Blockhaus d'Éperlecques

Local nameBlockhaus d'Éperlecques
LocationÉperlecques, France

The Blockhaus d'Éperlecques is a Second World War bunker, now part of a museum, near Saint-Omer in the northern Pas-de-Calais département of France, and only some 14.4 kilometers north-northwest from the more developed La Coupole V-2 launch facility, in the same general area. The bunker, built by Nazi Germany under the codename Kraftwerk Nord West between March 1943 and July 1944, was originally intended to be a launching facility for the V-2 ballistic missile. It was designed to accommodate over 100 missiles at a time and to launch up to 36 daily.

The facility would have incorporated a liquid oxygen factory and a bomb-proof train station to allow missiles and supplies to be delivered from production facilities in Germany. It was constructed using the labour of thousands of prisoners of war and forcibly conscripted workers used as slave labourers.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockhaus_d'Éperlecques

Address Rue des Sarts, 62910 Éperlecques, FR

Coordinates 50°49'43.512" N 2°11'1.585" E

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