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V1 Feuerstellung Siracourt (Wasserwerk 1 St.-Pol)

This huge bunker was construced in early 1943 to serve as covered launch base for V-1's. The complex was multiple times bombed by the Allies with 'Tallboy' bombs, but without any succes. The bunker itself proved to be rather useless and never fired one single V-1. The Allied Air Force lost over 150 aircraft and 700 men during the air operations against the facility.

The launch facility today:
It is currently abandoned and can be visited on own risk.

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
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