WN Hafen Gorey

Details

Resistance Nest Fort Henry lies between the Operational Positions Le Hurel and Fort William

Numbers 

One NCO and seventeen Other Ranks. Reserve for Alarm Level 2. Four VGAD men

 
German Record Details

1 x le.MG 34
2 x s.MG 34
1 x 3,7cm KwK 144 (f) mit MG gekoppelt
1 x 3,7cm Pak
1 x 7,5cm Pak 40
5 x Abwehrflammenwerfer 42
2 x 40 cm Scheinwerfer

 
Weapons and Equipment

One light Machine Gun 34
Two light Machine Gun 34’s
One 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a APX-R tank turret with a co-axial Machine Gun
One 3.7cm Anti-Tank gun
One 7.5cm Anti-Tank gun
Five defence flamethrowers
Two 40cm searchlights

 
Objective and Function (translated)

The Resistance Nest Gorey Harbour has orders to defend the position against enemy attack from the sea, land and air and in particular the Harbour. Enemy approaching the resistance Nest are to be destroyed.

By attack against Gorey Harbour work in co-operation with Strongpoint Victoria Tower, by attempts at landing in Grouville Bay with Resistance Nest Fort Henry and by attack from the land with Resistance nest Mont Orgueil Castle.

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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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