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XXVIII Army Corps (Wehrmacht)

The XXVIII Army Corps (German designation XXVIII. Armeekorps) was a corps which served in Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht during World War II. The corps was created on May 20, 1940 in Wehrkreis (Military Region) III. During the war, the corps was subordinated to the German 6th, 16th, 18th, and 3rd Panzer Armies. In 1945, the corps was briefly named Armeeabteilung Samland (Corps Task Force Samland). The corps fought in Samland until annihilated in late April 1945.

XXVIII. Armeekorps
Active20 May 1940 – 25 April 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
SizeCorps
Engagements06/41 - 06/41 Lithuanian frontier
06/41 - 07/41 Düna River
07/41 - 09/41 Old Russian frontier
07/41 - 09/41 Advance to Leningrad
09/41 - 06/42 Leningrad defensive
12/41 - 06/42 Lakes Ilmen and Lagoda
07/42 - 01/44 Defense of AG North
01/44 - 04/44 northern Russia
04/44 - 07/44 Defense of AG North
08/44 South Estonia
08/44 - 09/44 Väike Emajõgi - Gauja line
09/44 - 01/45 Memel
02/45 - 04/45 Samland and Pillau

Order of battleEdit

Following is the organization of the corps when it was part of the Eighteenth Army of Army Group North early in 1944:

January 1944Edit

Commanding officersEdit

See alsoEdit