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Army Group Centre (Heeresgruppe Mitte in German) was created on 22 June 1941 when Army Group B was renamed Army Group Centre. It one of three German army formations assigned to the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, code-named Operation Barbarossa. In 1945 when the first Army Group Centre was pushed aside into the Königsberg pocket, Army Group A was renamed Army Group Centre on January 25 and it fought to the end of the war in Europe. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Army Group B was a German Army Group that saw action during World War II. They were involved in the western campaign in 1940 in Belgium and Holland which was to be aimed to conquer the Maas bridges after the German airborne actions in Rotterdam. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Combatants Germany Soviet Union Commanders Adolf Hitler Josef Stalin Strength ~ 3,200,000 ~ 2,600,000 Casualties unknown unknown Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germanys invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. ... Map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad (Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian: Karaliaučius, Latin: Regiomontium) is a seaport city, capital and main city of the Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ... Army Group A was the name of a German Army Group during World War II. During the German invasion of the Low Countries and France Army Group A was the southern attacking Army Group. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article chronicles the end of the European Theatre of World War II. On April 25, 1945 United States and Soviet troops linked-up, cutting Germany in two. ...


On 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany and its Axis allies launched their surprise attack against the Soviet Union. Their armies, totalling over three million men, were to advance in three main geographical directions. Army Group North was to move through the Baltic region and capture the city of Leningrad. Army Group Centre was to defeat the Soviet armies in Belarus and to advance towards Moscow. Army Group South was to occupy Ukraine. Blitzkrieg tactics were to ensure a rapid advance and a quick and decisive victory over the Soviet Union by mid-November. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Army Group North (Heeresgruppe Nord in German) was a high level command grouping of military units operating for Germany during World War II. The army group coordinated the operations of attached army corps, reserve formations, and direct-reporting units. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Army Group South (Heeresgruppe Süd in German) was a German Army Group during World War II. Germany used two army groups to invade Poland in 1939: Army Group North and Army Group South. ... Blitzkrieg relies on close co-operation between infantry and panzers (tanks). ...


Army Group Centre was the strongest of the three German formations. Commanded by Field Marshal Fedor von Bock, it included the 4th and 9th Army, the 2nd and 3rd Panzer Groups and the 2nd Air Fleet. By mid-August 1941 it had crushed Soviet forces in huge encirclement battles: Battle of Minsk and Battle of Smolensk. Once they had conquered the territories in the West of the Soviet Union, the Germans began their genocide regime, burning thousands of cities and villages, shooting and deporting hundreds of thousands of civilians. Soviet prisoners of war, 300,000 after the battle of Minsk alone, were either killed in concentration camps, or literally starved to death in prison camps, mostly nothing more than fields surrounded with barbed wire in the open. Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock Fedor von Bock (December 3, 1880 - May 4, 1945) was a German field marshal during World War II. He was born in Küstrin, Germany. ... The eastern front at the time of the Battle of Smolensk. ... A concentration camp is a large detention centre created for political opponents, aliens, specific ethnic or religious groups, civilians of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, often during a war. ...


In spite of terrible losses, Soviet resistance was fierce and self-sacrificing. A partisan movement disrupted German supply lines. Bitter fighting in the Battle of Smolensk delayed the German advance for two months. The advance of Army Group Centre was further delayed as Hitler ordered a postponement of the offensive against Moscow, and to conquer Ukraine first. The German offensive against Moscow was resumed on 30 September 1941. Look up Partisan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Partisan may refer to: An adherent to a political party or political faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal. ... The eastern front at the time of the Battle of Smolensk. ... Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ...


The delays turned out to be fatal to the German forces fighting their way on the approaches to the Soviet capital. Autumn rains turned roads into mud. In November, an unusually harsh winter set in, catching the Germans ill-equipped for winter warfare. Meanwhile, Soviet resistance grew plainly desperate, as soldiers engaged in infantry combat against German tanks. Suffering tremendous losses, the Soviets finally stopped the German advance in late November 1941, when the Germans had the Moscow Kremlin in sight. The Soviet counter-offensive in the Battle of Moscow, which started on December 6, 1941, would mark the first decisive blow against the German invaders, and the failure of the German Blitzkrieg. Army Group Centre was driven back out of reach of Moscow by April 1942. The Moscow Kremlin The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль) is the best known kremlin (Russian citadel). ... The Battle of Moscow refers to the defense of the Soviet capital of Moscow and the subsequent counter-offensive against the German army, between October 1941 and January 1942 on the Eastern Front of World War II. // The German invasion On 22 June 1941 Germany and its Axis allies invaded... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ...


