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Article about: Just picked this up, DD M35 Luft droop tail, unit marked, paints in great shape, anybody got info on the unit? I think they were formed in Berlin.

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    Default Latest find: Luftwaffe M35 DD

    Just picked this up, DD M35 Luft droop tail, unit marked, paints in great shape, anybody got info on the unit? I think they were formed in Berlin.
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    From : Flak-Regiment 32


    Stab/Flak-Regiment 32 (mot.):

    Kommandeure:

    Obstlt Johannes Hintz, 26.8.39 - 10.39

    Formed 26.8.39 in Berlin-Heiligensee. In 10.39 redesignated Stab/Flak-Regiment 101.

    Service:

    1939 in Berlin

    I./Flak-Regiment 32 (gem. mot.):

    Formed 1.10.37 in Berlin-Heiligensee from II./Flak-Regiment 12, with 1. - 5. Batterien.

    In 1.42 redesignated Res.Flak-Abteilung 32, and in late 1942 became s.Flak-Abteilung 327.

    Reformed in 2.43 from gem.Flak-Abt. des Luftwaffen-Feld-Bataillon 100.

    Service:

    10.37 - 2.38 under Höh.Kdr.d.Flakart. in Luftkreis II
    2.38 - 7.38 under Luftgaukommando III
    7.38 - 8.39 under Luftverteidigungskommando 1
    1939 in Luftgau XI (Hamburg)
    4.40 to Narvik, but lost all its equipment en-route
    1940 in the West (Flak-Regt.101/I. Flakkorps)
    1941/42 in Central Russia (Stab/Flak-Regiment 182)
    1943/44 at Ostaschkin, Gussow, Kamjenesk and Kamenetz-Podolsk (heavy losses)
    1.11.43 under 15. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.1.44 under 15. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 4)
    1.2.44 under 10. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.3.44 under 10. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.4.44 under 10. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.5.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.6.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.7.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.8.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 153)
    1.9.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 134)
    1.10.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 134)
    1.11.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 134)
    1.12.44 under 17. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 17)
    1945 almost destroyed at Weichselbogen, remnants in Schlesien (I. Flakkorps)
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi, a nice helmet that looks as though it may have been period repainted and re-decaled. I think I can see the "shadow" of another Adler beneath the existing one. Great to have it named as well. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    That 'snake leg' dates the decal at least to around 1936-37

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    Wow, thanks for the history.

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    v/nice helmet.

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    Nice one Craig!
    I still have that SD M42 I got from you a few years back.
    The one with the bullet dent in the side......

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Yea, that was a good one, glad your still enjoying it.

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