Named gasmask to UFFZ Brauwer Artillerie Regiment 1716

300.00

A interesting German gasmask and its canister in very good condition. It is named to Unteroffizier H. Brauwer of ArtillerieRegiment 1716. Artillerie Regiment 1716 played a vital role in the battle for Normandy. Spread on the rear flank of Omaha– and Sword beach. Also stationed in Breville and Merville where the British 6th Airborne division landed. One or two kilometers from the beaches or in the middle of the British drop zone they must have had a lot of action on June 6, 1944. A can from my personal collection, in very good, lightly used condition with a VERY interesting unit marking! A must have for any D-day collector!

The regiment was spread in the following order;

Artillerie-Regiment 1716 (Oberstleutnant Helmut Knüppe – CP: La Folie/Beuville)
I./1716 (CP: Colomby-sur-Thaon)
1./1716 : 4x 10 cm leFH 14/19 (t) (Oberleutnant Raimund Steiner – CP: Merville)
2./1716 : 4x 10 cm leFH 14/19 (t) (CP: Colleville-sur-Orne, Wn 16)
3./1716 : 4x 10,5 cm leFH14/19(t) (Hauptmann Schimpf – CP: Bréville)
4./1716 : 4x 15,5 cm sFH 414 (f) (CP: Ouistreham, Château d’Eau -water tower-/Wn 12)

II./1716 (CP: Crépon, Wn 35 b)
5./1716 : 4x 10 cm leFH 14/19 (t) (Oberleutnant Theimer – CP: Wn 36 a)
6./1716 : 4x 10 cm leFH 14/19 (t) (CP: La Mare-Fontaine, Wn 32)
7./1716 : 4x 10 cm leFH 14/19 (t) (Hauptmann Wilhelm Franke – CP: Bény-sur-Mer)

III./1716 (CP: La Cambe)
8./1716 : 4x 10 cm leFH 14/19 (t) (CP: Maisy La Martinière, Wn 84)
9./1716 : 4x 15,5 cm sFH 414 (f) (CP: Maisy Les Perruques, Wn 83)
10./1716 : 4x 15,5 cm sFH 414 (f) (Oberleutnant Rudolf Schaaf – CP: north-east of Bayeux)

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