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
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com