June 1942 saw the preparation of another German summer offensive. Instead of again striking at the heart of the Soviet Union, however, the German command turned to long-term economic warfare, seeking to capture Soviet industrial areas and oil fields in the South. Meanwhile, Army Group Centre was to consolidate its positions. The German advance to the Caucasus and the Volga culminated in the carnage of the Battle of Stalingrad. After months of bloody urban warfare in the ruined city, the Soviets surrounded the German forces inside Stalingrad in November 1942. That counter-offensive was co-ordinated with an offensive in the Moscow area, code-named Operation Mars, to distract German attention from the lower Volga. The Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad was a success, and the German forces trapped in the pocket finally surrendered on 2 February 1943. From that moment on, the Soviets would seize the strategic initiative. Having prevailed in the battle of Kursk, they pushed the Germans West in 1943, liberating Kiev in November 1943. Combatants Axis Powers Soviet Union Commanders Hermann Hoth Friedrich Paulus Georgy Zhukov Vasily Chuikov Strength 500,000 1,700,000 Casualties 850,000 military 750,000+ military 40,000+ civilian {{{notes}}} The Battle of Stalingrad was a major turning point in World War II and is considered the bloodiest battle... Operation Mars, or 2nd Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive was a World War II strategic offensive launched in November-December of 1942 by Soviet forces against a German salient in the vicinity of Moscow. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Combatants Germany Soviet Union Commanders Erich von Manstein Walther Model Nikolai Vatutin Konstantin Rokossovsky Strength 800,000 infantry 2,700 tanks 2,000 aircraft 1,300,000 infantry 3,600 tanks 2,400 aircraft Casualties 200,000 dead, wounded, and captured 500 tanks 200 aircraft 607,737 dead, wounded, and... A monument to St. ...


In spring 1944 the Soviet command started concentrating massive forces along the frontline in central Russia for a huge summer offensive against Army Group Centre. The offensive, code-named Operation Bagration, was launched on 22 June 1944, the third anniversary of the German invasion and the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in 1941. 185 Soviet divisions comprising about 2.5 million soldiers and 6,000 tanks smashed into the German positions on a frontline of 1,000 km. The 500,000-strong German Army Group Centre was crushed. 350,000 Germans were killed or captured. Soviet forces raced forward, liberating Minsk and the rest of Byelorussia (Belarus) by the end of August, crossing the pre-war border and advancing into East Prussia and Poland by the end of the year. Combatants Axis Soviet Union Commanders Ernst Busch Georgy Zhukov Aleksandr Vasilevsky Strength 800,000 1,700,000 Casualties (Soviet est. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Eastern Front1 was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ... Victory Square, the central place of Minsk Minsk or Miensk (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; Polish: ) is the capital and a major city of Belarus with a population of 1. ... State motto: Пралетарыі ўсіх краін, яднайцеся! Belarusian: Workers of the world, unite! Official language None. ... East Prussia (German: Ostpreu en; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия — Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia. ...

The following section needs a rewrite as it is a general eastern front one not specific to Army Group Centre.

The Soviet commanders, after their inaction during the Warsaw Uprising, took Warsaw in January 1945. Over three days, the Red Army, incorporating four army Fronts, began an offensive across the Narew River and from Warsaw. The Soviets outnumbered the Germans on average by 9:1 in troops, 9 or 10:1 in artillery and 10:1 in tanks and self-propelled artillery. After four days the Red Army broke out and started moving thirty to forty Kilometres a day, taking the Baltic States, Danzig, East Prussia, Poznan, and drawing up on a line sixty km east of Berlin along the Oder River. Combatants Poland Germany Commanders Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Antoni ChruÅ›ciel, Tadeusz PeÅ‚czyÅ„ski Erich von dem Bach, Rainer Stahel, Heinz Reinefarth, [Bronislav Kaminski] Strength 50,000 troops 25,000 troops Casualties 18,000 killed, 12,000 wounded, 15,000 taken prisoner 250,000 civilians killed 10,000 killed... Warsaw (Polish Warszawa, (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... A Front was a major military organization in the Soviet Army, roughly equivalent to an army or army group in British or American miltary terminology. ... Narew (Belarusian: На́раў) is a river in western Belarus and north-eastern Poland, a tributary of the Vistula river. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Baltic states and the Baltic Sea The Baltic states or the Baltic countries is a term which nowadays refers to three countries in Northern Europe: Estonia Latvia Lithuania Prior to World War II, Finland was sometimes considered, particularly by the Soviet Union, a fourth Baltic state. ... For alternative meanings of Gdańsk and Danzig, see Gdansk (disambiguation) and Danzig (disambiguation) The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... East Prussia (German: Ostpreu en; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия — Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia. ... The Poznan is also a breed of horse. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... (help· info), IPA: , is the capital city as well as a state of Germany, and also the countrys largest city. ... The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). ...


