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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. (Heers Kusten Batterie).

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Batterie 1/H.K.A.R.1252. (Heers Kusten Artillery Regiment)
1 x R636a (fire control post).
3 x R607 (ammunition bunker II).
3 x R502 (twin group shelter).
6 x Geschützstellung (ringstand).
3 x Flakstellung.
3 x R600b (5cm KwK gun).
1 x Vf58c (Tobruk).
1 x Maschinenbunker.
1. x V229 (Würzburg radar socket).
1 x 7.5cm F.K.231(f).
3 x 5cm KwK.
1 x 3.7cm Pak 35/35.
1 x 7.62F.K.39.
1 x Fu.MG Seetakt Fu.MO 2.
1 x Würzburg See Riese Fu.MO 214.
3 x 17cm K.18.
2 x 2cm Flak30.
1 x 2cm KwK 38.


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R607 (ammunition bunker II).

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7.5cm F.K.231(f).

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2cm Flak30.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. (Heers Kusten Batterie).

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02 February 2014

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Fire Control Post

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R636a (fire control post).
Set in front of the light house and is a very good condition but has unfriendly neighbours who don't like bunker hunters!

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R636a (fire control post).

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R636a (fire control post).

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02 February 2014

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Fire Control Post

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R636a (fire control post).
Looking up at the viewing slit, this model had an open range-finder room on the top and a Tobruk for local defence.

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FCP at Fácamp.

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FCP at Fácamp computing room.

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Range-finder.

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Range-finding.

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Mustec Micort 1985

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Fire Control Post

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R636a (fire control post).
The view from the top of the lighthouse..

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You can see the open square rang finder space and the Tobruk on the rear.

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FCP at Fácamp Flak position on the roof.

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Range-finder.

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Funk room.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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27 May 1944 88 & 342 Sqdns.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Bombing

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Bombing by 88 and 342Sqns, 137 Wing RAF, 27 May 1944, both flew Boston IIIA and they were stationed at RAF Hartford Bridge (Hampshire).

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Boston's of 88Sqn lined up at RAF Hartford Bridge.

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88Sqn RAF..

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342 (French) Sqn.

 

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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27 May 1944 88 & 342 Sqdns.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Boston´s

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Bombing by 88 and 342Sqns, 137 Wing RAF.

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Boston.

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Boston..

 

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27 May 1944 88 & 342 Sqdns.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Boston´s

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Bombing by 88 and 342Sqns, 137 Wing RAF 27 May 1944.

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RAF Hartford Bridge (Blackbush), Hampshire.

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342 French Sqn, RAF Hartbridge 1944.

 

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1946/7 Geoportail

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B target area

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Batterie 1/H.K.A.R.1252. (Heers Küsten Artillery Regiment).
I believe this is where the battery was situated, when this photo was taken the area had been started to be cleared up. There are many bomb craters in the area. The track curving around to the right is the railway line. The yellow square is ringstand for a 7.62F.K.39 (r), .red square where the radar sat and above the fire control post.

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Plan of a Geschützstellung (ringstand) and an R607 ammunition magazine. This is how it may have looked?

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Another ringstand design for heavy artillery..

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Gatteville batterie.

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Ringstand for the 7.62F.K.39 (r).

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Mustec Micort

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Plan

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A plan sent to me by Mustec Micort of the batterie position today. Thank you Mustec.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Batterie

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Battery position today, some of the remains that are left.

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Mustec Micort

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Batterie

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Mustec has just sent me two photos of concrete remains left on the batterie site..

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Mustec Micort

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Batterie

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This is a buried command cable set into the concrete.

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1943/4 web/Bundesarchiv

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Batterie Gatteville

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Battery site at StP152 Batterie Gatteville 7/HKAR1261.
This is to show how it may have looked around June 1944 but it only had three Geschützstellung and three 17cm K18 guns.

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1943/4 web/Bundesarchiv

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B. Norway

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A batterie site in Norway.
One 17cm K18 gun in its Geschützstellung in Norway showing the way the gun was mounted and would have been used here.

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Loading.

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Crew orders.

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Inspection.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B

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A 17cm K18 gun fired in a field position with its crew resting around the gun.
At least nine crew with ready ammunition laid out ready to use. Shells on the right, case on the left and powder charges in the boxes.

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Another K18 being readied to fire.
This is a propaganda photo whilst being filmed with a cine camera as the men load the gun with a shell. One man is holding a powder bag (Cordite bags).

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22 October 2014

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Würzburg

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V229 (Würzburg radar socket).
Before D-Day small ships were sent out at night to creep up to the French coast, then the order to 'Make Sparks' (these were steam gun boats and by raking the fire sparks would shower out of the funnel). The sparks would be seen by lookouts on the coast and the radars would switch on to locate the targets. Whilst all this was going on a Wellington bomber packed with electronic radar detecting systems was also on the spot to see the radars switch on and locate them. As all the information was brought together, Allied intelligence knew where all the radars were and their wavelength, so as and when needed Typhoon fighter bombers could be sent out to locate and destroy these radars. You will see today the marks on the concrete of many radar stations where these attacks took place. By D-day all the radars the Allies wanted shut down, were and some they wanted to work continued. Counter measures were put in place on the morning of D-Day designed to show a large force of ships and aircraft crossing to the French coast. These deceptions were designed to show an attack in the Pas-de-Calais area where the Germans thought an attack would come. The some radars around the Pas-de-Calais were left in good working order so they would pick up the deceptions and be expecting the attack. In the D-Day areas the radars had been mostly put out of action so they would not pick up the actual attack.
Allied Counter Measures 5/6th June 1944

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Würzburg See Riese Fu.MO 214.

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There was also a Fu.MG Seetakt Fu.MO 2.

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Typhoon fighter bombers, hunters of radar sites.

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Steam gun boat. One of the captains was later to become Sir Peter Scott the famous wild life and bird sanctuary fame and one of his crew Peter worked for me for a time and told me this story. He was 17years old at the time.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Würzburg

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Würzburg See Riese Fu.MO 214. You can see the socket V299 underneath the radar.

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Inside the cabin.

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Inside the cabin.

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Yellow circle - Radar socket.
Yellow square - FCP.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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22 October 2014

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Würzburg

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V229 (Würzburg radar socket). The two of the five studs that hold on the radar head.

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22 October 2014

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B

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Trenches still showing up in the bank leading away from the radar socket.

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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Mustec Micort

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B ringstand

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This could be the site of the 7.62F.K.39(r).

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7.62F.K.39(r).

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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Mustec Micort

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B ringstand

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This could be the site of the 7.62F.K.39(r) situated near the radar and well forward of the batterie. It could possibly be used to fire star shells ordered by the Fire Control Post, in the air to indicate targets for the batterie to fire at from the rear.

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7.62F.K.39(r).

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Parachute flare over water.

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Target indicated.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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Mustec Micort

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B ringstand

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The centre of the ringstand and some bolts still sticking up.

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Wooden turntable for the wheeled gun to sit on.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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15 April 1946 Geo

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B Air photo 1946

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Trenches, radar socket, cable trench, ringstand and Tobruk.

Ca15 Ault H.K.B.

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25 March 2017

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Ca15 Ault H.K.B

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