Wn 48 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 48
Longues-sur-Mer battery

Atlantic wall

The Wn 48 strongpoint formed the Longues-sur-Mer battery, which began construction at the beginning of 1944. It was attached to the German Army Coastal Artillery Command (4th Battalion, 1260th Regiment) And includes four M272 casemates and one M262 observation post, in addition to shelters, ammunition bunkers and tobruk fire stations. At the time of Normandy landing, the artillery guns are not yet equipped with naval target shooting calculators.

Composition of the Wn 48 strongpoint:

  • 4x 150 mm (Tbts.K.C/36) howitzers
  • 1x 122 mm (K370 -b-) searchlight
  • Several machine guns


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