Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by Larry D. » 28 Jun 2021 22:37

Romain -

A little bit on le.955 (ETr.):
5 Jun 44: Stab/955 in Rennes, le.3./955 in Caen. (ULTRA signal KV6709)
8 Jun 44: 3. Battr. with at least 9 guns in Caen city; had 1 KIA and 2 MIA so far since 6 June. (BNA HW 5/495)
10 Jun 44: Abt. reported the shooting down of its 100th aircraft since it became operational. (NARA T-405 roll 44/f.547)
11 Jun 44: Abt. intended to deploy at Chateau-du-Loir/38.5 km SE of Le Mans, Saumur/85.5 km S of Le Mans and Angers at the request of German transport authorities. (CX/MSS/R212/136)

A bit more on schw.153 (v):
Mar 43 – Apr 44: at Rennes and Vannes in Brittany under Flak-Rgt. 15. (T-321 roll 61)
15 May 44: transferred to Saint Sauveur/30 km S of Cherbourg and now under Flak-Rgt. 30/13. Flak-Div. (ULTRA CX/MSS/R186/55)
6 Jun 44: entire Abt. deployed in and around Virandeville/10.5 km SW of Cherbourg. (ULTRA KV6967)
9 Jun 44: 4./153 deployed as a ground battery near Saint-Cyr/2 km NW of Montebourg with 3 x 8.8 cm and 5 x 2.0 cm. (CX/MSS/R210/113)
21 Jun 44: Abt. being employed exclusively against ground targets in the vicinity of Cherbourg. (CX/MSS/T223/36)
29 Jun 44: destroyed at Cherbourg. (Tessin)

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 29 Jun 2021 04:38

Thanks for all your help

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 29 Jun 2021 08:35

Until December 1943, 3./Flak.Abt.931 was in position on and around Cean. I know that this battery was not destroyed in Cherbourg like the rest of the Abteilung. Where was our battery stationed until the disembarkation ??

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 30 Jun 2021 11:53

Still thank you/Merci
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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by Michael Kenny » 01 Jul 2021 06:57

Who is north of Grentheville/west of Le Mesnil Frementel on June 15th?

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 01 Jul 2021 08:31

Hello.
These are campaign positions (field works) established after the landing. Indeed, the Wn 121 and 122, first links of the antiaircraft chain of the Luftwaffe for Caen and Flughafen Carpiquet are established further west between Longueval and the hamlet of Beauregard. It would therefore be necessary to inquire about contributions that occurred after June 6. Installation of a battery H.Flak.Abt.305?, Or le.Flak.Abt.996? See others like Kampfgruppen Von LUCK?

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by Michael Kenny » 03 Jul 2021 02:38

Nothing in place on June 7th
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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 03 Jul 2021 04:09

Si, definitely field woks. As I say, should ask to a 21.Pz.Div expert.

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by Michael Kenny » 03 Jul 2021 21:11

On June 12th only 4 emplacements are there compared to the 6 on June 15th. During GOODWOOD (18/7/44)this area was traversed by 3rd RTR (on the west side)and they make no mention of any fire from this position. They specifically note fire coming from Le Mesnil Frementel to their left and from the villages to the front.
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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 05 Jul 2021 07:49

Morning Michael, do you have aerial photos prior to June 6 but from 1944 on the following areas:
_ Caen Castle, north-western outskirts of the city (St Germain la Blanche Herbe), Carpiquet and its aerodrome, hamlet of Marcelet, Verson.
A big list that is like a Christmas wish in July !!! It's all about German strong points in and around Caen.
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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by Michael Kenny » 05 Jul 2021 08:16

May 28th St Manvieu area
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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 05 Jul 2021 08:29

Still thank you
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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 05 Jul 2021 10:09

On the last picture, you can see the Widerstandsnester 137, 138, 141, 142 and the abandoned Stützpunkt Rots-Süd.

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Re: Complex west of Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 13 Jul 2021 12:15

Does anyone have the late K.St.N of a Schw.Flak.Bttr ?? Just want to be sure about weaponry ans battery strength within Stp Cussy and Rots süd.
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