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Artillery units
Group 2
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Moving from south to north, entering the area of Seekommandant Stavanger, Kpt.z.See Viehweger and Artilleriekommandeur Stavanger, HKAR 978, Oberst Kessler who had their headquarters at Randaberg outside Stavanger.
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ARTILLERIEGRUPPE EGERSUND

Art.Gr.Egersund, HKAA II/978 (HKAA 492). Formed in Mannheim in March 41. CO: Major Beuschel.

HKB 18/ 978 Ogna / Sirevåg (3/ 750 )
Equipped with 4 x 8,8 cm FLAK (r), range 15 000 m.

HKB 19/ 978 Tengsereid ( 954 )
Equipped with 4 x 21 cm Mrs.18, range 16 000 m.

HKB 20/ 978 Eigeröy ( 964 )
Equipped with 4 x 10 cm K 17/04, range 15 000 m. Was to change to 4 x 15 cm SKC/28, but because of the German capitulation, this never happened.
Had also a gun platoon at Midbröd with 2 x 12 cm L/40 Schneider guns, ready in January 43.

MKB 4/ 503 Egersund / Stapnes
Equipped with 4 x 12,7 cm SKC/34, range 17 000 m. It was transferred from the Army, formerly known as Btt 907.

There was probably one additional battery in Janshola, Jøssingfjorden. It might have been 
MKB 7./ 503 led by Oberleutnant Herman Schröder.

2./ 782 Egersund 
Flak unit belonging to Flakrgt 92. Equipped with 2 cm AA guns.

Flakregiment 92 (v) Stavanger 
Gesamtstärke Flakregiment 92 (v) : Offz. 102 Mannsch. 2717

Sub-units:  

Gem.Flakabt. 526 Stavanger 
1./ 526 10.5 cm Stavanger 
2./ 526 10,5 cm Stavanger 
3./ 526 10,5 cm Stavanger 
4./ 526 10,5 cm Stavanger 
1./ 567 8,8 cm Stavanger 
2./ 567 8,8 cm Stavanger 
3./ 567 8,8 cm Stavanger 
4./ 567 8,8 cm Stavanger 
5./ 567 8,8 cm Stavanger 

Leichte Flakabt. 782 (v) 
1./ 782 2 cm Stavanger 
2./ 782 2 cm Egersund 
3./ 782 2 cm Stavanger 
6./ 526 2 cm Stavanger 

Gem. Flakabt. 352 (v) 
3./ 467 8,8 cm Stavanger Hafen 
5./ 526 2 cm Stavanger Hafen 
5./ 569 2 cm Kristiansand S 

Gem. Flakabt. 515 (v) 
1./ 515 8,8 cm Lister 
2./ 515 8,8 cm Lister 
3./ 515 8,8 cm Lister 
4./ 515 8,8 cm Lister 
6./ 515 2 cm Lister 
6./ 569 2 cm Kjevik 

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ARTILLERIEGRUPPE STAVANGER-SÜD

Art.Gr.Stavanger-Süd, HKAA I/ 978 (HKAA 444 )
Formed in Hamburg in April 42. CO: Maj. Laux, HQ: Malletuen.

HKB 8/ 978 Jederens Rev ( 962 )
Equipped with 4 x K 17/04 10 cm guns, range 15 000 m. Established May 1941.

HKB 9/ 978 Malletuen (4/ 516 MKB)
Equipped with 4 x 21 cm K 39/40 guns, range 30 000 m. Guns moved from Engelöya in April 44, crew from HKB 5/977 Aspenes.

HKB 16/ 978 Obrestad Fyr ( 963 )
Equipped with 4 x 10 cm K 17/04, range 15 000 m. It was built in May 41, also subordinated was a 15 cm naval gun for flare shells belonging to the railwayartillery at Närbö.

HKB 17/ 978 Horr ( 974 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K 332 (f) guns, range 1941

MKB Vigdel (MKB v.d. Groeben)
Equipped with 4 x 17 cm SKL 40 guns, range 19 000 m. During the building of this fortress in 1940, a temporary unit with 15 cm guns was placed at Hellestö for defence. (later numbered 10/ 504 )

MKB 6/ 503 Närbö (MKB Lofoten)
Equipped with 4 x 24 cm KM 93/96 railway guns, range 26 000 m. This battery was moved from Narvik in 44, and replaced a 28 cm army railway gun unit, which was deployed to Fredrikstad.
The 15 cm flare gun at HKB 16/ 978 Obrestad was subcoordinated to Närbö.
 
