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V1 Feuerstellung Helmerhoek

In Enschede on the De Helmer estate (Helmerhoek quarter) foundations of a V1 launching platform (Abschussrampe) can still be found in the ground, though it was never operational. The estate / farm was confiscated by the Germans during the last year of the war.

The track is facing in a south west direction, which indicates that the launch track was meant for launching towards the south of Belgium and Antwerp.

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  • Text: Gerard de Boer & Alex Ossel
  • Photos: Alex Ossel (1, 2, 3), Gerard de Boer (4, 5)