XXXIII Army Corps (Wehrmacht)

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German XXXIII. Corps (XXXIII. Armeekorps) was a corps in the German Army during World War II.

Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXIII
XXXIII. Armeekorps
Active18 October 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
SizeCorps
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Erwin Engelbrecht

HistoryEdit

The Corps was first known as Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXIII (H.Kdo.) and was established on 18 October 1939 from the Border Guard Section Command 3 (Oppeln) after the end of the Polish campaign.

It was initially deployed under the 6th Army on the Lower Rhine, but in March 1940 it was transferred to the Upper Rhine to Army Group C, where it was part of the 7th Army. Towards the end of the Battle of France, the Corps advanced with the 213th, 239th, 554th and 556th Infantry Divisions and captured Mulhouse. After the armistice with France, it was temporarily stationed in the Dijon area.

In August 1940, the command was transferred to Central Norway, together with the Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXVI. Here, it served as an occupation and coastal defense force around Trondheim at the head of the 181st and 196th Infantry Divisions. As of August 30, 1940, the staff also acted as Territorialbefehlshaber Mittelnorwegen. The H.Kdo. was not involved in any fighting in Norway.

The Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXIII was renamed 33rd Army Corps on 23 January 1943.
The 33rd Army Corps capitulated to the British on 8 May 1945, together with all other German troops in Norway .

CommandersEdit

Höheres Kommando XXXIIIEdit

XXXIII CorpsEdit

Area of operationsEdit

  • France : October 1939 – August 1940
  • Norway : August 1940 - May 1945

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • This is a translation of the article in the Dutch Wikipedia, Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXIII.
  • This is a translation of the article in the Dutch Wikipedia, 33e Legerkorps (Wehrmacht).
  • "Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXIII". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  • "XXXIII. Armeekorps". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. Retrieved 16 February 2020.