Tourlist Bardufoss – Tromsö Trip 04. – 08.10.2006

04.10.2006

MKB 1/512 Tromsö Süd 1940 – 45 3 x OB f. 10,5 cm SKC/32 (2 x 10,5 cm SKC/32 on display in the OB ), 1 x Vf Mun UStd., 1 x Vf Firecontrolpost

The batteriesite is today a museum. The area was used by the Norwegian forces after 1945. It is not clearly visible which parts of the buildings are left from the time before 1945 and which parts were added / rebuild afterwards. Inside the ammunition bunker is a exhibition placed. This one shall be moved into a nearby barrack in the future. On display outside are beside the two 10,5 cm SKC/32: 1 x 150 cm searchlight, 1 x 38 cm grenade / bomblauncher (german origin), parts of a third 10,5 cm SKC/32 (dismantled, cutted in peaces), wheeled generator for 150 cm searchlight

05.10.2006

Bardufoss

1 x old (first) runway (today nothing more than a flat gras strip inside a wooden area)

inside the Bardufoss airbase:

3 x PZ III M (after the war the german tanks were placed on top of underground systems as a part of the static defence of the new Norwegian airfield, the chassis of the visited one is empty, the torsion, bumpers and wheels are taken away, the turret is in its original state)

1 x L 13 with 957P7, 1 x Pz 35 (t) turret on Norwegian postwar position, 1 x Vf 7a, 2 x Rs 58 (one with a “selfmade” steelturret for MG), barackfoundations, 2 x 8,8 cm Flak 36 on static display, 1 x Huey helicopter as gateguard, 1 x F 5, 1 x F 86, 1 x F 104 beside the airfield, all around the airfield are a lot of Norwegian postwar defence positions (AA and infantery defence positions) left

Bardufoss officers mess beside the main road (E6) 2 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f), 2 x Rs 58 beside the E 6, 1 x feldm. UStd. beside the E 6

outside Bardufoss airbase:

Flak Bttr on a hillside west of the airfield 1 x L 424 (according to the 1944 buildinglist, measurements are not quite correct, but the bunker is not accessible)

WN on a hillside west of the airfield 1 x R 622, minimum 5 x Rs 58, down by the road a Norwegian MG bunker from before 1940

outside todays military base are a lot of Norwegian postwar defence positions (AA and infantery defence positions) left in the fields and woods

Stp. Gulhav 1 x OB with 5 cm KwK (barrel destroyed by explosion), 2 x Rs 231 f. 5 cm GrWrfr (f), 1 x 4,7 cm Pak (t) fixed on a 1m thick concrete wall, trenchsystem with concrete MG positions all around the hill, 1 x Vf SK f. MG (two levels), 1 x underground system for a company

Stp. Sörreisa 1 x 4,7 cm Pak (t) fixed on a 1 m thick concrete wall, 1 x remains of the lafette of a 4,7 cm Pak (t) fixed on a 1 m thick concrete wall, 1 x feldm. Barack for the 4,7 cm gun crews, 1 x Min. Anlage beside the main road

HKB 23./972 Grunnreisa 1941 – 45 1 x Vf SK firecontrolpost, 2 x OB f. 15,5 cm sFH 414 (f) with turnable gunfixation, 1 x Rs 58 (entry backwards), 1 x feldm. Mun UStd. (HWB), 1 x KAB, 1 x OB leiFla, 2 x feldm. Living quarters

06.10.2006

Stp. Salangsverket 1 x Vf SK with 4,7 cm Pak (t), 1 x feldm. Bunker with destroyed 5 cm KwK, 1 x Dp-Pak-SK with destroyed 5 cm KwK

Elvenes airfield today military area (seems like conversion is going to take place in the near future) 1 x original medium hangar, 1 x Rs 58, several original barracks

Storsteines GefStd 270 I.D. 1 x Min.Anlage unfinished, just two wholes in the rock beside the main road

HKB 19/972 Brensholmen 1941 – 45 1 x R 636, 1 x R 671 with added Rs, 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f), 6 x feldm. UStd., 3 x OB LeiFla, 1 x feldm. BeoStd., 3 x Vf Mun UStd., 1 x Min.Anlage unfinished, just two very small wholes in the rock

HKB 2/480 Austein 1944 – 45 4 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f)

HKB 16/972 Henrikvik  1942 – 45 1 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 332 (f) (partly removed by roadconstruction), 1 x Vf SK firecontrolpost (closed with concrete), 1 x Vf UStd.,  maybe some other parts of the battery remain in the partly overgrown, partly urbanised area

HKB 18./972 Nordberg 2 x OB f. 21 cm Mörser 18, 1 x OB Lei Fla, maybe some other parts of the battery remain in the partly overgrown, partly urbanised area

07.10.2006

MKB 3./512 Lyngen 4 x SK with added OB f. 15 cm SKC/28 (1942-45), 1 x SK Vf Firecontrolpost, 3 x R 622, 2 x Vf UStd., 4 x OB f. 12 cm K L/44 (1941-42)(Cockerill, first armament), 2 x pit in the ground f. SK with added OB, 1 x feldm. Baracks, 2 x barackfoundation, concrete memorialstone with the insignia of the naval artillery,

HKB 31./971 Rottenvik 1944 – 45 4 x OB f. 15,5 cm K 418 (f) (each with two ammunition shelters)

Aroybukt norwegian postwar battery (area was free to access due to landsales activities,maybe at the same position of HKB 5/972 Aaröyholmen 1942 – 45,  4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f)) 2 x 7,5 cm turretguns (Bofors), 1 x firecontrolturret f. the Bofors guns, 2 x Norwegian casemates f. 10,5 cm SKC/32 guns, 1 x Norwegian firecontrolpost for the 10,5 cm battery, 1 x Norwegian MG bunker  It is not clearly visible which parts of the buildings are left from the time before 1945 and which parts were added / rebuild afterwards. As usual original german equipment like doors and ventilation system was reused by the Norwegian forces.

WN Aroybukt 1 x 5 cm KwK (actually the gun lays beside the southern road corner above the village)

HKB 6./972 Russelv  1942-45 6 x OB f. 14,5 cm K 405 (f), 1 x Vf SK firecontrolpost, 2 x OB Lei Fla, 1 x Rs 58, several earth positions

HKB 7./972 Lattervik 1941-45 3 x OB f. 10,5 cm K 331 (f) (one filled with remains of a 2 cm Flak 30), 1 x feldm. Firecontrolpost, 1 x HWB, 1 x MG position with concrete roof (collapsed), 1 x feldm. MG position, 1 x wooden barrack (collapsed), 1 x stone barack   

 

MKB 2./512 Grötsund not visited, abandoned but still military area

HKB 8./972 Vaagsnes search for this battery not finished due to nightfall

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