III Flakkorps

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Mad Russian:
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

Mad Russian:
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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