Artillery dugout and the remains of a soldier 18+ (15 photos)
In this article I will tell you how we conducted excavations in the German artillery dugout. This time we were able to discover very interesting relics. We also managed to find the remains of a soldier who died in the Leningrad forest in one of the battles of World War II. We could find this dugout with a metal detector.
This dugout we found the last time when we excavated nearby. Our metal detectors signaled strongly over this area. This meant that there was a lot of metal in this dugout. Having come back to this place after some time, we immediately started digging, because this time we arrived not with an overnight stay. since we have been engaged in the metal detecting for a very long time, it was not difficult for us to find a suitable place for excavation.
Having removed the top layer of the earth, I got to the first finds. These were German WW2 10.5 cm leFH 18 cannon 105 mm shell transporting cases.
10,5 cm leFH 18
10,5 cm leFH 18 – 105 mm light field howitzer arr. 18 (German 10.5 cm leFH 18; leFH from German leichte Feldhaubitze – “light field howitzer”) – German light field howitzer of 105 mm caliber from World War II. Throughout the Second World War, it was the basis of the Wehrmacht field artillery. It was in service with the light divisions of artillery regiments and was the basis of the German division artillery. According to official figures, the Wehrmacht was armed with a total of 7,076 105-mm howitzers.
I cleaned some of the transport cases from the dirt and was shocked – they were in perfect condition. Even the inscriptions remained intact.
Also in the dugout there were a few more ordinary finds, which very often I find in German dugouts. They are in the photo below.
In the evening, I conducted excavations near the dugout, and I was able to find the remains of a decapitated Soviet soldier. Unfortunately, we were not able to establish the identity of the soldier. Soon this soldier will be buried with honors in a mass grave. Below you will see some photos of the remains of a soldier. Photos below are not for children.