Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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Batterie 1./H.K.A.R.1262.
4 x R679 casemates (one under construction).
1 x R636 Fire Control Post.
4 x R134 Ammunition bunkers.
1 x SK/Seetakt radar.
5 x SK/Vf bunkers.
1 x SK/Machinestand.
2 x R622 twin gruppe bunker.
2 x R621 gruppe bunker.
6 x 15.5cm K.416(f) guns.
1 x 7.62cm F.K.39(r).
3 x 2cm Flak 30.

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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15.5cm K.416(f).

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R621 gruppe bunker.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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This German plan shows all the defences around Cap de la Hague. Wn351 could fire 360° from its six open emplacements. But due to Allied bombing Hitler ordered casemates to be built to protect the guns. So four R679's were in the process of being built.

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R679 casemate.

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6 open emplacements.

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15.5cm K.416(f).

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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La Roche. Medium Coast Battery. Inter-service Target N°. 9/J/473.

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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Allied air-photo overlay of Wn351, six x 155mm.
Range 25,000 yds.
Rate of Fire 2 r.p.m.
Weight of shell 95lbs.
For casemates under construction.

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Spitfire PRU.

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USAAF Lightening´s also too a lot of air photos.

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Spitfire camera being fitted.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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American Marauder medium bombers carpet bombing the battery of Wn351.
The picture shows a Marauder with D-Day stripes on its wings, so this picture must be post D-day as the stripes were painted on no earlier than the 4/5 June. I believe 7 July 1944.

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American Marauder.

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American Marauder.

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American Marauder.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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Two ages of a batterie position are here. First the six open emplacements and then the four casemates. Due to heavy Allied bombing Hitler insisted batteries were to b casemated to give them better protection and on the 29 June 19444 it was heavily bombed and many of the open emplacements were hit badly.

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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22 June 2006

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl".

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Nice view from under the hill showing how high the guns were placed 60meters I believe. Two of the R679, Turm 3 & 4.

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R679 at Gatteville.

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Inside the gun room (Gatteville) with a steel shield covering the guns embrasure.

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26 June 2002

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The batterie position from the rear.

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Turm 3 & 4 with Turm 1 to the far right. Turm 2 was under-construction.

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Construction.

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Plan.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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26 June 2002

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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A closer look.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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26 June 2002

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R134 ammunition bunker.

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A twin room'd ammunition magazine.

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R134 plan.

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Inside an R134 ammunition room.

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26 June 2002

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Turm 4 R679.

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The two panels either side of the embrasure would have had metal plates bolted on and the four threads per side are still there.

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R679 plan.

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R679 StP152 Gatteville.

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Inside an R679 at Gatteville.

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Plan.

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26 June 2002

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Turm 4 R679.

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This is the left panel where the metal plates bolted on and one nut still in place. I have seen many R679 casemates but never have I seen a steel panel. I do not think many were ever fitted.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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26 June 2002

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Turm 4 R679.

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The gun room with two ammunition niches each side and the rear door.

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R679 elevation showing where the gun sat.

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R679 plan with two ammunition niches either side and a rear entrance that should have a steel door. Again these often were not fitted due to the D-day invasion.

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A gun in place.

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26 June 2002

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Turm 3 R679 casemate.

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Turm 3 has the two panels each side just like the last one but this one has a larger steel band around the top of the embrasure.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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26 June 2002

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Turm 3 R679 casemate.

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This is just showing some detail of the panel and a concrete glasses plate that would have been completed when the gun was fitted.

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26 June 2002

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Turm 3 R679 casemate from the rear & Turm 4 in the distance..

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The rear entrance with a steel frame and lintel but no door.

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Plan.

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26 June 2002

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Turm 1 R679 casemate.

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Turm 2 would have been somewhere around here. Note the earth placed around the sides of the casemate. It acts as camouflage and adds to the strength of the casemate.

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Casemate plan.

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Plan.

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26 June 2002

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Turm 1 R679 casemate.

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26 June 2002

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Turm1 R679 casemate.

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06 March 2016

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Turm1 R679 casemate.

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Always very muddy.

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Plan.

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06 March 2016

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Turm1 R679 casemate.

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Railway lines were used extensively in the building of bunkers. This looks like one that was left over.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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Set in a very good position in the front of the batterie, here fire control officers could pass information to each of the six guns laid out in open emplacements and also to any of the guns that had been set into the casemates.

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Range finder.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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The air photo shows the Flak position and Tobruk in place. Even the two aerial slots.

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Plan.

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2cm Flak 30.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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The rear of the bunker with an entrance for the Flak position and two large radio aerial fittings.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Flak position.

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Rear entrance to the Flak position on the roof. Note the camouflaged concrete overlay.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Flak position.

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The entrance and Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Tobruk.

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The top of the Tobruk.

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Machine gun fittings in a Tobruk.

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Details of the lip where the machine-gun swivelled around.

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Plan of a machine gun mounting.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Tobruk.

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Nice tight squeeze and a niche for a speaking tube. A pipe would go through the concrete of the bunker to somewhere inside and this was his only means of communication.

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Sprachrohr- mouthpiece.

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Tobruk machine gunner.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Flak position.

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Flak position on the top of the R636.

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2cm Flak 30.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Flak position.

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Alderney to the left and Cap de la Hague Lighthouse to the right.
Ready ammunition space under lip.

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2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak ammunition magazines.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Flak position.

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Now looking towards the rear of the site.

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Magazine filling tool.

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2cm shell case.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post. Radio aerial fittings.

