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2.Armee-Oberkommando

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Campaigns


  • Westwall 1939
  • Western Campaign 1940
  • Balkans 1941
  • Eastern Campaign 1941-1945

History


The 2.Armee was established on 20 October 1939. From 20 October 1939 through 9 May 1940 they were assigned as reserve on the Western front. From 10 May 1940 through 25 June 1940 the participated in the Western Campaign. They then served as an occupation force in France from 26 June 1940 through 2 July 1940. They were then reassigned to Germany from 3 July 1940 through 27 March 1941. From 28 March 1941 through 18 April they fought in the Balkans Campaign and then from 19 April 1941 through 13 June 1941 they served as occupying forces in Yugoslavia. They began the fight in the Eastern Campaign on 2 July 1941 fighting in the east till the end on 8 May 1945. The 2. Armee was in existence for 2,028 days of which 1,407 were spent fighting on the Eastern Front .

Organization


Korück 580
Armee-Nachschubführer 501
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 563
Höherer Arko 308

Commanders


Maximilian Freiherr von Weichs 10.20.1939
Hans von Salmuth 7.14.1942
Walter Weiss 2.4.1943
Dietrich von Saucken 3.10.1945

Calendar of Battles and Engagements


Western Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. OKH Reserve on the Western Border. 10.20.1939 5.9.1940 203
2. Breakout to the Ärmel Canal. 5.10.1940 6.4.1940 26
a. Advance Through Luxemburg, Belgium and Northern France. 5.10.1940 5.30.1940 21
b. March to the Somme, Aisne and Oise and Formation of a Bridgehead. 5.31.1940 6.4.1940 5
3. Combat in France. 6.5.1940 6.19.1940 14
a. Battle and Crossing the Aisne River. 6.9.1940 6.10.1940 2
b. Battles on both Sides of Reims. 6.10.1940 6.13.1940 4
c. Pursuit Fighting over the Marne, Aube and Seine Rivers to the Loire. 6.14.1940 6.19.1940 6
4. Occupation of France. 6.26.1940 7.2.1940 7
a. Security on the Demarcation Line. 6.26.1940 7.2.1940 7
5. Deployment to the Home Region. 7.3.1940 3.27.1941 268


Balkan Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Security on the German-Yugoslavian Frontier. 3.28.1941 4.5.1941 9
2. Breakthrough of the Yugoslavian Frontier Fortifications. 4.6.1941 4.9.1941 4
3. Fighting to Capture Agram and Belgrad. 4.10.1941 4.12.1941 3
4. Capture of Belgrad and Pursuit Battles Toward Sarajewo. 4.13.1941 4.18.1941 6
5. Securing the Former Yugoslavian Area. 4.19.1941 6.13.1941 56


Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Battle of Bialystock-Slonim. 7.2.1941 7.11.1941 10
2. Drive from Slonim to the Dnieper on Both Sides of Mohilev. 7.12.1941 7.19.41 8
3. Battle of Mohilev. 7.20.1941 7.28.1941 9
4. Defensive Battles on the Berezina, Dnieper and Szosh. 7.28.1941 8.11.1941 15
5. Battle at Gomel. 8.12.1941 8.20.1941 9
6. Pursuit Battles at Gomel toward the Desna and Sznov. 8.21.1941 8.30.1941 10
7. Battle of Chernigov. 8.31.1941 9.8.1941 9
8. Pursuit Battles During the Battle of Kiev. 9.9.1941 9.18.1941 10
9. Employment in the Zone of Operations in the East. 9.19.1941 10.1.1941 13
10. Battle of Bryansk. 10.2.1941 10.20.1941 19
11. Drive Southwest of Orel. 10.21.1941 11.18.1941 29
12. Drive on Tim-Yelets-Yefremov. 11.18.1941 12.5.1941 18
13. Defensive Battle in the Area of Tim-Yelets. 12.5.1941 12.20.1941 16
14. Defensive Battle at Kursk. 12.21.1941 2.4.1942 46
15. Defensive Fighting South of Orel. 2.5.1942 4.18.1942 73
16. Positional Fighting in the Zone of Heeresgruppe Mitte. 4.19.1942 7.4.1942 77
17. Eastern Offensive in 1942 [Case Blue] 6.28.1942 11.18.42 144
a] Breakthrough and Pursuit to the Upper Don and Capture of Voronesh. 6.28.1942 7.8.1942 11
b] Defensive Battles on the Don. 7.9.1942 11.18.1942 133
c] Defensive Battle of Voronesh. 7.9.1942 10.4.1942 88
18. Winter 1942/1943 Defensive Fighting. 11.19.1942 2.13.1943 87
a] Position Fighting on the Don and in the Area Voronesh-Livny. 11.19.1942 1.14.1943 56
b] Defensive Battles in the Area Voronesh-Kursk. 1.15.1943 2.13.1943 30
c] Positional Fighting in the Zone of Heeresgruppe Mitte. 2.14.1943 7.4.1943 141
19. Defensive Battles in the East in 1943. 7.5.1943 12.27.1943 176
a] Position Fighting West of Kursk 7.5.1943 8.25.1943 52
b] Defensive battle of Ssevsk and Retreat to the Desna. 8.26.1943 9.16.1943 22
c] Defensive Fighting on the Desna and Retreat to the Dnieper. 9.17.1943 9.29.1943 17
d] Defensive Battle in the Area of Gomel-Retschize. 10.15.1943 12.27.1943 74
20. Defensive Fighting in the Pripjet Area. 12.28.1943 4.19.1944 114
a] Defensive fighting in the Pripjet. 12.28.1943 4.19.1944 114
b] Defensive Battle of Kalinkovitschi. 1.8.1944 1.29.1944 22
c] Battle at Kovel. 3.27.1944 4.19.1944 24
d] Defense of the Fortified Positions of Kovel. 3.27.1944 4.5.1944 10
21. Positional Fighting in the Zone of Heeresgruppe Mitte. 4.20.1944 6.21.1944 63
22. Defensive and Withdrawal Fighting from the Russian Summer Offensive Between the Pripjet and the Bug. 6.22.1944 8.10.1944 50
a] Positioning at Brest-Litovsk. 7.28.1944 7.28.1944 1
23. Fighting Between the Bug and the Narew. 8.10.1944 9.16.1944 38
24. Position Fighting on the Narew and in the Pultsk Kessel. 9.17.1944 1.13.1945 119
25. Withdrawal Fighting Between the Narew and the Lower Weichsel. 1.14.1945 1.31.1945 18
26. Fighting on the Weichsel and in Danzig. 2.1.1945 3.30.1945 58
a] Defense at Graudenz. 2.18.1945 3.5.1945 16
as AOK Ostpreußen
27. Final Fighting in East and West Prussia [Hela, Weichsel Delta and Samland] 4.7.1945 5.8.1945 32

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)