(The surroundings of the airfield showing lots of space, the control tower is visible on the horizon)
Pictures from February 11 2008, Updated December
© 2010 T.Cools
Work on a German WWII airfield
started in 1940. Serveral airplane shelters and wooden baracks were
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.
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.
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.
Place for a Periscope ?
Above and below, the second Flak bunker. this one has a water reservoir with iron stairs.
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.
Above and below, the water reservoir.
Google Earth screen dump of the airfield. Clicking on the picture gives you the Google Earth KMZ file.