Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

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Post by Manuferey » 11 Jul 2016 02:35

David Lehmann wrote: Battery n°1 was mobilized in Sfax (Tunisia), moved to Gabès (Tunisia) in February 1940 and was sent back to Sfax (Tunisia) on 8 June 1940. It is transfered to Bône on 25 June 1940 and Nemours on 22 August 1940 (Algeria) where it was still deployed on 8 November 1942. This battery never left North-Africa.
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This battery fought with British warships off Nemours on March 30, 1941. The result was dramatic: four French sailors were killed.

Here is the story (in French) of one of them, Enseigne de vaisseau Dognin, who fought with the 2nd battery in Northern France in May-June 1940:
http://auxmarins.net//fiche_marin/9509/Dognin

Here are pictures from this site of the Nemours battery including one of the 155 mm guns:
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Re: Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

Post by jopaerya » 03 Sep 2016 08:43

From Ebay a, one load of this gun behind a halftrack .
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Re: Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

Post by jopaerya » 11 Oct 2016 15:18

Hello All

Looking for information on the rounds and extra charges that were used by the gun ( les obus types O.P.f Mle 1925 et O.E.A Mle 1932 )
Any help is very welcome . Regards Jos

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Post by jopaerya » 05 Apr 2017 08:45

I think I have found the unit of these guns near Leningrad , as you can see the B. Strjelna ( 5./530 )
had 15.5 cm guns with a very large range ( other map ) , it could reach Leningrad and half Kronstadt .
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Post by jopaerya » 05 Jun 2019 07:17

A Ebay photo from the typical muzzle brake of this gun, Regards Jos
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Re: Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

Post by Manuferey » 10 Jun 2019 16:15

Nice find, Jos! :thumbsup:

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Post by schwarzermai » 10 Jun 2019 18:01

jopaerya wrote:
05 Apr 2017 08:45
I think I have found the unit of these guns near Leningrad , as you can see the B. Strjelna ( 5./530 )
had 15.5 cm guns with a very large range ( other map ) , it could reach Leningrad and half Kronstadt .
Documents = NARA

Regards Jos
Hello @all

in the Leningrad Area:
the 15,5 cm Kanone 424 (f) were part of Heeres-Küsten-Artillerie-Abteilung 143

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My Bookproject: "Organisationsgeschichte der deutschen Heeresartillerie im II. Weltkrieg"

http://balsi.de/Heeresartillerie/

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Re: Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

Post by na4222 » 11 Jun 2019 00:57

Amazing info thanks Uwe.

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Post by jopaerya » 11 Jun 2019 07:50

Thank you very much Uwe

Do you have any date of this document ??

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Re: Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

Post by schwarzermai » 11 Jun 2019 10:03

Hello Jos, it's January 1944

the barrels of their 15,5, cm Kanone 416 (f) had fired around 9500 rounds - so HKAA 143 need some new guns

in late february the 15,5 cm Kanone 424 (f) are no longer listed

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Re: Canon de 155 mm Mle 1932

Post by jopaerya » 12 Jun 2019 08:13

Hello Uwe

In your fantastic book I could only find one remark on the 15.5 cm K.424 (f) in the service of H.K.A. in Jan. 1944.
We have not so many of these guns in German service, the French had only 8 guns in the European theater .
Above we can see the four guns in service of the M.A.A. from end 1942 till 1943, on the last list I have from 31-08-1943
you can see there was only one 15.5 cm gun in the B. Strelna , it could be that this gun was given to the H.K.B. 143 .
Also on the list of Artillerie from 01-03-1944 there are no 15.5 cm K.424 (f) in service in the H.K.A.

Regards Jos
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