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Artillery units
Group 7
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We are leaving the area of Seekommandant Narvik, and enter the area of Seekommandant Harstad, Kpt.z.See Holtdorf. Army artillery CO: Oberstleutnant Drescher, HKAR 983. HQ: Harstad
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ARTILLERIEGRUPPE GAVLFJORD

Art.gr.Gavlsfjord, HKAA 480
CO: Hauptmann Ewald, HQ: Aaknes

HKB 1/ 480 Holm
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in 44.

HKB 4/ 448 Mele
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K416(f) guns, range 17 000 m. Ready in Nov 44.

HKB 34/ 971 Aaknes
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K425(f), range 14 000 m.

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE HARSTAD

Art.gr.Harstad, HKAA II/ 971
CO: Hauptmann Stobbe, HQ: Harstad

HKB 5/ 983 Sollia I (6/ 973  –  596 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready at Stornes in June 41, moved to Sollia in April 44 for use against ground targets.

HKB 6/ 983 Sollia II (7/ 973  –  599 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready at Breivik in June 41, moved to Sollia in Apr 44 for use against ground targets.

MAA 709 /Harstad
Was a ”Schwimmende Flakbatterie”, named ”THETIS” (Ex-Norwegian” Harald Haarfagre”)
This is a fixed, static ship, armed for AA duties. It was in position in February 1941.
Weapons: 6 x 10,5 cm L/45 guns, 2 x. 4,0 cm guns, 14 x. 2,0 cm guns + several LMG´s.
Crew 250 men.

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE ANDSFJORD

Art.gr.Andsfjord, HKAA II/ 983
CO: Hauptmann Baumgartner, HQ: Bremnes

HKB 12/ 983 Grötavär (18/ 973  –  883 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f), range 18 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 13/983 Grötavär II(19/973 – 882)
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f), range 18 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 14/ 983 Bremnes (20/ 973  –  598 )
Equipped with 4 x 14,5 cm K405(f), range 20 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 15/ 983 Aspenes (21/ 973 – 597 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41.

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE VAAGSFJORD

Art.gr.Vaagsfjord, MAA 511
CO: Freg.kpt Krämer, HQ: Ringeberget

MKB 1/ 511 Harstad-nord
Equipped with 3 x 17 cm SKL/40 guns, range 19 000 m. Ready by autumn 42.

MKB 2/ 511 Harstad-süd
Equipped with 3 x 10,5 cm SKL/45 C/06, range 14 000 m. Ready in Oct 40.

MKB 3/ 511 Bjarköy (11/ 893  – 17/ 973  –  884 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f) guns, range 18 000 m. Ready in June 41.

MKB 5/ 511 Trondenes
Equipped with 4 x 40,6 cmm SKC/34, range 56 000 m. Ready summer 43.
Also 5 machine guns (Norwegian), 1 Field Gun (7,62 cm Russian), 1 AT gun (7,5 cm German), 
1 mortar 81 m.m, 4 mobile flame-throwers, 6 x 20 m.m. FLAKs, 3 x 37 m.m. PAKs, 3 x 8,8 cm FLAKs, and 4 floodlights, (3 x 60 cm, 1 x 150 cm).

MKB 6/ 511 Skrolsvik
Equipped with 4 x 15 cm SKC/28 guns, range 22 000 m. Ready in Aug 43.

MKB 7/ 511 Andsfjord
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm K39/40, range 30 000 m. Originally designed ”Trondenes II” in Oct 42, ready in Feb 43.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE SALANGEN

Art.gr.Salangen, HKAA 1/ 983
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K425(f) guns, range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41, CO: Maj. Klingenhardt.

HKB 1/ 983 Haagenes (2/ 973 - 966 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K425(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in june 41.

HKB 2/ 983 Engenes (3/ 973 - 965 )
Equipped with 6 x 15 cm K403(j), range 23 000 m. Ready in June 41.
 

HKB 3/ 983 Rolla (4/ 973 - 544 )
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18, range 16 000 m. Ready in June 41.

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