Artillery defending islands in Gulf of Riga, 1941

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Artillery defending islands in Gulf of Riga, 1941

Post by wwilson » 17 Jun 2021 18:06

Anyone have information about the number and type of batteries defending the islands in the Gulf of Riga in 1941, or know where in the Russian archives such information could be found? I poked around the archives but could not find anything other than 3d Rifle Brigade was on the islands in 1941.

(I have a map showing battery locations, but not the type of guns the batteries had)

(The German name for these battles were 'Beowulf' and 'Siegfried'.)

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Re: Artillery defending islands in Gulf of Riga, 1941

Post by Art » 18 Jun 2021 20:18

Here are schemes from the book by Sergey Buldygin (I guess, the most recent source on the Moonsund archipelago campaign). Unfortunately they are were small:
https://thelib.ru/books/00/17/29/00172913/i_009.jpg
https://thelib.ru/books/00/17/29/00172913/i_010.jpg
Also a rather detailed description of Soviet disposition on the islands.

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Re: Artillery defending islands in Gulf of Riga, 1941

Post by wwilson » 19 Jun 2021 06:51

Art, you are amazing. Thank you very much for these URLs.

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Re: Artillery defending islands in Gulf of Riga, 1941

Post by Art » 19 Jun 2021 09:55

Sorry, I forgot a link to the text :
https://thelib.ru/books/sergey_buldygin ... ead-3.html

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Re: Artillery defending islands in Gulf of Riga, 1941

Post by Art » 20 Jun 2021 12:00

"Artillery on Moonsund" - an article by K.B. Strelbitsky (in Russian) giving a complete list of coastal batteries:
http://forum.patriotcenter.ru/index.php ... 9#msg21049

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