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Bremen U-Bootbunkerwerft "Hornisse"

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  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    At the beginning of 1943 the nazi's decided to produce/assemble U-Boote (submarines) in Bunkers. It was planned to build U-Boats of the type XXI in a bunker with the codename Valentin in a nearby village called Farge (25km downstream).
    In the spring of 1944 a special committee decided that a U-Bootbunkerwerft (shipyardbunker) should be built for the production of the hullsections 3, 5 and 6 of the U-Boat type XXI. This bunker was given the codename "Hornisse". It was built in the harbor in Bremen, by a company called Wayss & Freytag.

    The U-Boat hullsections were produced by Deutsche Schiffs and Maschinenbau AG (Deschimag), Werk Weser AG in Bremen, by concentrationcamp inmates from the Aussenlager Bremen-Blumenthal. The plan was to build 42 hullsections per month.

    On 30-03-45 the bunker was bombed by the American 8th Airforce. It was hit several times.

    By the end of the war, the bunker wasn't finished. It was never used for production. Today the bunker is used as a foundation for an officebuilding.

    The Bunker during its erection​


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    The Bunker Today​


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    i think i have got a video of that, will translate that as soon as i can.
     
  3. Dave War44

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    Good stuff.

    Looking forward to that Killa.

    Then there's La Rochelle/La Pallice, where some sequences from Das Boot were filmed.

    Here's a shot of the bunker in 1942, and another shot from 50 years later, after more pens had been added in '44.

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