Luftnachrichten-Regiment 42

Kommandeure:

- Oberst Alfred Boner, 1.8.42 - 15.9.43
Formed 1.8.42 in Zeist with:

- Stab/Ln.Rgt.42 in Zeist with:

- Stab I./Ln.Rgt.42 (Betrieb) in Zeist with:

- 1./Ln.Rgt.42 from 1./Luftnachrichten-Regiment 201
- 2./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 3./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 4./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- Gerätekolonne I./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- Stab II./Ln.Rgt.42 (Eisenbahn-Flugmelde) in Döberitz with:

- 5./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 6./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 7./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 8./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- Stab III./Ln.Rgt.42 (Flugmelde) in Ludwigsburg-Ossweil with:

- 9./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 10./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 11./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 12./Ln.Rgt.42 new
- 13./Ln.Rgt.42 new
6.-8./Ln.Rgt.42 each had one railway train with 22 railroad cars, equipped with 2 Würzburg and 2 Freya radars. The 3 companies used the following cover names: Sumatra I - III (Flugmelde) and Java I - III (Jägerleit). Operated mainly on the eastern front and in the Balkans.

11. - 13./Ln.Rgt.42 was three schwere/mittlere Flugmelde companies, each operating a radar site in Southern Germany:

- 11./Ln.Rgt.42 (Stellung "Möwe") at Renningen, near Stuttgart
- 12./Ln.Rgt.42 (Stellung "Bachstelze") at Gross-Aspern, near Backnang (abandoned before 9.44)
- 13./Ln.Rgt.42 (Stellung "Eppingen") at Eppingen/Baden
The regiment was disbanded on 15.9.43:

Stab/Ln.Rgt.42 became Stab/Ln.Rgt. beim I. Jagdkorps

Stab I./Ln.Rgt.42 became Stab I./Ln.Rgt. beim I. Jagdkorps

1./Ln.Rgt.42 became 1./Ln.Rgt. beim I. Jagdkorps

2./Ln.Rgt.42 became 2./Ln.Rgt. beim I. Jagdkorps

3./Ln.Rgt.42 became 5./Ln.Rgt. beim I. Jagdkorps

4./Ln.Rgt.42 became 4./Ln.Abt. Mitte

Stab II./Ln.Rgt.42 became Stab/Flugmelde-Meß-Abteilung zbV 21

5./Ln.Rgt.42 became 1./Flugmelde-Meß-Abteilung zbV 21

6./Ln.Rgt.42 became 2./Flugmelde-Meß-Abteilung zbV 21

7./Ln.Rgt.42 became 3./Flugmelde-Meß-Abteilung zbV 21

8./Ln.Rgt.42 became 4./Flugmelde-Meß-Abteilung zbV 21Stab III., 10.-15./Ln.Rgt.42 remained until 2.9.44:

Stab III./Ln.Rgt.42 became Stab I./Ln.Rgt.237

9./Ln.Rgt.42 became 5./Ln.Abt.201

10./Ln.Rgt.42 was disbanded

11./Ln.Rgt.42 became 1./Ln.Rgt.237

12./Ln.Rgt.42 was disbanded

13./Ln.Rgt.42 became 3./Ln.Rgt.237Service:

- 8.42 - 9.43 under XII. Fliegerkorps

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