On the 25th of January Hitler renamed three army groups. Army Group North became Army Group Courland; Army Group Centre became Army Group North and Army Group A became Army Group Centre. Army Group North (Heeresgruppe Nord in German) was a high level command grouping of military units operating for Germany during World War II. The army group coordinated the operations of attached army corps, reserve formations, and direct-reporting units. ... Army Group Courland (German: Heeresgruppe Kurland) On the 25 January 1945 Hitler renamed three army groups. ... Army Group A was the name of a German Army Group during World War II. During the German invasion of the Low Countries and France Army Group A was the southern attacking Army Group. ...


Army Group North (old Army Group Centre), was driven into an ever smaller pocket around Königsberg in East Prussia. On April 9, 1945 Königsberg finally fell to the Red Army, remnants of units continued to resist on the Heiligenbeil & Danzig beachheads until the end of the war in Europe. April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Heiligenbeil was a subcamp of the German concentration camp Stutthof near Danzig during the Third Reich. ... GdaÅ„sk (pronounced (?), Danzig in German, Kashubian: GduÅ„sk, Latin: Gedania; also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, its principal seaport, and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ...


The last Soviet campaign of the war, which led to the fall of Berlin and the end of the war in Europe with the surrender of all German forces to the Allies. The three Soviet Fronts involved in the campaign had altogether 2.5 million men ; 6,250 tanks; 7,500 aircraft; 41,600 artillery pieces and mortars; 3,255 truck-mounted "Katyusha" rocket launchers, (nicknamed 'Stalin Organs'); and 95,383 motor vehicles. The campaign started with the battle of Oder-Neisse. Army Group Centre commanded by Ferdinand Schörner had a front that included the river Neisse. Before dawn on the morning of April 16, 1945 the 1st Ukrainian Front under the command of General Konev started the attack over the river Neisse with a short but massive bombardment by tens of thousands of artillery pieces... Combatants Germany Soviet Union, Poland Commanders Gotthard Heinrici Helmuth Weidling Helmuth Reymann Wilhelm Mohnke Georgy Zhukov Ivan Konev Vassili Chuikov Strength 1 million men, 1,500 AFVs, 3,300 aircraft 2. ... This article chronicles the end of the European Theatre of World War II. On April 25, 1945 United States and Soviet troops linked-up, cutting Germany in two. ... For the thrash metal band, see Artillery (band) Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... US soldier firing an M224 60-mm mortar. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For other meanings, see Truck (disambiguation). ... Katyusha rockets on ZiS-6 For the song, see Katyusha (song). ... A Redstone rocket, part of the Mercury program A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust gas from within a rocket engine. ... The 82mm BM-8 and 132mm BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers were built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. These launchers acquired this name, unofficial but immediately recognized in the Red Army, from the title of a popular Russian wartime song, Katyusha. ... Combatants Germany Soviet Union, Poland Commanders Gotthard Heinrici Helmuth Weidling Helmuth Reymann Wilhelm Mohnke Georgy Zhukov Ivan Konev Vassili Chuikov Strength 1 million men, 1,500 AFVs, 3,300 aircraft 2. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nysa (Polish Nysa, German Neiße, Czech Nisa) is a name of a few rivers and a town in Silesia. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Koniev Ivan Stepanovich Koniev (Russian Иван Степанович Конев) (December 28, 1897 - May 21, 1973), Soviet military commander, was born into a peasant family near Podosinovsky in central Russia (now in Kirov Oblast). ...


