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17.Armee-Oberkommando

Unit Emblems


17.Armee-Oberkommando Emblem  

Campaigns


  • Eastern Front 1941-1945

History


The 17. Armee was established on 20 December 1940. Initially they were providing security for the German/Russian frontier from 20 December 1940 through 21 June 1941. The 17. Armee was in existence for 1,600 days and served entirely on the Eastern Front fighting mostly in the southern sectors.

Organization


Höh.Arko 304
Korück 550
Armee-Nachr. Rgt. 596
Kdr. d. Armee-Nachsch. Truppen 591

Commanders


Carl Heinrich von Stülpnagel 12.20.1940
Hermann Hoth 10.5.1941 [Mai 1942 i. H. von. Salmuth]
Richard Ruoff 5.31.1942
Erwin Jänecke 6.25.1943
Karl Allmendinger 5.1.1944
Friedrich Schulz 7. 26 .1944
Wilhelm Hasse 4.1.1945

Calendar of Battles and Engagements


Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Frontier Fighting in Galicia-Volhynia. 6.22.1941 7.12.1941 21
a] Breakthrough Battle by the Galician Frontier Detachments. 6.22.1941 6.27.1941 6
b] Drive Over the Horyn on the Stalin Line. 6.25.1941 7.4.1941 10
c] Battle for Lemberg. 6.28.1941 6.30.1941 3
d] Drive on Tarnopol. 6.29.1941 7.1.1941 3
e] Battles around Tarnopol and Breakthrough at Proskurov and Starokonstantinov . 7.2.1941 7.10.1941 9
2. Break through of the Stalin Line 7.2.1941 7.25.1941 24
3. Advance fighting to the Dnjepr River and attacks across the river. 7.25.1941 10.5.1941 73
a] Battle of Uman. 7.25.1941 8.8.1941 15
b] Pursuit Battles to the Dnjepr. 7.26.1941 8.29.1941 35
c] Pursuit Battles and Clearing Actions in the Dnjepr Bend. 8.4.1941 8.25.1941 22
d] Securing the Dnjepr Bend. 8.10.1941 9.30.1941 42
e] Defensive Battles in the Dnjepropetrovsk Bridgehead. 9.1.1941 9.27.1941 27
f] Pursuit Battles at Poltava. 9.13.1941 10.5.1941 23
4. Pursuit to the Donets. 10.1.1941 11.21.1941 52
a] Pursuit Battles Around Psiol and the Vorskla. 10.1.1941 10.10.1941 10
b] Breakthrough and Pursuit to the Middle Donets. 10.6.1941 10.20.1941 15
c] Battles in the Donets Basin. 10.21.1941 11.21.1941 32
d] Drive on Rostov and the Capture of the City. 11.17.1941 11.21.1941 5
5. Defensive battles in the Donets Basin. 11.22.1941 1.17.1942 57
6. Defensive battles in the Donets Basin. 1.18.1942 4.7.1942 80
7. Spring Defensive Fighting in the Donets Basin. 4.8.1942 5.16.1942 39
8. Battle of Annihilation at Barvenkovo. 5.17.1942 5.27.1942 11
9. Defensive battles in the Donets Basin. 5.28.1942 7.10.1942 44
10. Breakthrough the Enemy Winter Positions in the Donets Basin. 7.11.1942 7.20.1942 10
11. Battle for Rostov and Bataisk 7.21.1942 7.26.1942 6
12. Pursuit Fighting in the Kuban. 7.27.1942 8.13.1942 18
13. Advance Through the Kuban, Capture of the Taman Peninsula and of Novorossiysk . 8.14.1942 9.10.1942 28
14. Battles in the High and Western Caucasus. 8.18.1942 11.18.1942 93
15. Defense in the High and Western Caucasus Mountains. 11.19.1942 1.4.1943 47
16. Withdrawal from the Central Caucausus on the lower Kuban. 1.5.1943 2.11.1943 38
17. Defensive Fighting in the Kuban Bridgehead. 2.12.1943 3.31.1943 48
18. Defensive Battles in the Kuban Bridgehead 4.1.1943 9.14.1943 167
19. Evacuation of the Kuban Bridgehead. 9.15.1943 10.9.1943 25
20. Defensive Fighting in the Crimea and Defensive Battle for the Kertsch Peninsula. 11.1.1943 12.11.1943 42
21. Defensive Battles for the Crimea. 1.1.1944 5.12.1944 133
a] Defensive Fighting in the Crimea. 1.1.1944 4.7.1944 98
b] Withdrawal to Fortress Sevastopol. 4.8.1944 4.16.1944 9
c] Defensive Battles for Fortress Sevastopol and the Evacuation of the Crimea Across the Black Sea. 4.17.1944 5.12.1944 26
22. Reserve for Heeresgruppe Sudukraine. 5.13.1944 7.25.1944 74
23. Fighting in Galicia Between San and Visloka. 7.26.1944 9.30.1944 67
24. Positional Fighting on the Visloka Between Weichsel and the Carpathain. 10.1.1944 1.14.1945 106
25. Retreat Fighting in Western Galicia and Defensive Fighting in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. 1.15.1945 2.14.45 31
26. Fighting in Central Silesia Between Neisse and Lauban Including the Defense of Breslau. 1.28.1945 5.7.1945 100

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)