Tourlist 07. – 14.07.2007 Finnmark

During the german retread in 1944 from the Finnmark the german troops decided to blow up a lot of the concrete defence structures in the strongpoints and artillery positions to prevend the use with russin forces. Therefore a lot of concrete structures are destroyed today and we decided only to mention the status of a building within the line of Regelbauten. If guns remain today, all of them were more or less blown up too.

Saturday 07.07.07

HKB 1./448 Kong Oscarskapellen  Grese Jakobselv 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f) each with two small ammunition shelters and one crew room, 1 x foundation for a 5 cm KwK

Inf. Stp. Lanabukt 1 x Vf Beo/MG Std., several barrack foundation (stones), minimum four Pak emplacement (stones), trenches, feldm. Rifle position with 57P8

Stp. Tarnet trenches, MG positions, excavations for barracks

Kirkenes

Flak Bttr. + Strassensperre Stadteinfahrt  West 1 x R 504, 1 x R 630 blown up (7P7 + 726P3 were build in), 1 x OB f. B1 Stelle, 1 x OB f. B2 Stelle?, 1 x V 229 (WR emplacement), 6 x OB f. 8,8 cm Flak,  2 x Min. Anlage, nice camouflaged trench with two added Rs

Hafen 1 x R 501, 1 x R 631 SA twin flanking embrasures (german destruction), 1 x R 631 ? (closed on private property), 1 x R 632 SA or complete SK for a 3P7 turret (turret taken out, bunker entrance part buried), 1 x Min. Anlage Nr. 86 from 1938

Hill southeast above harbour, 1 x Min. Anlage with Inf.Beo.Kuppel 749P3, 1 x Vf BeoStd., 1 x Rs

Seefliegerhorst nothing found

MKB 3./517 Kirkenes nothing found

Flak Bttr. Prestfjellet + Strassensperre Stadteinfahrt  Ost 1 x SK with 7P7 + 726P3 (entry locked), several  (minimum 6) Rs with added trench (partly covered roof), 12 x OBFla connected with concrete cablewire foundations, 1 x Min. Anlage

SK with 7P7 + 726P3

Sunday 08.07.2007

Neiden Flak Bttr - nothing found, Flugfeld - nothing found (only unidentified airplane parts), InfStp. - nothing found

HKB 2./478 Bugoen  4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 4 x OB with 10,5 cm K 331 (f) (each with 1 x HWB), 2 x OB with 2 cm Flak 38, 3 x OB with 5 cm KwK L/42, three barrack foundations, minimum three single HWB

Bugoen - 5 cm Kwk

HKB 1./478 Buholmen 4 x 7,5 cm K (n) 1 x feldm. firecontrolpost, 4 x OB f. 7,5 cm (just out of the rocks), 1 x 5 cm KwK L/42 with 1 x HWB, 1 x UStd. + Rs

InfStp. Hoybukten 1 x R 504 (german destruction), 1 x R 621 (german destruction), 1 x R 630 (726P3 + 7P7 + 492aP3) (german destruction), 2 x Rs 58, 1 x Rs, 3 x Vf UStd., trenches

destroyed R 630

Seefliegerhorst Kvalbukta 1 x concrete shelter for oiltank, 2 x Rs 58, concrete foundations for pier fixation

HKB Hoybukten         1 x kitchen barack foundation

Flak Bttr. Straumsfjellet  Hill 96 6 x OBFla, 1 x feldm. B-Stelle, 1 x Vf + OB leiFla several Barackfoundations, on the way up to the position several postwar Norwegian MG bunkers and shelters

Flakbatterie Straumsfjellet

Monday 09.07.2007

Inf.Stp. Batsfjord 1 x OB 600, 2 x Rs 58, 2 x Vf UStd.

HKB 4./448 Kongsfjord 6 x 15,5 cm K 416 (f) 1 x feldm.firecontrolpost connected via staircases with 1 x Min. Anlage, 6 x OB f. 15,5 cm K 416 (f) each OB with minimum 1 x HWB, several other HWB in the battery area, mots of those connected via trenches, 3 x Rs, 1 x OB 600 with 5 cm KwK, 2 x OB for 7,5 cm, long lines of barbed wire infantery defences, several barrack foundations

HKB Kongsfjord - remaining 5 cm KwK

HKB 3./480 Berlevag 6 x 14,5 cm K 405 (f) 1 x Vf firecontrolpost, 6 x OB f. 14,5 cm K 405 (f) each with 2 x HWB + 1 x Vf Ustd., 1 x OB 600, 1 x Schwrfr Std., 2 x OB LeiFla, 1 x Min. Anlage, trenchsystem

Flughafen Berlevag minimum 4 x OB Fla feldm., 2 x Vf 668 (R 668 with 1 m thick roof and walls), 8 x Rs 58

