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U-Boat Bunker - Lorient - France

U-Boat Bunker - Lorient - France

U-boat bunker is located in Lorient. The bunker was 403 x 146m in size and the roof of the bunker was 3,5m thick. The bunker was constructed in the period May 1941 - December 1941 and had a capacity of 7 boats
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U-Boat bunker Valentin near Bremen, Germany

U-Boat bunker Valentin near Bremen, Germany

The purpose of the bunker was to construct U-boats (submarines). The 9 parts of the specific U-boat, U-boat XXI, were already finished. In the bunker they would put all the parts together and then a complete U-boat would leave the bunker.

The bunker is built next to the Weser, the plan was to dig a channel to the bunker so the U-boat could easily get in and out, they never had the ...
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U-Boat Bunker Hornisse

U-Boat Bunker Hornisse

This U-boat bunker is located in Bremen. The bunker was 362m x 68m in size and the roof of the bunker was 4,5m thick. The construction of the bunker started in March 1944 and was never completed.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5273
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La Pallice german U-Boat Bunker, France

La Pallice german U-Boat Bunker, France

From September 1940 was La Pallice the alternative base for the Italian Betasom submarines (the main base of operations being Bordeaux). The 3rd Flotilla took over the base on October 27, 1941.

In April 1941 the German Command decided to build also a bunker in La Pallice. The first two pens were finished in October 1941. The U-boat bunker was 195 m wide, 165 m long and 19m high....
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WWII U-Boat Bunker, Bordeaux, France

WWII U-Boat Bunker, Bordeaux, France

This base is a bit special as it's an inland port, 60 miles from the coast.

Admiral Dönitz decided during the summer of 1941 to also a build a protective bunker in Bordeaux. Construction began in September 1941.

The bunker was 245m wide, 162m long and 19 m high. Above the pens the roof was 5.6m thick and 3.6m thick above the rear servicing area. The first U-boat to use...
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U-Boat Bunker BRUNO in Bergen

U-Boat Bunker BRUNO in Bergen

The planning of a U-boat bunker in Bergen started already in late 1940 by Organization Todt, who also made a special group called "Einzatzgruppe wiking". They were set to coordinate the building of the U-boat bunker, as well as other bunkers along the coast. The construction of bunker "Bruno" started one year later. The bunker had 7 pens, including 3 dry-docks and 3 "we...
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Saint-Nazaire U-Boat Bunker

Saint-Nazaire U-Boat Bunker

Build between 1941 and 1942 by more than 4600 workers of Todt Organisation, U-boat base of St-Nazaire needed 313000 m3 of concrete.

This bunker could protect 20 U-boats in 14 pens.
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Bombs away near Brest, France

Bombs away near Brest, France

Strike photo from the 486th BG (H).
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German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst in Brest

German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst in Brest

The two ships returned from the open Atlantic to the port of Brest, France, and then started preparations for their next operation. Gneisenau went into the dry dock for minor repairs. In early April, 1941, an unexploded bomb, dropped by RAF Bomber Command bombers during near constant air-raids on the ships, forced Gneisenau out of drydock, and she was anchored in the inner harbor. 22 Squadron o...
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RAF bombing Brest, France 1944

RAF bombing Brest, France 1944

You can see some piers out of order and a ship bombed in the drydock.
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Brest bomb strike, 5 April 1943

Brest bomb strike, 5 April 1943

12 Venturas attacked a tanker at Brest. The ship was not hit but nearby dock installations were. 3 Venturas were lost.
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Rail bridge at Verberie 9.8.1944

Rail bridge at Verberie 9.8.1944

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Ninth Air Force): In France, close to 400 B-26s and A-20s attack an ammunition dump in Foret de Blois, shipping at Brest, and other targets, including rail bridges at 10 locations in N and W France; fighters escort IX Bomber Command aircraft, cover ground forces, and fly armed reconnaissance in the wide areas of N France (around Paris, as far S as Orleans, and as far NE as ...
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