ReichswehrThe German Imperial Army 1918 – 1935
The units, formations, and organizations of the transitional Weimar-era German Army and Navy.
ReichsmarineThe German Navy 1919-1935
The units, formations, and organizations of the transitional Weimar-era German Navy.
LuftwaffeThe Nazi German Air force 1935-1945
The units, formations, and organization of the German Air force (Luftwaffe), including both air and ground units.
Waffen-SSThe Nazi German Armed Waffen-SS 1933-1945
The units, formations, and organizations of the Armed SS, from the largest Army to the smallest battalions.
HeerThe Nazi German Army 1935-1945
The units, formations, and organizations of the Nazi German Army.
KriegsmarineThe Nazi German Navy 1935-1945
The units, formations, and organization of the German Navy (Kriegsmarine), including ships and naval ground units.
The history of the Armed Forces Auxiliary organizations that assisted or aided the German military during and prior to WWII.
The history of the collaborationist formations that assisted the German Armed Forces during WWII.
The history of the European Axis Powers that fought alongside Germany during WWII.
The history of the extensive foreign volunteer formations that served within the German Armed Forces during WWII.
German Military Events on this Date
Read a chronological listing of German military events that occurred 1939-1945 this month.
September 15, 1939
Gdynia is captured by German forces. Polish breakout attempts from the Kutno pocket are unsuccessful.
September 15, 1940
Climax of the Luftwaffe daylight raids against the London docks (later designated Battle of Britain Day). British fighter aircraft destroy almost one quarter (57) of the attacking German bomberforce.
September 15, 1941
The US Navy begins to take over the convoying of British ships as far as Iceland, seen as an unneutral act by the Germangovernment.
September 15, 1942
Fierce fighting between German and Soviet forces forpossession of Mamayev Kurgan, the strategic hill overlooking Stalingrad.
September 15, 1944
On the Northern front, the Soviets achieve a breakthrough at Narva. The US First Army (Hodges) occupies Nancy.