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7.Armee-Oberkommando

Unit Emblems


7.Armee-Oberkommando Emblem  

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

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

  • Reforging the Iron Cross, The Search for Tradition..., by Donald Abenheim
  • The German Infantry Handbook 1939-1945, by Alex Buchner
  • German Army Order of Battle: The Replacement Army 1939-1945, by Victor Madej
  • German Army Order of Battle: Field Army and Officer Corps 1939-1945, by Victor Madej
  • Hitler's Legions, by Samuel Mitcham
  • German Order of Battle World War II, Vol I, by George Nafziger
  • German Order of Battle 1944, author unknown