Army Group North Ukraine

The Army Group North Ukraine (German: Heeresgruppe Nordukraine) was a major formation of the German army in World War II.

Army Group North Ukraine
Active5 April 1944 – September 1944
Country Nazi Germany
BranchGerman Army (Wehrmacht)
TypeArmy Group
Size400,542 (Spring 1944)[1]
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walter Model

HistoryEdit

It was created on 5 April 1944 by renaming Army Group South under Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model.[2] In April 1944 it consisted of 1st Panzer Army and 4th Panzer Army. In the summer of 1944 it opposed the Red Army's 1st Ukrainian Front during the Lvov-Sandomir strategic offensive operation (13 July - 29 August 1944).[3] In August 1944 the 4th Panzer Army and the 17th Army defended between Carpathian mountains and the Pripyet swamps in Galicia. In September 1944 it was renamed to Army Group A.

Order of battleEdit

The composition of the Army Group on 15 July 1944 was:[4]

CommandersEdit

No. Portrait Commander Took office Left office Time in office
1Model, WalterGeneralfeldmarschall
Walter Model
(1891–1945)
31 March 194416 August 1944138 days
2Harpe, JosefGeneraloberst
Josef Harpe
(1887–1968)
16 August 194423 September 194438 days
Chief of Staff
No. Portrait Chief of Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1Busse, TheodorGeneralleutnant
Theodor Busse
(1897–1986)
1 April 194410 July 1944100 days
2Xylander, WolfGeneralmajor
Wolf-Dietrich von Xylander
(1903–1945)
10 July 194423 September 194475 days

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Ziemke 2002, p. 312.
  2. ^ Ziemke 2002, p. 286.
  3. ^ Ziemke 2002, pp. 331–333.
  4. ^ Mitcham 2007, pp. 66–67.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mitcham, Samuel W., The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45 (Stackpole Military History), Stackpole Books, 2007
  • Ziemke, Earl F. (2002). Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East. Washington, D.C: Center of Military History, US Army. ISBN 9781780392875.

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