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Flugfeld Desvres

Early war Luftwaffe fighter airfield site

Stp224 Strandhafer site overview

What to see

Located around 20km south east of Boulogne-sur-Mer, and on the eastern outskirts of the town of Desvres, this Luftwaffe airfield site was operational from September 1940 to April 1941.
Separated by a grass strip runway, the site was split into two main areas – one featuring protected fighter pens and the other for ammunition and fuel stores. Both sites also featured barrack blocks, although the remains of these are now gone.
What can still be seen on the western side of the runway are the remains of eight aircraft shelters, low-walled concrete builds where the Me109 fighters based here could be protected. Next to the pens are two small concrete water reservoirs.
The southern area is contained within the grounds of a large chateau and can’t be accessed, although you can see the entrance to one of the ammunition stores from the main D341 road which runs alongside the chateau grounds.


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