Dear all, here are some of the promised photos of a Panzerstellung fortification with a PzKpfw I tank turret, a quite unexpected finding during September 1995, near the aircrafts engines “run up” area of Athens Hellinikon airport. This airfield used during the ww2 as base for units of Luftwaffe JG27 and was frequently raided by bombers of RAF and USAAF.
This Panzerstellung stood among the parking pens of the Bf 109Gs, and due to it’s location in this isolated side of the civil airport after the war, was by the years half covered by the earth works and the wild grass, almost invisible by the near by road.
As you can see, this tank turret although exposed for so many years to the weather conditions, was carrying still locally it’s panzer gray painting !
After the finding this Panzerstellung turret was donated to the Hellenic Air Force museum, but unfortunately still today remain “out of show” in a store place !