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Author Topic: III Flakkorps  (Read 9285 times)
Mad Russian
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« on: 15 November 2008, 02:27:38 »
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Generalkommando III. Flakkorps

Formed February 22nd, 1944 in Paris from Stab/11. Flak Division, subordinated to Luftflotte 3:

* 16th Flak Division at Lille
* 18th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Cambrai
* 19th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Hertogenbosch

Most of the korps was destroyed in the Falaise Pocket. The remains of the korps withdrew to Germany. It was in the Cochem area September 1944, supporting Heeresgruppe B, which was under the command of Luftwaffenkommando West.

The third Flakkorps was a rather unique unit. There existed other Flak Korps on the eastern front, but they were only partly composed of motorized units. The III. Flak Korps was made up of motorized units only, even though there were shortages of vehicles.

It is common to emphasize the anti-tank role of the 88 mm Flak gun. However, this seems not to be consistent with the employement of the III. Flakkorps.

The fact that the 88 mm Flak was not suitable for anti-tank misisons was also clearly recognized by the commanders and men serving in the III. Flakkorps. Both in the post-war manuscript produced by the korps commander, Wolfgang Pickert, and in a report, dated 20 September 1944, discussing the experiences from the actions of the korps during the battles in Normandy, this is clear.

First and foremost, the korps was employed in the air defence role. This was the main mission and initially it extended from the front to a line from Falaise to Le Beny Bocage8. The second important mission of the korps was to provide indirect fire to support the ground combat units. The chief reason for this was the shortage of GHQ artillery. Due to the range of the 88 mm guns, this could often be provided from the positions they were to protect from air attack.

If enemy tanks had broken through, the flak units were expected to engage them if they reached the positions of the flak. Also, the corps was supplied with Flakkampfgruppen. These were created for ground combat.

However, they did not arrive at the korps until it was already in Normandy. When these Flakkampfgruppen arrived, they were deemed to be insufficiently trained. Consequently they were placed in the Trun area to train and were not sent into combat until the British Goodwood offensive opertation in July.

Each Flakkampfgruppe consisted of four Flakkamftruppen, which each had two 88 mm Flak guns. Three such Flakkamfgruppen were created.

The Flakkampfgruppen were not very successful in combat. The results were not in proportion to the casualties. They lost about 35 88 mm guns and 70 light Flak guns, while the number of tanks they knocked out were assessed to be twenty.

The main components of the korps were the four Flak Sturm Regiments. These were numbered 1 - 4. These had been formed by utilizing the regiment staffs 32, 36, 37 and 79 respectively. It seems that these numbers were occasionally used in Normandy too , which probably have caused some confusion as to which Flak units actually participated in the battle. The regiments had recently recieved their Flak Sturm designation when the allied forces landed.

Nominally each regiment was supposed to have three battalions with five batteries each. Three of the batteries were supposed to have 88 mm guns and two were to be equipped with light AA guns. Altogether this meant that the corps was supposed to have 36 batteries with heavy guns and 24 with light guns.

In reality, the organization of the corps did not correspond exactly to this pattern. On 23 June, it had 27 heavy batteries and 26 light batteries. This had increased to 29 heavy and 40 light batteries by 8 August. Since a heavy battery had four 88 mm guns, the authorized strength of the korps included 108 such guns on 23 June and 116 on 8 August. Three of the heavy batteries had the more powerful 88 mm Flak 41. With its higher muzzle velocity it also had much better armour penetration capabilities than the 88 mm Flak 18/36/37 which made up the vast majority of the heavy batteries.

On D-Day Flak Sturm Rgeiments 2, 3 and 4 were located around the Somme-estuary, while Flak Sturm Regiment 1 was deployed between Isigny and Bayeux. The latter regiment had recently been redeployed to that area.

The corps (minus Flak Sturm Regiment 1) received orders on afternoon D-Day to move to Normandy as rapidly as possible. During the night between 6 and 7 June the korps had reached Paris. Most of the korps had reached positions south west of Caen on the evening 8 June.

During the march to Normandy the korps suffered greater casualties than most German units marching to Normandy.

The march to Normandy did not only result in losses for the korps. It also shot down about 35 aircraft during the movement to Normandy.

