Poperinge Flugplatz Peselhoek


(The surroundings of the airfield showing lots of space, the control tower is visible on the horizon)

Pictures from February 11 2008, Updated December 13 2010
© 2010 T.Cools

Work on a German WWII airfield started in 1940.  Serveral airplane shelters and wooden baracks were build.
Two small constructions and a 13m high 'control tower' are still there.  Next to the two brick constructions, a water reservoir is visible.

The 'control tower' is a remarkable construction and nicely build.
The two brick construcitons are probably build for FLAK.

It is still unclear if this was an operational airfield or a reserve for Wevelgem.  It is also possible that this was a phony airfield.

From 1941, this airfield wasn't in use anymore and it became a vegetable field for farmers.

NGI Map with locations.

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The control tower.(above and below)

The two brick Flak bunkers are some distance away of the control tower.  They each have a protecting flanking wall.

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Driving along, the small road leads to the Flak Shelters.  The brick constructions are surely from the WWII era.

When arriving at the two Flak bunkers, someone was making a painting of the constructions.

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Place for a Periscope ?

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Above and below, the second Flak bunker.  this one has a water reservoir with iron stairs.

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Picture from the inside: A searchlight or Flak gun must have been installed here.  Stairs with supporting wheel basement is used to pull
the gun or searchlight in and out of the shelter.

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Above and below, the water reservoir.

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Google Earth screen dump of the airfield.  Clicking on the picture gives you the Google Earth KMZ file.

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