(Flak)-Regiment General Göring


The Regiment began the war with Stab, I. - IV. and Wach-Btl./Regiment General Göring in Berlin-Reinickendorf. Two more units were formed on 26.8.39: Reserve-Scheinwerfer-Abteilung General Göring and a 14. (Eisb.) battery with 105mm guns.

On 28.10.39 the Stab was renamed Stab/Flak-Regiment 103 and moved to the German/French border in preparation for the attack on France. The Stab took control of I. and IV./GG, I./7 and II./43. III./GG became subordinated to Stab/Flak-Regiment 101, also at the German/French border. The rest of Regiment General Göring remained in Berlin.

In early May 1940 II./GG also joined Stab/Flak-Regiment 103. In 7.40 Stab/Flak-Regiment 103 again became Stab/Regiment General Göring, but remained in France, together with I. - IV./GG and was stationed around Paris. In 10.40 the entire regiment returned to Berlin. See I. Flakkorps and II. Flakkorps for details of the operations in France. Only a small part of the regiment was used in Operation Weserübung during April 1940 (8. battery and 1. coy of the Wach-Bataillon).

The regiment participated in the attack on Russia, subordinated to II. Flakkorps, supporting Panzer-Gruppe 1 from 22.6.41, now as Flak-Regiment General Göring. In 1941 the Reserve-Scheinwerfer-Abteilung General Göring was redesignated III./Flak-Regiment 32.

In 11.41 the regiment left Russia and was transferred to München and was reorganised: II./GG and IV./GG exchanged designations, while III./GG was renamed Flakscheinwerfer-Abteilung 528. The regiment remained in München with only I. and II./GG until 3.42 when it moved to Paris. In 7.42 moved to Cognac for the new Brigade General Göring. The regiment was later destroyed in Tunisia under Division General Göring.

In May 1941 a Schützen-Bataillon General Göring was formed from parts of the Wach-Bataillon General Göring and the Kradschützen-Kompanie General Göring, and moved to Ploesti for protection of the oilfields and would later operate in Southern Russia (under VIII. Fliegerkorps) until 3.42 when it moved to Cognac.

A second battalion was formed from parts of Wach-Bataillon General Göring on 11.41: II. Schützen-Bataillon des VIII. Fliegerkorps. This unit saw combat at Orel, Uman, Juchnow and Gorodischtsche until 3.42.

Organisation in 1939:

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