ARN Tourlist

11. – 19.August 2012

11.08.2012

Short check of a bunker northwest of Tromso airport, still in use by Norwegian military, beside a abandoned Norwegian coldwar or reused ex-german bunker (all entrances are filled with concrete)

Forsvarsmuseum Troms along the E 6 in XXX:

Interior exhibition closed but outside are on display: 3 x turret of Pz 35 (t), Leopard 1, M 24 Caffee, M 24 Caffee as recovery version, M 24 chassis as self propelled howitzer, Daimler Ferret, Daimler Dingo, several Us and british trucks, 1 x 25 mm Flak (f)

3 x Krigsminne along the E 6: each with three boards with comments about local fightinghistory during the german attack in 1940, 2 x 2 german 10,5 cm lFH 16

12.08.2012

Narvik 1 x R 634

R 634 mit 35P8

Ankenes (opposite/south of Narvik) searched for 1 x Min.Anlage F.d.U. (819 ccm) – not found

1 x Krigsminne along the E 6 south of the Ofotfjord, three boards with comments about local fighting history during the german attack in 1940

MKB 6/516 Torpedobatterie Korshamn      2 x 52 cm torpedo tubes        1941-45

1 x german Vf Torpedobunker, 1 x nor SK in “B” (according to JBW build 1981 - 82), 1 x Vf UStd. (inscription Hannes 1944), 1 x  firecontrolpost, 1 x OB leiFla (nor), 3 x feldm. UStd. (nor?) // the old Norwegian shacks are in use by a local society that uses the former military areal for leisure-time activities

Torpedobatterie  Porsöy 2 x 52 cm torpedo tubes 1941-45

this Vf torpedo bunker was destroyed some years ago, only remains of its concrete basement are still visible, 1 x OB f. LAG, 2 x OB f.. FlaMG (?), 1 x MG post connected to trenches broken out of the rocks, the peninsula is undergoing conversation, some new private houses have already been finished

HKB 32/973 Tjelneset 3 x  21 cm Mrs. 18 1941-45

1 x feldm. Leitstd., 3 x OB 21cm with small ammunition shelters, 7 x Vf WohnUStd. Klein (Betonformsteine), 1 x KAB (Typ HKB Evenestangen), 1 x Min.Anlage (Mun), 1 x OB (LAG / leiFla)

blown up 21cm barrel

HKB 35/973 Saltvikneset 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1941-45

1 x feldm. Leitstd. with covered HWB access tunnel and small observation turret, 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331, 1 x OB, 7 x Vf WohnUStd. Klein (Betonformsteine), trenches broken out of the rocks connect nearly all bunkers and OB

WN Grindfjord Fährstation /Skjomenbrua 2 x HWB, 1 x Min.Anlage PAK-Garage, 1 x Min.Anlage MG Nest in the rock above the old ferry station, 2 x Vf Bunker (Betonformsteine), 1 x Doppel OB (LAG ?)

WN Grindfjord corner Ofotfjord 1 x Vf Wohnbunker Falkenhorst (Typ Engenes), 1 x VF DpGruppen Bunker, 1 x Rs 58, 1 x Min.Anlage MG Nest in the rock

Narvik Red Kross Museum

Narvik Hafen 1 x Min Anlage Havnegata with 2 x entry defence (accessible) opposite Havnegata 3, 1 x Min.Anlage in the harbour area (closed) Havnegata 24

Narvik Framnes FlakBttr Storholtet 6 x OB (1 x in the garden of Arbeiderveien 29, 1 x in the garden of Arbeiderveien 23), 1 x BeoStd. small with concrete roof on top of the observation hole, Arbeiderveien / Punktveien feldm. UStd.e, OB

Narvik Framnes FlakBttr Durmalshaugen (maybe LW FlakBttr Framnes-Blocksberg ) 4 x OB, 1 x B Std., Barackenfundamente below along the Framnesveien 2 (?) x Min.Anlage (4 x doors)

Narvik Framnes 1 x Splitterschutzzelle between Arbeiterveien and Malmveien

HKB 34/973 Rombakken 4 x 15,5 cm sFH 17 (p) 1941-42 or HKB 36/973 Framnes 3 x 12 cm K L/44 (Armstrong) 1940-44

1 x VF Leitstd., 2 x OB, 1 x OB mit angeh. UStd., 1 x Vf Bunker (nor reused) with MG position beside, the battery is located on the western edge of Orneveien / Fasaneveien, 3 x Vf UStd. within the urbanised area

