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8.Armee-Oberkommando

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Campaigns


  • Poland 1939
  • Eastern Front 1943-1945

    History


    The 8. Armee was established on 1 August 1939 and fought in the Polish Campaign from 1 September 1939 to 20 September 1939. On 20 October 1939 it was re-organized as Armee-Oberkommando 2 and was assigned to the Western Front.

    The 8. Armee was re-established on 22 August 1943 from Armee-Abteilung Kempf. They fought entirely in the East and on the southern setors. The 8. Armee was in existence for 706 days of which 626 were spent fighting in the East.

    Organization


    Korück 530
    Armee-Nachschubführer 531
    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 511

    after reformation

    Korück 558
    Kdr. Armee-Nachschubtruppen526
    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 570
    Höherer Arko 310

    Commanders


    Johannes Blaskowitz 8.1.1939
    after reformation
    Otto Wöhler 8.22.1943
    Hans Kreysing 12.28.1944

    Calendar of Battles and Engagements



    Polish Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Border Fighting in West Poland.

    9.1.1939

    9.3.1939

    3

     

    a.

    Capture of Kempen and Schildberg.

    9.1.1939

    9.1.1939

    1

     

    b.

    Battle by Krotoschin, Bosjanowo and Lissa.

    9.3.1939

    9.3.1939

    1

     

    c.

    Crossing Over the Prosna River.

    9.2.1939

    9.2.1939

    1

     

    d.

    Battle by Wieruszow and Grabow.

    9.1.1939

    9.2.1939

    2

    2.

     

    Fighting on the Warthe Line.

    9.2.1939

    9.4.1939

    3

     

    a.

    Fighting by Dziakoszyn and Osjakow.

    9.2.1939

    9.3.1939

    2

     

    b.

    Fighting by Sieradz and Wartha.

    9.3.1939

    9.4.1939

    2

    3.

     

    Battle on the Bzura.

    9.7.1939

    9.19.1939

    13

     

    a.

    Pursuit Fighting to Rawka.

    9.7.1939

    9.10.1939

    4

     

    b.

    Battle by Jeszow.

    9.9.1939

    9.9.1939

    1

     

    c.

    Fighting for Sochaczew-Uniejow.

    9.9.1939

    9.14.1939

    6

     

    d.

    Battle by Piekary.

    9.11.1939

    9.11.1939

    1

     

    e.

    Battle by Jezionka.

    9.11.1939

    9.11.1939

    1

     

    f.

    Battle for and West of Zyradow.

    9.12.1939

    9.12.1939

    1

     

    g.

    Advance and Pursuit to the Weichsel River.

    9.15.1939

    9.19.1939

    5

     

    h.

    Defensive Fighting by Lowicz.

    9.14.1939

    9.14.1939

    1

     

     i.

    Attack on Kiernozia.

    9.15.1939

    9.15.1939

    1

     

    k.

    Destruction Battle south of Wysogrod.

    9.16.1939

    9.19.1939

    4

     

    l.

    Fighting in the Puszca Kampinoska.

    9.17.1939

    9.19.1939

    3

    4.

     

    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 Limianki and 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



    Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Defensive Battle in the Charkov Area.

    2.9.1943

    3.4.1943

    24

    2.

     

    Attacking Battles in the Charkov Area.

    3.5.1943

    3.31.1943

    27

    3.

     

    Position Fighting on the Upper Donets River.

    4.1.1943

    7.1.1943

    92

    4.

     

    Defensive Battle in Southern Russia and Retreat to the Dnieper River.

    7.13.1943

    9.27.1943

    77

     

    a]

    Defensive Battle in the Area West of Charkov.

    8.13.1943

    9.14.1943

    33

    5.

     

    Defensive Battles on the Dnieper River.

    9.28.1943

    12.23.1943

    87

     

    a]

    Defensive Battle near Cherkassy.

    11.13.1943

    12.13.1943

    31

    6.

     

    Defensive Battles in the Southern Ukraine.

    12.24.1943

    4.27.1944

    126

     

    a]

    Battle near Shaschkow and Jlinzy.

    12.28.1943

    1.31.1944

    35

     

    b]

    Defensive Battle Around Kirovograd.

    1.5.1944

    1.18.1944

    14

     

    c]

    Defensive Battle and Breakout Battle West of Cherkassy.

    1.24.1944

    2.25.44

    33

     

    d]

    Defensive Battle Near Uman and Withdrawal Fighting Across the Bug and Dniester.

    3.5.1944

    3.26.1944

    22

    7.

     

    Defensive Fighting in Northern Bessarabia.

    3.27.1944

    5.12.1944

    47

    8.

     

    Assault North of Jassy.

    5.30.1944

    6.6.1944

    8

    9.

     

    Positional Fighting Between the Dniester and Pruth.

    6.7.1944

    8.20.1944

    75

    10.

     

    Battle in Bessarabia and Destruction near Jassy

    8.21.1944

    8.24.1944

    4

    11.

     

    Position Fighting by Remnants in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains.

    8.25.1944

    9.27.1944

    34

    12.

     

    Fighting in Eastern Hungary and the Carpathian Mountains.

    9.28.1944

    10.28.1944

    31

    13.

     

    Fighting in Upper Hungary Between the Thieß and Gran.

    10.29.1944

    12.24.1944

    57

    14.

     

    Fighting Around the Gran.

    12.25.1944

    4.15.1945

    112

    15.

     

    Withdrawal Fighting North of Donau to Lower & Upper Austria then Moldau [Budweis].

    4.16.1945

    5.8.1945

    23


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