 

ARTILLERIEUNTERGRUPPE STAVANGER HAFEN (Harbour)

Art.U.Gr. Stavanger Hafen was tactically commanded by HKB 6/ 978.
 

HKB 4/ 978 Finnöy ( 907 )
Equipped with 4 x 15 cm K 16 guns, range 22 000 m.

HKB 6/ 978 Tau ( 592 )
Equipped with 4 x 10 cm K 17/04 guns, range 15 000 m.

MKB I / 503 Stavanger
Equipped with 3 x 10 cm SKL 40 M II Bofors guns, range 17 000 m. These guns were removed from the Norwegian vessel ”Aeger". Preparations for a new battery, planned at Hundvaag w/ 4 x 12 cm L 44 M 1934 Boforses were made, but it never got finished.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE KARMÖY-SÜD

Art.Gr. Karmöy-Süd, HKAA IV/ 978
Formed in July 44. CO: Hauptmann Schultze, HQ: Skudenes
 

HKB 1/ 978 Skudenes ( 993 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K416 (f) guns, range 15 000 m. Formed in May 41.

HKB 2/ 978 Bokn ( 990 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332 (f) guns, range 16 000 m. Formed in May 41.

HKB 3/ 978 Syre
Equipped with 5 x 12,2 cm K 390/2 (r) guns, range 21 000 m. Combat ready in March 43. Also attached to this unit was a gun platoon at Skudenes, Zug 3/978 Skude, with 2 x 12 cm L/40 turret guns.

HKB 67/ 977 Ferkingstad (13/ 751 )
Equipped with 4 x 14,5 cm K405 (f), range 17 000 m. Ready in Nov 42.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE STAVANGER-NORD

Art.Gr.Stavanger Nord, MAA 503
Originally designed MAA Stavanger in April 40. CO: Kpt.z.See Böhme, HQ: Kvitsöy

HKB 5/ 978 Fjölöy
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18 (heavy mortar), range 16 000 m. Originally designed for use against ground targets, and placed at Leanuden.

HKB 7/ 978 Randaberg (2/ 441 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K416 (f), range 17 000 m. Formed in Stuttgart in March 42.

MKB 2/ 503 Kvittingsöy (“MKB v.d. Köster”/Baltic Sea)
Equipped with 4 x 17 cm SKL/40, range 20 000 m. Ready in May 40.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE HAUGESUND

Art.Gr.Haugesund, HKAA V/ 977 (HKAA 490 )
Formed in Mannheim in March 41. CO: Maj. Säger
 

HKB 64/ 977 Skaaredal ( 952 )
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18 (heavy mortar). Ready in May 41, designed for ground targets.
Also equipped with 3 x 2 cm Flak 38, 1 x 8,2 cm “Granatwerfer” (mortar) 

HKB 65/ 977 Fiskaa Vann (12/ 751 )
Equipped with 4 x 14,5 cm K 405 (f), range 17 000 m. Originally designed “HKB Aakrehamn”.
Also equipped with 1 x 7,5 cm FK 236 (b), 2 x 2,5 cm Pak (f), and 2 x 2 cm Flak 38

HKB 66/ 977 Vikene ( 991 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K416 (f), range 14 000 m. Ready in May 41. Subordinated was a unit at Ytreland, “Zug 66/977”, with 4 x 7,5 cm K236 (b), range 10 000 m. Also equipped with 2 x 5 cm KwK, 3 x 2 cm Flak 38, 1 x 5 cm Fest. Gr.W (fixed light mortar), and 1 x 8 cm “Granatwerfer” (medium mortar) 

HKB 68/ 977
Consisted of two platoons, ”Storöy” and ”Kvala”. Each had 2 x 7,5 cm turret guns, range 10 000 m. Ready in Dec 43.

MKB 10/ 504 Haugesund (MKB Bismarck)
Equipped with 4 x 15 cm SKL/45, range 17 000 m. Originally placed at Hellestö, moved in Oct 40. By the end of the war assigned to MAA 504 Bergen.

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