Flak batery (105) Lützow

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Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 23 Sep 2005 21:04

Hello

Thought it might be interesting:

According to Jos question about 2x105mm test gun:Batt. Lützow-found this photo on Ebay.
Title was on the back of the photo written by ink-so it might be almost for sure this battery.
Further info about this battery are welcome.


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Post by jopaerya » 24 Sep 2005 10:21

Hello @ndrew

I have seen this picture also a wile ago at E-Bay ,
but I don't know were the B.Lutzow is or was .

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 24 Sep 2005 14:40

Hello Jos

Hmm I wondering if it was official name or just soldiers idea....

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by Jens Andersen » 22 Nov 2009 17:47

Hi

It may be a bit late, but the guns probably belongs to the battery "Lützow" which was emplaced at Skagen/DK in the summer of 1940.

The battery was equipped with four 8,8 cm Flak - "Doppeltflak" - from the "Lützow".

The guns were test fired on 26th June 1940. The dismantling of the guns started on 11th August 1940, and on the 15th the guns were sent by train to Kiel.

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by jopaerya » 22 Nov 2009 18:39

Hello Jens

Here the photocaption of the picture .

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by Jens Andersen » 22 Nov 2009 19:07

I forget to answer a part of the question above:

The name "Lützow" was the official name of the battery - it is found in different documents and KTB's. And from the documents it is totally clear that guns actually came from the "Lüztow".

For example:
Ost Gkdos. 20443/40 AII v. 19.4.40
Fernschrift an OKM
Dringend sofortige Entscheidung zu Antrag Ost Gkdos. 20301/40 v. 16.4. betr. Ueberlassung der Doppelflak von Luetzow erbeten. Zwei der Doppelflak sollen zur Verwendung als Flak- und Sperrbatterie bei Skagen kommen, um an dieser besonders wichtigen Stelle eine fuer den Fla- und fuer den Seezielschutz leistungfaehige Batterie zu haben. Das dritte Doppelflak ist als Ersatz fuer eine dem hiesigen Festungsbereich entnommene Flakbatterie vorgesehen.

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by SES » 22 Nov 2009 21:37

Hi,
Another shot of a similar gun (the same ?) taken N - S. The battery was located on the small hill. I sometimes wonder if the reconstruction of the old "light house" is placed on top of one of the gun positions.
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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 23 Nov 2009 15:42

Hello,
Thank Gentlemens for answers-next mystery solved.
Can I have a request-have You got a plan or rough sketch of emplacement?

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by SES » 23 Nov 2009 15:53

Hi,
Maybe Jens does. And BTW it was not a Flak battery, but a MKB, it was established to cover a gap in the minefield across the Kattegat. The gap extended from the Danish coastline and 10 km into the sea.
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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by Jens Andersen » 23 Nov 2009 16:43

Hi Andrew

No, I am afraid that I don't have a plan of the battery or the positions as the battery was dismantled already in 1940, and the position was placed on the hill that housed the old "light house", so it was restored very thouroughly after the war.

The battery was termed: "Flak- und Sperrbattr. Skagen (Lützow)", so it was a dual purpose battery.

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by SES » 23 Nov 2009 17:13

Hi Jens,
Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 23 Nov 2009 23:13

Hi,

thanks Jens for valuable information.
I'm happy that this thread works-was worth to wait :)

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by jopaerya » 23 May 2012 20:54

Found on Kystfort Forum a other picture of this battery from SES

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by jopaerya » 10 Apr 2014 11:33

Here a other order to place these twin 8.8 cm flak in Denmark and Ostsee .

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Re: Flak batery (105) Lützow

Post by SES » 10 Apr 2014 12:09

Hi Jo,
Interesting piece of documentation, thanks for sharing.
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