Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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Flak Batterie 'Melsungen'

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Flak Batterie 'Melsungen'. 2./Ma.Fl.Abt.704.

1 x Fl243b.
3 x Flakstellung.
3 x Vf58c.
2 x 2cm Flak 28.
1 x Fu.MO 213.
4 x 10.5cm S.K C/32.

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Fu.MO 213 radar.

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2cm Flak 28 Oerlikon.

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Tobruk.

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Lo361 'Melsungen' Flak site.

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Now a camping site, there are lots of bits and pieces all over the field.

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Camping Municipal Les Joncs.

Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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USAAF B17 bombers attacking Lorient U-boat pens.

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B17 Flying Fortress.

Waist gunner.

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Radio operator.

Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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StP Gâvres

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StP Gâvres is made up of four Wn's, L0335 a battery of four casemates. Lo361 a Flak battery covering Lorient. Lo362 an old French fort and Lo112 a defence site for the town.

Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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A 1950's air photo.

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Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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The Battery layout.

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Heavy flak.

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Emergency.

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Crew firing the gun.

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Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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Ringstand for a 10.5cm SK C/32 flak gun a gun one of four here and used a Fu.Mo 213 radar to direct them on target.

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10.5cm SK C/32 flak gun.

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Fu.Mo 213 an AA gunnery radar here to direct the 10.5cm AA guns with a range of 40-60Km range using 560MHz frequency.

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A radar screen the type that may have been used here.

Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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17 October 2006

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Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen'

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Flakstellung for a 10.5cm SK C/32 flak gun.

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10.5cm SK C/32 flak gun showing the mounting just like the one above?

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17 October 2006

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Lo361 Gâvres Battery 'Melsungen' 10.5cm S. K. C/32.

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The type of gun that was used here. Designed as a ships gun and used extensively on most large ships to U-boats and flak ships..

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Flak ship.

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Ships main gun.

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U-boat gun.