German strongpoints in Normandy during operation Overlord

German strongpoints in Normandy

The Atlantic Wall in Normandy

Wn” is the German abbreviation of Wiederstandnest, which literally means “nest of resistance”. In military terms, this is a strongpoint. This page allows you to discover the different strongpoints of the Atlantic Wall, between the mouth of the Orne to the east and La Hougue in the Cotentin Peninsula to the west.

Some strongsupport were strengthened and thus were supposed to play a more important role: they are known as Stützpunkten, which abbreviation is: “Stp”.

Image : drapeau anglais Sword Beach

Wn 07 (mouth of the Orne)
Wn 08 (Riva Bella)
Wn 09 (Ouistreham)
Wn 10 (Riva-Bella)
Wn 11 (South of Ouistreham)
Wn 12 (South of Ouistreham) – Daimler battery
Wn 13 (Bénouville Bridge) – Pegasus Bridge
Wn 14 (Ouistreham west) – Sole battery
Wn 15 (Saint-Aubin-d’Arquenay)
Wn 15a (Saint-Aubin-d’Arquenay)
Wn 16 (Colleville-sur-Orne) – Morris battery
Wn 17 (southwest of Colleville) – Hillman battery
Wn 18 (Riva-Bella)
Wn 19 (Colleville-sur-Orne)
Wn 20 (Hermanville-la-Brèche) – Cod battery
Wn 21 (Lion-sur-Mer)
Wn 22 (La Délivrande)
Wn 23a (Tailleville)
Stp I and II (Douvres-la-Délivrande) – Radar Station
Wn 24 (Luc-sur-Mer)
Wn 25 (Luc-sur-Mer)
Wn 26 (Langrune-sur-Mer)
Wn 27 (Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer)


Image : drapeau canadien de 1944  Juno Beach

Wn 28 (Bernieres-sur-Mer)
Wn 28a (Moulin at Bény-sur-Mer)
Wn 29 (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
Wn 30 (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
Wn 31 (Courseulles-sur-Mer)
Wn 32 (Mare Fontaine)
Wn 33a (Graye-sur-Mer – La Brèche le Bisson)


Image : drapeau anglais  Gold Beach

Wn 33 (Ver-sur-Mer)
Wn 34 (Ver-sur-Mer)
Wn 35a (Mont Fleury battery)
Wn 35b (Creon)
Wn 36 (Asnelles – La Cabane des Douanes)
Wn 37 (Asnelles)
Wn 38 (Asnelles – Le Hamel)
Wn 39 (Saint-Côme-de-Fresné)
Wn 40 (Arromanches-les-Bains – Puits d’Hérodes)
Wn 41 (Arromanches-les-Bains – Petit Fountaine)
Wn 42 (Stp 42 – Arromanches-les-Bains)
Wn 43 (Arromanches-les-Bains)
Wn 44 (Arromanches-les-Bains – Tracy)
Wn 45 (Arromanches-les-Bains – Petit Fountaine)
Wn 46 (Pouligny)
Wn 47
Wn 48 (Longues-sur-Mer battery)
Wn 49 (Longues-sur-Mer)
Wn 50 (Vaux-sur-Aure)
Wn 50a (Bayeux)
Wn 51 (Stp 51 – Le Mesnil) – “Languste”
Wn 52 (Bouffay)
Wn 53
Wn 54 (La Fosse-Buhot/Fosse Souey)
Wn 55
Wn 56 (Port-en-Bessin)
Wn 57 (Port-en-Bessin)
Wn 58 (Port-en-Bessin)

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