gemischte Flak-Abteilung 491 (o)

Formed 26 Aug 1939 in Mannheim from parts of I./ with 1. - 5. Batterien (1. - 3. schwere, 4. - 5. leichte). Until Jul 1942 known as Res.Flak-Abt. 491.

Reorganised as a schwere Abteilung in mid-1942:

4./Res.491 became 1./ and was reformed
5./Res.491 became 2./

Reorganised as a gemischte Abteilung in Jun 1944:

5./gem.491 from 1./
6./gem.491 from 2./
7./gem.491 from 3./
8./gem.491 from 4./

6. and 7./gem.491 was disbanded in Jul 1944, and only 7./gem.491 was reformed (from 8./

In Nov 1944 5./gem.491 became 2./ Some batteries was manned by RAD.

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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