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Kindsbach Cave

Kindsbach Cave / Germany

During research for new targets I stumbled over some notes regarding a quite interesting underground facility, the now abandoned and below described Kindsbach Cave. It was fortunately not too difficult to get in contact with the owner, Wolfgang Wuermell, grandson of the original owner. He was very kind, gave us a little tour and even […]

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Testing Cell Door

Jet Engine Testing Facility / NJ

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) was a U.S. Navy jet engine testing facility for military aircraft from the mid-1950’s until the late 1990’s. As a result of the activities at the facility, trichloroethylene (which was used as coolant fluid), jet fuel, and other chemicals have leaked into the subsurface which resulted in some attention […]

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Lorch GerDepot front

Main Hardware Depot Bunker / Germany

In the 1960s -just a couple of kilometers away from the Main Medical Depot Bunker– also a Main Hardware Depot Bunker (GerHDep) was dug into the mountainous flanks of the Wisper valley. The facility consists of rhombically built street and storage tunnels and galleries, which spread over a total length of over ten kilometers. The […]

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Lorch San Bunker front

Main Medical Depot Bunker / Germany

After the dissolution of the medical supplies depot Wittlich/Germany in July 1975 the medical depot Lorch/Rheingau was set up. It had the task to store, maintain, deliver and dispose medical supplies for the Medical Service of the German Bundeswehr. In the 1960s, the days of the Cold War, they sought to protect such facilities against […]

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PO Hobling

Ligne Maginot PO Hobling / France

Ouvrage Hobling is a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. Located in the Fortified Sector of Boulay, the ouvrage consists of two infantry blocks and two observation blocks, and is located between gros ouvrage Michelsberg and petit ouvrage Bousse, facing Germany. It has been stripped of metals and abandoned. Hobling was approved for […]

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Gros Ouvrage Michelsberg

Ligne Maginot GO Michelsberg / France

Ouvrage Michelsberg, one of the Maginot Line fortifications, formed part of the Fortified Sector of Boulay as well as the fortified region of Metz. The ouvrage is located in Moselle (département) between the towns of Dalstein and d’Ebersviller, about 23km from Thionville. It is located between gros ouvrage Mont des Welches and petit ouvrage Hobling, […]

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PO Denting

Ligne Maginot PO Denting / France

Ouvrage Denting is a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. The ouvrage consists of three infantry blocks, and is located between petits ouvrages Bovenberg and Village Coume, near the village of Denting in Moselle département, facing Germany. The position saw little action in World War II. The site was surveyed by CORF (Commission […]

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Fort Totten / NY

These pictures have been taken in Fort Totten, which is a former U.S Army installation near Bayside, Queens, New York. Originally it was built in 1862 and in 1954 extended as an air defense site with various military facilities, including a hospital, in which most of the photos in this series had been taken. The […]

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