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Wn 60 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 60

Atlantic wall

The Wn 60 strongpoint is located northwest of the plateau dominating the valley of the Revolution, north of the hamlet of Cabourg. It is one of three support posts in the village of Colleville-sur-Mer, opposite Omaha Beach, and includes an artillery observation post by telephone with a divisional artillery battery. Forty soldiers are stationed there. On June 6, 1944, Wn 60 was taken under the fire of destroyer USS Doyle, which came closer to the shore to support thelanding troops.

Composition of the Wn 60 strongpoint:

  • 2x 75 mm guns (FK235 b)
  • 1x 20 cm anti-aircraft gun
  • 2x 50 mmmortars  (Gr.W 211 f) in a tobrouk
  • 1x R35 tank turret on top of a tobrouk
  • Several flamethrowers

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