The Luftwaffen-Infanterie-Regiment Moskau was formed in winter 1941/42 with 2 companies first, named Luftwaffen-Bataillon Moskau. The unit was upgraded in summer 1942 when Luftwaffen-Bau-Bataillon 7./IV was incorporated as II. Btl. The Rgt. was Heerestruppe. It was disbanded in January/February 1943. 19. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division was established from the remnants of the Rgt. at Tr.Üb.Pl. Bergen in March 1943.



Area of operations

Eastern front , central sector [Rshew] (winter 1941/42 - Feb 1943)

Order of battle 1941/42 (Btl.)

1. - 2. Kompanie

Order of battle 1942 (Rgt.)

I. Bataillon
1. - 4. Kompanie
II. Bataillon
5. - 8. Kompanie
13. Kompanie
14. Kompanie

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Gold (1)
- Jacobs, Willi, 04.01.1943, Oberleutnant, 8./Lw-IR Moskau

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. Bd 1 (Osnabrück 1979)
Veit Scherzer - Die Träger des Deutschen Kreuzes in Gold der Luftwaffe 1941-1945 (Bayreuth 1992)

Reference material on this unit

- None known at the time -

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