WN Lillevika 1 x Min. Anlage with 2 x OB MG connected to the west and the east of  the small cape, 1 x MG position

Flak Ugruko 1 x FL 241 sp

Min. Anlagen (closed) in Sykehusveien, Villaveien, Lillevikveien, Bjornsonsvei , Strandveien north of Gromsplass (accessible)

13.08.2012

MKB 3./511 Narvik ? 1 x Vf SK Leitstd. under a new house

German war cemetery

Rombakkenfjord Wrack Zerstörer Georg Thiele

the remains of Georg-Thiele today

HKB 33/973 Öyjordneset 3 x 10,5 cm K 337 (n) 1940-42 / 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1942-44

1 x feldm. Leitstd., 2 x Min.Anlage (1 x concrete entrysection with staircases), 3 x OB main armament, 2 x MG-Std., 1 x Beo-Std. small, 1 x feldm. UStd., 1 x Baugrube für R 671

WN Gratangen Fährstation south of the brigde Rv 825 crossing the Fjordbotn 3 x HWB (Betonformsteine) the area is undergoing conversion with earthmoving, no R 634 found

1 x Krigsminne along the E 10 north of the Ofotfjord, three boards with comments about local fightinghistory during the german attack in 1940

Cap Tangvik FlakBttr or Zug HKAA Forra (east of Evenestangen) 3 x OB Fla, 1 x OB leiFla, all made of rock with a concrete layer on top // maybe its Zug HKAA Forra with 2 x 9,4cm(e) from spring 1941 to Jan 1942, then moved to Stokmarknes – later to Svolavær.

Bogen nothing visible while passing by on the road

HKB 31/973 Evenestangen 3 x 21 cm Mrs. 18       1941-45

1 x feldm. Leitstd., 3 x OB 21cm (1 x parking place, each with 2 x Mun shelter), 5 x Min Anlage (3 x postwar use and closed), 1 x Vf 52a (supposed, entrance and Rs sealed with concrete), 1 x Rs 58, 1 x KAB (Typ HKB Tjelneset), trenches, some HWB shelters, Barackenfundamente, 1 x MG Std., Krigsminne with map at the parkingspace

MKB 1/516 Tjeldöy 4 x 15 cm Uto C/16 L/45 1940-44 / 4 x 15 cm SK L/40 C/97 1944-45

1 x Vf Leitstd.(reused by nor Navy), 1 x OB f. 15 cm, 1 x Rs 58, 1 x Rs 64a,  1 x VF MunBunker (standard type for naval batteries all over Norway)

Kystfort Tjelodden 3 x nor. Kasematte for 12,7 cm gun, firecontrolpost, all connected via one big underground system with facilities for crew, kitchen, ambulance, sanitary, battery command post, etc., 1 x underground system for ammunition storage, several nor light MG bunkers and concrete trenches for close defence, 1 x secondary firecontrolpost, several barracks, the whole area is owned by the local municipality

HKB 37/973 Ramnes 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1944-45 no entrance, because the peninsula where the HKB is located is a military restricted area for the training of norwegian special forces

MKB 2/516 Ramstad / Forholten batteri 2 x 10,5 cm K L/30 (Schneider) 1940-45

1 x concrete block with open emplacements for 2 x 10,5 cm on top, that are connected to ammunition and crew shelters under concrete (the ensemble can be compared to german armoured batteries around Metz) with an additional observation post, 2 x feldm. MG Std.

one open emplacemnt (filled in today)

14.08.2012

ferry from Harstad to Grytoya

HKB 12/983 Grötavaer 4 x 15,5 cm K 418 (f) 1941-45 1 x R 636, 1 x feldm. UStd (rocks with a thin concrete roof) apart from this there is nearly nothing left of the german battery

Kystfort Grotaver 1 x firecontrolpost with radaremplacement, 2 x nor. Kasematte for 15 cm SKC/33 twingun, 1 x entrydefencebunker with 483p2, all connected via one big underground system (closed, no access), 1 x nor VF bunker, 6 x nor OB leiFla, 2 x Nor UStd., 1 x nor Kugelbunker, 1 x nor defence position with trenches, small feldm. Shelters and gun positions

Ferry from Grytoya to Bjarkoya

MKB 3/511 Bjarköy 4 x 15,5 cm K 418 (f) 1941-45

1 x Vf Leitstd. (Typ Stamsund with additional rooms in the back, 4 x Ob f. 15,5 cm, 1 x Vf SK f. 4,7 cm Pak (t), 1 x Rs 58, 1 x 5 cm KwK L/42 in OB (rocks), large trenchsystem made of rocks with several MG- and leiFla Std.e, several feldm. UStd.e, 1 x Schwrfr foundation, 1 x Barackenfundament with inscription, Krigsminne with map at the parkingspace

