Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

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Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 19 Aug 2021 05:43

Hello,
I am looking for additional information on the Wn 94. Indeed from July 15, 1943, it is considered as an alternative command post for the benefit of Div.Stab.716, until March 1944. Former HKAA404 headquarters, I would therefore like to know if specific arrangements had been made there (telephone relays / exchangers, shelters / offices, accommodation, peripheral defenses, etc.).
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 19 Aug 2021 08:12

hi,
the Wn 94 next to the station railway (300m).the road which serves isigny passes along the marsh but do not flood. in the road isigny-carentan there was two pak with two site (bettung) the two road go towards one 604. in front of 604 the PC for the OST bataillon 621 then Reg 439 wiht two compagny 3 and 4 years 25/05/1944 , a 622 and 150m before "la ferme d'ègoville" which seems to be a 668.In the center village isigny (94a) front the city hall one bunker vf2a building for the officer takes shelter for the headquater lufwaffe and the Reg bat 914.

here the photo Wn 94 06/1944 (Source NCPA)
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by Manuferey » 19 Aug 2021 09:51

Also some information in this post "Wn's 94 and Wn 98(a)" including communication lines:
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 19 Aug 2021 13:39

Thanks for both answers
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by jpz4 » 19 Aug 2021 14:22

Ost-Btl.621 in the Isigny area is a mistake by Ziegelmann. He means Ost-Btl.439 in his FMS but got the number wrong. Don't know why.

Ost-Art.Abt.621 was further east under LXXXI.A.K. (AOK15). It moved there from Mielau in December 1943.

If there's somehow evidence to suggest otherwise I'd love to see it though :wink:

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 20 Aug 2021 09:24

hello jpz4,
here the chart years ? with write ost bat 621 and the flag placed in the aera Wn 94.
2021-08-20_101631.jpg
Ps: I'm confused, I wrote wrong information I'm thinking of 604 but is error sorry ! it is in fact a regelbau 629.

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 20 Aug 2021 10:12

Hello, Bonjour,
Following the reading of interrogations of members of Ost.Btl.439, a question calls out to me. If it is known that the 4./Ost.Btl.439 (Oberleutnant BIEGER) is well in reserve at the level of the Wn 94, another executive (Leutnant (r) Nicolai GORUSHIN) reports that the 1./439 is also. Until then, I had this one in coastal defense between the Wn 85 (Château de Géfosse, Stab) and the Wn 88. So it is about an error of this officer (it would not be the first to the image of Ost.Btl.621) ?
Regarding the staff of Gr.Rgt.914, my information gives me Neuilly-la-Forêt on the eve of D.Day.

Well taken for the 629. Moonraker, could you tell me at any chance if my information on the post "Wn 94 / 98a" about the Wn 99/100 are good or need to be change. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by jpz4 » 20 Aug 2021 19:49

Moonraker, that map is from Ziegelmann (FMS B-432). It was drawn up from memory after his capture, possibly in 1945 or 1946. He got the number wrong.
A lot of maps in the Foreign Military Studies were drawn from memory after the war and understandably a lot have mistakes. Be very careful if you use them

Ost-Btl.621 only existed as Ost-Art.Abt.621 and was NEVER at Isigny

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 21 Aug 2021 20:45

hello jpz4
you are certainly right I dont no the date on the chart. In the chart of bunderarchive I have for isigny in my possesion.

10/ 42 isigny Pc III/726 and Reg art 404
03/ 44 Wn 94 ots bat 3/4 -439
29/05/44 -Wn 94 ots bat 2/439

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 21 Aug 2021 20:53

Thank you for the information related to the last two lines.
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 17 Nov 2021 12:13

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
19 Aug 2021 05:43
Hello,
I am looking for additional information on the Wn 94. Indeed from July 15, 1943, it is considered as an alternative command post for the benefit of Div.Stab.716, until March 1944. Former HKAA404 headquarters, I would therefore like to know if specific arrangements had been made there (telephone relays / exchangers, shelters / offices, accommodation, peripheral defenses, etc.).
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Hi, the WN 94 was built on the property of a farmer who was evixted from his house in 1943. The place is called the halte du vey (old small railway station nearby) it has a bunker housing an anti-tank gun and 2 shelters for personnel (ost battalion 439). The position dominates the valley of the Vire river which flows not far from there into the bay of Veys, therefore into the Channel. About 700m. west of WN 94 is the Pont du Vey (road bridge) where the WN96 was located (machine gun positions of which nothing remains). To the south is another bridge (Caen Cherbourg railway). in 1944, several german soldiers refusing to surrender died in the bunker of WN 94 which the americans detonated after summons with the occupants. (maybe this is the reason why the bunker has cracks (photo of the bunker on another post)
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 17 Nov 2021 12:15

