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German Radarposition Tiger - Udet Boje

Udet Boje.

A life buoy designed by the German Luftwaffe General Udet for airmen who had to leave their aircraft above the sea. The buoy was equipped with a room with all the necessary means, including a radio to call for help. These buoys had a good design theoretically, but proved unsatisfactory in practice; the Allies used them as a target, and with some regularity they knocked loose to wash up on the coast.

This object is part of the German radarstation Tiger from World War II. This site is now housed in a museum. More information about this museum can be found at

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  • Text: Stichting Bunkerbehoud Terschelling
  • Photos: Arie de Vries (1, 3, 4, 5), Stichting Bunkerbehoud Terschelling (2)