Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux,

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1 x R612.
2 x R668 (at Ca39).
2 x R600.
6 x Vf58c.
1 x Feldm.
1 x V67.
1 x Pz.T. 3.7cm KwK 144(f)
2 x 5cm KwK 39 L/42.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.231(f)

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7.5cm F.K.231(f).

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5cm KwK 38.

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

Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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Ca02 Hourdel

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel

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Somme estuary.
Ca02 was protecting the entrance to the River Somme estuary.

Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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27 August 1942

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An allied reconnaissance photo 27 August 1942.

Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel R612

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R612 casemate for an 7.5cm Field Kannon 231(f) assault gun.
The gun was a 7.5cm cannon taken out of a French arsenals after the capitulation.

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7.5cm Field Kannon 231(f).

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel R612

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R612 casemate. This is the rear entrance for the gun to access the casemate.

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R612 two small ammunition niches each side of the back door and the gun room in the front.

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel R612

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R612 casemate. The front view a quite small embrasure and a flanking wall to protect the gun from being fired at from the sea.

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How the flanking wall protects the guns embrasure.

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An R612 after capture.

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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Ca02 Hourdel R612

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R612 casemate.

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7.5cm F.K.231 (f).

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Looking north along the coast.
A lovely cold morning.

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Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel R600

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This could be an R600b of which there were two in Ca02. R600b either was a full bunker with crew room and ammunition room underneath and an open emplacement above or just the open emplacement without the rooms below.

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R600 elevation.

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R600 plan.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42 in a R600 emplacement.

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Crew on the left and ammunition on the right and an escape out of the crew room.

Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel R600

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R600b Emplacement for a 5cm KwK anti tank gun.
The 5 cm KwK was an obsolete tank gun as the 7.5 & 8.8cm guns had by then taken over and in a ground role set on or in a casemate was an excellent gun and could knock out nearly any allied tank and also landing craft.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42. note the leather muzzle cover hanging on the barrel.

Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Ca02 Hourdel

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R612.

Ca02 Hourdel, StP.Gruppe Cayeux

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24 February 2014

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Baie de Somme

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