76 mm AA-guns at Lapinniemi

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Re: 76 mm AA-guns at Lapinniemi

Post by Juha Tompuri » 23 Mar 2019 20:10

Another memory of a veteran of Winter War from Ristiniemi.
This is I believe from March-40. It also mentions the 57mm guns as Nordenfelts.
Page 20:
http://www.rannikonpuolustaja.fi/archive/1985_1.pdf

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Re: 76 mm AA-guns at Lapinniemi

Post by Juha Tompuri » 25 Mar 2019 21:17

About Ristiniemi AA-defence during Winter War.
In addition to the two 76mm Putilovs, I have read about the following:

23rd Feb-40 AA-section Ahlberg (2x40mm?) is given to Ristiniemi fort http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=25332738

29th Feb-40 1540 hours Lapuri AA-battery shot three rounds. (Lapuri?) http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1625974

29th Feb-40 1800 hours A twin 20mm Madsen that had arrived yesterday, was transferred away to Kapula(?) http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1565520

29th Feb-40 1545 hours Lapuri AA-battery shot three rounds http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1565486

29th Feb-40 1550 hours Three fighter planes dived towards Nr-battery. Obsevation (fire control) tower AA-mg and the Madsen from the cape fired. http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1565486

5th March -40 1900 hours Came two 40mm AA-guns without gun crew. The section of 2nd Ltn Ahlberg manned the guns
2100 hours came an announcement that the other section with the crew from Ahlberg is to be sent to Suurpäälä http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1565521

10th March-40 1254 hours Lapuri shot twice,
1325 hours Lapuri fired four rounds
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Re: 76 mm AA-guns at Lapinniemi

Post by Swing » 27 Mar 2019 20:55

I guess 40 AA-section was transfered from Saarenpää. And pattery №65 had 2x47 mm on special AA-mounts. Similar mounts are described by Enqvist in "Itsenäisen Suomen rannikkotykit"

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Re: 76 mm AA-guns at Lapinniemi

Post by Juha Tompuri » 28 Mar 2019 08:38

Swing wrote:
27 Mar 2019 20:55
I guess 40 AA-section was transfered from Saarenpää.
Yes, the unit came from there. I'm not quite sure did the 40mm guns originate from there?
Somehow I think not.
pattery №65 had 2x47 mm on special AA-mounts
Have to check again, but if I remember correctly, the war diary mentions of AA-fire did not mach that well to the mentions of the action of the small calibre guns. However, if I remember correctly, there are mentions of the NR(?) battery firing aerial targets.

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