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9.Armee-Oberkommando

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Campaigns


  • Western Campaign 1940
  • Eastern Front 1941-1945

    History


    The 9. Armee was established on 15 May 1940 and participated in the Western Campaign from 15 May 1940 to 25 June 1940 and then in the occupation of France from 26 June 1940 through 17 April 1941. From 18 April 1941 through 21 June 1941 they relocated to Eastern Frontier. The 9 Armee was in existence for 1,813 days of which 1,410 were spent fighting in the Eastern Campaign mostly in the central section.

    Organization


    Korück 582
    Korück 532 (in 1943)
    Armee-Nachschubführer 531
    Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 511
    Höherer Arko 307

    Commanders


    Johannes Blaskowitz 5.14.1940
    Adolf Strauß 5.30.1940
    Walter Model 1.15.1942
    Josef Harpe 11.4.1943
    Hans Jordan 5.20.1944
    Nicolaus von Vormann 6.27.1944
    Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz 9.1.1944
    Theodor Busse 1.20.1945

    Calendar of Battles and Engagements



    Western Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Advance Across Luxemburg, Belgium and North France.

    5.15.1940

    5.30.1940

    16

    2.

     

    March north of the Somme, Aisne and Oise Rivers Establishing a Bridgehead.

    5.31.1940

    6.4.1940

    5

    3.

     

    Fighting for the Oise-Aisne Canal and Chemin des Dames.

    6.5.1940

    6.6.1940

    2

    4.

     

    Fighting for the Aisne Area and Pursuit to the Marne River.

    6.7.1940

    6.10.1940

    4

    5.

     

    Fighting for the Marne and Pursuit to the Seine River.

    6.11.1940

    6.14.1940

    4

    6.

     

    Pursuit from the Seine River to the Loire River.

    6.15.1940

    6.17.1940

    3

    7.

     

    Pursuit from the Loire River to the Cher River.

    6.18.1940

    6.20.1940

    3

    8.

     

    Security on the Demarcation Line.

    6.21.1940

    7.2.1940

    13

    9.

     

    Security Positions in Belgium and Northern France  [Seelöwe]

    7.3.1940

    4.17.1941

    289

    10.

     

    March to the Eastern Border

    4.18.1941

    6.21.1941

    65



    Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements

    1.

     

    Double battle for Bialystok and Minsk.

    6.22.1941

    7.11.1941

    20

     

    a]

    Breakthrough of the Frontier Position.

    6.22.1941

    6.24.1941

    3

     

    b]

    Battle near Grodno.

    6.23.1941

    6.27.1941

    5

     

    c]

    Battle of Bialystok-Slonim.

    6.24.1941

    7.11.1941

    18

     

    d]

    Pursuit Battles toward the Duna..

    6.24.1941

    7.11.1941

    18

     

    e]

    Breakthrough of the Duna Position.

    7.2.1941

    7.9.1941

    8

    2.

     

    Battle of Smolensk

    7.8.1941

    8.5.1941

    29

     

    a]

    Battles of Vitebsk-Smolensk.

    7.11.1941

    8.5.1941

    26

     

    b]

    Conquest of Smolensk.

    7.14.1941

    7.20.1941

    7

     

    c]

    Fighting by the Newel and Velikiye Luki.

    7.15.1941

    7.29.1941

    15

    3.

     

    Defensive Battle at Yelnia and Smolensk.

    7.26.1941

    10.1.1941

    68

     

    a]

    Battle for Velikiye Luki.

    7.30.1941

    8.21.1941

    23

     

    b]

    Defensive Fighting at the Düna and Mjesha.

    8.1.1941

    10.1.1941

    62

    4.

     

    Battle for Velikiye Luki.

    8.22.1941

    8.27.1941

    6

    5.

     

    Double Battle for Vjasma and Bryansk.

    10.2.1941

    10.20.1941

    19

     

    a]

    Fighting over Byeloy.

    10.2.1941

    10.5.1941

    4

     

    b]

    Battle near Vjasma.

    10.5.1941

    10.13.1941

    9

     

    c]

    Advance on Gshatsk.

    10.8.1941

    10.17.1941

    10

    6.

