Stp235 Osteck Map 1210E
The radar station code named (Osteck) was the eyes and ears for the
Cherbourg. It was well equipped with two Freya, one Wassermann, and two Wurzburg
The site was ringed with machine gun emplacements and several flak positions, no
doubt controlled by radar.
There were also two giant spotlights with a diameter of 150mm to illuminate
incoming aircraft, as well as ships at sea..
The are also bunkers for ammunition as well as living quarters for personnel
manning the guns.
These emplacements show signs of damage from both land, sea and air attacks.
This site is a paradise for "Bunker Hunters" there are possibly more type hidden
here than in any other small area in France. They include command and personnel
bunkers. Bunkers for the control and operation of four main radar installations,
together with emplacements for searchlights, anti aircraft, and machinery
bunkers. There is even a large underground canteen.
Most are in good condition although those on the motorcycle track are in many
"High and Dry" and very difficult to enter, others are impossible because of the
vegetation which is slowly encroaching and hiding them. The most outstanding
feature remaining are the original paintings, almost a fresh as when they were
painted over sixty years ago.
Stp235 L2 x 4 - L7 x 2 - R502a x 5 - R622 x 3 - Water Bunker - R601 - R646 x
2 - R644 - R643 - R634 x 2 - R633 x 2 - R120 - R121a - R629 - R630 - L411a x 2 -
L409a x 3 - L410a x 2 - L413a - Machinery Bunker - Vf58c x 4 - R134 - L480 -
V229 x 2 - Wassermann Fu MG 402 - Small-Heidelberg - Wurzburg Riese Fu SE65 x 2
codes M61 & H15 - Freya Fu MG450 & Freya Fu MG401 Nr 200 & Nr203 Manned by 12/Luft.Nachr.