Flakbatterien zur besonderen Verwendung/
During the reorganisation of the Luftwaffe ground forces in 1942, a large number of surplus troops became available to serve in the Flakartillerie. These troops were collected in Flakbatterien z.b.V., which usually only existed for a short time, before being absorbed into existing and newly created Flak-Abteilungen. The batteries were mainly used in the Reich air defence.
Those batteries formed in 1943-44 consisted mainly of remnants of various Flak-Abteilungen that had been destroyed at the front, or troops from the various replacement and training units.
As a general rule during most of 1944, the second digit in each 4 digit number, would indicate in which Luftgau-Kommando a particular battery was formed:
|Luftgau-Kommando I||'3'||schwere Flak-Batterie zbV 6.3/00|
|Luftgau-Kommando III||'5'||schwere Flak-Batterie zbV 5.5/33|
|Luftgau-Kommando VI||'7'||schwere Flak-Batterie zbV 5.7/75|
|Luftgau-Kommando VII/XII||'2'||Flakscheinwerfer-Batterie zbV 8.2/15|
|Luftgau-Kommando VIII||'4'||leichte Flak-Batterie zbV 7.5/40|
|Luftgau-Kommando IX||'9'||leichte Flak-Batterie zbV 6.9/40|
|Luftgau-Kommando XVII||'3' & '4'||schwere Flak-Batterie zbV 6.4/10|
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