Ammunition supply was a problem for most German units in Normandy and the III. Flakkorps was no exception. Since no ammunition had been stored in advance in Normandy, the distances to haul the ammunition to the korps were long. Despite these difficulties the Flakkorps was probably better off than the army.

The korps received the following number of new guns during its actions in Normandy:

53 88 mm guns
36 37 mm guns
72 20 mm guns
12 20 mm guns (4-barreled)

As has been emphasized above, the korps was mainly employed in the air defence role, not in the anti-tank role. This is also reflected in the claims by the korps during the Normandy battle:

Aircraft shot down: 462

Tanks Destroyed: 92

Armored Cars Destroyed: 14

Of the tanks destroyed about twelve fell victims to the man-held Panzerfaust close range antitank weapon.

The number of tanks claimed is quite small. Given the fact that Army and Waffen SS units claimed to have destroyed 3,663 enemy tanks from 6 June to 21 August, the III. Flakkorps can not be regarded as a very important part of German anti-tank defences.

According to Pickert the casualties were mainly caused by artillery. Air attacks on AA units in firing positions had relatively little effect.

Mainly the corps was employed on the eastern half of the German front in Normandy, against the British units. In particular its participation in halting the British Goodwood operation warrants certain comments. In several publications it is stated that this korps employed "144 AT/AA guns". Probably this refers to 88 mm guns, but the number 144 seem to have been derived by assuming that the korps had four regiments with three battalions each and that each battalion had twelve 88 mm guns. However, each battalion did not have twelve 88 mm guns. As shown above the korps had fewer than 144 88 mm guns. Also the guns were not "AT/AA guns" but AA guns.

The Flak Sturm Regiments were employed so far to the rear that the British armour units did not encounter them during the operation. The three Flakkampfgruppen were however deployed further forward and they did become involved in combat. Since they only had a T/O&E; strength of eight 88 mm Flak guns each these units were hardly significant.

The Flak Sturm Regiments were employed so far to the rear that the British armour units did not encounter them during the operation. The three Flakkampfgruppen were however deployed further forward and they did become involved in combat. Since they only had a T/O&E; strength of eight 88 mm Flak guns each these units were hardly significant.

Finally, it is worth discussing why the 88 mm Flak gun has received such a repution, in the history of operation Overlord. In 1940 and 1941, when the German antitank defences mainly consisted of the 37 mm AT gun, the 88 mm Flak 36 was significantly superior in terms of armour pentration and range. With the introduction of the 75 mm Pak 40, the superiority of the 88 mm Flak 36 was relatively marginal. However, it seems that the image of the all-pervasive 88 mm Flak guns was created in the early years of the war, largely in North Africa. During much of the fighting in North Africa British tank units were equipped with tanks armed with guns that had no HE ammunition. Also the cooperation between British tanks and artillery was often abysmal. In Normandy the behaviour of British forces was quite different however. Hence, the drawbacks of the 88 mm Flak gun, described above, were much more pronounced. But still the image of the "88 mm Flak" seem to have been vivid.


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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« Reply #1 on: 15 November 2008, 02:28:46 »
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Generalkommando III. Flakkorps Organization

Went into combat June 6th, 1944 in Normandy with:

* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 1
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 2
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 3
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 4
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 103

Organisation 1 October, 1944:

* 16th Flak Division
* 1st Flak Brigade (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 1
* Stab/Flak Sturm-Regiment 2
* Stab/Flak Sturm-Regiment 3
* Stab/Flak Sturm-Regiment 4

Organisation 1  November, 1944:

* 2nd Flak Division at Trier
* 16th Flak Division at Doetinchen
* 1st Flak Brigade (mot.) at Trier
* 18th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Sonsbeck
* 19th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Hertogenbosch

In December 1944, 16th Flak Division left the korps. Taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. By February 1945, both the 18th  and 19th Flak Brigades had been assigned to other formations.

Organization February 1945:

 * HQ at Bonn
 * 2nd Flak Division at Altenahr, supporting 5th Panzer Army
 * 1st Flak Brigade at Rheydt, supporting 15th Army
 * 19th Flak Brigade at Kyllburg, supporting 7th Army

On the 23rd of February, 1945, 7th Flak Division joined the korps, followed by the 22nd Flak Division in April 1945.