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
19 Aug 2021 05:43
Hello,
I am looking for additional information on the Wn 94. Indeed from July 15, 1943, it is considered as an alternative command post for the benefit of Div.Stab.716, until March 1944. Former HKAA404 headquarters, I would therefore like to know if specific arrangements had been made there (telephone relays / exchangers, shelters / offices, accommodation, peripheral defenses, etc.).
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HALTE DU VEY ET PONT DU VEY.PNG
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 17 Nov 2021 12:23

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
19 Aug 2021 05:43
Hello,
I am looking for additional information on the Wn 94. Indeed from July 15, 1943, it is considered as an alternative command post for the benefit of Div.Stab.716, until March 1944. Former HKAA404 headquarters, I would therefore like to know if specific arrangements had been made there (telephone relays / exchangers, shelters / offices, accommodation, peripheral defenses, etc.).
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 17 Nov 2021 14:12

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
19 Aug 2021 05:43
Hello,
I am looking for additional information on the Wn 94. Indeed from July 15, 1943, it is considered as an alternative command post for the benefit of Div.Stab.716, until March 1944. Former HKAA404 headquarters, I would therefore like to know if specific arrangements had been made there (telephone relays / exchangers, shelters / offices, accommodation, peripheral defenses, etc.).
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here are, moreover, two of the bunkers placed in the current context
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 17 Nov 2021 14:52

Hello and thank you very much,
here is the information I had gathered on the subject ;
_ Widerstandsnest 94 / K.V.U.Gr.Vire

Ruppaley North

Still in the planning stages on June 15, 1943, this support point was installed in the village of Les Veys. Ideally located (300 meters from the station hence the name of the place; La Halte du Veys), it becomes the headquarters of Stab.HKAA404 which coordinates all the artillery units on the western flank of the 716.Inf.Div. During surveys carried out in July on the possibility of moving the Div.Stab.716 in the face of possible threats, the Wn 94 is considered to be the only viable one facing the Baie des Veys. Following the transfer of H.K.A.A.404 to Cotentin shortly before December 20, 1943 (becomes for the occasion III./H.K.A.R.1261), the place will accommodate fractions of Gr.Rgt.726. With the rise in line of Ost.Btl.439, it established its headquarters there alongside 4./Ost.Btl.439. Still at the draft stage, we note the presence of only three constructions, only one of which has a defensive value. We therefore find a Regelbau.629 garage shelter for 2.5 cm Pak.113 (f) and two R.622 shelters which serve as a command post for the Ost.Btl.439. The remainder of the position is managed by means of countryside locations, a few trenches and a weak network of barbed wire.

_ Widerstandsnest 94a

Isigny

This fulcrum is the responsibility of the Kriegsmarine (see the chapter dedicated to the latter).



_ Widerstandsnest 95

Located south of Wn 96, this post controls the railway bridge to the south-east of the hamlet of St Sauveur, but also the Carentan-Isigny road axis. Rather, it is a question of guard at the sight of the figures of June 15, 1943; 1 non-commissioned officer and 6 men, with 5 rifles, 1 M.Pi, 1 Pistol and 1 le.MG.34. The mains material amounts to only 1 Handscheinwerfer. Beyond its garrison from the ranks of 4./Ost.Btl.439, an accessory defense will be provided by three pieces of 2 cm Flak.38 (gem.Flak.Abt (word) 497) which had to be raised in order to avoid being flooded.



_ Widerstandsnest 96 / 96a

This support point takes place at the level of the bridge over the hamlet of Auville (Pont de Lanquetot), controlling the passage of the current RN.13. Of a very small size, it is noted by its garrison of June 15, 1943; 1 non-commissioned officer and 7 men, with 6 rifles, 1 M.Pi, 1 Pistol, 1 le.Gr.W.36 and 1 le.MG.34. In fixed endowment, we find: 1 Handscheinwerfer and 1 Panzerbüsche 782 (e). Due to the extremely swampy nature of the soils, the Germans did not spend time designing fortified works on the site. Only three Feldmässige shelters, for the benefit of the troops, are split between Lanquetot (Wn 96) and the Pont du Veys (Wn 96a). The weak troop holding the place on June 5 belonged to 4./Ost.Btl.439.

I am going to associate the few information on the fighting of June 1944 with my works on it.
Always eager to learn about the subject.
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