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1.Armee-Oberkommando

Campaigns


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

History


The 1.Armee was established on 26 August 1939. The command was stationed and fought entirely on the Western Front. It was in existence from 29 August 1939 till its surrender on 4 May 1945, a total of 2,079 days.

Organization


Korück 590
Armee-Nachschubführer 591
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 596

for the remainder of the war in the west

Höherer Arko 318
Korück 535
Kdr. der Armee-Nachschubtruppen 512
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 512

Commanders


Erwin von Witzleben 8.26.1939
Johannes Blaskowitz 10.24.1940
Joachim Lemelsen 5.3.1944
Kurt von der Chevallerie 6.4.1944
Otto von Knobelsdorf 9.6.1944
Hans von Obstfelder 11.30.1944
Hermann Förtsch 2.28.1945

Calendar of Battles and Engagements


Western Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Security Positions in the Western Fortifications [Saarpfalz]. 8.26.1939 6.13.1940 293
2. Battle for France. 6.14.1940 6.24.1940 11
a. Breakthrough of the Maginot Line south from Saarpflaz. 6.14.1940 6.16.1940 3
b. Fighting to Encircle the Maginot Line between Mosel and Warndt. 6.16.1940 6.24.1940 9
c. Attack over the Seille and the Rhein-Marne-Kanal. 6.17.1940 6.20.1940 4
d. Breakthrough of the Maginot Line north of Wörth. 6.19.1940 6.20.1940 2
e. Destructive Fighting in the Mosel and the Vogesen Regions. 6.21.1940 6.24.1940 4
3. Occupation of France 6.26.1940 7.31.1944 1,497
a. Security on the Demarkation Line. 6.26.1940 5.21.1942 695
b. Security on the Atlantic Coast in Southwestern France and the Pyrennes. 5.22.1942 7.31.1944 802
4. Fighting in the Loire and Retreat Fighting in the Champagne and in Lothringen. 8.1.1944 9.20.44 51
a. Defensive Fighting for Metz. 9.11.1944 9.20.1944 10
5. Positional Fighting in Lothringen. 9.20.1944 11.8.1944 50
6. Retreat Fighting in Lothringen to the Westwall. 11.9.1944 12.15.1944 37
a. Defense of Metz. 11.9.1944 11.23.1944 15
7. Positional Fighting on the Westwall Between the Saar and the Rhein River. 12.16.1944 3.15.1945 90
8. Encirclement in the Saarpflanz by Kaiserslautern and St. Wendel. 3.15.1945 3.25.1945 11
9. Breakout of the Pocket and Retreat Fighting from the Rhein Reiver to the Donau River. [Regensburg-Donauwörth] 3.26.1945 4.25.1945 31
10. Destruction in the Area between the Donau River and the Alps. 4.26.1945 5.4.1945 9

German Bibliography


  • Die deutschen Infanterie-Divisonen, Band 1-3, by Werner Haupt
  • Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, Band 1-3, by Nobert Kannapin
  • Die Pflege der Tradition der alten Armee in Reichsheer und im der Wehrmacht, by Schirmer/Wiener
  • Die Truppenkennzeichen... der deutchen Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Band 1-4, by Schmitz/Thies
  • Der Zweite Weltkrieg im Kartenbild, Band 1-3, by Klaus-Jurgen Thies
  • Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939, by George Tessin
  • Verbände und Truppen der deutchen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS..., Band 1-14, by Georg Tessin
  • Formationsgeschichte und Stellenbesetzung 1815-1939, Teil 1, der deutschen Heer, Band 1-3, by Günter Wegner
  • Die Deutsche Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Ihre Kommando. u. Grossverbände... im Zweiten Weltkrieg, author unknown
  • Das Reichsheer und Seine Tradition, author unknown
  • Deutsche Rote Kreuz Suchdienst, Divisionsschicksale, author unknown

English Bibliography (Available on Amazon)