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Two aerial fittings set into the rear of the bunker.

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Plan of an aerial fitting.

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How the aerial fitted inside a bunker.

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Plan of an aerial inside a bunker.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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Camouflage detail.

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R636 Fire Control Post plan.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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Looking into the observation room.

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R636 plan.

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Range finder.

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Observation.

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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Looking into the observation room.

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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Plan.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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Alderney with the Raz Blanchard this is the gap that the guns were protecting.

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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06 March 2016

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FuMO 2 Seetakt radar.

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The radar was designed to be used over the sea and was perfect for ranging the guns at Wn351. It could direct the guns on any target from here to Alderney.

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FuMO 2 Seetakt radar just after capture by the Americans.

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Plan.

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Radar.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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FuMO 2 Seetakt radar.

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Camouflage around the radars defending wall.

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Another Seetakt radar instillation.

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06 March 2016

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FuMO 2 Seetakt radar.

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The view of where the radar searched.

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How it looked.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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ADM 202-598 30 Assault Unit files.

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FuMO 2 Seetakt radar.

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The view after capture..

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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FuMO 2 Seetakt radar.

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Looking into the emplacement where the radar sat.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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Maschinensatz was a bunker to hold the power to run the radar.

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View from above.

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SK/Maschinensatz.
R/L:
Store.
Main room.
Close combat & men's entrance.
Crew room & storage.

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Plan.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The roof of the Maschinensatz and a periscope fitting can be seen.

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The red dot on the plan is the position of the periscope.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The attached Tobruk. Note the hooks for a camouflage net..

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Plan.

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Tobruk.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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a: periscope fitting for the crew to look around when under attack.
b: another fitting on the roof some way from the periscope.

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Plan.

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Periscope looking out of a bunker.

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Periscope.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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View from the other side.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The sunken way into the bunker.

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Plan.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The 494P2 rear doors. Heavy steel doors still in place. Set in three parts, one left and two right with a strip of steel bolted to the left door as a lip to shut the right door.

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Plan.

 

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This is a plan of the way a strip of steel was bolted to the left door and the right door would rest against it.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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494P2 rear doors.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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494P2 rear doors. The slot is for viewing or sticking out a rifle/sub-machine gun through it.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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494P2 rear doors.

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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494P2 rear doors in another bunker showing how the door was configured.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The main machine room. This is where a generator would have sat to power the radar.

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Wheeled generator.

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8KW generator.

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Plan.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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434P01 door.

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Plan.

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434P01 door.

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434P01 left or right opening door.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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Just above the door is a 4ML01 equalising valve. This allows the internal and external air pressure equalise when there is a large explosion.

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Plan

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4ML01 equalising valve.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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Bunker drain.

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Bunker drainage.

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Plan of a bunker drain made of Zinc.

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Zinc bunker drain fittings.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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434P01 door detail.

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434P01 door.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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Main room and quite a large space as well.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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A 19P7 thin steel door, gas tight with a glass viewing window. The large hole may be post war.

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19P7 thin steel door.

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Plan.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The passageway to the crew quarters, close combat defence and the Tobruk access steps. Another 19P7 thin steel door into the crews quarters.
The round steel pieces are actually steel wagon tyres.

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Plan.

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A wooden wagon wheel with a steel tyre fitted over the wood.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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Small room.

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Plan.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The other small store room.

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Plan.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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Crew room. The 19P7 thin steel door. Close combat defence embrasure.

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Plan.

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483P2 close combat defence embrasure.

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Close combat defence.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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483P2 close combat defence embrasure.

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483P2 close combat defence embrasure.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The way out to the Tobruk defence.

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Plan.

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06 March 2016

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Stand fur Maschinensatz (stand for machine set).

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The Tobruk defence.

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Post action view of a Tobruk.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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This could be a Tobruk for an R621 Gruppe bunker or part of an R134 two room'd ammunition magazine.

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Plan.

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R621 gruppe bunker.

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R134 twin ammunition magazine bunker.

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06 March 2016

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A large open emplacement for a 15.5cm K.416(f) gun, one of six that were here.

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A large space for quite big guns. The 15.5cm K.416(f) gun is quite a small chassis and barrel so fits easily.

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Plan.

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06 March 2016

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A large open emplacement for a 15.5cm K.416(f) gun.

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Entrance allowing ease of access for the gun.

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15.5cm K.416(f) gun In an open earth emplacement. This is how it would have looked here.

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Ammunition.

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Ammunition handling.

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06 March 2016

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A large open emplacement for a 15.5cm K.416(f) gun.

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Details of the gun may have been mounted. A base may have been bolted to the threads set into the concrete. A wooden plate then sat on the top swivelled in the centre that the gun could sit on.

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Turntable for gun mounting.

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Another turntable design for a larger gun chassis.

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06 March 2016

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A large open emplacement for a 15.5cm K.416(f) gun.

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The threads set into the concrete.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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A large open emplacement for a 15.5cm K.416(f) gun.

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I am never sure what happened inside these niches, now filled with water.
I think this is the side where ready ammunition was stored.

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Plan said to be from here. One side would be for ready ammunition and the other for general communications.

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Ammunition, cordite in cotton bags being passed to the gun..

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Plan.

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06 March 2016

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A large open emplacement for a 15.5cm K.416(f) gun.

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Communications niche.

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Communications from the fire control post post via cables and past on to the guns crew.

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06 March 2016

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Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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Walking back to the car showing the radar emplacement up on the hill.

Wn351 Auderville la Roche H.K.B. 1./1262 "Stahl"

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06 March 2016

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