On May 7 the day that German Chief-of-Staff General Alfred Jodl was negotiating surrender of all German forces at SHAEF, the last that the German Armed Forces High Command (AFHC) had heard from Schörner was on May 2. He had reported that he intended to fight his way west and surrender his army group to the Americans. On the May 8 a colonel on the (AFHC), was escorted through the American lines to see Schörner. The colonel reported that Schörner had ordered the men under his operational command to observer the surrender but that he could not guarantee that he would be obeyed everywhere. Later that day Schörner deserted his command and flew to Austria where on the May 18 he was arrested by the Americans. Some of Army Group Centre continued to resist until May 11 by which time the overwhelming force of the Soviet Armies sent to occupy Czechoslovakia in the Prague Offensive gave them no option but to surrender or be killed. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Generaloberst Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl (May 10, 1890 - October 16, 1946) was a Wehrmacht officer. ... This article chronicles the end of the European Theatre of World War II. On April 25, 1945 United States and Soviet troops linked-up, cutting Germany in two. ... Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (abbreviated as SHAEF), was the command headquarters of the commander of Allied forces in North West Europe in 1944 and 1945. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... The Eastern Front at the time of the Prague Offensive. ...

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commanders in chief

June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock Fedor von Bock (December 3, 1880 - May 4, 1945) was a German field marshal during World War II. He was born in Küstrin, Germany. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Günther von Kluge Günther von Kluge (nicknamed Hans) (October 30, 1882 - August 19, 1944), was a German military leader. ... Günther Blumentritt (February 10, 1897-October 12, 1967) was a German general. ... (Redirected from 12 October) October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... Günther Blumentritt (February 10, 1897-October 12, 1967) was a German general. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... Walther Model (pronounced modal) (January 24, 1891–April 21, 1945) was a German general, and later a Field Marshal, during World War II. He was noted for his defensive skills, and was nicknamed Hitlers fireman. Model served as an infantry officer in World War I. During the Polish and... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Order of battle

Army Group HQ troops

  • 537th Signals Regiment
  • 537th Signals Regiment (2nd list)

Subordinated units

Date subordinated armies
1941
June 1941 9th Army, 4th Army
July 1941 3rd Panzer Group, 9th Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Group, z. Vfg. 2nd Army
August 1941 3rd Panzer Group, 9th Army, 2nd Army, Army Group of Guderian
September 1941 3rd Panzer Group, 9th Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Group, 2nd Army
October 1941 9th Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army, 2nd Army
November 1941 9th Army, 3rd Panzer Group, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army, 2nd Army
1942
January 1942 9th Army, 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army, 2nd Army
February 1942 3rd Panzer Army, 9th Army, 4th Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army
May 1942 9th Army, 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army
1943
January 1943 LIX AK, 9th Army, 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army
February 1943 3rd Panzer Army, 9th Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army
March 1943 3rd Panzer Army, 9th Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army, 2nd Army
April 1943 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army, 2nd Army, z.Vfg. 9th Army
July 1943 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Panzer Army, 9th Army, 2nd Army
September 1943 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 9th Army, 2nd Army
November 1943 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 9th Army, 2nd Army, armed forces commander east country
1944
January 1944 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 9th Army, 2nd Army
July 1944 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Army, z.Vfg. 9th Army
August 1944 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 4th Army, 2nd Army, IV SS Panzer Corps
1945
January 1945 3rd Panzer Army, 4th Army, 2nd Army
February 1945 4th Panzer Army, 17th Army, 1st Panzer Army
May 1945 7th Army, 4th Panzer Army, 17th Army, 1st Panzer Army

The German Ninth Army (German: ) was a World War II field army. ... The German 3rd Panzer Group was a army size unit which served as part of the Wehrmacht during World War II. 3rd Panzer Group was a part of Operation Barbarossa under Army Group Center. ... The German Second Army (German: ) was a World War II field army. ... The German Second Army (German: ) was a World War II field army. ... Panzer Group Guderian Second Panzer Army The German Second Panzer Army was a German tank army that fought during World War II. It was formed under the name Panzer Group Guderian (Panzergruppe Guderian), named after its commander Heinz Guderian, and played a significant role in the initial success of the... Panzergruppe 4 4. ... The IV.SS-Panzerkorps was a German Waffen-SS armoured corps which saw action on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans during World War II. The Panzerkorps was formed in August, 1943 in Poitiers, France. ... The German Seventh Army (German: ) was a World War II field army. ...

1 January 1942

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... This article is about the year. ...

