STP Greve de Lecq

Details

Grève de Lecq Bay was a German strongpoint during the Occupation. The German Forces deployed a lot of armaments and bunkers in the area. Today you can still find a Type 670 and a Type 680 Casemate, which housed a 7.5cm Pak 40 Gun and a 10.5cm French Gun. The Harbour has scars of where the Germans installed a tank turret. You can also find traces of rails used to move the searchlight. Near the cafe remains of a latrine and sink block can be found. In the middle of the bay a Jersey Round Tower dominates the view, this Napoleonic era tower was also modified by the Germans to include a secure bunker at the base, and a roof-mounted machine gun.

Numbers 

4 x NCO, 30 x Men

 
German Record Details

3 x MG
1 x 10.5cm Kasemattenkanone
1x 7.5cm Pak 40 i/Schartenstand
1x 3.7cm Pak 36
1x Kw.K 3.7cm Mit MG 311(f) i.PZ.Dr.T
1x Flammenwerfer Mittl
1x Zwillingssockel & 2x MG34
1x Signalwerfer
1x 60cm Schinwerfer
1x40cm Schinwerfer
1x 30cm Schinwerfer

 
Weapons and Equipment

Three Machine Guns
One 10.5cm K 331 (f) in a Type 670 casemate
One 7.5cm Pak 40 in a Type 680 casemate
One 3.7 Pak in a Covered position
One 3.7 KwK 144 (f) with co-axial MG 311 (f) machine gun in a APX-R Turret
One 20cm Spigot Mortar
Two 5cm Mortar
Twin mounted mg 34 for Anti-Aircraft defence
One medium flame thrower
30cm Searchlights
40cm Searchlights
60cm Searchlights

 
Objective and Function (translated)

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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