A batterie of four 10cm horse drawn artillery pieces set seven km behind what became Juno Beach Courseulles-sur-Mer and Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer where the batterie had a Fire Control Officer to direct the guns onto their targets.
Horse drawn batterie of artillery.
4 x 10cm leF.H.14/19(t).
1 x Feldmassig.
1 x Kaverne.
1 x 2cm Flak 30.
"The "Kavernes" of the WN 28a are quarries of building stones. They occupy a whole sector: Bény-sur-Mer, Fontaine-Henry and Basly. They have been closed for years and there are many.
The quarries were inhabited by refugees whose houses had been destroyed by bombing, before June 6 and after June 6. The quarries of Bény / Fontaine-Henry would also have housed German soldiers serving the battery of Moulineaux when they were attacked by Allied planes" Bien amicalement, Jean-Pierre.
2cm Flak 30.
This is an artillery map showing the area the guns covered. They were the red circles and square, Mainz, Lattich and Koln.
Allied Intelligence report of where the batterie was situated. A 2cm Flak 30 was used for AA defence, this plan seems to show two Flak positions..
2cm Flak 30.
4 x 10cm leF.H.14/19(t) laid out firing in a batterie position, like it would have looked here..
10cm box of shells.
Model of a 10cm LeF.H.14/19(t).
Fort Saint-Aubin/Peilstand & Roman Fort
Fort Saint-Aubin remains and the Peilstand above. This observation (not really a fighting position) could call down fire from Wn28a 7./1716 batterie of 4 x 10cm leF.H.14/19(t)
guns inland. (The guns were captured Cz guns).
A batterie of 10cm LeF.H.14/19(t) on the move. The horses were kept right up until the invasion of Normandy and if the batteries could escape the allied advances. They would be pulled out by thier horses and right back into Belgium as thee of the guns did from Wn01 Merville Batterie.
A picture of a field gun in an open emplacement.
Moving a 10cm LeF.H.14/19(t) by man power and using sand track.
© 2013 Richard Drew