15. Flak-Division



Formed 1.3.42 in Ploesti from Stab/Flak-Brigade III. In May 1942 transferred to Southern Russia, HQ Mariupol, to support the 17th Armee. Later supported the 1st Panzer-Armee (from 10.42?) for operations in the Caucasus (HQ Maikop) with:

1943/44 operations in South Russia, and Bessarabia (Romania), supporting Heeresgruppe Südukraine, later Heeresgruppe Süd.

Organisation 1.11.43:

Stab/Flak-Regiment 104 (mot.) joined the division in 12.43, while Stab/Flak-Regiment 153 (mot.) left in 1.44.

Organisation 1.3.44:

Stab/Flak-Regiment 7 (mot.) left for the 17. Flak-Division in 4.44, while Stab/Flak-Regiment 12 (mot.) joined the division in 6.44.

Stab/Flak-Regiment 133 joined the division in 7.44.

Organisation 22.8.44 (1.9.44) in Northern Romania:

Stab/Flak-Regiment 104 (mot.) left the division in 11.44.

In 9.44 absorbed the remnants of the 5th Flak-Division, and withdrew into Hungary. Remained in Hungary until the end, and ended the war at Stuhlweissenburg.

Subordinated to I. Flakkorps, from 9.44 Luftflotte 4 and from 11.44 V. Flakkorps.

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