StP02 Franceville Ost

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StP02 Franceville Ost.
StP02 set between the D514 and the sea, now a camping site and sand dunes.

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1./Ost-Bat. 642.
2 x Anti tank walls.
2 x L413 ammunition bunker for a 3.7cm AA battery.
1 x R105b machine gun casemate L/H.
1 x R105c machine gun casemate R/H.
3 x Vf2a's gruppe shelter.
5 x Feldm shelters.
1 x Vf Skoda casemate.
1 x R634 6 embrasured turret bunker.
1 x Vf6a observation post, splittersicher (splinter-proof).
1 x ringstand for 5cm KwK.
1 x Searchlight + Maschinenstand.
6 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
1 x Vf58c/SK.
1 x B.Stellen.
1 x R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK Pak gun..
2 x 5cm KwK L/60.
1 x 4.7 Skoda Pak39 (t).
2 x 3.7cm Flak 18.
2 x Pz.T. FT-MG311(f).
2 x Pz.T. FT-3.7cm KwK 144(f).

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L413 ammunition bunker for a 3.7cm AA battery.

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R105b Machine gun casemate.

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Vf6a observation post, splittersicher (splinter-proof).

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Pz.T. FT-3.7cm KwK 144(f).

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Pz.T. FT-MG311(f).

StP02 Franceville Ost

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Wn01 to Wn07.

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This is a plan of all the Wn/StP's in this area.

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5cm KwK L/60.

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The view before D-Day.

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Skoda gun casemate.

StP02 Franceville Ost

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15 June 1944

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Photo Reconnaissance picture

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400/240 15 June 44 F36/12 Task SA/1047/1048 29000 photo:
Possibly a Spitfire passing over taking pictures all the way around the Atlantikwall coast.

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PRU Spitfire.

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Loading cameras onto a Spitfire.

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Medmenham interpreters.

StP02 Franceville Ost

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1944

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StP02 Franceville Ost

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Plan showing where Allied intelligent´s expected beach defences and minefields.

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Placing beach hedgehogs.

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Teller mines on posts.

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StP02 Franceville Ost

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15 June 1944

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StP02 Franceville Ost

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Plan of the outer defence. A quite large area to defend and lot a bunkers.

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Vf6a observation post.

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Observation officers.

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R634 6 embrasured turret bunker 20P7 turret/dome for an Mg.34.

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Tobruk defence.

 

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Vf68c Tobruk.

20P7 turret/dome for an Mg.34 6 embrasured turret R634 bunker.

StP02 Franceville Ost

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15 June 1944

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R105b & an R667 bunkers attached.

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A double bunker with an R105b with only an Mg34 behind a steel plate and added to it an R667 with a 5cm KwK L/60 Pak.

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R105b machine gun casemate.

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK L/60 Pak .

Plan of the double casemate.

A 9AP7 dome (turret) the type that may have been on the roof of the R105b.

 

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Inside the defences laid out now in a camping site. I have only visited the Vf 5cm ringstand.

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L414 ammunition bunker for 3.7cm Flak.

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3.7cm Flak 18.

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Skoda bunker.

StP02 Franceville Ost

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16 March 2012

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Ringstand for a 5cm KwK Pak L/60 gun.

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Facing due south, this bunker covers the rear of StP02 and the road that runs east/west. D-Day this StP would have probably had to take on a few stray parachutists falling wide of their DZ's. Then watched as Wn01 Merville batterie was bombed-taken-lost and several days later retaken. Before they too were gradually pushed out by Commandos driving up along this road.

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48 Commando Royal Marines.

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5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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5cm KwK Pak L/60

StP02 Franceville Ost

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16 March 2012

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Ringstand for a 5cm KwK Pak L/60 gun.

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This ringstand has a lid built over it to give it extra protection from splinters but it stops it being able to fire in all round defence. The niches are for ready ammunition.

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5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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5cm ammunition.

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D-Day early in the morning.

StP02 Franceville Ost

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1945

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Ringstand for a 5cm KwK Pak L/60 gun.

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How it looked in 1945.

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StP02 Franceville Ost.

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A large anti-tank ditch running behind the defence.