Subordinated to Luftflotte 3 (February 1944 through September 1944) and Luftwaffenkommando West (September 1944 through April 1945).


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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2nd Flak Division of the III Flakkorps

Formed September 1st, 1941 in Leipzig from Luftverteidigungskommando 2.

* Stab/Flak Regiment 3 (Flakgruppe Thüringen) in Weimar
* Stab/Flak Regiment 33 (Flakgruppe Halle-Leuna)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 300 (v) (Flakgruppe Leipzig)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 73 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Leipzig)
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 122

In January, 1942 the division was replaced by the 14th Flak Division, and moved to Luga in the operational area of Army Group North.

Organisation on March 31st, 1942 (Div. HQ Luga):

* Stab/Flak Regiment 41 in Luga (covering the rear area of Heeresgruppe Nord)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 151 in Medved (supporting 16th Armee)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 164 in Roshdestvenno (supporting 18th Armee)
* Luftnachrichten Betriebs Kompanie 122
* Divisions Nachschubführer

In May 1942 the division was joined by the 6th Flak Division, and was then assigned secruity of the rear area of Army Group North.

Organisation September, 1942:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 41 in Luga
* Stab/Flak Regiment 43 in Ostrov
* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 in Krasnovardeisk
* gem. Flak Abteilung 517 (v) in Narva, with gem.431 (v) and le.720 (v)

Organisation November 11th, 1943:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 164 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 41 (mot.)
* Sw.618 (v) and le.Alarm Flak Bttr. 8./I
* Luftnachrichten Betriebs Kompanie 122

On February 1944, the Division HQ was moved from Luga to Pleskau, and later to Dorpat.

Stab/Flak-Regiment 41 was reassigned in February 1944, then returned in April of 1944, finally to leave for good in July 1944.

Stab/Flak Regiment 136 was assigned in February 1944; Stab/Flak Regiment 151 was assigned in July, 1944, but was reassigned again in August 1944.

Organisation August 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 136 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 151 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 164 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.)
* Flak-Transport-Bttr. 23./VI, 31./I, 1./VI and 45./I
* Luftnachrichten-Betriebs-Kompanie 122

Stab/Flak-Regiment 151 (mot.) was transferred to 6. Flak-Division in August 1944, followed by Stab/Flak Regiment 136 in September 1944.

In October 1944 the division was moved to Germany, the HQ moved to Trier, and control of 3 Flaksturm Regiments.

Organisation November 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 2 (mot.)
* Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 3 (mot.)
* Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 4 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 8 (v)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.)
* Luftnachrichten Betriebs Kompanie 122

Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 1 (mot.) joined the division in November 1944, while Stab/Flak Regiment 8 (v) and Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.) left for 1st and 19th Flak Brigades respectively.

Participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

January 1945 at Eifel and February 1945 at Altenahr, supporting the 5th Panzer Army. March 1945 the division moved to Siegerland and surrendered April 1945, while in the Ruhr-pocket.


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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7th Flak Division of the III Flakkorps

Formed 1.9.41 in Köln from Luftverteidigungskommando 7:

* Stab/FlakRegiment 14 (Flakgruppe Köln)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 47 (Flakgruppe Leverkusen)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 144 (Flakgruppe Brühl)
* Stab/FlakscheinwerferRegiment 84 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln)
    * Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 127

Organisation on November 1st, 1943:

* Stab/FlakRegiment 14 (Flakgruppe Köln)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 47 (Flakgruppe Leverkusen)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 120 (Flakgruppe Wuppertal)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 144 (Flakgruppe Brühl)
* Stab/FlakRegiment z.b.V. (Flakgruppe Aachen) [Stab/s.514]
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 84 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 127

Stab/Flak-Regiment 120 (Flakgruppe Wuppertal) was reassigned and  Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 84 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln) was replaced by Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 113 in March 1944

Stab/Flak-Regiment 112 (Eisb.) joined the division in April of 1944, then left again in July of 1944; Stab/Flak Regiment 47 (Flakgruppe Leverkusen) left the division in June of 1944.

