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Old 09-05-2004, 12:29 PM
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From within a thread on 12 O'Clock High!:

Steve W.
Flakscheinw.Abt. 360(v)
Wed Aug 25, 2004 15:16
205.188.116.80

You won't find the details you are looking for on the Internet, that's for sure.

I have researched through all of the surviving Flak records held by BA-MA Freiburg, including a few that deal with Normandy in June 1944, but there was no mention of this Abteilung.

ULTRA signal KV6627 identifies it at Friedrichshafen as part of Flakgruppe Friedrichshafen on 27 May 1944. The fact that an Enigma radio signal containing this information was intercepted strongly suggests that the Abteilung was either in transfer or about to be transferred on that date. There is no further mention of it in either Allied or German documents, at least not that I've been able to find.

Georg Tessin says it was "disbanded in France in 1944."

Your only hope, it seems, will be to try and located some other veterans who belonged to 360 at the time, although there are probably few (if any) still alive. These searchlight units were usually manned by personnel from the older age groups who would be around 90 or older today.

Steve W.
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