Army Group

  • Commander: Field Marshal Günther von Kluge
  • Chief of Staff: Major General Hans von Greiffenberg
  • Rear Area Command under General of Infantry Heinrich von Schenckendorff
    • 286th Infantry Division (security) under Lieutenant General Kurt Müller
    • 339th Infantry Division (minus Kampfgruppe to VI.Armeekorps) under Lieutenant General Georg Hewelcke
    • 403rd Infantry Division (security) under Major General Wolfgang von Ditfurth
    • 707th Infantry Division under Major General Gustav Freiherr von Maunchenheim gennant Bechtolsheim
    • Kampfgruppe of 221st Infantry Division (security)
    • 202nd and 203rd Security Brigades
  • Army Group reserves
  • Units in transit to Army Group
    • 83rd Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Alexander von Zülow
    • 328th Infantry Division under Major General Wilhelm Behrens
    • 329th Infantry Division under Colonel Helmuth Castorf
    • 330th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Karl Graf
    • 331st Infantry Division under Colonel Franz Beyer

Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Günther von Kluge Günther von Kluge (nicknamed Hans) (October 30, 1882 - August 19, 1944), was a German military leader. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... The German 208th Infantry Division, or 208. ...

Second Army

  • Commander: General of Panzer Troops Rudolf Schmidt (Note: commanded both Second Army and Second Panzer Army together under the intermediate command Armeegruppe Schmidt)
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Gustav Harteneck
  • XXXXVIII Corps under General of Panzer Troops Werner Kempf
  • XXXV Corps under General of Artillery Rudolf Kaempf
    • 134th Infantry Division under Colonel Hans Schlemmer
    • 262nd Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Edgar Theisen
    • 293rd Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Justin von Oberntiz
  • LV Corps under General of Infantry Erwin Vierow
    • 3rd Panzer Division under Major General Hermann Breith
    • 45th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Fritz Schlieper
    • 95th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Hans-Heinrich Sixt von Arnim
    • 221st Infantry Division (security division) under Lieutenant General Johann Pflugbeil
    • Kampfgruppe of 168th Infantry Division
    • Kampfgruppe of 299th Infantry Division
    • 1.SS (mot.) Brigade

The German Second Army (German: ) was a World War II field army. ... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... German 9th Panzer Division, sometimes simply called as 9th Panzer Division came into existence after 4th Light Division was reorganized in January 1940. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... 16th Infantry Division 16th Motorized Infantry Division Windhund 16th Panzergrenadier Division Windhund 16th Panzer Division 116th Panzer Division Windhund Created as 16th Infantry Division in 1935. ... The Kampfgruppe was a common combat formation used by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War. ... The German 3rd Panzer Division () was established in 1938. ...

Second Panzer Army

  • Commander: General of Panzer Troops Rudolf Schmidt (Note: commanded both Second Army and Second Panzer Army together under the intermediate command Army Group Schmidt)
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein
  • XXIV Corps under General of Panzer Troops Leo Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg
  • XXXXVII Corps under General of Artillery Joachim Lemelsen
    • 17th Panzer Division under Lieutenant General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
    • 18th Panzer Division under Major General Walter Nehring
    • 25th Motorized Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Heinrich Clössner
    • 29th Motorized Infantry Division under Major General Hans Zorn
  • LIII Corps under General of Infantry Walther Fischer von Weikersthal
    • 4th Panzer Division under Lieutenant General Willibald von Langermann und Erlenkamp
    • 112th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Friedrich Mieth
      • Kampfgruppe of 56th Infantry Division (attached)
    • 167th Infantry Division under Major General Wolf Trierenberg
    • 296th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Wilhelm Stemmermann
    • Kampfgruppe of 10th Motorized Infantry Division
    • Infanterie-Division (mot.) Grossdeutschland under Colonel Walter Hoernlein

