Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Discussions on the fortifications, artillery, & rockets used by the Axis forces.
jopaerya
Member
Posts: 19096
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 13:21
Location: middelburg

Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jopaerya » 28 Jun 2014 09:11

Hello

Found this picture on Ebay, who any idea were this picture was been taken ??
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=80556861

Regards Jos
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

searay
Member
Posts: 146
Joined: 05 Sep 2011 19:23

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by searay » 01 Jul 2014 13:16

AFAIK, this 88mm gun was part of Flak-Regiment.30 assigned to a battery of four in defense nest Wn.491 at La Guéretterie east of La Glacerie that was attacked on June 24 by the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry supported by a platoon of tanks of the 70th Tank Battalion. The position also included a 37mm Flak gun and two 20mm Flak autocannons, reinforced by a battery of four 105mm field guns of Artillerie-Regiment.1709 that had withdrawn to this area. The site was overwhelmed after a day of fighting, and about 80 prisoners taken. The officers inspecting the gun are (left to right) the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Carlton MacNeely, the Co. K commander, Lt. John Rebarchek, and Capt. George Mabry, battalion S-3 (operations). Rebarchek was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his actions that day, later receiving the Distinguished Service Cross instead.

jopaerya
Member
Posts: 19096
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 13:21
Location: middelburg

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jopaerya » 01 Jul 2014 15:54

Thanks Steve

For your complete story behind this picture .

Regards Jos

jopaerya
Member
Posts: 19096
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 13:21
Location: middelburg

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jopaerya » 08 Oct 2014 13:34

Found two other picture's on Ebay , any idea were exact ??

Regards Jos
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4035
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by Manuferey » 11 Oct 2014 15:11

Image

Here are some information that may help to locate the area.

The gun is a 7,5 cm Flak M17/34(f). In the Cherbourg area in 1944, this type of guns was used in Alarmbatterien of German coastal batteries. So far, I have identified only two MKBs in the area armed with this gun: MKB Brommy (Les Capelains/Caplains - East of Cherbourg) and MKB Landemer (Castel-Vendon - West of Cherbourg).

The landscape reminds me of the coast of the Jobourg peninsula (the "Signal peninsula" for the Germans). So it could be one the Flak guns of MKB Landemer moved to this location to fight against the US forces advancing west of Cherbourg after the fall of the city on June 26, 1944. :idea: MKB Landemer was captured on June 30 and the German forces in the Jobourg peninsula surrendered on July 1st.

Emmanuel

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4035
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by Manuferey » 14 Oct 2014 01:42

The bay on the background of the following picture looks similar to the bay on the above picture. :idea: The picture is taken from Auderville and shows the small harbor of Goury on the western side of Cap de la Hague. The gun would then be positioned on a slope leading towards HKB 1./1262 at Auderville-La-Roche.

Image
Source: http://www.giteshague.fr/

Emmanuel

jopaerya
Member
Posts: 19096
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 13:21
Location: middelburg

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jopaerya » 14 Oct 2014 06:12

Great find Emmanuel , the landscape has much similarity's .

Regards Jos

JKernwerk
Member
Posts: 1294
Joined: 23 Dec 2010 17:43

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by JKernwerk » 14 Oct 2014 20:08

But i do not see the lighthouse on the new photo, on the Internet I could not find anything about a demolition during the second world war.
If the place is right could it be a Alarmbatterie for Batterie Auderville Roche or Auderville Laye?
Greetings Jack

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4035
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by Manuferey » 14 Oct 2014 23:21

Jack,

I asked myself the same question about the lighthouse. The fact that is not visible on the picture could be due to the low resolution of the ebay copy. Or ... it's the wrong bay. :cry:

Alarm Flak batteries were typically installed at MKBs. Auderville-Roche and Laye were HKBs so I don't think the gun would have come from either one. The gun still could have been moved from MKB Landemer.
Other possibility: Flak of a KM's radar station in La Hague peninsula :idea: but I've never found any source yet that would mention it.

Emmanuel

User avatar
moonraker
Member
Posts: 2560
Joined: 24 Nov 2005 22:06
Location: normandie.french

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by moonraker » 15 Oct 2014 12:27

this photo is not "cap of hague" no see the rock and the lighthouse :)
not destruction the lighthouse for the war. (picture here)
I have to find the place !
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
jbb20p7
Member
Posts: 597
Joined: 23 Jun 2006 12:12
Location: France - Normandie

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jbb20p7 » 15 Oct 2014 12:36

Hello

perharps , Cap Lévy , in the east of Cherbourg ?

Bye :wink:
Jb

jazote
Member
Posts: 322
Joined: 03 Jul 2007 12:42
Location: Brittany, France

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jazote » 15 Oct 2014 15:37

Here is "Cap Levi":
61728334.jpg
And Goury lighthouse:
P1040276_bis.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
moonraker
Member
Posts: 2560
Joined: 24 Nov 2005 22:06
Location: normandie.french

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by moonraker » 15 Oct 2014 19:50

hello,
the picture is fermanville with back "plage de la mondrèe" I think wn 402 or 403.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

jopaerya
Member
Posts: 19096
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 13:21
Location: middelburg

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by jopaerya » 15 Oct 2014 23:54

Nice found Etienne

Then it would be one of the Alarm guns of M.K.B. Hamburg and fits with the other picture's of Hamburg .

Regards Jos

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4035
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: Cherbourg Stp or W.n.

Post by Manuferey » 16 Oct 2014 01:07

Great job, Etienne ! :thumbsup:

Emmanuel

Return to “Fortifications, Artillery, & Rockets”