Gun Battery Törring

In early 1944, as part of their Atlantic Wall, the Germans began construction of a coastal battery to cover the western entrance of the Limfjord. They used captured Russian 122 mm. guns and each of the four was placed in a casemate (R669); in addition, three machine gun bunkers were adjacent for point defense. The casemates were designed to enable the gun to be withdrawn from the rear, thereby permitting a 360-degree field of fire. Crew facilities and the battery command post were installed in light bunkers, built of concrete blocks. The entire coastal battery was protected by barbed wire and minefields.

  Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel inspected this Battery in December 1943.

André Haaning