German Flak

Flak-Brigade IV

Kommandeure:

  • GenLt Heino von Rantzau, 6 Jul 1940 - 11 Dec 1940
  • GenLt Heinrich Thym, Dec 1940 - 29 Sep 1942
  • GenMaj Hermann Lichtenberger, 29 Sep 1942 - 26 Nov 1942
  • GenLt Prinz Heinrich Reuss XXXVII, 26 Nov 1942 - 9 Mar 1943
  • Oberst Wilhelm Fichter, 10 Mar 1943 - 9 Oct 1943
  • GenMaj Ernst Uhl, 10 Oct 1943 - 25 Apr 1944
  • Oberst Alfred Heller, 24 Oct 1944 - 15 Feb 1945
  • GenLt Werner Prellberg, 19 Apr 1945 - May 1945 (Apparently never took command)

Ia:

  • ?
  • Olt Heinrich Pollwein, 23 Oct 1944 - May 1945

Formed 1 Jun 1940 in Cambrai for Operation Seelöwe. Remained in France until Sep 1942 (according to one source the brigade was in Dessau and Stuttgart 1941). On 29 Sep 1942 moved to München, and in Summer 1943 became 4. Flak-Brigade.

Organisation 1 Oct 1942:

(Flakgruppe München-Süd) was formed in Jan 1943, and became Flakgruppe München-Nord.

Stab/Flak-Regiment z.b.V. (Flakgruppe Innsbruck) was activated in (?)Sep 1943.

Organisation 1 Nov 1943:

Stab/Flak-Regiment z.b.V. became in Dec 1943.

On 1 May 1944 redesignated

Reformed Sep 1944 in Pilsen from (as 4. Flak-Brigade), for air defence in the Pilsen-Brün area.

Organisation 1 Oct 1944:

joined the brigade in Oct 1944.

Moved to Dresden-Mockritz in Nov 1944, now with (1 Dec 1944):

11 Feb 1945 to Pilsen, and took control of all Flak units in

Subordinated to:

Jun 1940 - Mar 1941
Mar 1941 - Sep 1942
Sep 1942 - May 1944
Sep 1944 - Nov 1944
Nov 1944 - Feb 1945
Feb 1945 - May 1945

This webpage was updated 11th October 2020