ASMLogoSm.jpg (177860 bytes)

wpe3.jpg (12282 bytes)

 

wpe1AB.jpg (1223 bytes)

Chile Con 3 Home Page

Chile Con 3 Flyer (PDF)

Contest Location & Maps

Contest Info & Schedule

Hotel Info & Website

Registration & Model Forms

Contest Categories & Awards

Contest Rules & Judging

Demo's & Make-N-Takes

Raffles & Prizes

Trophy Package Info

Vendor Registration Info

Chile Con 3 T-Shirts

Albuquerque Visitor Info

Points of Contact Info

ASM Club Website

Frequently Asked Questions

Chile Con Badges

Chile Con 2 Home Page

What's New on the Website?

wpe1AB.jpg (1223 bytes)

 

 

 

                   

 

Raffles and Prizes

Info

D-Day Plus Seventy

 


Pointe Du Hoc
  
D-Day History
 

 

Pointe du Hoc is a prominent 100 foot (30 m) cliff overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy in northern France. During World War II it was the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. The Germans fortified the area with concrete casements and gun pits. On D-Day (6 June 1944) the United States Army Ranger Assault Group successfully assaulted Point du Hoc after scaling the cliffs.  Pointe du Hoc lies 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the center of Omaha Beach. As part of the Atlantic Wall fortifications, the prominent clifftop location was fortified by the Germans. The battery was initially built in 1943 to house six captured French First World War vintage GPF 155mm K418(f) cannons positioned in open concrete gun pits. The battery was occupied by the 2nd Battery of Army Coastal Artillery Regiment 1260 (2/HKAA.1260). To defend the promontory from attack, elements of the 352nd Infantry Division were stationed at the battery.

To provide increased defensive capability, the Germans began upgrading the battery in the Spring of 1944 with fully enclosed H671 concrete casements. The plan was to build six casements but two were unfinished when the location was attacked. These casements were built over and in front of the circular gun pits that housed the 155mm French cannons. Also built was a H636 observation bunker and L409a mounts for 20mm Flak 30 anti-aircraft cannon. The 155mm guns would have threatened the Allied landings on both Omaha and Utah beaches when finished, risking heavy casualties to the landing forces.

The location was bombed in April 1944 and following this the Germans removed the French 155mm cannons. During preparation for Operation Overlord it was determined that Pointe du Hoc would still need to be attacked by ground forces to prevent the Germans using the casements for observation purposes. The U.S. 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions were given the task of assaulting the strong point early on D-Day. Elements of the 2nd Battalion went in to attack Pointe du Hoc but initial delays meant the remainder of the 2nd Battalion and the complete 5th Battalion landed at Omaha Beach as their secondary landing position. Though the Germans had removed the main armament from Pointe du Hoc, the beachheads were shelled from the nearby Maisy battery. The rediscovery of the battery at Maisy has shown that it was responsible for firing on the Allied beachheads until June 9, 1944.    Source:  Wikipedia.

For additional info click here:   Pointe Du Hoc-1   Pointe Du Hoc-2

 


 



Award Plaques

Examples of the award plaques are posted below.

Click on the thumbnail to see the larger picture.

First Place
Award
Second Place
Award
Third Place
Award

 

"Best of"
Award
Best of the Best
Award
Best in Show
People's Choice

 

 


Raffle and Door Prizes

1.  Super-Raffle - Eclipse CS ECL 4500 Airbush and Smart Jet IS 850 Compressor ComboDonated by Iwata.  $5.00 per raffle ticket.  Ticket sales cut-off at 6:00 PM Saturday night, with ticket to be drawn at the Awards Ceremony.   Must be present at Awards Ceremony to win. 

 

2.  Door Prizes - Several Door Prizes of special model kits will occur at the Awards Ceremony.  Chile Con registrants will receive a Door Prize ticket in their registration package folder.   Must be present at Awards Ceremony to win. 

 

3. Raffle - Model kits, books, decals sheets, and other goodies.  Chile Con registrants will receive one Raffle ticket in their registration package folder.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each.  Winning tickets drawn throughout the day, with numbers announced via loudspeaker and posted at the Raffle Station.

 

4. Additional Goodies.   A lucky few model entrants will find some real chile peppers in their folders (suitable for framing - well, sort of).

 

What's New on the Website?

 

 

 

     wpe1BB9.jpg (3745 bytes)     usaflag.gif (24152 bytes)     US_military_POW_MIA_2.bmp (191022 bytes)     NMStateFlag.gif (47085 bytes)     remembpin.jpg (5359 bytes)