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Artillerie Abteilung 509


We are a German WWII Living History organization located in the Pacific Northwest with members spread across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California. 

The Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery group is a sub-unit of 5 Kp. Großdeutschland, an alternate impression for unit members across AG44. We portray the gunners who manned the heavy coastal guns on the Atlantic wall that stretched over 1,600 miles from the Spanish-French Border to the Northern tip of Norway. Our Primary impression is of the Marine Artillerie Abt. 509, who watched over the Danish coastline in the North Sea.

We are a non-political unit whose sole purpose is to preserve World War Two history through uniform, equipment and vehicle restorations, static displays, and historical reenactments. Understanding where they came from, how they were raised, what they were taught, how they were trained, and how they fought, gives us insight into what the Enemy’s side was like while giving us the ability to take lessons from the past to apply to the present.

We usually meet biannually to accomplish this purpose. Our membership consists of military historians, collectors, students, businessmen, veterans, vehicle enthusiasts, and many others who share an interest in World War Two. Preserving and accurately recreating history is a common goal.

We are always looking for new recruits! Uniforms and gear are available on a loaner basis. Please take the time to visit our entire website. If you have any questions please feel free to fill out the contact form anytime!

As a non-political living history organization, we do not support or condone any neo-nazi, extremist, or anti-American organizations or activities. 

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