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Is it just the way they were commanded?
Divisional Batterie = subordinated to a division (own artillerie of the division)
Stellungs Batterie = subordinated to korps?
I was really struggeling with the numbering of the Stellungs Batterien
and why these had a different numbering than the Divisional Batteries.
But am I right with my theory?
And what about the numbering, is there a good overview of these?
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that means: no permanent staff (only a few man for training) - just guns. No Etat (no budget).
The guns were then operated by infantry-divisions, which was nearby.
ca in early 1943 the Batterien were "etatisiert" - now with budget.
and in late 1943 most of them were summarized into "Heeres-Artillerie-Abteilungen (bodenständig)"
PS: my planned 2-Book-Set of "Heeres-Küsten-Artillerie" will include all of those batteries
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For the Stellungs batterien , the heavy naval guns in the Westwall were had the names s. Stellungs Batterie .
The "Stellungs Batterie ( K or Küste )" were static batteries not under the direct command of the division but
attached as "Bodenständige Waffen" . Here some examples , as Uwe stated most of the were renamed in december
1943 in H.A.A. . It looks that some light guns of the Stellungs batterien were transferred end 1943 in Division artillery.
Early 1944 all Stellungs batterien were gone, all were renamed . ( BAMA and NARA )
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Nice to now the relation of the observation towers in Holland, in relation with the batteries