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Fliegerhorst Gilze-Rijen. Archaeology & Research.

Discussion in 'Living History' started by 272VGD., Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    It looks heavy - almost like part of a wing-spar, or maybe an integral part of a tailplane...? :confused:
     
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    I have no idea! But I'll be watching, as always!!
     
  3. Mike C

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    Hi,

    Keep the photos coming, I think that you will find this item is a Bomb Shackle

    Mike C.
     
  4. 272VGD.

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    Interesting! I will post more photo's nowadays.
     
  5. Mike C

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    Dear all, Diagram of the bomb shackle, hope this helps.

    Mike C
     

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    Thank you very much Mike! :eek: Awesome!!
     
  7. Martin Bull

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    That's a great piece of identification, Mike - excellent stuff ! :cool:
     
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    nice work Mike!!
     
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    Good one Mike!!!!!
     
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    good job Mike! nice find Nick, it's in a good condition despite the rust. It must have been left behind there as such.
     
  11. 272VGD.

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    German signal flare cartridge found near the Fliegerhorst.
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    Last saturday authorities cleared 3 airplane bombs, 2x 500 pndr's and 1x 1000 pndr. Who where found during the build of the new road from Gilze to Tilburg, near the east landingstrip. Here some pictures I shot today, the photo from the 3 bombs is from the newspaper.

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  13. Martin Bull

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    ...and for sure they would give you a headache if they 'went off' ! :eek:

    Thanks as ever for the excellent pics, Nick.....
     
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    Wow, 3 big boys! That's something!! Any idea on where the bombs will end up? Hopefully in a museum, or are they going to destroy them?
     
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    Indeed, they are going to destroy them.
     
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    Here two "then and now" pictures from the liberation of Gilze, taken in my own street.

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    Excellent. It's just exactly the same! Did you try to find out if any of your neigbours is on these pictures or knows someone on them?
     
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    Not yet, its a long street and I don't know everybody.
    Thank you for your compliment Remco.
     
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    Is the little monument in the middle of the street a reminder of this event or is it just something to stop traffic from getting through?
     
  20. 272VGD.

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    Thats Dutch "art-work" ... has nothing to do with ww2.
     

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