of WN 61 on a little hill east of Colleville
for small arms
1 Tobruk for
a Renault MG-Turret
ca. 8 Men1x 7,5 cm Gun
WN60 was taken
from the east, as they had no view on
East of the
valley of Colleville (E-3 Draw)
To get there
use the the little road leading to the
sea at the center of Colleville
across the town
hall. follow the signs: OMAHA BEACH or
1 x 8,8 cm protected
by a Bunker (finished at 25.04.1944)
had the job to guard the beach from the
east to the west.
The only other 8,8 cm
as at WN 72. This is where the National
Guard monument is at Vierville.
a Tobruk - mabe for a tank turret, othe
sources talk about a 50mm AT-gun.
find some tobruks for Machine guns.
WN 61 had to
seal the beach from the easterly side.
An AT-ditch ran across to stop enemy
movents. This ditch was later used as
a first aid post.
Strength : >20
of Omaha Beach
of the E-3 Draw
Use the same
road from Colleville and continiou to
the little parking lot. Then you can
walk up to the strongpoint. You can also
use the walkway from the cemetery down
to the beach and turn right until yu
see the casemates.
soldiers of 3. Kompanie 726 Regt. 716
7 soldiers of
Artillerieabteilung 352 ID
They had a concrete
shelter and observation post that was
connected to a bunker for the radio man.
Hein Severloh explained the locationto
me in October 2001
7 Infantry soldiers
of 916 Gren Reg / 352 ID
1 Bunker for
the soldiers with connecting trenches
to a bunker with "Lichtsprechgerät" (device
that sent phone signals via a light beam
to a receiving unit) to communicate
with WN 63.
(Typ H669) für Tcheque 7,5 cm Guns,
both were not finished on D-Day. the
steel embrassures for the guns had not
not yet finished) for small arms
gun position of Franz Gockel
1 50mm AT-gun
of 916 Gren Reg was on the upper part
of WN62 facing down E-3 draw.
It knocked out
on Sherman tank and was not visible from
the sea side.
On the left
hand side when you drive down E-3 Draw
from Colleville. You can only see a door
in the bushes.
It was only
a command post.
There are two
main rooms and a rear exit that leads
on the plateau fromwhere you can see
Weak point of
from St. Laurent to the beach it is on
the right hand side on top of the plateau.
H 612 Bunker
for a russian 7,62 cm gun - not finished
Trenches / barbed
wire / mines
2 x Grenade
launchers in Tobruks
At the westside
of the Rouquet Valley (E - 1 Draw)
the picture of GI's (2nd ID) moving up
a bluff on Omaha.
H 677 Bunker
for 5o mm AT-gun - the gun is still
2 x 5cm grenade
launchers in Tobruks
1 x additional
5o mm AT
1 x 75 mm up
the road to St. Laurent.
road is a one way street you can only
drive downhill from St. Laurent.
On top of the
bluff you will find a memorial for the
1st provisional Air field at Omaha.
Drive back from
WN65 and park at one of the parking lots
in front of the two Restaurants.
WN 66 is on
the eastern side of D-3 Draw.
1 x Bunker 5o
mm AT - not finished
2 x Tobruk for
heavy grenade launchers
1 x 5o mm AT
on the bluff
on top of the bluff
Between WN 66
and 68 was an AT-ditch. A concrete wall
sealed off the road leading
up D-3 Draw
emplacement / Nebelwerfer Abteilung 84
Drive up D-3
Draw to St. Laurent where the traffic
After you passed
the museum you will see crossroads.
was about in that area on top of the
Caliber 32 ,
about 25 bis 35
were made out of wood
The locals and
veterans say that no rocket was fired,
because they not arrived yet.
On the other
side of WN 66 on the western plateau
the plateau down to the Restaurant L'Omaha
Behind the beach
was a Tobruk with Panzer IV Turret
Above 2 Tobruks
with Renault Turret
1 x 50mm AT
1 concrete structure
on the bluff with 2 gun slits.
A network of
trenches to connect the bunkers
North of the
street from St. Laurent to Vierville
does not exist any more!
In 2003 I had
the chance to talk to a veteran of this
strong point who lives in former east
He said that
they had 2 Artillery pieces of German
1 x 20mm ADA
There were no
The German Wehrmacht
also called it WN 67/A
open strtch of field between St. Laurent
and Vierville on the Plateau.
You need to
walk about 10 min from the street
2 x 75 mm Guns
2 x Tobruk Grenade
lauchers 50 mm
1 x 2 cm FLAK
On the eastern
Plateau of D-1 Draw.
From there you
have an excellent view over the Beach
D-1 Exit was
the most fortified sector on Omaha Beach.
and Dog Green
with gun slits to the west side
heavy grenade lauchers
On the west
side of D-1 Draw below Vierville
The best constructed
strongpoint of the Germans at Omaha.
1 Casemate Typ
H667 guarding the beach from west to
east with a PAK
43 - 8,8 cm -
Today you find the National Guard memorial
To stop the
americans from advancing up the road
was also blocked by a AT-wall.
West of the
8,8 Bunker you'll find another Bunker
for a 50 mm
were connected by trenches
2 other Tobruks
Around the strong
point were barbed wire and Mines.
overlooking the western bluff
1 x 75
mm Gun firing down on the beach, not
visible from the sea side
and barbed wire
at Pointe de Raz
and dug outs, Mines and trenches