A phototextured 3d model of the inside blown up Flakturm V in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg
(Next text is posted on Gustaveroosen his website(thnx))
Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, an anti-aircraft gun tower with four 128mm twin guns, one per corner of the tower, was for us, the former Monschau High School students, the third and the last posting, after the action in Aachen. In Aachen the U.S.Artillery had pulled the plug on us and after a guest appearance in Langenbochum in the Ruhr beside the colliery "Schlegel & Eisen", we finally arrived here in Hamburg.
On to the last battle! We arrived in Hamburg on November 14th, 1944. As a young boy I had grown up in this city and I knew my way around. What a sight Hamburg was now! The Binnenalster was covered with camouflage nets; the main railway station had a covering of straw mats of road width over it; and over the Außenalster a dummy fabrication of the Lombardsbrücke, the Lombard bridge, had been built by means of similar camouflage mats. But the British bombers had already, in July 1943, caused terrible havoc...this was air-raid # 70, the so-called "Gomorrha" enterprise, 41,800 inhabitants lost their lifes and 125,000 were hit, as per official statistics
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