Inf.Stp. Nyborg 1 x Vf 57a beside the road

Tuesday 10.07.2007

HKB 3./448 Hamningberg 4 x 14,5 cm K 405 (f) 1 x Vf firecontrolpost connected via staircases with 1 x Min. Anlage (R 607 alike), 4 x OB f. 14,5 cm K 405 (f), 2 x OB 600 (1 x 5 cm KwK inside), 1 x Vf UStd. + Rs, 1 x Min. Anlage (pure rock), several barrack foundations

Flughafen Vardo 3 x Rs 58, inside the airfield boundaries 3 x blown up bunker

HKB 1./448 Vardo Renoysund 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 1 x SK firecontrolpost connected via staircases with 1 x Min. Anlage (partly concreted, partly rock, three entrances) 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f), 1 x HWB f. Schwrfr, trenchsystem all around, 1 x Rs

HKB Vardö - fire control post

HKB 5./448 Vardo Bussesund 3 x 21 cm  rest of a trenchsystem, 3 x OB f. 21 cm, barackfoundation

WN Vardo 1 x Rs 64, 1 x Rs 58 with added shelter, 1 x Min. Anlage (2 x 57P8 as entry defence), 1 x Min. Anlage, 1 x Min. Anlage postwar?

HKB 3./478 Kvalneset 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f)  1 xMin. Anlage (pure rock) 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f) all connected via trenches and several HWB inbetween

HKB 4./478 Ekkeroy 2 x 21 cm K 39  2 x OB f. 21 cm K 39 each with Vf ammunition shelters, 1 x SK f. SEA?, 1 x OB Fla, 1 x Min. Anlage with PAK entrance, 3 x Min. Anlage (started just rocks9

Inf.Stp. / Strassensperre Nesseby        nothing found

East of Varjjat  (above the small bridge) 1 x Vf MG/Beo-Std. with trenches around

Lager Nyborgmoen      nothing found

Wednesday 11.07.2007

Torpedo Batterie Bokfjord/Rodberget 1 x SK TorpedoBttr. with added Min.Anlage, 1 x Sk f. MG (7P7 + 726P3)

TB Bokfjord/Rodberget

HKB 4./478 Bökfjord Fyr 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1 x feldm. Firecontrolpost, 4 x OB with 10,5 cm K 331 (f) (two of those are connected to Min. Anlage), 3 x OB f. 2 cm Flak 38, 1 x OB f. Schwrfr, 1 x feldm. UStd., several HWB, 1 x OB f. 7,5 cm, 1 x barrack foundation, large remains of intact infantery barbed wire system

"turn back the time" - a K 331 sitts still in their original emplacement

MKB 4./517 Mestersand 4 x 24 cm SK L/40 1 x SK firecontrolpost (german destruction), 4 x OB f. 24 cm SK L/40, 1 x SK f. M19 via stairs connected to 1 x Min. Anlage (one exit with entry defence, one exit behind a Rs 58), several Rs 58 with and without added trenches with roof, 1 x UStd. Schwrfr, 1 x Min. Anlage ammunition, 1 x Min. Anlage, several barrack foundations, 1 x OB flare gun, 1 x OB f. 7,5 cm, 1 x Vf SK at the beach, 1 x feldm. Beo-Std., 1 x big HWB (four rooms beside each other), trenches, large remains of intact infantery barbed wire system

One of the 24cm emplacements

HKB 6./478 Oksebarnestet 3 x 21 cm Mörser (1941-1942)

HKB 6./478 OksebarnestetGuldsmedvika 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) (1942-1944)

1 x feldm. Firecontrolpost, 3 x OB f. 21 cm Mörser, 3 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f), 2 x R 671 (german destruction), 2 x HWB, 4 x OB f. leiFla, large remains of intact infantery barbed wire system

most northern R 671 ever build - but destroyed !

Flak Bttr Renoy 4 x OB f. 8,8 cm Flak (just piles of stones), 1 x OB f. Schwrfr (just piles of stones)

MKB 2./513 Vadso S 212 3 x 13 cm L/55 (r) This armament was planned but before the retread only one of those guns was installed. It seems that instead of this one a different artillery was placed there before. 1 x feldm. UStd. with added Rs for rangefinder (firecontrolpost), 4 x OB f. 15,5 cm (each with 2 x Vf UStd.), 1 x Rs with added trench (remains of a Somua S 35 tankturret on top of it – not originally placed there)

S 35 remains

Strassensperre Kiby anti tank obstacles made of single rocks stuck into the plain ground, 1 x feldm. Pak Scharte

MKB 3./513 Kiberg 3 x 28 cm SK L/45 1 x M 158 f. flaregun, 1 x M 178, 1 x R 620, 1 x R 622, 2 x R 701, 1 x SK with 7P7 + 726P3 + 492aP3 connected to a Min. Anlage, several Min. Anlagen (from pure rock to nearly completely concreted ones), 1 x Rs 206, 4 x Rs, 4 x OB f. 28 cm SK L/45, several HWB, 1 x feldm. Round shaped protection wall for Freya FuMG

R 620 - what a beauty !

