German Flak

Flak-Brigade XVIII

Kommandeure:

  • GenMaj Karl Halberstadt, 1 Mar 1943 - 6 May 1945

Ia:

  • Hptm Bernhard Haep, ? - May 1945
  • Hptm Herbert Zeller (acting?), ? - Apr 1945

Formed 27 Jan 1943 in Nimes (initially also known as Flak-Brigade z.b.V.), and in Summer 1943 became 18. Flak-Brigade.

Organisation 1 Nov 1943:

Moved to Cambrai in Nov 1943, now with (1 Jan 1944) [reported in Lille Feb 1944]:

Stab/Flak-Regiment 155 (W) left the brigade in Jan 1944.

Organisation 1 Mar 1944 (duties included defending the V-weapon sites in the area):

joined the brigade in Mar 1944, replacing Flakgruppe Somme, which was disbanded.

became in May 1944.

Organisation 1 Jul 1944 and 1 Oct 1944:

Sep 1944 in Hertogenbosch, Doetinchen and Arnhem, 1 Nov 1944 at Sonsbeck, now with:

(Mönchengladbach) and (Kempen) was attached to the brigade in 1945.

Feb 1945 in Achterluk (Holland), later Munstter and Oldenburg, and ended the war in Cuxhaven.

Subordinated to:

Jan 1943 - Nov 1943
Nov 1943 - Aug 1944
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Luftgau-Kommando XIV
Oct 1944 - Feb 1945
Feb 1945 - 23 Feb 1945
23 Feb 1945 - May 1945

This webpage was updated 30th May 2022