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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

Heeresgruppe A (2)

Lineage
  • Arbeitstab von Rundstedt
  • 12.Armee (1)
  • Heeresgruppe Süd (1)
  • Heeresgruppe A (1)
  • Abschnittstab Winter
  • Heeresgruppe Süd (2)
  • Heeresgruppe A (2)
  • Campaigns
  • Eastern Front 1942-1944
  • History Heeresgruppe A (chronologically the second Heeresgruppe to be known by this name during WWII) was formed from the breakup of Heeresgruppe Süd in July of 1942. Heeresgruppe Süd was split into two seperate Heeresgruppen in preperation for the German summer offensive which was centered in the south of the Soviet Union. The goal of the German summer offensive was the capture of the dual objectives of Stalingrad (to the east of Rostov), and the deep Caucasus region (to the south of Rostov). Heeresgruppe B was the other unit formed when Heeresgruppe Süd was split into two. Heeresgruppe A was given the objective of capturing the Caucasus region while Heeresgruppe B was tasked with the capture Stalingrad.

    Major Units 1942 Aug 1.Pz.Armee, Armeegrupp Ruoff (17.Armee + 3rd Rumanian Army), 11.Armee
    1942 Sep-Dec 1.Pz.Armee, Armeegrupp Ruoff (17.Armee + 3rd Rumanian Army), Commander-in-Chief Crimea
    1943 Jan 1.Pz.Armee, 17.Armee, Commander-in-Chief Crimea
    1943 Feb 17.Armee, Commander-in-Chief Crimea
    1943 Mar-Sep 17.Armee, Commander-in-Chief Crimea, Commander-in-Chief Kertsch
    1943 Oct-Dec 6.Armee, 17.Armee
    1944 Jan-Feb 3rd Rumanian Army, 17.Armee, Commander-in-Chief German Troops in Transnistria
    1944 Mar 6.Armee, 17.Armee, 3rd Rumanian Army
    Commanders Gen.FM Wilhelm List 7.10.42 - 9.10.42
    Commander-in-Chief Adolf Hitler (under his direct command) 9.10.42 - 11.21.42
    Gen.FM Ewald von Kleist 11.21.42 - 6.43
    Gen.d.Geb. Hubert Lanz 6.43 - 7.43
    Gen.FM Ewald von Kleist 7.43 - 3.25.44
    Gen.FM Ferdinand Schörner 3.25.44 - 3.31.44