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German Anti-Aircraft

Batteries on Jersey 

On the German range map above you can see the anti-aircraft ranges marked as circles filled with stripes. By late 1944 the Germans on Jersey had 144 light/medium anti-aircraft (AA) guns and 37 Heavy guns (88's). These were manned by the Airforce (Luftwaffe), Army (Heer) and Navy (Kriegsmarine). Its worth noting that most strongpoints and resistance nests also had smaller calibre machine gun AA positions.

 

In October 1943 the Luftwaffe on Jersey was organised as "Mixed Anti-Aircraft Battalion 364" (Gemischte Flak Abteilung 364). Its worth noting that the 8,8 guns and many of the other calibre weapons could be used by the Germans as artillery against sea and land targets. Below is a map showing all of the flak defences in Normandy, Brittany and the Channel Islands in late1943. You can see the Channel Islands are used not only to defend the Germans their but also the west coast aproaches of Normandy. 

 

Even with all the guns and Batteries in place the planes carring US paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne, pass between Alderney and Guernsey on the way in to the landing points in Normandy on the 6th of June 1944. Below is a map showing the route. We will be writing up on thier encounter with the Channel Island batteries in a future post. 

Below is our work on finding as many of these batteries as possible on Jersey. We hope to bring you Guernsey, Alderney and Normday in 2019. To see the Jersey batteries on an interactive map please click here.

Luftwaffe Heavy Batteries

1./GemFlakAbt 364 

La Moye Point (Batterie Roon)
6 x 8.8 Flak 36/37 Guns
3 x 2cm Flak 38
1 x Würzburg Reise Radar

2./GemFlakAbt 364 

South of Les Gellettes 
6 x 8.8 Flak 36/37 Guns
3 x 2cm Flak 38

3./GemFlakAbt 364 

Mont Rossignol
6 x 8.8 Flak 36/37 Guns
3 x 2cm Flak 38
1 x 150cm searchlight 
1 x Würzburg Reise Radar

4./GemFlakAbt 364 

Le Mont Gavey St John
6 x 8.8 Flak 36/37 Guns
3 x 2cm Flak 38
1 x Würzburg Reise Radar

5./GemFlakAbt 364 

SW of Green Farm St Martin
6 x 8.8 Flak 36/37 Guns
3 x 2cm Flak 38
1 x Würzburg Reise Radar

6./GemFlakAbt 364 

Queens Road
6 x 8.8 Flak 36/37 Guns
3 x 2cm Flak 38
1 x Würzburg Reise Radar
L403 Command Bunker

Luftwaffe Medium Batteries

I./9.GemFlakAbt 364 

Batterie Moltke 
3 x 3.7 Flak 36/37 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

II./9.GemFlakAbt 364 

Batterie Ludendorff 
3 x 3.7 Flak 36/37 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

III./9.GemFlakAbt 364 

Near Greenhills 
3 x 3.7 Flak 36/37 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

IV./9.GemFlakAbt 364 

Flakmast | (carrefour selous)
3 x 3.7 Flak 36/37 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

V./9.GemFlakAbt 364 

La Rue de la Chesnaie (Trinity)
3 x 3.7 Flak 36/37 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

VI./9.GemFlakAbt 364 

Near the JEC Power station

(now power house)  
3 x 3.7 Flak 36/37 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

Luftwaffe Light Batteries

I./7.GemFlakAbt 364 

Fort Regent
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

II./7.GemFlakAbt 364 

Albert Pier
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

III./7.GemFlakAbt 364 

Elizabeth Castle
2 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

IV./7.GemFlakAbt 364 

St Helier Harbour
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

V./7.GemFlakAbt 364 

Fountain Lane
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

I./8.GemFlakAbt 364 

Field 1234
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

II./8.GemFlakAbt 364 

Oaklands Lane St Helier
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

III./8.GemFlakAbt 364 

East of La Rue des Raisies St Martin
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

IV./8.GemFlakAbt 364 

JEC site
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

V./8.GemFlakAbt 364 

North of Union Inn 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

I./10.GemFlakAbt 364 

Part of the Airport defence 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

II./10.GemFlakAbt 364 

Part of the Airport defence 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight​

III./10.GemFlakAbt 364 

Part of the Airport defence 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

IV./10.GemFlakAbt 364 

Part of the Airport defence 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight

V./10.GemFlakAbt 364 

Part of the Airport defence 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns
1 x 60cm Searchlight​

I./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

Next to La Mare Slip (now carpark)
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

II./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

La Rue Millitaire, St John
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

III./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

Ebenezer Chapel

Batterie was responsible for bringing down a US C47 Dakota 30th October 44
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

I./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

Next to La Mare Slip (now carpark)
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

II./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

La Rue Millitaire, St John
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

III./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

Ebenezer Chapel

Batterie was responsible for bringing down a US C47 Dakota 30th October 44
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

IV./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

Field 599 La Cache Mallet St Martin 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

V./11.GemFlakAbt 364 

South of Le Hougue Bie 
3 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns

Heer Batteries

Heeresflakzug 503 

Batterie Roon 
2 x 2cm Flakvierling 38 Guns

Heeresflakzug 513 

La Collette Martello Tower & Victoria Pier 
2 x 2cm Flakvierling 38 Guns

Heeresflakzug 523 

La Moye Golf Course 
2 x 2cm Flakvierling 38 Guns

Heeresflakzug 533 

Batterie Haesler 
2 x 2cm Flakvierling 38 Guns

Kriegsmarine Batteries

Kriegsmarine Batterie Lothringen

6 x 2cm Oerlikon Flak 29 Guns

 

 

Kriegsmarine

FuMo West

FuMo West - STP Butts (MP3 Tower)
2 x 2cm Oerlikon Flak 29 Guns built on FI 242 Bunkers 

Kriegsmarine

FuMo East

FuMo East - Victoria Tower
2 x 2cm Oerlikon Flak 29 Guns 
2 x 2cm Flak 38 Guns