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WiganMick59
22-09-2011, 18:18
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/TigersUK7/Poperinge/P1080064.jpg

Dear all,

Whilst on Holiday in Belgium this year doing a tour of the Ypres Salient, came accross this airfield near Poperinge in West Flanders. German aircraft landed here in 1940 but never stayed here. During this period this "Tower" was built. Any further information would be appreciated. Im no expert in German aviation architecture but this does look like a water tower. I couln't get access to the other side of the land to get a view of the rear of the structure.

yours puzzled,


Mick




http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/TigersUK7/Poperinge/P1080062.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/TigersUK7/Poperinge/P1080061.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/TigersUK7/Poperinge/P1080060.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/TigersUK7/Poperinge/P1080059.jpg

stevie
23-09-2011, 11:00
Thanks for posting those mate. If it is a water tower, it's a very grand one. It'll be interesting to find out just what it is/was.

jvm
26-09-2011, 13:40
May I suggest you two have a look there:

http://www.ronaldv.nl/abandoned/airfields/BE/Airfields_BE_wflanders.html#Poperinge

ww2ni
27-09-2011, 12:04
Brilliant website. Thanks for sharing.

Were you at the "Shot At Dawn" loaction at Poperinge? Very sad.

Denis
28-09-2011, 19:55
Hello Mick,
Certainly a solid structure eh? If it were built as a water treatment plant it has a very unusual shape for that purpose.
Any other images from Belgium to share?

WiganMick59
04-10-2011, 20:44
Hi,

Many thanks to JVM for the information, West Flanders is one of my most visited places, usually for "The Great War". Very good site indeed. Got plenty of images Denis M8, not that many relating to 39-45 though.

thanks all,

Mick