Flak-Brigade III

Kommandeure:

Ia:

Formed 1.6.40 in Cambrai for Operation Seelöwe. 3.41 to Lumbres. Moved to Ploesti in Autumn 1941 (9.41?), and remained there until 1.3.42, when the brigade was renamed Stab/15. Flak-Division.

Reformed 1.11.43 in Milano, as 3. Flak-Brigade, from Flakführer Oberitalien, with:

Stab/Flak-Regiment 131 (mot.) left the brigade in 12.43, and was replaced by Stab/Flak-Regiment 5 (mot.) and Stab/Flak-Regiment 149 (mot.).

Organisation 1.3.44 (Northern Italy):

During 3.44 - 4.44, the brigade apparently also controlled Stab/Flak-Regiment 57 (mot.), 131 (mot.), 105 (mot.), 135 (mot.) and Zieger (78). In this period the 22. Flak-Brigade was apparently under transfer and the new 25. Flak-Division was being formed, resulting in the 3. Flak-Brigade controlling all Flak units in Italy.

After the reorganisation, the brigade ended up controlling the following units (1.5.44):

Stab/Flak-Regiment 78 (mot.) left the brigade in 5.44, and was replaced by Stab/Flak-Regiment 135 (mot.); Stab/Flak-Regiment 78 (mot.) returned 6.44, and Stab/Flak-Regiment 135 (mot.) was transferred back to the 22. Flak-Brigade.

Stab/Flak-Regiment 39 (mot.) left the brigade in 8.44; Stab/Flak-Regiment 105 (mot.) left the brigade in 10.44 and was replaced by Stab/Flak-Regiment 39 (mot.)

10.44 in Cremona. Organisation 12.44:

Surrendered in northern Italy 5.45.

Subordinated to:


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