Generalkommando I. Flakkorps
Chef des Stabes:
Formed 3 Oct 1939 in Berlin from parts of Stab/Luftgau-Kommando III. Soon transferred to Neuwied, where it took control of Flak-Regiments101,102 and 104, and was subordinated to Luftflotte 3. Was to support the panzer units under Heeresgruppe A, for the attack on France.
On 16 Apr 1940 controlled the following units:
On 1 Jun 1940 the corps was reorganised:
On 12 Jul 1940 was stationed at Paris with:
Reformed 1 Apr 1941 in Berlin from Stab/Flak-Brigade I. On 6 Jun 1941 stationed in Warszaw. Began attack on Russia 22 Jun 1941 (HQ Bohukaly, near Brest-Litovsk) in support of Panzergruppe 2, subordinated to Luftflotte 2, with the following units:
15 Jan 1942 based at Orel. In May 1942 transferred to South Russia, HQ Poltava, and took control of all flak-units under Luftflotte 4 with :
I. Flakkorps was known as Luftwaffenkommando Kaukasus (HQ Pjatigorsk), from 25 Nov 1942 to 6 Feb 1943 for operations in the Caucasus. The 10. Flak-Division left the korps 8 Aug 1942, and became subordinated to Luftwaffenkommando Don, but rejoined the korps in Feb 1943. The 9. Flak-Division was destroyed in Stalingrad Jan 1943, but was reformed 7 Feb 1943.
In July 1943 controlled the following divisions:
In March 1944 with:
The 9. Flak-Division was destroyed in May 1944 on Crimea, and never rejoined the korps.
In Aug 1944 I. Flakkorps became subordinated to Luftflotte 6, now with (1 Sep 1944):
Oct 1944 at Krakau. The 23. Flak-Division joined the corps in Nov 1944.
4 Mar 1945 at Smirschitz with:
Apr 1945 at Schweidnitz with:
May 1945 HQ at Königgrätz.
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