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 7.Armee-Oberkommando by Jason Pipes and Ron Klages
Unit Emblems

          

Campaigns

  • Westwall 1939
  • Western Campaign 1940
  • Occupation of France 1940-1944
  • French Campaign 1944
  • West Wall 1944-1945
  • Eastern Front 1945

    History

    The 7. Armee was established on 25 August 1939. From 3 September 1939 through 9 May 1940 they were assigned as security on the Western Frontier in Oberrhein region. They were involved in the Western Campaign from 10 May 1940 through 25 June 1940 and then from 26 June 1940 through 5 June 1944 as occupying forces in France. With the Allied invasion on 6 June 1944, the 7. Armee fought in the West until end of April 1945. They were only involved in fighting in the east for the last 8 days of the war. The 7. Armee was in existence for 2,084 days.

    Organization

    Korück 550
    Armee-Nachschubführer 551
    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 558

    later

    Korück AOK 7 (in summer of 1944)
    Kdr. Armee-Nachschubtruppen 575
    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 531
    Höherer Arko 319

    Commanders

    Friedrich Dollmann 8.25.1939
    Paul Hausser (Waffen SS) 6.29.1944
    Heinrich Eberbach 8.21.1944
    Erich Brandenberger 9.3.1944
    Hans Felber 2.22.1945
    Hans von Obstfelder 3.26.1945

    Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    Western Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Security on the Western Border in the Oberrhein Area.

    9.3.1939

    5.9.1940

    250

    2.

     

    Security in the Western Fortifications.

    5.10.1940

    6.14.1940

    36

    3.

     

    Attack out of the Oberrhein Region.

    6.15.1940

    6.18.1940

    4

    4.

     

    Pursuit Fighting in Elsaß.

    6.18.1940

    6.20.1940

    3

    5.

     

    Destruction Battles in Lothringen.

    6.21.1940

    6.25.1940

    5

    6.

     

    Occupation of Eastern France.

    6.26.1940

    7.2.1940

    7

    7.

     

    Security of the Atlantic Coast in Southwest France.

    7.3.1940

    4.17.1941

    289

    8.

     

    Security of the Channel and the Atlantic Coast  [Normandy-Bretagne].

    4.18.1941

    6.5.1944

    1,145

    9.

     

    Fighting in the Caen bridgehead.

    6.6.1944

    6.13.1944

    8

    10.

     

    Fighting in the Caen Bridgehead and St. Lo.

    6.14.1944

    7.24.1944

    41

     

    a.

    Fighting on the Cotentin Peninsula.

    6.14.1944

    7.1.1944

    18

     

    b.

    Fighting for Cherbourg.

    6.20.1944

    6.26.1944

    7

    11.

     

    Battles in Normandy.

    7.25.1944

    8.19.1944

    26

     

    a.

    Encirclement by Falaise.

    7.25.1944

    8.19.1944

    26

     

    b.

    Defense of St. Malo

    7.25.1944

    8.17.1944

    24

     

    c.

    Defense of Brest

    7.25.1944

    9.18.1944

    56

     

    d.

    Defense of Lorient

    7.25.1944

    5.8.1945

    288

     

    e.

    Defense of St. Nazaire

    7.25.1944

    5.8.1945

    288

    12.

     

    Retreat from the Seine River  to the German Border.

    8.21.1944

    9.10.1944

    21

    13.

     

    Defense of the Westwall  [Eifel].

    9.11.1944

    12.15.1944

    96

    14.

     

    Ardennes Offensive  [Bastogne]

    12.16.1944

    1.2.1945

    18

    15.

     

    Retreat Fighting in Belgium to the Westwall.

    1.3.1945

    1.30.1945

    28

    16.

     

    Fighting in the Trier Area.

    1.31.1945

    3.14.1945

    43

     

    a.

    Loss of the Trier Region.

    3.1.1945

    3.1.1945

    1

    17.

     

    Fighting Between the Mosel and Rhein Rivers in Hunsrück.

    3.15.1945

    3.25.1945

    11

     

    a.

    Loss of Koblenz.

    3.17.1945

    3.17.1945

    1



    Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Withdrawal Fighting in Thüringen to Leipzig.

    5.1.1945

    5.8.1945

    8


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