Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 17 Nov 2021 14:57

By fulcrum with Wn 94a, i mean strongpoint !

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 17 Nov 2021 15:19

Here is the Vey bridge on the Isigny side with a view of the Lanquetot factory (village of Auville) taken in June 1944 by the Americans who repaired part of the bridge which had been destroyed by the Germans in their flight on June 9
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 17 Nov 2021 15:26

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
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.
AETIUS

and here is a light concrete position on the WN 96 on the isigny side with the different azimuths that are drawn (we recognize in particular the drawing of the Lanquetot factory on the concrete and the repaired bridge in the background of the photo)
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 17 Nov 2021 16:16

Very beautiful photo,
it is good news for me to see the existence of a Tobruk Bf.58c (I presume?) on the eastern facade of Wn 96.
thank you for the information
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 17 Nov 2021 16:19

Oups !, I mean Wn 96a.

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 17 Nov 2021 17:05

hi AETIUS 1980,YoLC,

no one but three tobruk :D

please the draiwing and the firing control for the destroy bridge.
2021-11-17_132421.jpg
Barrack
2021-11-17_165912.jpg
firing control
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 17 Nov 2021 17:39

Thank you Moonraker for the information, a new thing that I am discovering. Regards

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 17 Nov 2021 19:37

hello,
it's for our pleasure.To put things back in place .... 2 x 622 where does it come from ?

here you see the photograh of IGn.

1 x 629
1 x 622
1 x 668 or 675 or 674 ...
1 x open Haubitze
2 x open Pak
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by JKernwerk » 17 Nov 2021 20:42

For me the 668 is a 622 with two tobruks.
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 17 Nov 2021 21:00

hi jach,

the bunker is build on a hillock. 622 do not pass here and I measure the roff, over 15 years ago ...
please see the emergency exit.
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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 18 Nov 2021 09:56

GREAT! thank you to all of you for your research and this very precise information. I am starting a research on the occupation and the liberation of the sector to make a documentary (amateur) and all this is a mine of information for me. Again a big thank you to all. If you have others, I am interested because I can cross-reference this with testimonies in my possession.

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by YoLC » 18 Nov 2021 10:09

moonraker wrote:
17 Nov 2021 17:05
hi AETIUS 1980,YoLC,

no one but three tobruk :D

please the draiwing and the firing control for the destroy bridge.

2021-11-17_132421.jpg

Barrack
2021-11-17_165912.jpg

firing control
2021-11-17_165928.jpg


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Moonraker, which side of the WN do the photos of the bunker and the concrete plateform correspond to? WN96a?

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 18 Nov 2021 10:21

hello,
yes,I place one picture of barrck, but there are three basement of barrack (see my draiwing). 2 x big barrack and 1 x small barrack. 1 x bunker for firing control.

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by moonraker » 25 Nov 2021 10:12

hello
you see the barrack in the picture and the location Wn96a.

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Re: Widerstandsnest 94 Isigny

Post by cdon2948 » 07 Jan 2022 22:32

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
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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If you don't mind where have you found interrogations of men from 439? I assume you have read the report on the commander of the cavalry platoon but I have not seen any others readily available. I see this Lt. Gorushin that you mention, If you have reports by him and others I would be extremely interested in seeing them.

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