Open emplacemnet with 'fake gun' on display

facing the fire controlpost

Ferry from Bjarkoya to Sandsoy

Kystfort Sandsoy 1 x firecontrolpost with radaremplacement , 4 x nor Kasematte (1 x 12,7 cm SKC/34 still inside), all connected via one big underground system with facilities for crew, kitchen, ambulance, sanitary, battery command post, etc…. (massive damage inside caused by demolition exercises of US forces), the battery area is now run by a private company that uses the outside and the main Baracke for teambuilding workshops, there is a collection of several US army trucks

Ferry from Sandsoy to Grytoya and then to Harstadt

Inf Stp. Gaare 2 x Rs 58 (1 x entry from the rear), 2 x Rs 61, 1 x Min. Anlage (just rocks), 2 x MG-Std., 1 x Vf UStd., 1 x feldm. UStd., Krigsminne with a minefieldmap at the beginning of the naturetrail /due to heavy fog and breaking darkness it was not possible to visit more parts of this western defence line of Festung Harstad

15.08.2012

ferry from Harstad to Rolla

HKB 3/983 Rolla 3 x 21cm Mrs. 18 1941-?

1 x Vf Leitstd. (Aufmaß), 3 x OB f. 21 cm (2 x with small HWB like ammunition shelters and feldm. Wohnbunker, 1 x buried in the fields), 3 x Rs 58, 1 x Vf 57a, 1 x Min. Anlage with stairways leading to the upper defence system on top of the hill in the back of the battery, 1 x Min.Anlage Munition, 1 x Schwrfr with trailer and HWB SEA Std., 1 x OB f. KwK, 1 x OB f. 3,7 cm Pak with Pak Garage as Min.Anlage on a small cap southeast of the Leitstd., 1 x OB leiFla with inscription “Rosalill” connected to a small trench system with a feldm. HWB shelter and 2 x MG Std., Krigsminne sign at the harbour

HKB 2/983 Engenes 6 x 15cm K 403(j)

1 x Vf Leitstd. (Typ Stamsund with a small shelter to the right), 4 x OB f. 15 cm (each with Vf ammunition shelter (Aufmaß), 1 x OB with 5 cm KwK L/42, 1 x Rs 58, 1 x OB LeiFla, 1 x OB with fixation for Sockellafette, 2 x Wohnbunker (Aufmaß), 1 x Wohnbunker, several MG-Std.e made of rocks and some concrete, 1 x feldm. Guardhouse, 2 x Baracke, some feldm. HWB (stones and wood), 1 x OB BeoStd. ? Krigsminne with map at the parkingspace

HKB 1/983 Haagenes 4 x 15,5 cm K 425 (f) 1941-45

1 x Vf Leitstd. (Typ Stamsund), 4 x OB f. 15,5 cm (each with 2 x Munshelter, 2 x Wohnbunker (Typ Engenes), 1 x OB leiFla, 1 x Min.Anlage, 2 x feldm. UStd.e (stones and wood), Barackenfundamente

HKB 24/972 Finnlandsnes 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1941-44

1 x Vf Leitstd. (similar to HKB Russlev – build mirrorwise), 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm, 3 x feldm. Wohnbunker

Ferry from Rolla to Harstad

15.08.2012

MKB 5/511 Trondenes 4 x 40,6 cm SKC/34

Interior visit of gun no. 1, interior visit of S 169 of gun no. 3, LeiFla Zug with 3 x OB, 1 x UStd., 1 x nor DpMGStd., 1 x Schwrfr Stllg with 1 x HWB and nor UStd. for Schwrfr and SEA, several small nor close defence bunkers all around

turning and moving the barrel - quite impressive - and very silence !

entrance section of the S 169

water reservoirs

remains of the slectrical switch borad in the power plant room

MKB 2/511 Harstad Nord 4 x 17 cm SKL/40

1 x Vf Leitstd. (closed with concrete), 3 x OB nor reused and closed with concrete

Harstad city 1 x Min.Anlage Jornsgate No. 44, 1 x Bunker Stagnesvei no. 38 beside the parking space of the home for old people

MKB 2/511 Harstad Süd 3 x 10,5 cm SKL/45 no access, still military area, visible from the fence at the entry gate 1 x Vf bunker

