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ARN Südwalltour 05.-11.03.2005

Saturday, 05.03.2005

-Ètang de Berre

7 x LS-SK with armoured doors.

7 x ”H” shaped LS

2 x Rs 58 (Thicker walls)

1 x double hangar

all located on former military areas

-Les Ventrons

R 680 on private area

-Port de Bouc (WN 35) Fort Vauban

1 x Rs 58 (in front of the old french fort)

-L`Espanet 4./MAA 625 (WN 68) (Hq MAA 625) 6 x 13,8 cm C/10 (f)

1 x M 157 (only ground floor left)

3 x R 621 (1 x R 656?)

1 x R 680

3 x Rs 58

3 x feldm. Structures

-L`Auguette 10./HKAR 1290 (WN 040) 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f)

not found – probably gone – there is a relatively new industrial complex)

-Ponteau

1 x double embrasured SK for ?? (5 cm)

Sunday, 06.03.2005

- Rove 2./HKAR 1291 (Ma11) 4 x 12,2 cm K390( r )

4 x casemates in tunnelsystem

4 x open emplacements

1 x SK firecontrolpost

1 x R 612

- Corbiere 2./MAA 611 (Ma17) 3 x 7,5 cm M08 (f)

1 x M 262 (private property, no access)

-Tunnel du Rove for submarine production line (only entrance visible from nearby)

- L`Estaque 3./HKAR 1291 (Ma26) 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f)

1 x R 636 (with roof)

3 x R 671 (maybe one gone to construction of new roadcircular)

all parts of the battery are lying inside different private properties

-Marseille harbour

Submarine bunker (unfinished, no access, lying inside harbour area)

Place des Abattoirs 1 x SK missing R35 turret

Boulevard Edru Mollin 1 x Rs 58 + SK for PAK (embedded in old walls)

SK Kriegsmarine hospital (today memorial)

-Montredon 4./HKAR 1291 (Ma 179) 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f)

4 x R 671 (not accessible)

1 x R 612 (closed, used as a terrace)

L`Escalette 5./HKAR 1291 (Ma 183) 6 x 12,2 cm K390( r )

1 x R 636 (with roof)

3 x R 669

2 x R612 ( 2 x 7,5 cm FK 294(f) ) (southern one with nice camouflage)

1 x R ??? (only added Rs visible, included in a Restaurant)

2 x open emplacement connected to R669 by concrete roads

1x Rs 58

1 x french shelter

1 x french observation post

-Cap Croisette 6./MAA611 (Ma 184) 4 x 13,8 cm Mle1910 (f)

1 x R 671

2 x Rs 58

4 x french emplacements

-L`Escalette Nord

Anti tank wall (partly destroyed, lying at both sides of the road leading to 5./HKAR 1291)

-Marseille city

Avenue le Pharo 1 x R 621 (private or municipality property)

-Port de Carry

1 x Rs 235

Monday, 07032005

-La Courone 6./MAA 625 (WN 052) 4 x 13,8 cm C/1910 (f)

1 x R 670

2 x R 612 (nice camouflage)

2 x Rs 58

1 x SK french firecontrolpost

1 x open emplacement for 4,7 cm (f) Marinekanone

2 x french shelters

- La Couronne

Corner - Chemin Du Phare/Traverse de la pointe Riche

1 x SK ca. 15 x 14,5 m (layout similar to L 403/404, but no open emplacement on top)

Searched for mark on map below Lighthouse inspectors house – nothing found

-L`Anse d`Arnette / plaine de bonnien Höhe 16 WN

1 x R 612 (nice camouflage)

1 x Rs 69 (partly blown up)

1 x Rs 236

6 x Rs 58 with annex (some are blown up)

3 x Vf shelters

2 x Vf garages

1 x fieldlike shelter

Trenches blown into the rocks surrounding the hill

-Centrale EDF Martigues / Vallon de L`Averon 11./HKAR 1290 (WN 042) 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f)

1 x R 636 (fenced in area – entry forbidden)

2 x R 612 (2 x 7,5 cm FK 249 (j)) (one in fenced in area – entry forbidden)

4 x R 671 (fenced in area – entry forbidden)

1 x shelter (Vf 7 ? )

-Port St. Louis 8./HKAR 1290 (WN 02) 4 x 12,2 cm K390/1 (r)

1 x SK firecontrolpost (Tower)

4 x R 669 ( 1 intact )

1 x R ? inside camping area

-Port St Louis / Terminal Voitures Canal St Louis (9./HKAR 1290 (WN 03) 4 x 10,5 cm K 331 (f) ?)

