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1./920th G.R. area.

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Unit map of the area of the 1./920th Grenadier Regiment (Oberst Bernhard Klosterkemper HQ Etouppeville) of the 243 Infantry Division 6th June 1944.

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BERNHARD KLOSTERKEMPER Commander of the 920th Infantry-Regiment (00 Jan 1944-06 June 1944) then with the death of General Wilhelm Falley, he was transferred to take charge of the 91st Luft-Landing Div. 06 June - 10th June 1944. He went on to command 243rd I.D. and then a Staff appointment. He was captured in My 1945 and release 1947.


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243 Infantry Division
I./920.
II./920 (CP: Couvert).
III./920 (CP: Flamanville) – Ost-Bataillon 561 (Russians).

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1 x SK/MG Schartenstand (Pilz).
1 x Vf/MG Stand.
4 x Unterstands.
1 Vf/Pk Stand.~1 x 3.7cm Pak 35/36.

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3.7cm Pak 35/36 moving into position.

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SK/MG Schartenstand (Pilz).

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Vf/MG Stand.

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Unterstand?

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On the right with a small gated entrance, looks an Unterstand of some type.

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Unterstand?

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The concrete looks very Germanic.

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There also maybe another in the houses front garden?

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Vf/MG Stand

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Machine gun position covering the beach.

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Walking south

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Unterstand

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Its been rather a while since I have been here and I cannot remember how the rooms were laid out, sorry.

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Unterstand

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Unterstand

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Unterstand

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Way out.

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Vf/Pak Stand

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For a 3.7cm Pak 35/36.

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3.7cm Pak 35/36.

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SK/MG Schartenstand or Pilz

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A domed bunker, there are quite a few around the peninsular.

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This one is in the Calais region, Sangatte.

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This another north of Quineville.

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SK/MG Schartenstand or Pilz

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The trench system still showing up after all these years.

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SK/MG Schartenstand or Pilz

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Inside showing two of the embrasures.

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WN315 Vauville le Fort down the beach

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When the war did reach them around the 20th June, they started to retreat north, either to Cherbourg or into Cap de la Hague area until either killed or captured. 243rd Div strength on the 6th June 1944 was 11,500 men, by 11th July 1944 they were down to 3,340 men.

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