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14.Armee-Oberkommando

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Campaigns


  • Polish Campaign 1939
  • Italian Campaign 1943-1945

    History


    The 14. Armee was established on 1 August 1939. It was involved in the invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 till it was disbanded on 13 October 1939 after the completion of the Polish campaign. The 14. Armee was re-established on 18 November 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 532 days.

    Organization


    Korück 520
    Armee-Nachschubführer 521
    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 521

    after reformation

    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 524
    Korück 511
    Kdr der Armee-Nachschubtruppen 583

    Commanders


    Wilhelm List 8.1.1939
    after reformation
    Eberhard von Mackensen 11.5.1943
    Joachim Lemelsen 6.5.1944

    Calendar of Battles and Engagements



    Polish Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Breakthrough Fighting in West Galicia.

    9.1.1939

    9.3.1939

    3

     

    a.

    Fighting for the Frontier Fortifications by Nicolai.

    9.1.1939

    9.2.1939

    2

     

    b.

    Battle by Jablonca, Rawa, Wyzna and Rabka Jordanow.

    9.1.1939

    9.3.1939

    3

     

    c.

    Battle in Jablunka-Paß and Zwardon-Sattel.

    9.1.1939

    9.1.1939

    1

     

    d.

    Breakthrough of the Bunker groups at Wegierska-Gorka.

    9.2.1939

    9.3.1939

    2

    2.

     

    Frontier Fighting in Western Poland.

    9.1.1939

    9.3.1939

    3

    3.

     

    Battle for Kattowitz and Königslutter.

    9.1.1939

    9.6.1939

    6

    4.

     

    Pursuit Fighting to the Dunajec and Nida.

    9.4.1939

    9.8.1939

    5

     

    a.

    Battle by Alt and Neusandez and by Jaslo.

    9.4.1939

    9.8.1939

    5

     

    b.

    Battle by Auschwitz.

    9.4.1939

    9.4.1939

    1

     

    c.

    Battle by Krempna, Gorlice and Dukla.

    9.4.1939

    9.8.1939

    5

     

    d.

    Battle by Wisnia and Tylmanowa.

    9.5.1939

    9.5.1939

    1

     

    e.

    Fighting in the Przemsza Sector.

    9.5.1939

    9.5.1939

    1

     

    f.

    Battle by Tarnow and on the Wisloka River.

    9.7.1939

    9.8.1939

    2

     

    g.

    Battle by Kolbuszowa, Novy-Korcyn and the Nida River.

    9.8.1939

    9.9.1939

    2

     

    h.

    Battle by Otowici and Bobro-Woda.

    9.8.1939

    9.9.1939

    2

    5.

     

    Pursuit Fighting over the San River.

    9.9.1939

    9.15.1939

    7

     

    a.

    Battle by Rymanow-Sanok, Zagorz and Kroszienko.

    9.9.1939

    9.10.1939

    2

     

    b.

    Battle by Jaroslau and Radymno.

    9.9.1939

    9.10.1939

    2

     

    c.

    Battle by Bircza and Gorna-Lodzinka.

    9.10.1939

    9.12.1939

    3

     

    d.

    Battle by Krzywcza.

    9.13.1939

    9.13.1939

    1

     

    e.

    Storming of Przemysl.

    9.14.1939

    9.15.1939

    2

     

    f.

    Battle by  Ulmow, Zamosz, Hrubieszow and Wlodzimierz.

    9.12.1939

    9.16.1939

    5

     

    g.

    Battle for Lemberg.

    9.12.1939

    9.15.1939

    4

     

    h.

    Battle by Sadowa, Wiznia and Jaworow.

    9.15.1939

    9.16.1939

    2

    6.

     

    Battles for Lemberg and Tomaszow.

    9.16.1939

    9.26.1939

    11

     

    a.

    Surrounding of Lemberg and Closure of the Grodecker Seen.

    9.16.1939

    9.21.1939

    6

     

    b.

    Battle by Lelechowka and Janow.

    9.17.1939

    9.18.1939

    2

     

    c.

    Battle by Oleszyce.

    9.15.1939

    9.17.1939

    3

     

    d.

    Battle for Tanew by Jozefow and Bilgorja.

    9.16.1939

    9.17.1939

    2

     

    e.

    Battle by Stara-Sambor.

    9.16.1939

    9.18.1939

    3

     

    f.

    Battle by Kilikow and Zolkiew.

    9.17.1939

    9.17.1939

    1

     

    g.

    Battle by Tomaszow, Narol and Krasnobrod.

    9.17.1939

    9.20.1939

    4

     

    h.

    Battle by Rzesna-Ruska ans Stryj.

    9.18.1938

    9.18.1939

    1

     

    i.

    Battle at Holosko and Brzuchowice.

    9.20.1939

    9.21.1939

    2

     

    k.

    Battle by Kamionka Strumilowa.

    9.20.1939

    9.21.1939

    2

     

    l.

    Battle by Laszow and Labunie.

    9.21.1939

    9.21.1939

    1

     

    m.

    Battle by Tomaszow-Krasnobrod.

    9.23.1939

    9.25.1939

    3

     

    n.

    Battle at Szum-Bach by Gorecko-Stare and Terespol.

    9.26.1939

    9.26.1939

    1



    Italian Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Occupation and securing of the northern Italian area.

    11.20.1943

    1.21.1944

    63

    2.

     

    Battles at the Allied Bridgehead  [Anzio-Nettuno].

    1.22.1944

    3.4.1944

    43

    3.

     

    Defensive battles in central Italy.

    3.5.1944

    5.11.1944

    68

    4.

     

    Defensive battles in central Italy and rearguard actions on to the northern Appenin.

    5.12.1944

    8.25.1944

    106

     

    a.

    Defensive battles near Rome and battles south of Piombino-Chiusi.

    5.23.1944

    6.19.1944

    28

     

    b.

    Battles in the Tuscany region and on to the Arno River.

    6.20.1944

    8.11.1944

    53

    5.

     

    Defensive battles north of Florence and on to Bologna.

    9.13.1944

    10.26.1944

    44

    6.

     

    Positional battles in the northern Appenin  [La Spezia-Bologna].

    10.27.1944

    4.8.1945

    164

    7.

     

    Battle for Bologna.

    4.9.1945

    4.22.1945

    14

    8.

     

    Rearguard battles across the Po River and on to the Alps.

    4.23.1945

    5.2.1945

    10


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