FuMO Stllg. Kiberg Nord / Dolmen 1 x Wassermann S

Thursday 12.07.2007

Inf.Stp. Tana Bru 1 x Vf MG/Beo-Std. (same type as in Varjjat)

Inf.Stp. Tana Birkelund            some trenches and barrack foundations

MKB 1./513 Tana 3 x 13 cm L/55 (r) 3 x OB f. 13 cm L/55 (r), 2 x OB with 5 cm KwK (one with added HWB behind), 1 x OB f. rangefinder (just stones), 1 x OB with 2 cm KwK, 1 x Min. Anlage

HKB 1./480 Smalfjordnes 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1 x Vf firecontrolpost, 4x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f) (each connected via trenches with 1 or two HWB), 1 x OB f. 5 cm KwK, 1 x foundation f. 5 cm KwK with Vf UStd. behind (at the fyr), some feldm. MG positions,  trenchsystem, large remains of intact infantery barbed wire system

Friday 13.07.2007

HKB 5./480 Mehamn 4 x 14,5 cm K 405 (f) 2 x OB f. 14,4 cm K 405 (f), 2 x HWB, trenches, rest of the position is burried below stones, waste etc.

HKB 4./480 Gamvik 6 x 14,5 cm K 405 (f) 1 x feldm. firecontrolpost, 6 x OB f. 14,5 cm K 405 (f) (each with 1 or two HWB), 1 x Rs 58, several more HWB around, 1 x Vf SK with 4,7 cm Pak (t) (770P4 Nr. 181), 1 x Min. Anlage

Inf.Stp. Ilfjord 1 x feldm. MG-Std. (three embrasures,inscription ”1943”), 1 x OB f. Pak, 1 x MG/GrWrfr Pos., 1 x feldm. UStd., 1 x feldm. guardhouse, few barack foundations

Inf.Stp. Kunes 1 x Rs 65a, trenches, Mg-positions, trenches, several holes for baracks / shelters

HKB 5./971 Borselvnes 4x 15,5 cm K 414 (f) / sFh 17 (p)? 1 x feldm. firecontrolpost connected via trenches to one of the main OB, 4 x OB f. 15,5 cm K414 (F) / sFh 17 (p), 1 x OB 600, 1 x OB f. leiFla, 1 x OB f. Schwrfr, three barack foundations, trenches

Inf.Stp. Nyby 1 x feldm. SK f. 4,7 cm Pak (t), 1 x Vf-SK Ustd., 4 x Rs 58, 1 x  HWB

Seefliegerhorst Hamnbukt 1 x remains of a OB beside the access road, 1 x Min. Anlage, parts of the front of a blown up ship are visible beside the road in the rocky landscape

Inf.Stp. Flughafen Banak / Lakselv Inf.Stp. south of the airport 1 x R ? (parts of a blown up Regelbau are visible beside the street, along the western fence of the airport trenchsystem, 1 x Rs, 1 x nor postwar MG-Std.

HKB 7./971 Billefjord 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f)  1 x Vf firecontrolpost (minimum two levels, connected to a partly blown up Min. Anlage), 4 x Ob f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f) (each with four Vf shelters for cartridges and shells and two of the Ob have one additional Rs, 1 x Min. Anlage beside the southernmost OB

HKB Kistrand - obne of the nice looking gun-emplacements

Saturday 14.04.2007

HKB 5./971 Kistrand 4 x 15,5 cm K 414 (f) 1 x Vf-SK f. 4,7 cm Pak (t), 4 x OB f. 15,5 cm K 414 (f), 1 x feldm. firecontrolpost, 1 x barack foundation, 4 x OB for closedefence below the main road

MKB 2./514 Nordkapp 4 x 17 cm SK L/40 1 x M 157 (german destruction), 3 x M 180 (german destruction), 1 x feldm. SK f. 17 cm SK L/40 (like a M 180, but only in ”D”), 2 x Rs 64a, 3 x Rs 58, 1 x Vf-SK Ustd. (Falkenhorst), 2 x concrete floor (unfinished Regelbau ?), several barrack foundations, large remains of intact infantery barbed wire system

trying to identify the blown up S 414 !

HKB 8./971 Nordmannset 4 x K 331 (f) 1 x Vf firecontrolpost, 3 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 332 (f), 2 x OB f. Mortar (?) those ones lie behind a rock area in a valley behind the main battery position

HKB 2./971 Honningsvag 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f)  battery itself not found

WN west of Honningsvag 1 x feldm. Pak Garage beside the main road, 1 x double OB (original or postwar?), 1 x Beo Std visible above the street level

To reach all this places we traveled 3272 km on north-norwegian roads and flew (for the german members) 2516 km each direction (Frankfurt-Oslo-Kirkenes and return).

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