STP Butts

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We are still trying to find a map showing it as a strongpoint, but looking at its build-up from 42-45 there is a lot going on. This is also one of the sites on the 10th of June 1944 to be attacked and bombed by the RAF. The BBC reported that the Radio Location Station of St Ouen was put out of Action. No evidence of that but clear evidence of craters in various areas up there some often confused wit German earthworks.

"Another hectic night: Allied planes have been passing to and fro since midnight, with accompanying sounds of bombing. The Germans apparently have decided not to fire on planes unless they are flying low, for there is an absence of A.A. fire. About 6.30 a.m. three patrol boats out of a group of six which were lying outside the harbour were attacked by Allied planes and one was damaged by machine-gun fire; the boats managed to get back into the harbour. Steam pipes on one of them were damaged, and it was learned there were some twenty casualties. There is not much in the harbour to-day apart from these vessels and a few barges; every time there is an alarm—which in these days is very frequent—the dockers are sent home. Late in the morning a couple of bombs were dropped at Les Landes and soldiers were machine-gunned, while casualties resulted from two gun emplacements being hit. Later, the B.B.C. announced that a radio location station had been attacked. The heavy bombing was heard from the French coast in the evening. The telephone service has been restored for the essential services, certain States officials and doctors. The Germans are still placing machine-gun posts all over the Island, and some are continually being moved from place to place."
Diary of Lesley Sinel
10th of June 1944

Numbers 

 
German Record Details

 
Weapons and Equipment

Two x FL242 Bunkers with 2cm Oerlikon Flak 29 guns

Freya Radar


Fu.M.O West (Naval Surface Search - Land Based ) *
Marine Peilstand 3 (MP-3 Tower) with Seetackt Radar
Generator Bunker for tower

M2 Army Observation Bunker

*Fu.M.O = Funkmess-Ortung (Radio-direction finder)

 
Objective and Function (translated)

Protection of Fu.M.O West Radar Station

WW2 Maps & Documents
WW2 Aerial Photos
WW2 Photos
Recent Photos

Exploring bunkers:

• Always get permission from the owner 
• Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
• Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
• You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
• Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
• Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.

Jargon Help 

Widerstandsnest (WN) = Resistance Nest (RN) 
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun. 

Stützpunkt St.P = Strongpoint (STP)
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Einsatzstellung = Operational Position or Action Post 
Smaller MG type position generally it was only maned during an alert 

Feldwache = Field Watch

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun

Sources of Information 

German Documents are housed at The National Archived in Washington or Archive in Kew UK 
T-78 Roll 318
T-78 Roll 317
T-315 Roll 1639
T-315 Roll 1643
T-311 Roll 27
T-312 Roll 1545

AOK 7 War Diary

OKW War Diary

Operation Green Arrow - Occupation of the Channel Islands MOD 584
Allied Technical Intelligence Reports 1944-45 
German Preparations for Invasion of the United Kingdom 1941-42
B-833, 319th Infantry Division (1941-45)
German Seacoast Defenses, European Theatre - prepared by the Seacoast Artillery Evaluation Board
Jersey Occupied by Michael Ginns - ISBN 978-1-905095-29-2
Operation Nestegg Plans 
Operation Hardtack Plans 
Operation Basalt Plans 
RAF Photos care of The National Collection of Aerial Photography
Bundesarchiv - Multiple Photos - and Files 
A Map of slave labour camps. Kindly Provided by Emilio Pérez 
Photo's and information provided by fans 
Onsite visits & internet research 
After the Battle Multiple Magazines 

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