Panzer Group Guderian Second Panzer Army The German Second Panzer Army was a German tank army that fought during World War II. It was formed under the name Panzer Group Guderian (Panzergruppe Guderian), named after its commander Heinz Guderian, and played a significant role in the initial success of the... Heinrich Eberbach (1895 in Stuttgart, Germany - 1993) was a noted General der Panzertruppen (Tanks) in the German Army of World War II. World War I During late 1914 he fought in France as a corporal, but by February 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant. ... Wehrgauleitung Regensburg Kommandant von Regensburg 10th Infantry Division 10th Motorized Infantry Division 10th Panzergrenadier Division The German 10th Infantry Division was created in October 1934 under the cover name Wehrgauleitung Regensburg (later Kommandant von Regensburg) to hide its violation of the Treaty of Versailles. ... 29th Infantry Division 29th Motorized Infantry Division 29th Panzergrenadier Division 345th Infantry Division Created as the 29th Infantry Division in the fall of 1936, and upgraded to 29th Motorized Infantry Division in the fall of 1937. ... German tank of the 4th Division during the failed assault of Warsaw The German 4th Panzer Division () was established in 1938. ... Wehrgauleitung Regensburg Kommandant von Regensburg 10th Infantry Division 10th Motorized Infantry Division 10th Panzergrenadier Division The German 10th Infantry Division was created in October 1934 under the cover name Wehrgauleitung Regensburg (later Kommandant von Regensburg) to hide its violation of the Treaty of Versailles. ...

Third Panzer Army

  • Commander: Colonel General Georg-Hans Reinhardt
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Walther von Hünersdorff
  • XXXXI Corps under General of Panzer Troops Walter Model
  • LVI Corps under General of Panzer Troops Ferdinand Schaal
    • 7th Panzer Division under Major General Hans Freiherr von Funck
    • 14th Motorized Infantry Division under Colonel Walther Krause
      • Lehr-Brigade 900 (mot.) (attached)

Walther Model (pronounced modal) (January 24, 1891–April 21, 1945) was a German general, and later a Field Marshal, during World War II. He was noted for his defensive skills, and was nicknamed Hitlers fireman. Model served as an infantry officer in World War I. During the Polish and... The German 1st Panzer Division () was an armored division in the German Army during World War II. Its divisional insignia was a white oakleaf emblem. ... The 2nd Panzer Division () was created in 1935, and stationed in Austria after the Anschluss. ... 2nd Light Division 7th Panzer Division Gespenster-Division The 2nd Light Division (sometimes described as Light Mechanized or Light Panzer to distinguish it from the later Light infantry divisions) was created in November 1938. ...

Fourth Army

  • Commander: General of Mountain Troops Ludwig Kübler
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Günther Blumentritt
  • XII Corps under General of Infantry Walter Schroth
  • XIII Corps under General of Infantry Hans Felber
    • 52nd Infantry Division (minus Kampfgruppe to XXXXIII Corps) under Lieutenant General Lothar Rendulic
    • 260th Infantry Division under Colonel Walther Hahm
    • 268th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Erich Straube
  • XX Corps under General of Infantry Friedrich Materna
    • 15th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Ernst-Eberhard Hell
    • 183rd Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Benignus Dippold
    • 258th Infantry Division under Major General Karl Pflaum
    • 292nd Infantry Division under Major General Willy Seeger
    • Kampfgruppe of 10th Panzer Division
  • XXXX Corps under General of Panzer Troops Georg Stumme
    • 19th Panzer Division under Lieutenant General Otto von Knobelsdorff
    • 216th Infantry Division under Major General Werner Freiherr von und zu Gilsa
    • Kampfgruppe of 10th Motorized Infantry Division
    • Kampfgruppe of 56th Infantry Division
    • Kampfgruppe of 403rd Infantry Division (security division)
  • XXXXIII Corps under General of Infantry Gotthard Heinrici
    • 32nd Infantry Division under Major General Wilhelm Bohnstedt
    • 131st Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Heinrich Meyer-Bürdorf
    • 137th Infantry Division under Major General Karl von Dewitz gennant von Krebs
    • Kampfgruppe of 52nd Infantry Division
  • LVII Corps under Lieutenant General Freidrich Kirchner
    • 34th Infantry Division under Major General Friedrich Fürst
    • 98th Infantry Division under Colonel Martin Gareis
    • Kampfgruppe of 19th Panzer Division

