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Encyclopedia > Sixth Army (Germany)

was a German field army which saw action in World War I and World War II. It is perhaps best known for its involvement in the Battle of Stalingrad. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants  Germany Romania Italy Hungary  Soviet Union Commanders Adolf Hitler Friedrich Paulus # Erich von Manstein Petre Dumitrescu Constantin Constantinescu Italo Garibaldi Gusztav Jany Vasiliy Chuikov Aleksandr Vasilyevskiy Georgiy Zhukov Semyon Timoshenko Konstantin Rokossovskiy Rodion Malinovskiy Andrei Yeremenko Strength Army Group B: German Sixth Army # German Fourth Panzer Army Romanian Third...

Command of the army of walking wiening poop was given to Kronprinz Rupprecht von Bayern. During the execution of Plan XVII, it was stationed in the Central sector, covering Lorraine. Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria or Crown Prince Rupert of Bavaria (German: Kronprinz Rupprecht von Bayern) (18 May 1869 – 2 August 1955) was the last Bavarian Crown Prince. ... The offensive French military strategy in World War I known as Plan XVII was initially created by Ferdinand Foch. ... Lorraine coat of arms location of the Lorraine province Lorraine (French: Lorraine; German: Lothringen) is a historical area in present-day northeast France. ...

In August 1914, in the Battle of Lorraine, Rupprecht's Sixth Army managed to hold against the French offensive, using a feigned withdrawal to lure the advancing armies onto prepared defensive positions. The Battle of the Frontiers was a series of battles fought along the eastern frontier of France and in southern Belgium shortly after the outbreak of the First World War. ...

After the Western Front turned to stalemate and the opposing forces formed lines of trenches, the Sixth Army was based near Loos in Belgium. On 24 September, 1915, the Sixth Army was the target for the British Army's first chlorine gas attack of the war. Despite the horrific casualties inflicted, the British offensive became bogged down after several days. Combatants Belgium British Empire Australia[1] Canada[2] India[3] Newfoundland[4] New Zealand[5] South Africa[6] United Kingdom France and French Overseas Empire Portugal[7] United States Germany Commanders No unified command until 1918, then Ferdinand Foch Moltke → Falkenhayn → Hindenburg and Ludendorff → Hindenburg and Groener Casualties ~4,800... Trench warfare is a form of war in which both opposing armies have static lines of defense. ... The Battle of Loos was one of the major British offensives mounted on the Western Front in 1915 during World War I. The battle was the British component of the combined Anglo-French offensive known as the Second Battle of Artois. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... General Name, symbol, number chlorine, Cl, 17 Chemical series halogens Group, period, block 17, 3, p Appearance yellowish green Standard atomic weight 35. ... A poison gas attack in World War I. The use of poison gas was a major military innovation of the First World War. ...

In March 1917, the Sixth Army was the target for the assault of the British and Canadian forces at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The Sixth Army, under the command of General Ludwig von Falkenhausen, suffered over 20,000 casualties in the ensuing fighting and were pushed back from the ridge by the Canadian Corps. Combatants Canada United Kingdom  German Empire Commanders Julian Byng Arthur Currie Ludwig von Falkenhausen Strength 200,000 Unknown Casualties 3,598 dead, 7,004 wounded[1][2] 20,000 dead or wounded, 4,000 captured The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British... General Ludwig von Falkenhausen led the German Sixth Army in the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Hindenburg Line in World War I against Lord Julian Byng and General Sir Arthur Currie. ... The Canadian Corps was a World War I Canadas soldiers in September of 1915 after the arrival of the 2nd Canadian Division in France. ...



  • Kronprinz Rupprecht von Bayern
  • General Ludwig von Falkenhausen

Order of Battle - August 1914, Lorraine

  • Armee-Oberkommando 6
    • Königlich Bayerisches Fußartillerie Brigade-Oberkommando 1
    • Pionier-General 5
    • Königlich Bayerische 5 Gemischte Landwehrbrigade
  • XXI.Armeekorps
    • 31. Infanteriedivision
    • 42. Infanteriedivision
  • I. Königlich Bayerisches Armeekorps
    • 1. Königlich Bayerische Infanteriedivision
    • 2. Königlich Bayerische Infanteriedivision
  • II.Königlich Bayerisches Armeekorps
    • 3. Königlich Bayerische Infanteriedivision
    • 4. Königlich Bayerische Infanteriedivision
  • III.Königlich Bayerisches Armeekorps
    • 5. Königlich Bayerische Infanteriedivision
    • 6. Königlich Bayerische Infanteriedivision
  • I.Königlich Bayerisches Reservekorps
    • 1. Königlich Bayerische Reservedivision
    • 5. Königlich Bayerische Reservedivision

