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8.Armee-Oberkommando

Campaigns


  • Poland 1939
  • Eastern Front 1943-1945

History


The 8. Armee was established on 1 August 1939 and fought in the Polish Campaign from 1 September 1939 to 20 September 1939. On 20 October 1939 it was re-organized as Armee-Oberkommando 2 and was assigned to the Western Front.

The 8. Armee was re-established on 22 August 1943 from Armee-Abteilung Kempf. They fought entirely in the East and on the southern setors. The 8. Armee was in existence for 706 days of which 626 were spent fighting in the East.

Organization


Korück 530
Armee-Nachschubführer 531
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 511

after reformation

Korück 558
Kdr. Armee-Nachschubtruppen526
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 570
Höherer Arko 310

Commanders


Johannes Blaskowitz 8.1.1939
after reformation
Otto Wöhler 8.22.1943
Hans Kreysing 12.28.1944

Calendar of Battles and Engagements


Polish Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Border Fighting in West Poland. 9.1.1939 9.3.1939 3
a. Capture of Kempen and Schildberg. 9.1.1939 9.1.1939 1
b. Battle by Krotoschin, Bosjanowo and Lissa. 9.3.1939 9.3.1939 1
c. Crossing Over the Prosna River. 9.2.1939 9.2.1939 1
d. Battle by Wieruszow and Grabow. 9.1.1939 9.2.1939 2
2. Fighting on the Warthe Line. 9.2.1939 9.4.1939 3
a. Fighting by Dziakoszyn and Osjakow. 9.2.1939 9.3.1939 2
b. Fighting by Sieradz and Wartha. 9.3.1939 9.4.1939 2
3. Battle on the Bzura. 9.7.1939 9.19.1939 13
a. Pursuit Fighting to Rawka. 9.7.1939 9.10.1939 4
b. Battle by Jeszow. 9.9.1939 9.9.1939 1
c. Fighting for Sochaczew-Uniejow. 9.9.1939 9.14.1939 6
d. Battle by Piekary. 9.11.1939 9.11.1939 1
e. Battle by Jezionka. 9.11.1939 9.11.1939 1
f. Battle for and West of Zyradow. 9.12.1939 9.12.1939 1
g. Advance and Pursuit to the Weichsel River. 9.15.1939 9.19.1939 5
h. Defensive Fighting by Lowicz. 9.14.1939 9.14.1939 1
i. Attack on Kiernozia. 9.15.1939 9.15.1939 1
k. Destruction Battle south of Wysogrod. 9.16.1939 9.19.1939 4
l. Fighting in the Puszca Kampinoska. 9.17.1939 9.19.1939 3
4. Fighting for Warsaw and Modlin 9.20.1939 9.28.1939 9
a. Encircling of Warsaw. 9.20.1939 9.24.1939 5
b. Battle by Sierakow 9.20.1939 9.20.1939 1
c. Battle by Limianki and Mlociny. 9.21.1939 9.22.1939 2
d. Attack on Warsaw 9.25.1939 9.27.1939 3
e. Encircling of Modlin. 9.20.1939 9.20.1939 1


Eastern Campaign Calendar of Battles and Engagements
1. Defensive Battle in the Charkov Area. 2.9.1943 3.4.1943 24
2. Attacking Battles in the Charkov Area. 3.5.1943 3.31.1943 27
3. Position Fighting on the Upper Donets River. 4.1.1943 7.1.1943 92
4. Defensive Battle in Southern Russia and Retreat to the Dnieper River. 7.13.1943 9.27.1943 77
a] Defensive Battle in the Area West of Charkov. 8.13.1943 9.14.1943 33
5. Defensive Battles on the Dnieper River. 9.28.1943 12.23.1943 87
a] Defensive Battle near Cherkassy. 11.13.1943 12.13.1943 31
6. Defensive Battles in the Southern Ukraine. 12.24.1943 4.27.1944 126
a] Battle near Shaschkow and Jlinzy. 12.28.1943 1.31.1944 35
b] Defensive Battle Around Kirovograd. 1.5.1944 1.18.1944 14
c] Defensive Battle and Breakout Battle West of Cherkassy. 1.24.1944 2.25.44 33
d] Defensive Battle Near Uman and Withdrawal Fighting Across the Bug and Dniester. 3.5.1944 3.26.1944 22
7. Defensive Fighting in Northern Bessarabia. 3.27.1944 5.12.1944 47
8. Assault North of Jassy. 5.30.1944 6.6.1944 8
9. Positional Fighting Between the Dniester and Pruth. 6.7.1944 8.20.1944 75
10. Battle in Bessarabia and Destruction near Jassy 8.21.1944 8.24.1944 4
11. Position Fighting by Remnants in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains. 8.25.1944 9.27.1944 34
12. Fighting in Eastern Hungary and the Carpathian Mountains. 9.28.1944 10.28.1944 31
13. Fighting in Upper Hungary Between the Thieß and Gran. 10.29.1944 12.24.1944 57
14. Fighting Around the Gran. 12.25.1944 4.15.1945 112
15. Withdrawal Fighting North of Donau to Lower & Upper Austria then Moldau [Budweis]. 4.16.1945 5.8.1945 23

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)