23. schwere Flugmeldekompanie
was established as part of the V. Abteilung
of the Luftgaunachrichtenregiment
Belgien-Nordfrankreich in April 1941. Its
headquarters were located in Dieppe. The commander of the company was
spring of 1942 we find information on the company and its organisation
in the sector of the 302 Infanteriedivision:
On 10 March 1942 a
discussion took place with the Fliegerhorstkommandant Dieppe
and Oberleutnant Rühl of the Kommando Flughafenbereich
Beauvais with respect to the defence of Luftwaffe radars.
The radar north of Cayeux had been
moved into the Stp Cayeux
For the protection of the radar at
Ault a light Flakgun was moved there
The Knickebein radar was
protected by a light Flakzug and some 20 Landesschützen
The radar Gleiwitz at
Berneval was protected by 11 Landesschützen. In addition,
Hauptmann Dohmke would transfer the operating staff (some
40 troops) from Puys to close to the radar.
For the defence against air landings
on the airfields Le Bois Robert and Bertraville the 5/AR 302
was to determine positions near the new accommodation
The radar at Conteville east of
Veulettes was protected by 20 Landesschützen and operating
personnel. The Sonderkommando at Paluel was pulled
The radar east of St-Martin is
protected by a Flakzug moved there from Paluel and a
Landesschützensug (some 28 troops).
March 1942 a new discussion took place with the
Fliegerhorstkommandant Dieppe Hauptmann Domke and Hauptmann
Arndt of the
Kommando Fleughafenbereich Beauvais with respect to the defence
of Luftwaffe radars.
Leuchtfeuer Lisa (westlich St-Valery-sur-Somme)
Former accommodation in the castle burned down on 18/3
Sondergerät am Leuchtturm
Brighton: the division had repeatedly demanded the transfer to
within the Stp Cayeux, as it could not be protected by
infantry. Current security by own troops: 2 NCOs and 25 other ranks
of the 23. schwere Flugmeldekompanie
Gerät ostwärts Ault: infrastructure requiring protection not yet constructed
2 Luftwaffen- und 1 Marinegerät
westlich Le Tréport. Luftwaffe troops: 1:7; navy
troops: 50 with 2x 2cm Flak. Nearby is a Zug with 2cm Flak
from the Flakuntergruppe Dieppe. Some 8000m to the south is
a Reservezug of the IR570. The radars are within
the Stp Mont Huon, which is under construction.
Gerät Knickebein near
Grény. Protected by 3x 2cm Flak and 1:15 Landesschützen,
also operating crew 1:8. A telephone connection with the Regimentsstab AR302 in Envermeu had been ordered.
Gerät Gleiwitz near
Berneval. Protected by 1:9 Landesschützen and 1:11
operating crew. Flughafenbereich Beauvais was requested to
move the Bedienungsreserve of Oberleutnant Netzer
von Puys to Berneval, some 40 troops.
Gerät auf Westhöhe Dieppe.
Protected by 1 Zug 3.7cm Flak. Nearby is the major part of
the 23. (schw.) Flugkompanie, some 100 men and the Stab
of the Flakuntergruppe Dieppe.
Gerät bei Conteville, east
of Veulettes. Protected by 1 Zug 2cm Flak and 5:30 Landeschützen, as well as own crews (1:10:55,
Leutnant Schickedanz). Half of the latter crews was to be moved later to the
radar east of St-Martin. The Suselle-Schlucht east of the radar was
secured by a Feldwache of the II/IR 570.
Gerät ostwärts St-Martin:
protected by 2x 2cm Flakzüge and 1 Landesschützenzug,
some 28 men. When the radar is finished half of the Schutzmannschaften of Conteville will go there.
Outside of the division area there
is a radar at Petites Dalles. Crew some 10 men, + 1:9 Landesschütze.
The Schlucht Petites Dalles is secured by a Feldwachte
of the neighbouring division.
In April 1943 the
23. schwere Flugmeldekompanie was renamed
but remained in Dieppe.