     

    Advance on Moscow.

    10.4.1941

    12.5.1941

    63

     

    a]

    Breakthrough of the Moscow Defensive Position.

    10.14.1941

    10.26.1941

    13

     

    b]

    Pursuit to Kalinin.

    10.21.1941

    11.17.1941

    28

     

    c]

    Advance from Lama to Klin.

    11.15.1941

    11.23.1941

    9

    7.

     

    Defensive Fighting near Kalinin.

    11.18.1941

    12.14.1941

    27

    8.

     

    Defensive Battle Before Moscow.

    12.5.1941

    4.18.1942

    135

     

    a]

    Defensive Battles for Klin,

    12.6.1941

    12.19.1941

    14

     

    b]

    Defensive Battles Between Kalinin and the Winter Positions.

    12.15.1941

    12.24.1941

    10

     

    c]

    Defensive Fighting in the Winter Positions of the 9. Armee.

    12.25.1941

    4.18.1942

    115

     

    d]

    Winter Battle of Rzhev.

    1.4.1942

    2.20.1942

    48

     

    e]

    Defensive Fighting in the Velish-Velikiye Luki Sector.

    1.18.1942

    4.18.1942

    91

    9.

     

    Positional Fighting in the Zone of Heeresgruppe Mitte.

    4.19.1942

    7.4.1943

    442

     

    a]

    Defensive Battles in the aAea by Rzhev.

    7.30.1942

    9.26.1942

    59

     

    b]

    Battles in the Area of Sytschevka-Rzhev-Belyi.

    11.25.1942

    12.15.1942

    21

     

    c]

    Retreat to the Line Spas Demensk-Dorogobush-east of Velish.

    3.1.1943

    3.31.1943

    31

    10.

     

    Defensive Fighting in the East in 1943

    7.5.1943

    12.15.1943

    164

     

    a]

    Assault in the Area of Kursk. [Operation Zitadelle]

    7.5.1943

    7.12.1943

    8

     

    b]

    Defensive Battles in Central Russia and Withdrawal to the Gomel-Orscha Line.

    7.13.1943

    10.10.1943

    90

     

    c]

    Defensive Fighting at Bryansk and Withdrawal to Ssosh.

    9.3.1943

    10.2.1943

    30

     

    d]

    Defensive Fighting on the Dniepr River and Ssosh.

    9.30.1943

    12.15.1943

    77

    11.

     

    Defensive Fighting in Pripjet Area and in White Russia.

    12.16.1943

    4.19.1944

    126

     

    a]

    Defensive Battle at Berezina.

    1.16.1944

    3.9.1944

    54

     

    b]

    Defensive Battles at Rogatschev and Bychoff.

    2.21.1944

    3.3.1944

    12

     

    c]

    Defensive Battle South of Tschaussy.

    3.25.1944

    3.31.1944

    7

    12.

     

    Positional Fighting in the Zone of Heeresgruppe Mitte.

    4.20.1944

    6.21.1944

    63

    13.

     

    Defensive Battles and Withdrawal Battles from the Russian Summer Offensive. [Pocket by Bobruisk]

    6.22.1944

    7.5.1944

    14

    14.

     

    Fighting on the Weichsel in the Area of Warsaw.

    7.27.1944

    9.16.1944

    52

     

    a]

    Destruction of the Warsaw Uprising.

    8.1.1944

    10.2.1944

    63

    15.

     

    Positional Fighting Near the Weichsel and in the Varka Bridgehead.

    9.17.1944

    1.12.1945

    118

    16.

     

    Withdrawal Between the Weichsel and the Oder.

    1.13.1945

    1.31.1945

    19

     

    a]

    Defense of Warsaw

    1.13.1945

    1.18.1945

    6

     

    b]

    Defense of Posen

    1.22.1945

    2.23.1945

    33

    17.

     

    Positional Fighting on the Oder and the Fortresses of Frankfurt and Küstrin.

    2.15.1945

    4.16.1945

    61

    18.

     

    Battle on the Oder and Withdrawal to the Area South of Berlin [Halbe pocket].

    4.17.1945

    5.1.1945

    15


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