Organisation August 1st 1944:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 14 (Flakgruppe Köln)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 113 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 144 (Flakgruppe Brühl)
* Stab/s.Flak Abteilung 514 (Flakgruppe Aachen)
* Flak Transport Bttr. 3./VI, 19./XI and 127./IV
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 127

Stab/s.Flak-Abteilung 514(Flakgruppe Aachen)was reassigned in August in 1944.

The Division moved to Mönchen Gladbach In February 1945 and to Herborn March 1st of 1945.

February 23rd, 1945, the division controlled the following batteries: 99 heavy Flak, 56 light/medium Flak, 34 Searchlight and 1 Luftsperr, as well as 7 Nebel companies.

Subordinated to Luftgau-Kommando VI and from February 23rd 1945 to III. Flakkorps.


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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16th Flak Division of the III Flakkorps

Formed February 1st, 1942 in Lille.

Organisation February 1st, 1943 (HQ Lille):

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 8 in Rotterdam
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 in Watten
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 95 in Antwerpen
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 in Dunkirk
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 in Boulogne
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 in Lille
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 656 in Beauvais
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Organisation November 1st, 1943:

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.) in Watten
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 95 (v) in Antwerpen
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.) in Dunkirk
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.) in Boulogne
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 (mot.) in Lille
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 656 (v) in Beauvais
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Stab/Flak-Regiment 95 (v) and Stab/Flak-Regiment 656 (v) joined the 18th Flak Brigade in December of 1943.

Organisation 1.3.44 (HQ Lille):

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.) in Watten
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.) in Dunkirk
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.) in Boulogne
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 (mot.) in Lille
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.) and Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.) joined the division in March 1944; Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.) became Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 3 in May of 1944 and was reassigned.

Organisation June 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 (mot.)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Reorganised in June of 1944, when Stab/20. Flak-Brigade arrived, and took control of the regiments of the division.

Organisation July 1st, 1944:

* Stab/20. Flak-Brigade (b.mot.)
Withdrew through Belgium to Holland after the allied invasion of France.

September 1944:

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 195 (v)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

November 1st, 1944: (in Holland with HQ at Doetinchen)

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 87 (v)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 100 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 111 (v)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 195 (v)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

February 9th, 1945 redesignated as the VI. Flakkorps.

Subordinated to Luftgau-Kommando Belgien-Nordfrankreich, September, 1944, and to Luftwaffenkommando West in November 1944.


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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22nd Flak Division of the III Flakkorps

Formed May 1st, 1943 in Dortmund (possibly from parts of Stab/Flak Brigade X).

Organization November 1st, 1943:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 54 (Flakgruppe Münster)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 67 (Flakgruppe Bochum)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 103 (Flakgruppe Kurhessen)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 124 (Flakgruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 183 (Flakgruppe Hagen)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 146 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 112 (Eisb.)
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 142

Stab/Flak Regiment 112 (Eisb.) reassigned in December 1943.

Stab/Flak Regiment 103 reassigned in July 1944.

Stab/Flak Regiment 54 reassigned in August 1944, and was replaced by Stab/Flak Regiment 47.

Stab/Flak Regiment 50 (ETr.) was briefly attached to the division during July and August 1944.

Organization October 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 47 (Flakgruppe Münster)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 67 (Flakgruppe Bochum)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 124 (Flakgruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 146 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 183 (Flakgruppe Hagen)
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 142

Stab/Flak Regiment 112 (Eisb.) assigned to  the division November 1944.

Surrendered to the Americans at Iserlohn on 16 April, 1945.

Subordinated to Luftgau-Kommando VI, and from April 1945 III. Flakkorps.


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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Flak Unit Organizations in III Flakkorps

Flak Division:

Division HQ
Air Defense Signal Battalion
Heavy Search Light Regiment
3 Flak Regiments
Luftwaffe Medical Unit

Total Flak Division weapons:

270 20mm guns
162 Quad 20mm guns
138 88mm guns

Sturm Flak Regiment

3 Battalions each with:

30 20mm guns
18 Quad 20mm guns
12 88mm guns


Total Sturm Flak Regiment weapons:

90 20mm guns
54 Quad 20mm guns
36 88mm guns


PRIMARY SOURCES:

Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm
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