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 17.Armee-Oberkommando by Jason Pipes and Ron Klages
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Campaigns

  • Eastern Front 1941-1945

    History

    The 17. Armee was established on 20 December 1940. Initially they were providing security for the German/Russian frontier from 20 December 1940 through 21 June 1941. The 17. Armee was in existence for 1,600 days and served entirely on the Eastern Front fighting mostly in the southern sectors.

    Organization

    Höh.Arko 304
    Korück 550
    Armee-Nachr. Rgt. 596
    Kdr. d. Armee-Nachsch. Truppen 591

    Commanders

    Carl Heinrich von Stülpnagel 12.20.1940
    Hermann Hoth 10.5.1941 [Mai 1942 i. H. von. Salmuth]
    Richard Ruoff 5.31.1942
    Erwin Jänecke 6.25.1943
    Karl Allmendinger 5.1.1944
    Friedrich Schulz 7. 26 .1944
    Wilhelm Hasse 4.1.1945

    Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Frontier Fighting in Galicia-Volhynia.

    6.22.1941

    7.12.1941

    21

     

    a]

    Breakthrough Battle by the Galician Frontier Detachments.

    6.22.1941

    6.27.1941

    6

     

    b]

    Drive Over the Horyn on the Stalin Line.

    6.25.1941

    7.4.1941

    10

     

    c]

    Battle for Lemberg.

    6.28.1941

    6.30.1941

    3

     

    d]

    Drive on Tarnopol.

    6.29.1941

    7.1.1941

    3

     

    e]

    Battles around Tarnopol and Breakthrough at Proskurov and Starokonstantinov .

    7.2.1941

    7.10.1941

    9

    2.

     

    Break through of the Stalin Line

    7.2.1941

    7.25.1941

    24

    3.

     

    Advance fighting to the Dnjepr River and attacks across the river.

    7.25.1941

    10.5.1941

    73

     

    a]

    Battle of Uman.

    7.25.1941

    8.8.1941

    15

     

    b]

    Pursuit Battles to the Dnjepr.

    7.26.1941

    8.29.1941

    35

     

    c]

    Pursuit Battles and Clearing Actions in the Dnjepr Bend.

    8.4.1941

    8.25.1941

    22

     

    d]

    Securing the Dnjepr Bend.

    8.10.1941

    9.30.1941

    42

     

    e]

    Defensive Battles in the Dnjepropetrovsk Bridgehead.

    9.1.1941

    9.27.1941

    27

     

    f]

    Pursuit Battles at Poltava.

    9.13.1941

    10.5.1941

    23

    4.

     

    Pursuit to the Donets.

    10.1.1941

    11.21.1941

    52

     

    a]

    Pursuit Battles Around Psiol and the Vorskla.

    10.1.1941

    10.10.1941

    10

     

    b]

    Breakthrough and Pursuit to the Middle Donets.

    10.6.1941

    10.20.1941

    15

     

    c]

    Battles in the Donets Basin.

    10.21.1941

    11.21.1941

    32

     

    d]

    Drive on Rostov and the Capture of the City.

    11.17.1941

    11.21.1941

    5

    5.

     

    Defensive battles in the Donets Basin.

    11.22.1941

    1.17.1942

    57

    6.

     

    Defensive battles in the Donets Basin.

    1.18.1942

    4.7.1942

    80

    7.

     

    Spring Defensive Fighting in the Donets Basin.

    4.8.1942

    5.16.1942

    39

    8.

     

    Battle of Annihilation at Barvenkovo.

    5.17.1942

    5.27.1942

    11

    9.

     

    Defensive battles in the Donets Basin.

    5.28.1942

    7.10.1942

    44

    10.

     

    Breakthrough the Enemy Winter Positions in the Donets Basin.

    7.11.1942

    7.20.1942

    10

    11.

     

    Battle for Rostov and Bataisk

    7.21.1942

    7.26.1942

    6

    12.

     

    Pursuit Fighting io the Kuban.

    7.27.1942

    8.13.1942

    18

    13.

     

    Advance Through the Kuban, Capture of the Taman Peninsula and of Novorossiysk .

    8.14.1942

    9.10.1942

    28

    14.

     

    Battles in the High and Western Caucausus.

    8.18.1942

    11.18.1942

    93

    15.

     

    Defense in the High and Western Caucausus Mountains.

    11.19.1942

    1.4.1943

    47

    16.

     

    Withdrawal from the Central Caucausus on the lower Kuban.

    1.5.1943

    2.11.1943

    38

    17.

     

    Defensive Fighting in the Kuban Bridgehead.

    2.12.1943

    3.31.1943

    48

    18.

     

    Defensive Battles in the Kuban Bridgehead

    4.1.1943

    9.14.1943

    167

    19.

     

    Evacuation of the Kuban Bridgehead.

    9.15.1943

    10.9.1943

    25

    20.

     

    Defensive Fighting in the Crimea and Defensive Battle for the Kertsch Peninsula.

    11.1.1943

    12.11.1943

    42

    21.

     

    Defensive Battles for the Crimea.

    1.1.1944

    5.12.1944

    133

     

    a]

    Defensive Fighting in the Crimea.

    1.1.1944

    4.7.1944

    98

     

    b]

    Withdrawal to Fortress Sevastopol.

    4.8.1944

    4.16.1944

    9

     

    c]

    Defensive Battles for Fortress Sevastopol and the Evacuation of the Crimea Across the Black Sea.

    4.17.1944

    5.12.1944

    26

    22.

     

    Reserve for Heeresgruppe Sudukraine.

    5.13.1944

    7.25.1944

    74

    23.

     

    Fighting in Galicia Between San and Visloka.

    7.26.1944

    9.30.1944

    67

    24.

     

    Positional Fighting on the Visloka Between Weichsel and the Carpathain.

    10.1.1944

    1.14.1945

    106

    25.

     

    Retreat Fighting in Western Galicia and Defensive Fighting in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region.

    1.15.1945

    2.14.45

    31

    26.

     

    Fighting in Central Silesia Between Neisse and Lauban Including the Defense of Breslau.

    1.28.1945

    5.7.1945

    100


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