V1 flying bomb storage site near Valognes
Versorgungsstelle 1008 site overview
What to see
Behind the many V1 flying bomb launch positions located on the Cotentin peninsula was a supply chain network with a series of storage hubs for receiving and storing the disassembled weapons prior to dispersal to launch sites.
This is one of two supply point sites near the town of Valognes to the south of Cherbourg, an area with dozens of potential launch sites.
Versorgungsstelle 1008 stands on the edge of the expanding light industry area of the town and featured three large depots along with smaller storage buildings for fuel, ammunition, and other supplies. At the entrance to the site are several smaller concrete stores.
One of the 30m long, 18m wide buildings has been destroyed by encroaching industrial units but you can still see two others in farmland to the east. These concrete and brick built warehouses are now used to store farm materials and hay bales so are not accessible to the public for safety reasons.
A second remaining site - Versorgungsstelle 1009 – is located to the west of Valognes in an around the village of Grand Hameau near Bricquebec-en-Cotentin and features eight large depot buildings. While one is destroyed, the remainders are all in use on farms or private gardens.
Both sites are within close proximity of the main railway line which bisect the area.