gemischte Flak-Abteilung 491 (o)

Formed 26.8.39 in Mannheim from parts of I./Flak-Regiment 49, with 1. - 5. Batterien (1. - 3. schwere, 4. - 5. leichte). Until 7.42 known as Res.Flak-Abt. 491.

Reorganised as a schwere Abteilung in mid-1942:

4./Res.491 became 1./776, and was reformed
5./Res.491 became 2./776

Reorganised as a gemischte Abteilung in 6.44:

5./gem.491 from 1./977
6./gem.491 from 2./977
7./gem.491 from 3./977
8./gem.491 from 4./977

6. and 7./gem.491 was disbanded in 7.44, and only 7./gem.491 was reformed (from 8./496).

In 11.44 5./gem.491 became 2./673. Some batteries was manned by RAD.

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