Heeresgruppe A (2)
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 whileHeeresgruppe B was tasked with the capture Stalingrad.
1942 Aug 1.Pz.Armee, Armeegrupp Ruoff (17.Armee + 3rd Rumanian Army), 11.Armee
Gen.FM Wilhelm List 7.10.42 – 9.10.42