2 x Kasematte f. 10,5 cm SKC 32 ( 1 x integrated in german OB Vf UStd system) , some crew / ammunition shelter, the largest part of the former battery is a museum today, all norwegian postwar buildings are locked or closed by concrete

HKB 7/980 Kjokoy german armament 4 x  10 cm K 17/04, nor postwar armament 2 x 10,5 cm SKC 32 german buildings: 1 x Vf firecontrolpost,3 x OB f. 10 cm, 2 x OB lei Fla, 1 x MG Pos with double 483P2 in a concrete wall, 1 x Vf shelter, 1 x Vf DpMGStd (same design as MG bunkers in Brevik / Larvik area and HKB Torgauten), large trenchsystem with connected UStd.e, 1 x Min. Anlage with entry defence, nor buildings: 2 x Kasematte f. 10,5 cm SKC 32 ( 1 x integrated in german OB) , 1 x firecontrolpost, 1 x nor OB within german OB f. 10 cm gun (maybe in use for a 10,5 cm SKC 32), the barracks area seems to be a private property,  today all norwegian postwar buildings are locked or closed by concrete

fire control post

Stavern (south of Brevik) 1 x Vf 54a, 1 x Rs 58

Vf 54a

Saturday, 03.07.2010

HKB 2./980 Nevlunghavn german armament 4 x  10,5  cm K 331 (f), nor postwar armament 3 x 10,5 cm SKC 32 german buildings: 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331, 2 x R 671 (1 x SK with one enlarged ammunition room and with added stairways in the back the lead to a Min. Anlage with ammunition stores, 2 x Rs 271, 1 x Vf firecontrolpost, several Vf crew shelters, several barracks, nor postwar buildings: several reused / modified german structures, some new nor buildings, in one Rs 271 the nor build the fireguidancepost, the original firecontrolpost was used for rangefinding, one Rs 271 was modified for the use of a 10,5 cm SKC 32 under original Splitterschutzhaube (still there),  both R 671 are still equipped with the 10,5 cm SKC 32, the whole battery site remains completely untouched and ready for a museum purpose, none of the equipment was taken out of its environment, the large cantinebarracks is shelter for a small museum, the batterysite is fenced in and under permanent guard and open only on rare occasions

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