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What were the bridge piers used for? Demolition training?

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



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Moliere: Tartuffe





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We visited the last B-bunker between Poland and the West Wall.

The bunker was buried in 1994 by the U.S. Army.

The dome was destroyed.









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Nice photos of an old training area. I never made it there. Spent some time at Campo Pond at Hanau, but mostly the Friedberg (Hessen) training area then Wildflicken, Hohenfels and Graf training areas. I believe the piers were for the engineers to practice building bridges rather than blowing them up.



Looking for items related to the 161st Infantry Regiment

(aka NGW; Washington Territorial Militia 1855-1886; 1st/2nd Infantry Regiment, Washington 1886-1898; 1st/2nd Regiment, Washington Volunteer Infantry 1898-1899; 1st/2nd Infantry Regiment Washington National Guard 1899-1917)

and 36th Infantry Battalion/Regiment



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The Heinrich position is opposite the dome bunker.

The Heinrich position with their trenches very reminiscent of the positions of the 1.WK in France and Belgium





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