1 x R 621

1 x Rs for tankturret

4 x concrete shelters for oiltanks

-Istres airfield

several splinter protection boxes for A/C

-Port du Bouc

NW of exit No16 of N568

1 x Vf observation post

1 x Rs 58 (blown up)

-La Redonne 1./HKAR 1291  4 x  cm K532 (f)

-Port de Niolon 1./MAA 611  4 x 12 cm Mle1878 (f)

1 x M 262 (the whole battery lies on private property)

4 x M 272 (min. 1 with separate entrance to the side)

2 x Rs 58

1 x Searchlight pos. (far west of the main battery site)

-Cavallas West of D49, top of hill 5./MAA 625  (WN 049) 5 x 21cm K39/40  6 x 7,5 cm Flak16/34 2 x 7,65 cm FK39 2 x 2 cm Flak 39

1 x feldm. firecontrolpost

5 x OB for 21cm (4 with 2 ammo shelters, 1 without)

5 x OB for 7,5 cm Flak 17/34 (f) AA gun

1 x emplacement with shelter for LAG

1 x Vf shelter

1 x OB for AA rangefinder with shelter

3 x MG position in rocks

1 x feldm. observation post

 

Tuesday, 08.03.2005

-Pointe de la Cride 1./MAA 682 3 x 13,8 cm Mle10(f)

-Pointe du Bau Rouge (UCPA)

2 x R 671 (?) 2 x 7,5 cm

1 x Rs 58

-Cap Negre 6 x 7,7cm Flak (f)

2 x R 612 / R 677

2 x Rs 58

1 x OB for 7,7cm

-Le Brusc

Searched for LAG bunker – nothing found

-Le petite Gueirouard 2./MAA 682 (Stp To 040)  3 x 16,4 cm M 93/93

Military area – no access

-Pointe de Mourret

nothing found

-Fort de Six-Fours

Military area – no access

-Plage de Mar Vivo

1 x feldm. SK for MG

1 x feldm. LAG bunker

-Pointe de Mar Vivo 1./Mfla.819 4 x 10,5 cm Skc

1 x R 671 (?)

2 x OB (French)

4 x OB for 10,5 cm

-Batterie de Peyras (6 x 8,8 cm Flak 36)

1 x Kommandogerät 40

4 x 10,5cm Skc/32

All under armoured shields

1 x 4 cm Bofors AA gun

Museum inside military area +++

-Presqu ile de St-Mandier

-Pointe St-Elme (Stp To062) 3 x 13,8 cm Mle04(f)

1 x OB ?

-Batterie du Lazaret (Stp To086) 1./Mfla.355 6 x 8,8cm Flak 18

1 x OB

1 x KAB on our way up to the fort

-Batterie de Renadiere (Stp To 067) 2./Mfla.819  4 x 10,5cm Skc/32

Military area

-Batterie du Gros Bau (Stp To 062) FuMo2 Seetakt

Military area – no access

-Pointe de Maregau

searched for LAG – private property, no access

Searchlight emplacement seen from distance

- Fort Napoleon

Museum, no access to upper level where AA-Battery was located

-Pointe de L`Aiguillette

1 x Structure seen on private area

- Toulon harbour

Opposite side of Entrance to Navy shipyard – 1 x LS bunker

Inside Navy shipyard – 1 x LS bunker

-Cap Brun

AA-Battery located in old French fort

Military area – no access

Wednesday, 09.03.2005

-La Couronne village

1 x KAB

-Carry Plage

1 x Rs 235

-Mauvanne 3./Maa 627 4x15 cm TbK C/36

1 x M 262

4 x M 272

1 x R 668

1 x OB

-Port de Miramar ( West )

2 x R 612

2 x R 668

1 x Rs 58 (connected to eastern R 612)

(both entrances of the R 612 were protected by L - shaped concrete walls against seaside)

-Port Pothuau

1 x R 612

1 x R 668

both are located on eastern side on military area

-Berriau Plage

1 x R 671 (?)

