Fliegerhorst Grove.





Part 13 a.


Light Flak.

  2 cm Flakvierling 38. Via Mr. Dan Mouritzen.  


  The light Flak at Grove consisted of 14 2 cm Flak 30/38 and 6 2 cm Flakvierling 38.  In addition 17 le.MGs were employed for anti-aircraft duties.  The medium Flak consisted of 22 3,7 cm Flak 36/43.  Considering how heavily Grove was otherwise fortified, it is odd that these guns were not mounted on St. Flak bunkers.  On the contrary the gun-pits were in Feldmässig Aufbau, but in many cases a 621 functioned as crew-shelter in the site.  About 10 guns were placed in Einheitsstand für leichte Flak (hölzerner Hochstand) i.e. Flak towers.  One Flak-Zug was placed on top of the GYGES bunker.  
  On 1 FEB 1945 one of the batteries manning these guns were 1./Flak.Abt. 836, but there must have been two more batteries, possibly 3. and 6./Flak.Abt. 836.  


  Location of Flak Zuge and batteries.  
  A G-Stand like the one opposite excavated 2 MAR 2008.   2 cm Flak 30.  With permission Lexikon der Wehrmacht - Fugabwehrwaffen (Flak).  
   A drawing of the G-Stand excavated 2 MAR 2008.   A drawing of a 2 cm Flak Stellung.  
  2 cm Flak 38 in the Esbjerg area.   Erd-Stand für 2 cm Flak.  Interior measurement 5 x 5 m.  
  2 cm Flakvierling 38.   2 cm Flakvierling 38 on Sockel Lafette. © Mr. Jens Andersen, MCH.  
  G-Stand (aufgesetz) on GYGES.   G-Stand (aufgesetz).