Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 at St Ouen’s Bay – Jersey, United Kingdom


Flare gun stand and Jägercasemate – Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom

W51, Widerstandsnest 51 – Steps Punkt 43

The resistance point Step Punkt 43 lies in the middle sector of the St Ouen’s bay. Its name differs from other Widerstandsnest and Stützpunkt names which are usually connected to a local area or town. Back in the day there was none such name available in this sector therefore the German Army chose a combination of the height a local hill and a stairs (steps) onto the beach which resulted in the name known today as: “Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43.

WakoFest Jägerstand for 10,5 cm gun at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
WakoFest Jägerstand at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
WakoFest Jägerstand at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
WakoFest Jägerstand at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom

The resistance nest consists of a 6-Schartentürm WaKoFest type bunker for machineguns, a WaKoFest Jägerstand bunker for a 10,5 cm French Skoda gun, two WaKoFest Gruppenuntertand, a Regelbau 606 with a searchlight garage and personnel shelter with as open Searchlight position next to it. In the center at the carpark is the R 646 water supply bunker. Some smaller constructions can be found at the north side, a ammunitions bunker, Tobruk for machinegun, a open gun emplacement for a flare gun.

6-Schartentürm WaKoFest type bunker for machineguns at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 - Jersey , United Kingdom
6-Schartentürm WaKoFest type bunker for machineguns at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
Regelbau 606 bunker with Searchlight garage – Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
Searchlight position at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
Searchlight position at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
Searchlight position at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
Searchlight position at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom
Searchlight position at Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43 – Jersey , United Kingdom

Visit

There is a beach side car park with a restaurant at the center of Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43.


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