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Artillery units
Group 6
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We are now entering a new terriotorialabschnitt, ”Lofoten”, commanded by I.D 210, CO: Gen.lt Ebeling, HQ: Harstad. To command the many fortresses in Lofoted, the Germans formed ”Kommandant Seegebiet Westlofoten”, CO: Kpt.z.See Spörel, HQ: Svolvär.
Many units were evacuated from Finnmark due to the German retreat in 1944/45, and were placed in this area.

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ARTILLERIEOBERGRUPPE WESTLOFOTEN

Art.ob.gr.Westlofoten, HKAR 971
CO: Oblt Reinmuth, HQ: Svolvär
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE MOSKENES

Art.gr.Moskenes
Commanded by 5/ 514 in Reine

MKB 5/ 514 Reine
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K416(f), range 15 000 m. Never 100% operational, as the guns never arrived from Harstad.

MKB 2/ 514 Onilsöen
Equipped with 4 x 17 cm SKL/40, evacuated from Finnmark. Never combat ready.

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE FLAKSTAD

Art.gr.Flakstad, HKAA III/ 971
CO: Maj. Gädke, HQ: Gravdal

HKB 5/ 448 Liland
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18, range 16 000 m. Ready at the end of 44.

HKB 2/ 971 Skjelfjord
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in Jan 45.

HKB 5/ 971 Hauge
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in Jan 45

HKB 32/ 971 Jusholmen
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in Jan 45.

HKB 36/ 971 Ramberg
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in Feb 45.

HKB 4/ 480 Buksnes
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K416(f), range 17 000 m. Ready in Nov 44.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE VESTVAAGÖY

Art.gr.Vestvaagöy, MAA 514
CO: Kapt.lt. Golletz, HQ: Stamsund

HKB 3/ 971 Stamsund
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Deployed from Stallogargo in Jan 45.

MKB 1/ 514 Lyngvär
Equipped with 3 x 13 cm L/55(r), range 16 000 m. Never operational.

MKB 4/ 514 Risholmen.
Equipped with 3 x 13 cm L/55(r), range 16 000 m. Ready in Jan 45.

MKB 6/ 514 Henningsvär
Equipped with 3 x 13 cm L/55(r), range 16 000 m. Ready in Dec 44.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE SVOLVÄR

Art.gr.Svolvär, HKAA IV/ 973
CO: Hauptmann Stähler, HQ: Svolvär

HKB 47/ 973 Kjäröen ( 877 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K425(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41.

Zug IV/ 973 Svolvär
Had 2 x 9,4 cm FLAK(e) AA guns, range 14 000 m. Ready in 40.

HKB 48/ 973 Kabelvaag
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE HADSEL

Art.gr.Hadsel, HKAA 1/ 971
CO: Maj. Dengler, HQ: Melbu

HKB 46/ 973 Melbu (3/ 706 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K416(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 49/ 973 Stokmarksnes ( 967 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 16/ 971 Strönstad
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K425(f), range 14 000 m. Ready in Jan 45.

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