World War II

Western campaigns

Originally numbered as the Tenth Army, this combat unit was formed on October 10, 1939 with General Walther von Reichenau in command. Its primary mission was to guard the western defences of Germany against British and French attacks during the Polish campaign. During the invasion of the Low Countries the Tenth Army saw active service linking up with paratroopers and destroying fortifications at Eben Emael, Liège, and Namur. The Tenth Army was then involved in the breakthrough of the Paris defences on June 12, 1940, before acting as a northern flank for German forces along the Normandy coast. is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walther von Reichenau (August 16, 1884 - January 17, 1942), German military commander, was the son of a Prussian general and joined the German Army in 1902. ... It has been suggested that Regents: Low Countries be merged into this article or section. ... ... Geography Country Belgium Community French Community Region Walloon Region Province Liège Arrondissement Liège Coordinates , , Area 69. ... Namur (Nameûr in Walloon, Namen in Dutch) is a city and municipality, capital of the province of Namur and of the region of Wallonia in southern Belgium. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Normandy (disambiguation). ...

Eastern campaign

Main article: Battle of Stalingrad

It began its involvement in the Russian Campaign as the spearhead of Army Group South. Shortly after being promoted to Field Marshal, von Reichenau died in an aircraft accident while being transported to a hospital after a heart attack in January 1942. He was succeeded by his former chief of staff, General der Panzertruppen Friedrich Paulus. Paulus led the Sixth Army to a major victory at the Second Battle of Kharkov during the spring of 1942. This victory sealed the Sixth Army's destiny because the OKW designated it for the attack on Stalingrad. The Sixth Army failed to obtain a quick victory; winter came and with it Operation Uranus -- the massive attack of Soviet forces on the flanks of the German corridor between the Don and Volga rivers in November 22-23. The Sixth Army was isolated and a major relief operation, (Operation Wintergewitter), which eventually failed, was undertaken by Field Marshal Erich von Manstein. Paulus was promoted by Hitler to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall on January 31, 1943 ostensibly in part because until that day no German Field Marshal had ever surrendered. In other words, Adolf Hitler expected Paulus to commit suicide but he eventually surrendered to the Soviet Forces, contrary to orders by his political chief. The remaining forces of the Sixth Army, under the independent command of General Strecker, surrendered three days after in the Tractor Factory, at the north of Stalingrad. That was the definitive end of the Sixth Army, and one of the worst military disasters in German history. For the first time, an entire German field army had been completely destroyed. Combatants  Germany Romania Italy Hungary  Soviet Union Commanders Adolf Hitler Friedrich Paulus # Erich von Manstein Petre Dumitrescu Constantin Constantinescu Italo Garibaldi Gusztav Jany Vasiliy Chuikov Aleksandr Vasilyevskiy Georgiy Zhukov Semyon Timoshenko Konstantin Rokossovskiy Rodion Malinovskiy Andrei Yeremenko Strength Army Group B: German Sixth Army # German Fourth Panzer Army Romanian Third... Friedrich Paulus. ... Combatants Germany Soviet Union Commanders Fedor von Bock, Friedrich Paulus Semyon Timoshenko Strength 300,000 men, 1000 tanks, 1500 aircraft 640,000 men, 1200 tanks, 1000 aircraft Casualties 20,000 killed, wounded or captured 207,057 killed, wounded or captured, 652 tanks, 1,646 guns, 3,278 mortars, 57,626... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oberkommando der Wehrmacht OKW most notably stands for Oberkommando der Wehrmacht - the high Command of the Third Reich armed forces. ... Combatants  Germany Romania Italy Hungary  Soviet Union Commanders Adolf Hitler Friedrich Paulus # Erich von Manstein Petre Dumitrescu Constantin Constantinescu Italo Garibaldi Gusztav Jany Vasiliy Chuikov Aleksandr Vasilyevskiy Georgiy Zhukov Semyon Timoshenko Konstantin Rokossovskiy Rodion Malinovskiy Andrei Yeremenko Strength Army Group B: German Sixth Army # German Fourth Panzer Army Romanian Third... The eastern front at the time of Operation Uranus. ... CCCP redirects here. ... The Don (Дон) is one of the major rivers of Russia. ... For other meanings of the word Volga see Volga (disambiguation) Волга Length 3,690 km Elevation of the source 225 m Average discharge  ? m³/s Area watershed 1. ... Operation Winter Storm (German Unternehmen Wintergewitter) was the German Fourth Panzer Armys attempt to relieve the German Sixth Army from encirclement during the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II. The operation commenced on 12 December 1942 and was able to advance just halfway to its objective before a... Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hitler redirects here. ... The History of Germany begins with the establishment of the nation from Ancient Roman times to the 8th century, and then continues into the Holy Roman Empire dating from the 9th century until 1806 . ...

