Westwall - Bunker No. 371

On top of Hill 400 (Burgberg) observation bunker No. 371 is situated.

The bunker was captured after heavy fighting and great losses by the 2nd US Ranger Battalion, the same unit that captured Pointe du Hoc on D-Day.

Picture 1 shows the spot where two brothers were found holding each other. They were both killed within an hour.

The pillbox is now a bat habitat and can’t be entered. On top of the pillbox stands a lookout tower. Picture 2 shows the view from the tower.

(translation by Dan Reid)

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Fedor de Vries (1) & Timo Klinckenberg (2)