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Bomb Craters WW II

Bomb Craters WW II

Bom craters can be recognized from other pits or ponds as they often have a wall around the edge. That wall is caused by the objection of sand from the pit at detonation of the bomb. There were targeted bombings carried out in Havelte, Drenthe. The airport Havelte was under considerable fire twice during the second World War.

The former runway of the airport, now a footpath, has several remaining bomb craters of these bombings. From aerial photographs taken during the war can be deduced that there were many hundreds or perhaps thousands of these bomb craters. Most of these have since then been restored.

Nowadays these craters are used by Frogs and Salamanders and are carefully maintained as they are of both historical as ecological importance.

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  • Uploaded on July 15, 2012
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    by Erik van den Ham