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WW2 German Artillery Regiment / Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regimenter


Parent Unit Fallschirm-Artillerie unit
7.Flieger-Division
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung
7.Flieger-Division, 1.FJD Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 1
2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 2
3.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 3
4.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 4
5.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 5
6.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 6
7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 7
9.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 9
10.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 10
11.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 11
I.Fallschirm-Korps Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 11 (#2)
II.Fallschirm-Korps Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 12
20.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung 20
21.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung 21
I.Fallschirm-Korps Korps-Artillerie-Regiment 1 der Luftwaffe
II.Fallschirm-Korps Korps-Artillerie-Regiment 2 der Luftwaffe

Each regiment (1571 men) consisted of 3 battalions (I, II, III) with each 3 batteries (1-3, 4-6, 7-9). I. and II. each had 12 105mm guns/howitzers, while III. had 12 150mm howitzers. [TOTAL: 24 105mm and 12 150mm, 1571 men].

*All dates below listed as date/month/year

Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 1

Kommandeur:

  • ?
  • Maj Heinrich Bode, 1940 - 1941
  • ?
  • Oberst Bruno Schram, 1.5.43 - 2.5.45

Formed in Summer 1938 as Geschütz-Batterie 7. Summer 1940 enlarged and became the Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung. In Winter 41/42 again enlarged and became the Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 1 with 2 battalions. III./FAR.1 was formed a year later. In 2.43 II./FAR.1 was redesignated I./FAR.2. In June 1944 the regiment was reorganised, with III./FAR.1 becoming II./FAR.1 and a new III./FAR.1 was formed from scratch.

Organisation:

  • 1941: I. 1-4, II. 5-8
  • 1942: I. 1-4, II. 5-8, III. 9-12, 13-16
  • 1943: I. 1-4, III. 9-12, 13-16
  • 1944: I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9

Saw action in Russia together with the regiments of the 7. Flieger-Division.
From May 1943 belonged to 1. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division.


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 2

Kommandeur:

  • ?
  • Oberst Meyer, 10.44 - ?

Formed in February 1943 with only I./FAR.2, which was formed from II./FAR.1. The Stab, II. and III./FAR.2 were not formed until May 1944, when the 2. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division was resting in Germany. I./FAR.2 was destroyed in Brest 19.9.44.

The remainder of the regiment escaped, and joined the the newly formed 2. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division in December 1944. The Regiment was reorganised on 8.2.45: new Stab from Stab/FAR.12, new I./FAR.2. from III./FAR.6 and a new III./FAR.2 from II./FAR.12.

Organisation:

  • 1943: I. 1-4
  • 1944: I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 3

Kommandeur:

  • ?

Formed 1.44 at Reims with only I./FAR.3. The remainder of the regiment was not formed until June 1944, when the Stab, II. and III./FAR.3 was formed. Apparently the regiment escaped most of the destruction in Normandy and beyond.

In 8.2.45 the regiment was totally re-organised: Stab and III./FAR.3 becoming Stab and III./FAR.12 and II./FAR.3 becoming II./FAR.7. The old I./FAR.3 became the new II./FAR.3. New Stab, I. and III./FAR.3 formed from Stab, II. and III./FAR.4.

Organisation:

  • 1944: I. 1-4
  • 1944: I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 4

Kommandeur:

  • Maj Franke, ? - ?

Formed in 1.44 with only I./FAR.4. In June 1944 the I./FAR.4 and I./FAR.6 exchanged designations. Stab, II. and III./FAR.4 was formed from scratch. The new regiment never joined 4. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, but remained in Germany and later served as Heerestruppe in France. On 8.2.45 the regiment was disbanded: Stab, II. and III./FAR.4 became Stab, I. and III./FAR.3, while I./FAR.4 was redesignated Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung z.b.V. Hermann Göring (serving with the Ersatz-Brigade Hermann Göring).

On 13.3.45 a new regiment began forming in Luftgau IV (only Stab, II. and III./FAR.4). This regiment was not intended for the 4. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, but served on the Eastern front.

Organisation:

  • 1944: I. 1-4
  • 1944: I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9
  • 1945: II. 4-6, III. 7-9

This regiment only served with the 4. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division during January to June 1944.


