WN37

WN37 - This R669 casemate bunker had a 88mm gun and was responsible for taking out 6 British tanks on D-Day.

Address:


Boulevard de la Mer
Asnelles
Normandy, France
Coordinates:
49.341980, -0.584623

This historic R669 casemate is easily located off the D514 road. If you are coming from Arromanches or farther west at Omaha Beach take the D514 until you reach a road called the Rue de la Marine. Take this road and you will almost immediately take a soft right onto the Boulevard de le Mer. There is ample parking available and the R669 casemate is located in far left corner of the lot.

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A plaque commemorating the men of the Essex Regiment who took out the 88mm gun housed in this casemate.

All photographs on this visit were taken on July 16th, 2016 and are subject to copyright. Please be respectful and do not copy them for your own personal or professional use. If you would like to contact the photographer and admin of this web site please e-mail admin@germanbunkers.com

I used two different cameras on the 2016 visit. The Nikon Coolpix 35mm and the Apple iPhone Six Plus.

The back end of the casemate, it is not accessible and has been closed off.

A closer look at where the gun was located, through these doors.

The easterly side the R669 casemate at WN37.

A corner shot showing the business end of the casemate. Where the plaques are on the left is where the gun was located.

The plaques are located where the 88mm gun would have been. Note the battle damage on the concrete above and to the left.

The plaques dedicating this site to the men that fought to take it, translated in both French and English.

Looking at the front end of the casemate. The 88mm gun housed in this casemate was responsible for destroying six British tanks on -D-Day and was take out of action by a 25 pounder S.P. gun of the Essex Yeomanry Regiment.

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