Out on Veinesodden can still see the remains of the German coastal fort that was built there during the war.
Out on Veinesodden can still see the remains of the German coastal fort that was built there during the war. After Maloy and Svolvær raid had taken place, where allied forces almost without hindrance had gone ashore in German-occupied Norway and done great damage to various plants, realized occupying power that they had to gain control of the coast in order to ensure the transport of goods and supplies, as well as ensure the coast towards similar incidents. The only way to get large amounts of supplies and raw materials transported along our long coast was by ship. It was initiated a large-scale construction of coastal forts along the coast of Norway, from Lindesnes to Kirkenes. Battery Btt. No.. HKB 4/448 was established in Nuremberg in November 1941 and arrived Kongsfjord in December 1941. The construction of the battery on Veinesodden started in 1942 and was quickly adopted by task block Risfjorden and Kongsfjorden and prevent hostile debarkation and secure shipping in cooperation with Berlevåg and Makkaur batteries. Kongsfjord battery had five pieces french 15.5 cm guns in fields related positions. These were produced by St. Chamond in 1916, and grenade weight was 36 kg. The speed of the grenade was 785m / s, and skuddvidden was ca. 18 500 meters, and they could fire three rounds a minute. In addition, two pieces 7.5cm antitank guns. Two pieces of 2 cm. antiaircraft guns. A bill 2.5cm antitank cannon. Five pieces machine / machine gun positions. A bill of 3.7 cm tank WWI masonry firm. A bill 5cm antitank cannon. Three pieces rifle grenades tube. Fifteen pieces flamethrowers. Support highlight was well laid out with a variety of positions and bunkers. Among other crew bunkers, ammunition bunkers, command bunkers and bunker for antitank guns. Main Ammunition Stored was blasted into the mountain. In cordons signed 47 personnel mines. The strength was at about 140 man. Pr. 15 / 7-1943 was following in the lead at the battery. Battery Manager: Haupmann dR Albrecht Michel 46 years and school director in the civil. Battery Officer: Oblt. D.R. Erwin Waibel 45 years and real teacher in civilian. Battery Officer: Fhj. d.R Gerhard Sieler 32 and teaches at civilians. In October 1944 when the fort was evacuated, four of the five 15.5 cm guns were moved first to Harstad, and then in 1945 set up at Mele on Andøya. The last was blown up along with parts of the plant. Source: Tor Edgar Olsen.
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