schwere Flak-Abteilung 291 (v)

Formed 26.8.39 in Frankfurt/Main from parts of I./Flak-Regiment 29 with 5 Batterien (1. - 3. schwere, 4. - 5. leichte). Until 7.42 known as Res.Flak-Abt. 291.

Reorganised as a schwere Abteilung in 1942:

4./Res.291 became 2./995
5./Res.291 became 2./996

4. and 5./s.291 was formed in 1943 (4. from Luftwaffen-Sperrfeuer-Batterie 319, 5. new).

2./s.291 was also known as RAD 3./257 from 1943.

Service:

* Has been reported in Belgium in 1940; and in Boulogne in 2.43 (Stab/Flak-Regiment 132), but these reports are possibly in error.


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