1 x Rs 

-Le Cabanes Du Gapeau

1 x Italian SK for PAK and MG

- Along D42

1 x Italian SK covering bridge / channel

-L`Ayguade

1 x R 668

-Hyères Plage

nothing found – completely rebuilt area

-La Badine

1 x R 671 (?)

La Badine 2./MAA 627 4 x 12 cm Mle 78 (f)

Military area – no access

-Presqu`Ile de Giens

Höhe 75 – 2 x feldm. observation posts

-Notre Dame de Consolation

1 x Vf observationpost

1 x feldm. observationpost

-Hospital San Salvadore 1./MAA 627 (To 032) “Vogelsberg” 4 x 13,8 cm SKC/10 KL/40

4 x M 272 (inside hospital area)

-Plague de l`Almanarre

no remains found

-Les Salettes

no remains found

-Pointe Pèno

1 x R 612 partially burried

-Cap de Carqueiranne

no remains found

-Cap St. Louis

private property

-Les Plaines Marines (Ma 056) 4 x 13 cm C/40 M.P.L (f)

1 x Vf observation post

1 x Vf shelter via a small tunnel connected to another shelter

Thursday, 10.03.2005

-Marseille harbour area

3 x Einmann LS bunker

                    

-Iles du Frioul

Bombarded by USS Nevada (35,6 cm)on the 24th Aug-44. 18 hits recorded at Caveaux.

Lighthouse - 20 hits around the lighthouse

Mangue – 55 hits

25th Aug-44 - 6 tons of bombs dropped over Mangue

26th Aug-44 – 16(?) tons of bombs dropped over Mangue

27th Aug-44 – 30 tons(?) of bombs dropped over Caveaux, 10 tons over Mangue

Germans capitulated 29th Aug on Ile du Frioul

-Lighthouse – 1 x Vf garage

-Fort de Caveaux 8./MAA 611 4 x 13,8 cm Mle10(f)

2 x M 272

2 x M 272 foundations

1 x MG position integrated in old fortwall

1 x MG position beside entrance to fort

1 x light AA position at pointe de La Luque

-WN 201

4 x 9,5 cm 1888(f) (belongs to 8./MAA 611)

-MKB Mangue (at Pointe Brigantin) (Stp189b) 7./MAA 611 6 x 15 cm K416(f)

1 X M 162a SA (covered entrance area accessible via stairs)

6 X M 158 (three of them with added stairs at the rear entrance)

3 X feldm. MG bunkers

Concreted trenches

- Fort Brigantin (Stp 189a) 

1 X Searchlight casemate with garage (French)

2 X OB for 24cm (french battery)

-Fort du Ratonneau  (Stp 192) 9./ MAA 611 - planned 4 x 24 cm in Bettungsschiessgerüst C/42

4 x uncompleted S 542 (integrated in old french fort)

4 x OB for light flak (modified old french emplacements

-1 X underground system

-Stp 193 2 x 2 cm Flak

1 x OB for light flak in outer mole

-Pointe du Pharo 3./MAA 611 (Ma062) 4 x 6,5 cm Mle02(f)

4 x R 671 (seen from the boat )

- Fort St. Jean

1 x R 667 (Carriage of 5 cm KwK left, nice camouflage) connected to undergroundsystem with 2 exits (both nowadays sealed)

-Pointe d`Endoume (Stp 145) 6 x 8,8 cm Flak36

today Centre Oceanographique – nothing visible from outside

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