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 5

Kommandeur:

  • Oberst Winzer, 3.44 - 5.45

Formed 3.44 in Reims, with only I./FAR.5. In June 1944 the Stab, II. and III./FAR.5 was formed. Apparently only III./FAR.5 was destroyed in Normandy. In 11.44 the Stab and I./FAR.5 became Stab and I./FAR.7, and a whole new regiment was formed in Holland.

Organisation:

  • 1944: I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 6

Kommandeur:

  • Maj Walter-Otto Franke, 1944 - ?
  • Oberst Winkler, 1944 - ?

Formed 6.44 in Amiens. The Regiment was never fully formed. I./FAR.6 and I./FAR.4 exchanged designations in 7.44. In October 1944, the I./FAR.6 became I./FAR.7, and III./FAR.6 became I./FAR.2. The rest of the regiment had apparently never been formed.

The regiment began reforming 10.44 in Holland, with I./FAR.6 formed 8.2.45 from Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 6.

Organisation:

  • 1944: I. 1-3, III. 7-9
  • 1945: I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9 ?


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 7

Kommandeur:

  • ObLt Budde, ? - 1945

Formed 10.44 in Holland, Stab and I./FAR.7 from I./FAR.6, II. and III./FAR.7 new. Reorganised on 8.2.45: new I./FAR.7 from I./FAR.6, II./FAR.7 from II./FAR.3 and III./FAR.7 from the old I./FAR.7.

Organisation:

  • I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 9

Kommandeur:

  • ObLt Kedenburh (Heer), ? - 2.45
  • Maj Schüttnagis, 2.45 - 3.45
  • ObLt Kedenburh (Heer), 3.45 - 5.45

Formed 17.3.45, I./FAR.9 from III./FAR.11, II./FAR.9 from II./FAR.11 and III./FAR.9 from III./FAR.12.

Organisation:

  • I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 10

Kommandeur:

  • Maj Willi Lahde, 1945

Formed 4.45 with 3 battalions. Did not join the 10. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, but remained in Luftgau XI. I./FAR.10 operated at Feldbach.


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 11

Kommandeur:

  • ?

Formed 3.45 with 3 battalions. I./FAR.11 operated in the Oldenburg area, the rest in Luftgau III. Never joined the 11. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division.


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung 20

Kommandeur:

  • ?

Formed 5.4.45 from the Fallschirm-Artillerie-Ausblidungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung in Iserlohn. The 3. and 4. batteries were transferred to 21. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division.

Organisation:

  • 1. - 3. leichte, 4.- 5. schwere and 6. battery.


Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung 21

Kommandeur:

  • ?

Formed 5.4.45 from one light and one heavy battery from the 20. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division.


Korps-Artillerie-Regiment 1 der Luftwaffe

Kommandeur:

  • ?

Formed in January 1944. In May 1944 the I./KAR.1 was transferred to Korps-Artillerie-Regiment 2 der Luftwaffe. New I./KAR.1 was formed from Korps-Artillerie-Abteilung des Fliegerkorps XI. In June 1944 the unit was renamed Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 11. The Stab was disbanded 18.1.45, and became Fallschirm-Artillerie-Kommandeur 12, and a new Stab was formed. On 8.2.45 the II./FAR.11 became II./FAR.12 and III./FAR.11 became III./FAR.6, and both battalions were reformed.


On 17.3.45 the regiment was disbanded: Stab, II. and III./FAR.11 became Stab, II. and I./FAR.9, and Stab I./FAR.11 became Stab/Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment z.b.V. Hermann Göring. The regiment was renamed Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 111 on 28.3.45, but did not exist at this time.

Organisation:

I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9, Beobachtungs-batterie


Korps-Artillerie-Regiment 2 der Luftwaffe

Kommandeur:

  • Maj Breukmann, 1945

Formed in January 1944. In April 1944 I./KAR.2 was renamed Korps-Artillerie-Abteilung des Fliegerkorps XI. A new I./KAR.2 formed in May 1944 from the I./Korps-Artillerie-Regiment 1 der Luftwaffe. Renamed Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 12 in 6.44, and 121 on 28.3.45.


8.2.45 re-organised: Stab became Stab/FAR.2 and II./FAR.12 became II./FAR.2. New Stab from Stab/FAR.3, I. from III./FAR.3
II. from II./FAR.11. From 13.3.45 attached to 8. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division at Wesel. The III./FAR.12 became III./FAR.9 on 17.3.45.

Organisation:

I. 1-3, II. 4-6, III. 7-9, Beobachtungsbatterie