Its area of operation extended from the High Vosges, progressing through Germany and eventually, Western Austria and the Lake of Constance. Soldiers of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, which was part of the US Seventh Army, were the first allied troops to arrive at Berchtesgaden which they secured along with the Berghof Hitler's Alpine residence.
The 6thArmyGroup, also known as the Southern Group of Armies, was commanded by Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers.
The 6thArmyGroup remained subordinate to AFHQ in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations during the invasion and in the weeks immediately afterwards.
At about the time the 6thArmy met the U.S. 12th ArmyGroup, which had broken out of the Normandy bridgehead, near Dijon in mid-September, command was handed to SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces) under U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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