Reformation - Battles in the East

During the last days of the Stalingrad encirclement, Hitler, in denial of events, had one man from every division in the 6th Army flown out in order to 'reconstitute' a new Sixth Army (A.O.K. 6). This new formation became active on March 5, 1943, and was commanded by General Karl Adolf Hollidt and based on Army Detachment Hollidt. It later fought in Ukraine and Romania as part of Army Group South and Army Group South Ukraine. The army was again largely destroyed in a large encirclement during the Iassy-Kishinev Operation, but this time the army HQ survived. Sixth Army was the only German army to be encircled and destroyed twice. This article is about the day. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Army Group South Ukraine was a German army group in World War II. Army Group South Ukraine (Heeresgruppe Südukraine) was created on 31 March 1944. ... Combatants Soviet Union Germany Romania Commanders Rodion Malinovsky Fyodor Tolbukhin Johannes Friessner Ion Antonescu Strength 1,341,200, 1,874 tanks and assault guns ca. ...

In October 1944, under the command of General of Artillery Maximilian Fretter-Pico, the Sixth Army encircled and destroyed three Soviet tank corps of Mobile Group Pliyev under the command of Issa Pliyev in the Battle of Debrecen. During this time, the Sixth Army had the Hungarian Second Army placed under its command, and it was known as Armeegruppe Fretter-Pico. Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev (Russian: Исса Александрович Плиев) (November 12, 1903 - 2 February 1979) was a Soviet military commander, Army General (1962), Double Hero of the Soviet Union (4. ... Combatants Germany Hungary Soviet Union Commanders Johannes Friessner (Heeresgruppe Süd), Maximilian Fretter-Pico (6. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Command passed to General der Panzertruppen Hermann Balck in December 1944. In January 1945, one of the Sixth Army's subordinate units, the IX. SS-Gebirgskorps, was encircled in Budapest. SS-Gruppenführer Herbert Otto Gille's IV. SS-Panzerkorps was transferred to the Sixth Army's command and a relief attempt, codenamed Operation Konrad, was launched. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... IX.Waffen-Gebirgskorps der SS (kroatisches) IX.SS-Gebirgs-Korps The IX.Waffen-Gebirgskorps der SS (kroatisches) was a German Waffen-SS alpine corps which saw action on the Eastern Front during World War II. The Waffen in the title denoted the fact that the corps was a sub-standard... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Herbert Otto Gille (March 8, 1897 in Gandersheim - December 27, 1966) was a German general, and the highest decorated member of the Waffen SS. Military Career He started his military career as a first lieutenant during the First World War . ... 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. ... Operation Konrad was the German-Hungarian efforts to releive the encircled garrison of Budapest in January, 1945. ...

After the failure of Konrad III, the Sixth Army (as part of Armeegruppe Balck) fell back to the area near Lake Balaton, and several units, including the III.Panzerkorps, were involved in Operation Frühlingserwachen, while the rest of the Sixth Army provided defence for the left flank of the offensive, in the region near Stuhlweissenburg. After the failure of the offensive, the Sixth Army held the line until a major Soviet offensive, the Vienna Operation on 15 March, 1945. This offensive tore a gap in the Sixth Army between the IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the 3. Hungarian Army (subordinated to Balck's command), shattering the formation. Lake Balaton, located in Hungary, is the largest lake in Central Europe. ... III Armeekorps III Armeekorps (mot) III Panzerkorps Gruppe Breith III Panzerkorps III Corps was a corps level formation of the German Heer which saw action in World War II. // III Armeekorps History The III Corps was formed in October 1934 as III. Armeekorps. ... Combatants Germany Hungary Soviet Union Bulgaria Commanders Josef Dietrich (6th SS Panzer Army) Fyodor Tolbukhin (3rd Ukrainian Front) Strength 140,000 900 AFVs 465,000 Casualties 14,818 32,899 Launched in great secrecy on 6 March 1945, the Lake Balaton Offensive was the last major German offensive launched during... Székesfehérvár is a city in central Hungary, located around 65 km southwest of Budapest. ... The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front against Vienna, Austria. ... The Third Army was a combat formation of the Hungarian Army which saw action during World War II. Commanders Lieutenant General Elemér Gorondy-Novak (1 Mar 1940 - 1 Nov 1941) Lieutenant General Zoltén Decleva (1 Nov 1941 - 1 Dec 1942) Lieutenant General Lajos Csatay (1 Dec 1942 - 12...

By the end of March 1945, the Sixth Army was involved in a retreat towards Vienna. The shattered remnants of Sixth Army surrendered to the Americans on 9 May, 1945.




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