The German Fourth Army (German: ) was a field army that fought in World War II. The Fourth Army was activated on December 1, 1938 with Field Marshal Günther von Kluge in command. ... Günther Blumentritt (February 10, 1897-October 12, 1967) was a German general. ... Wehrgauleitung Nürnberg Infanterieführer VII 17. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Lothar Rendulic (November 23, 1887 – January 18, 1971) was a Colonel General in the Wehrmacht during WWII. Rendulic was born on in Wiener Neustadt, Austria to a Croatian family (Croatian spelling of the surname is Rendulić). He entered the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1910 and served during World War I... Friedrich Materna (1885-1946) was a General in the Bundesheer in the 1930s and the Wehrmacht during the second world war. ... The 10th Panzer Division was created in 1939, and served in the Army Group North reserve during the invasion of Poland (1939). ... Wehrgauleitung Regensburg Kommandant von Regensburg 10th Infantry Division 10th Motorized Infantry Division 10th Panzergrenadier Division The German 10th Infantry Division was created in October 1934 under the cover name Wehrgauleitung Regensburg (later Kommandant von Regensburg) to hide its violation of the Treaty of Versailles. ... Gotthard Heinrici Gotthard Heinrici was a General in the German Army during World War II Personal Life Born in Gumbinnen, Germany, on Christmas Day 1886, there are few details about Heinricis personal life. ...

Fourth Panzer Army

Panzergruppe 4 4. ... Colonel General is a senior military rank which is used in some of the world’s militaries. ... Erich Hoepner Erich Hoepner (September 14, 1886 - August 8, 1944) was a German general in World War II. Hoepner was born in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany and served in the German Army during World War I. He remained in the army in the post-war years and reached the... 1st Light Brigade 1st Light Division 6th Panzer Division The German 1st Light Brigade was a mechanized unit established in October 1937 in imitation of the French Division Légère Mécanique, intended to take on the roles of army-level reconnaissance and security that had traditionally been the... 23rd Infantry Division 26th Panzer Division The German 23rd Infantry Division was a military unit operational during World War II. It was organized along standard lines for a German infantry division, and relied on leg and horse mobility. ... 3rd Infantry Division 3rd Motorized Infantry Division 3rd Panzergrenadier Division The German 3rd Infantry Division was established under the cover name Wehrgauleitung Frankfurt in 1934 by expanding the 3rd Division of the Reichswehr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... German 18th Infantry Division (September 1939 – November 1940) Redesignated German 18th Motorised Infantry Division (November 1940 – June 1943) Redesignated German 18th Panzergrenadier Division (June 1943 – May 1945) // German 18th Infantry Division Commander: Lieutenant-General Friedrich Karl Cranz 1 September 1939 - 1 November 1940 From September 1939 until May 1940 the... any info on13/jr92. ... SS-Division Verfügungstruppe SS-Division Deutschland SS-Division Reich SS-Division Das Reich 2. ... SS-Gruppenführer collar patch SA-Gruppenführer rank insignia Volkssturm Gruppenführer insignia Gruppenführer was an early paramilitary rank of the Nazi Party, first created in 1925 as a senior rank of the SA. SA Rank Translated as “Group Leader”, a Gruppenführer was typically in charge of... Paul Papa Hausser (October 7, 1880 - December 21, 1972) was an officer in the German Army, achieving the high rank of Lieutenant General in the inter-war Reichswehr, after retirement from regular Army he became the father (thus the nickname “Papa”) of the Waffen-SS and one of its most... The 10th Panzer Division was created in 1939, and served in the Army Group North reserve during the invasion of Poland (1939). ... The 5th Panzer Division is a German armored unit. ... The 11. ...

Ninth Army

  • Commander: Colonel General Adolph Strauß
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Kurt Weckmann
  • VI Corps under General of Flyers Wolfram von Richtofen
    • 6th Infantry Division under Major General Horst Grossmann
    • 26th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Sigismund von Förster
    • 110th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Martin Gilbert
    • 161st Infantry Division under Major General Heinrich Recke
    • Kampfgruppe of 339th Infantry Division
  • XXIII Corps under General of Infantry Albrecht Schubert
    • 102nd Infantry Division under Major General John Ansat
    • 206th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Hugo Höfl
    • 253rd Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Otto Schellert
    • 256th Infantry Division under Major General Gerhardt Kauffmann
  • XXVII Corps under Lieutenant General Eccard von Gablenz
    • 86th Infantry Division under Major General Helmuth Weidling
    • 129th Infantry Division under Major General Stephan Rittau
    • 162nd Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Hermann Franke
    • 251st Infantry Division under Major General Karl Burdach

The German Ninth Army (German: ) was a World War II field army. ... The German 161st Infantry division participated in the Battle of Kursk, under the 42nd Army Corps whose other divisions were the 39th and the 282nd Infantry divisions. ... The German 206th Infantry Division, or 206. ... General Helmuth Weidling was the German officer who surrended Berlin to the Soviet forces in the final stages of world war two. ...

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