The Panzer-Fliegerabwehrzug (2 cm Flak 38) was a mechanized anti-aircraft platoon equipped with the Flakpanzer 38 that formed part of a larger unit. This table of organization and equipment came into effect on 2 March 1944 as a new unit type.

Summary

Unit outline

  • Platoon headquarters
  • 1st Squad
    • 1st team
    • 2nd team
  • 2nd Squad
    • 1st team
    • 2nd team
  • 3rd Squad
    • 1st team
    • 2nd team
  • Motor vehicle and gun maintenance section
  • Combat train

Manpower and equipment

The numbers in the table refer to the original organization. See the list of changes below.

Platoon headquarters 1st squad 2nd squad 3rd squad Motor vehicle and gun maintenance section Combat train Total
Officers 1 - - - - - 1
Non-commissioned officers - 7 7 7 2 1 24
Enlisted 3 12 11 11 5 3 45
Rifles 3 1 1 1 6 4 16
Pistols 1 17 17 17 1 - 53
Submachine guns 1 8 8 8 - - 25
2 cm Flak 38 - 4 4 4 - - 12
Light, cross-country cars (4 seats) 1 - - - - - 1
Open, cross-country, 3 ton trucks - - - - 1 2 3
Motor vehicle1 - - 1 1 - - 2
Light motorcycles (350 cc) 2 - - - - - -
Panzersturmmörser - - - - - - -
kleines Kettenkraftrad - 1 - - - - 3
Flakpanzer 38 - 4 4 4 - - 12

Organization and Equipment

Full name: Panzer-Fliegerabwehrzug (2 cm Flak 38)

Abbreviation: Panz Fla Zg (2 cm Flak 38)

Number: 1195

Date: 1 February 1944

The following changes were made to the table of organization and equipment:

Date Change
These changes decreased the number of pistols and enlisted by 1.
22 January 1945 1 Range finder with 1 pistol removed from 1st Squad
8 April 1944 2 motor vehicles changed to two side cars1
2 May 1945 Radio operator changed to Voice radio operator

Remarks

  • 2 company members were to be designated as Auxiliary stretcher bearer.
  • Of the 5 NCOs of Rank group G 4 held the rank Feldwebel (Staff sergeant).
  • The financial allocation was regulated by the unit to which the platoon was attached.

Notes

  1. This was most likely intended to be 2 kleines Kettenkraftrad (Sd kfz 2) instead. Back

Sources

  1. Panzer-Fliegerabwehrzug (2 cm Flak 38) ((T.E.) Panz.Fla.Zug. (2 cm Flak 38)). Berlin : Allgemeines Heeresamt, 1944. 2 p. K St N 1195, 1.2.1944. NARA T78 R393.
  2. Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen : Elfter Jahrgang 1944. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. BArch RH 1/167.
  3. Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen : Zwölfter Jahrgang 1945. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1945. BArch RH 1/168.