Fortress Memel

Memel (today Klaipėda) was the most important port city in Lithuania and after the Germans occupation of 1939 was fortified with six combined coastal and anti-aircraft batteries. Each battery comprised four gun positions with a range finder in the centre. Between the guns were bunkers for crew and ammunition. The guns themselves were mounted in dome-shaped steel cupolas and were 105 mm. calibre.

The six gun batteries were strategically located around the city and were named: Nordmole, Dange, Löllen, Götzhofen, Schweinsrücken and Seestrand.

Little is known of these batteries but Memel was repeatedly attacked by Russian bombers during the war.

The remains of the six air batteries can still be found in the landscape.