The Atlantik Wall In Normandy

 

 

Audouville la Hubert WN8 Map 1311E


The Germans had renumbered the strong points along this section of the Atlantic Wall twice during the occupation.
This leads to a lot of confusion when looking at old maps and reading papers on the defences of Utah. There are many sites that even share the same number.
The main armament employed in this section was a 75mm field gun, and this was supplemented by 47 mm cannon and two 50 mm anti aircraft guns.
Six machine gun emplacements housed in Tobruks were also installed, two on the roofs of the personnel bunkers. There was also a larger Tobruk which housed a mortar.
The troops stationed here were billeted in a type 622 and 502 bunkers.
These can still be seen at the side of the road today and are in quite good condition.
The site was surrounded by minefields and anti tank ditches and much of the area inland was flooded.
About sixty troops would be needed to serve a strong point like this, and many of them were veterans from the Russian front, enjoying a break from fighting there.

WN8  or WN106 R502 - R622 - Vf/MG x 2 - Vf58c x 2 - Vf2a - Ringstand Gr.W278 - Ringstand 50mm KwK x 2 -0 47mm Pak181 - 50mm Kwk L/60 x 2

 

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