Formed Jun 1940* in France (Luxembourg?) from Stab/Flak-Brigade Frantz**. Served in the Caen-Cherbourg-Channel Islands area, and later transferred to Luftgau-Kommando Belgien-Nordfrankreich. In November 1941 moved to Sicily (to protect the airfields on Sicily). In Aug 1942 renamed 19. Flak-Division, and was transferred to North Africa.
Reformed Jun 1944 in Linz (as 7. Flak-Brigade) from parts of the 24. Flak-Division, to protect the Linz-Steyr-Wels area.
Organisation 1 Sep 1944:
Organisation 1 Dec 1944:
Surrendered May 1945.
|Jun 1940 - ?||Luftgau-Kommando Westfrankreich|
|? - Sep 1941||Luftverteidigungskommando 9 ***|
|Sep 1941 - Nov 1941||9. Flak-Division|
|Nov 1941 - Aug 1942||Luftflotte 2|
|Jun 1944 - Mar 1945||Luftgau-Kommando XVII|
|Mar 1945 - May 1945||V. Flakkorps|
* According to one source, the brigade was formed 1 Feb 1940 in Mosel from Luftabwehrkommando Mosel.
** Stab/Flak-Brigade Frantz was formed May 1940 from Stab/Flugabwehrkommando Luxembourg (ex Flugabwehrkommando Mosel). Took part in the invasion of France. In Jun 1940 became Stab/Flak-Brigade VII.
*** possibly also attached to Luftverteidigungskommando 11 at some point.
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