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Wn 62 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 62

Atlantic wall

The Wn 62 is located to the west of the plateau dominating the valley of the Revolution, near Colleville-sur-Mer. It is one of three support posts in the village of Colleville, opposite Omaha Beach. It consists of two casemates H669 and one casemate H667.

It is armed by 25 soldiers of the 3 Kompanie (726. Infanterie-Regiment, 716. Infanterie-Division).

Composition of the Wn 62 strongpoint:

  • 1x 50 mm  mortar (Gr.W 201 f) in a tobrouk
  • 2x 75 mm  gun (FK 235 b) protected by a type H669 construction
  • Several flamethrowers
  • 1x 5 cm KWK L/42 gun protected by a type H667 construction

Photos of the  Wn 62 strongpoint from 1942 to 1945:

Image : Photos d'Omaha Beach le 6 juin 1944

75 mm gun and its servants on the Wn 62 strongpoint

Image : Photos d'Omaha Beach le 6 juin 1944

Overall view of the Wn 62 from the beach

Image : Photos d'Omaha Beach le 6 juin 1944

General view of Omaha Beach from the Wn 62 strongpoint

Image : Photos d'Omaha Beach le 6 juin 1944

Inspection of the 5 cm gun position on the Wn 62 by the Americans after D-Day

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