Wn 72 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 72

Atlantic wall

The Wn 72 strongpoint is one of the four defensive points of the village of Vierville-sur-Mer. It is located at the northern entrance of the Vierville-sur-Mer valley and consists of a casemate type H677, a casemate with double embrasure for anti-tank guns and another casemate type SK for machine guns, as well as several shelters and tobrouks.

Composition of the Wn 72 strongpoint:

  • 1x 75 mm (Pak 97/38 -f-) gun
  • 1x 8,8 cm (Pak 43/41) gunprotected by a H677 casemate
  • 1x 5 cm (KWK L/42) gun
  • 1x R35 tank turret on top of a tobrouk
  • Several flamethrowers
  • Several machine guns

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