16.08.2012

ferry from Harstad to Skrolsvik

MKB 6/511 Skrolsvik 4 x 15 cm SK C/28 1943-45

1 x M 132, 4 x M 180 (all five St bunkers are connected via a Min.Anlage, the open emplacements of the M 180 are covered with Norwegian postwar concrete roofs), 1 x UStd. (inscription 1942) with 150 cm Schwrfr with OB and connected via a postwar nor concrete tunnel to a Vf SEA Std. with SEA and VF UStd. Mannschaft, several OB lei Fla (original and nor reused ones), 1 x Min.Anlage Munition nor reused and closed with concrete door, 1 x OB with 4 cm Bofors Flak, 1 x feldm. Leitstd. 1. HKB, remains of the Mun shelters beside the OB of the 1. HKB, several Vf UStd.e, german trench system with MG Std. and 1 x Rs 58 (reused by nor close defence system) //

several norvegian close defence tunnels, MG-Std.e and minimum 5 x mortar bunkers all around, 1 x nor UStd. with SEA for postwar radar // 1 x former Museumsbaracke obviously closed for some time, 1 x 75 mm French Schneider fieldgun 1906, remains of SEA lying around, 2 x 40,6 cm grenades, the peninsula is undergoing conversation, some diging for the new marina already started, new private houses will be placed south and east of the main battery complex

german metal and norwegian concrete

M 132 cupolar frontview

4 cm Bofors AA gun

MKB 4/512 Flatnes/Bergsfjord 6 x 15,5 cm K 416 (f) 1942-44

1 x Vf Leitstd. (Aufmaß Kystfortforum), 6 x OB f. 15,5 cm (each with 1 x Mun shelter, 3 x with Wohnbunker (Typ Engenes) – one without roof), 1 x Min.Anlage with naval doors, 1 x Rs 58, Barackenfundamente, accessible only via 1 hour of walking around swamp and Fjordbotn, according to JBW there should be 3 x 15 cm Uto C/16 L/45 but the guns were not delivered in time

HKB 22/972 Berg-Senja 4 x 10,5 cm K 332 (f) 1942-45

1 x Vf Leitstd. (Typ Stamsund), 4 x OB (each with 1 x Mun shelter), 2 x Wohnbunker (Typ Engenes), 1 x OB f. LAG, 1 x Min.Anlage

MKB 4/512 Varden/ Flatnes Bergsfjord 6 x 15,5 cm K 416 (f) 1942-44

1 x VF UStd. (Nor or german?, integrated in a new house with new windows), 1 x OB position (just  some small stones on a more or less flat area), according to JBW there should be 3 x 15 cm Uto C/16 L/45 but the guns were not delivered in time

17.08.2012

HKB 21/972 Rödberghamn 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1941-45

1 x VF Leitstd. (Aufmaß), 1 x feldm. Leitstd, 1 x Beo-Std. (camouflaged as a two-level-barn-house), 1 x OB f. LAG , 1 x PAK Garage (HWB), 2 x holes in the rock with some stone and concrete (supposed shelters for barracks)

Kystfort Rødberghamn 3 x nor. Kasematte for 12,7 cm gun (2 x with 12,7 cm SKC/34), firecontrolpost with radaremplacement, secondary observation post, probably all connected by one big underground system with two entries on waterlevel next to the ferry facilities, some nor light MG and mortar bunkers, trenches along the coastline,  2 x OB lei Fla, all entrances are closed with concrete, no access

HKB 20/972 Andsnes 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) 1942-45

1 x VF Leitstd. (Aufmaß Kystfortforum), 1 x feldm. UStd, with added Rs with concrete roof  (Aufmaß Kystfortforum), 1 x OB f. 10,5 cm, 1 x Grwrfr-Position, 1 x OB lei Fla with Wohnbunker (Typ Engenes), 1 x Min. Anlage, 1 x concrete structure (salmon smoking facility?)

HKB 37/971 Ersfjord 4 x 15,5 cm sFH 414 (f) 1944-45

1 x feldm. Leitstd., 1 x MG-Std, 1 x OB with 2 x Mun shelter (below parking space next to the new football ground)

MKB 2/512 Grötsund 3 x 9,4 cm Flak (e) 1940-41 / 4 x 9,4 cm Flak (e) 1941-44 / 4 x 10,5 cm SK C/32 (Uto) 1944-45

Still fenced in area and no access, even after a phone call to the security guard of the owner / building company

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