Middelkerke, Stp Puma
Updated: June 9 2007, January 29 2010

117a: Battaillons oder Regiments Gefechtsstand

Double clicking on this picture will give you the location with Google Earth.

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Plan ©Rudi Rolf(www.rudirolf.name)

Left: Location of Stp. Puma marked on the Einsatzkarte 171.J.D.
Right: 117a

Legend

1. Gasschleuse
2. Nahkampfraum
9. Beobachtungspanzer
19. Funkoffiziersraum
20. Funkraum
29. Vorräte
33. Unteroffiziersraum
39. Offiziersraum
76. Nickelsammlerraum
87. Bereitschaftsraum
88. Bereitschaftsraum

(Attention; the bunker is on military property and not freely accissible !)

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Backside of the 117b near the Eymard Institute wich served as quarter for 400 German Soldiers.

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 The 117b cammouflaged with stone bricks.

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Entrance and bunker number OST-W 011-217.  The bunker number is visible at the other entrance as well.

Eingangstür 434 P 01

Panoramic picture of 2. Nahkampfraum.

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Eingingsverteidigung and richt uberdruckventil.

Panoramic view which holds a big surprise: at the left hand side a fresco of a running woman.

Close up of the fresco.

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Left: View on 1. Gasschleuse(right) and 29. Vorräte(left).
Right: Entrance to 29. Vorräte.  This room also holds some surprises.

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Auf Flämische Strand Auf Deutsche Wacht Dem Tode Getreu Dem Vaterland.(Signed)

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Niemals Mehr Krieg Bitte(Signed Oberstleutnant S...)
I have the impression that this has been signed when liberation was close.(September 1944)

Detail of the name:  If someoneone can decipher it ?

Inside room 87. Bereitschaftsraum with view on 88. Bereitschaftsraum-left and 76. Nickelsammlerraum (sometimes referred to as 68. 3-Schartenturm-right).

Wooden artifact to hold rifleguns.

Electric wire connection box, several can be found in this bunker.

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Inside the 76. Nickelsammlerraum

Other direction of the 76. Nickelsammlerraum

88. Bereitschaftsraum, above and left.

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Above and below: Inside 19. Funkoffiziersraum.

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Going through the 1. Gasschleuse in the direction of the second entrance.  Again bunker number OST-W 011-217.
Empty bullets on the eingangsverteidigung.

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Verstraete Achiel, Did he work here ?

Entrance to second part of the bunker.

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Above and below: first room at the left hand side:  Unteroffiziersraum and Beobachtungspanzer.  This is a type 26 P8 door.

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The second room at the left hand side is 9. Beobachtungspanzer.  This 117b doesn't have a periscope so I don't know its real purpose.

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Above and below: Inside the right hand side 33. Unteroffiziersraum.  This room also still has its 26 P8 door.

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View on the Eingangsverteidigung.

Behind the corner there's a corner which leads to the other rooms.
 

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20.First 'Funkraum'.  There's a connection with the second 'Funkraum'.

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20. Second 'Funkraum' connected with first(see above).

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39. Offiziersraum

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Looking from 39. to 3.

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Inside the bunker there were some empty bottles with 1943 inscription on the bottom.  It was SPA-Monopole.
I'm sure the bunker has been sealed off since the beginning of the sixties.  An empty bottle of 1961 is the most recent we found.

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