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Die08 Dieppe

Luftwaffe site with wide range of constructions

Die08 Dieppe site overview

What to see

There’s an interesting mix of buildings to be found at strongpoint Die08 on the D75 road from Pourville to Dieppe to the west of the port town with the standout construction being a rare L479 type bunker.
Only five L479 bunkers were built in Normandy, and they were created for managing the radar guidance of Luftwaffe fighters.
The L479 is a very large bunker constructed over two levels and featured over 20 rooms including an ultra-modern (for the time) Seeburg plotting room. This was based around a large glass table with overlaid maps which would have lights shone upon them to highlight the movement of Allied and German aircraft. Operators within the bunker received their information from Wurzburg radars and relayed the tracking information back to the Luftwaffe pilots.
The L479 here is on private land and not accessible but you can go inside one of these bunkers at the superb Radar Museum at Douvres, behind the Sword Beach landing area in Normandy.
A few yards to the east of the L479 is a L412A bunker which is a large command post for an anti-aircraft batterie and controlled several gun emplacements in the surrounding area along.
This site – which is split by the D75 road – also features a stand for a Freya radar on the cliff edge side, while inland there are several group shelters including R502 and R622 types, an ammunition store, and a Vf2a shelter.
The Die09 site stands next to the Die010 Mont Robin radar site which is surrounded by a ring of defensive R630 casemates, and one of this type stands within this strongpoint.


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