gemischte Flak-Abteilung 161 (v)

Formed Feb 1940 in Luftgau XI with only the Stab, controlling various independent units. Known as Reserve-Flak-Abt. 161 until Jul 1942.

1. - 5. Batterien was only formed in Jun 1941:

1./Res.161 from Res.Flak-Bttr. 2./XI
2./Res.161 from Res.Flak-Bttr. 4./XI
3./Res.161 from Res.Flak-Bttr. 8./XI
4./Res.161 from le.Res.Flak-Bttr. 22./XI
5./Res.161 from le.Res.Flak-Bttr. 23./XI

In Apr 1942 reorganised as a schwere Flak-Abt.:

4./Res.161 became 1./ and was reformed from 3./
5./Res.161 became 2./

In 1943 1. - 4./s.161 became s.Flak-Bttr.zbV 1504 - 1507, and all were reformed.

In late 1943 reorganised as a gem.Flak-Abt, when a leichte batterie was formed (5./gem.161 from 1./

In 1944 increased to 7 Batterien:

5./gem.161 became 6./gem.161, and was reformed
7./gem.161 was formed from 1./

In 1944 6./gem.161 became 1./ and was reformed from 5./; 7./gem.161 became 5./

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