Flak-Regiment 18

Stab/Flak-Regiment 18 (mot.):

Kommandeure:

  • Oberst Paul Koester, 1940 - Jun 1942
  • Oberst Friedrich-Franz Rittner, Jun 1942 - Sep 1942
  • Oberst Rudolf von Minden, Oct 1942 - 1 Apr 1943
  • Oberst Claus Jebens, 1 Apr 1943 - 31 Dec 1943
  • Oberst Georg Tyroller, 1 Jan 1944 - Dec 1944
  • Maj Anton Meckel, 1 Jan 1945 - 23 Jan 1945
  • Obstlt Hans Dilschneider, 24 Jan 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 26 Aug 1939 in Wiener-Neustadt.

Service:

  • 1939 in Poland
  • Oct 1939 - Apr 1940 as Flugabwehrkommando Augsburg
  • Apr 1940 - 1940 as Flakgruppe Oberrhein
  • 1940 - Apr 1941 in Stuttgart as Flakgruppe Stuttgart
  • Apr 1941 in Greece supporting XVIII. Armeekorps, with I./ le.73, le.76 and le.85
  • Jun 1941 Koluft 11th Armee, with I./ I./ II./ and I./
  • Jun 1942 at Sevastopol
  • Sep 1942 to Northern Russia (Duderhof) under 6. Flak-Division, with I./ I I./ I./ and le.75
  • Mar 1943(?) to France (Le Creusot) with 442 and others
  • Nov 1943 to Toulon under with I./
  • 1 Jan 1944 in Toulon under ( with le.84 (mot.), le.981 (v), gem. I./ and gem.497 (v)
  • 1 Feb 1944 in Toulon under ( with gem. I./, gem.497 (v), le.84 (mot.) and le.981 (v)
  • 1 Mar 1944 at Toulon under with gem.481 (v) and le.981 (v)
  • 1 Apr 1944/1 Jun 1944 not listed
  • 1 Jul 1944 in Toulon under with no units attached
  • 1 Aug 1944 in Toulon under with no units attached
  • 1 Sep 1944 under with no units attached
  • 1 Oct 1944 under with gem. I./, Lsp.102 (v), gem. I./ and le.741 (mot.)
  • 1 Nov 1944 under with 5./gem.347 (v); Stab/s.435 (o) with 4 batteries (6./s.135 (b.mot.), 1./s.514 (b.mot.), 1./s.577 (b.mot.), 2./le.953 (b.mot.)); gem.481 (v); gem. I./
  • Nov 1944 in Aachen
  • 1 Dec 1944 under with gem. I./; Stab/gem.224 (b.mot.) with 3 batteries (4./s.211 (mot.), 8./s.326 (b.mot.), s.Flak.Bttr.zbV 5575); Stab/s.513 (b.mot.) with 5 batteries (2./s.307 (b.mot.), 2./s.432 (b.mot.), 2./s.565 (b.mot.), 2./s.674 (b.mot.), 3./le.761 (b.mot.)); le.741 (mot.)
  • Feb 1945 in the Bonn area
  • Apr 1945 in Ruhr-pocket

I./Flak-Regiment 18 (gem. mot.):

Formed 1 Oct 1936 in Mannheim. On 1 Oct 1937 redesignated I./

Reformed 15 Nov 1938 in Wiener-Neustadt from Flak-Abteilung Wiener-Neustadt, with 1. - 5. Batterien.

Destroyed May 1943 in Tunisia.

Reformed Sep 1944 in from Flak-Abteilung 11900 with 1. - 5. Batterien.

Service:

II./Flak-Regiment 18 (gem. mot.):

Formed Oct 1944 in with 6. - 10. Batterien.

Service:

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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