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10.Armee-Oberkommando

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Campaigns


  • Poland 1939
  • Italian Campaign 1943-1945

History


The 10. Armee was established on 6 August 1939. It was involved in the invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 till it was disbanded on 10 October 1939 after the completion of the Polish campaign.

The 10. Armee was re-established on 15 August 1943 for operations in the Italian Theater. It continued to fight in Italy until it’s surrender on 2 May 1945. It was in existence in the Italian theater for a total of 627 days.

Organization


Korück 540
Armee-Nachschubführer 541
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 549

after reformation

Korück 594
Kdr. Armee-Nachschubtruppen 521
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 508
Höherer Arko 316

Commanders


Walter von Reichenau 8.26.1939
after reformation
Heinrich von Vietinghoff, gennant Scheel 8.15.1943
Traugott Herr 2.15.1945

Calendar of Battles and Engagements


Polish Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Border Fighting in Western Poland. 9.1.1939 9.4.1939 4
a. Forest Fighting south of Koschentin. 9.1.1939 9.1.1939 1
b. Battle by Lublinitz 9.1.1939 9.1.1939 1
c. Fighting on the Liswarta. 9.1.1939 9.2.1939 2
d. Capture of Wislun. 9.2.1939 9.4.1939 3
2. Fighting on the Warthe Line. 9.2.1939 9.4.1939 3
a. Battle by Janow. 9.3.1939 9.4.1939 2
b. Capture of Tschenstochau. 9.3.1939 9.3.1939 1
c. Forest Battles north of Kzobuck. 9.2.1939 9.2.1939 1
d. Capture of Nowo-Radomsk. 9.3.1939 9.3.1939 1
3. Advance on Warsaw. 9.4.1939 9.8.1939 5
a. Capture of Jedrzejow. 9.4.1939 9.4.1939 1
b. Capture of Kielce. 9.4.1939 9.4.1939 1
c. Fighting in Lysa-Gora. 9.5.1939 9.8.1939 4
d. Capture of Piotrkow. 9.5.1939 9.5.1939 1
e. Capture of Tomaszow. 9.6.1939 9.6.1939 1
f. Fighting for Widawki Positions. 9.5.1939 9.5.1939 1
g. Push over Mszeczonow to the outskirts of Warsaw. 9.8.1939 9.8.1939 1
4. Battle by Radom. 9.8.1939 9.12.1939 5
a. Fighting by Wirzbica and Radom. 9.8.1939 9.8.1939 1
b. Pursuit over Zwolen. 9.8.1939 9.8.1939 1
c. Fighting by Ilza. 9.9.1939 9.9.1939 1
d. Fighting for Radom. 9.10.1939 9.12.1939 3
5. Pursuit Fighting Over the Weichsel River. 9.10.1939 9.20.1939 11
a. Fighting by Pulawy. 9.10.1939 9.10.1939 1
b. Crossing the Weichsel River by Gora-Kalwarja. 9.10.1939 9.10.1939 1
c. Fighting by Osiek. 9.11.1939 9.11.1939 1
d. Capture of Annopol. 9.13.1939 9.13.1939 1
e. Capture of Deblin. 9.15.1939 9.15.1939 1
f. Fighting by Krasnystaw. 9.18.1939 9.18.1939 1
g. Capture of Lublin. 9.18.1939 9.18.1939 1
h. Battle for Wieprz. 9.20.1939 9.20.1939 1
6. Fighting for Warsaw and Modlin. 9.20.1939 9.28.1939 9
a. Encircling of Warsaw. 9.20.1939 9.24.1939 5
b. Battle by Sierakow. 9.20.1939 9.20.1939 1
c. Battle by Lomianke-Mlociny. 9.21.1939 9.22.1939 2
d. Attack on Warsaw. 9.25.1939 9.27.1939 3
e. Encircling of Modlin. 9.20.1939 9.20.1939 1
7. Pursuit Fighting East of the Weichsel River. 9.28.1939 10.7.1939 10
a. Battle by Janow-Lubelski. 9.28.1939 9.30.1939 3
b. Battle Southeast and South of Lublin. 9.28.1939 10.2.1939 5
c. Battle by Kock-Adamow. 10.2.1939 10.7.1939 6


Italian Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Occupation and securing the Apulien and Calabrien regions. 8.21.1943 9.9.1943 20
2. Occupation and securing central Italy. 8.21.1943 11.20.1943 92
a. Battles in the area of Rome 9.8.1943 9.10.1943 3
b. Battle for Salerno [Allied Bridgehead] 9.10.1943 9.18.1943 9
3. Defensive battles in south Italy and withdrawal on to the Garigliano and Sangro Rivers. 9.19.1943 11.20.1943 63
4. Defensive battles in central Italy. 11.21.1943 5.11.1944 173
a. Defensive battles at the Sangro River. 11.28.1943 1.4.1944 38
b. Defensive battles at the Garigliano and Rapido Rivers. 1.5.1944 1.24.1944 20
c. First defensive battle for Cassino. 1.28.1944 3.4.1944 37
d. Second defensive battle for Cassino. 3.15.1944 3.24.1944 10
5. Defensive battles in central Italy and rearguard actions on to the northern Appenin. 5.12.1944 8.25.1944 106
a. Third defensive battle for Cassino and at the Liri River. 5.12.1944 5.31.1944 21
b. Withdrawal from the Abruzzen region to the Trasimeno Lake and Chienti. 6.1.1944 6.23.1944 23
c. Defensive battles at Trasimeno Lake and at the upper Arno and Tiber Rivers. 6.19.1944 8.25.1944 68
d. Defensive battles at Ancona and withdrawal battles to the Adriatic Coast. 7.1.1944 8.25.1944 56
6. Defensive battles in the northern Appenin Mountains and to the Adriatic Coast. 8.26.1944 10.26.1944 62
a. Defensive battles for Rimini. 8.26.1944 9.21.1944 27
b. Defensive battles north of Florence. 9.13.1944 10.26.1944 44
7. Positional battles between the northern Appenin Mountains and the Adriatic Coast [Ravenna]. 10.27.1944 4.8.1945 164
8. Rearguard battles across the Po River and on to the Alps. 4.9.1945 5.2.1945 24

Bibliography


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  • Reforging the Iron Cross, The Search for Tradition..., by Donald Abenheim
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