XXXVI Mountain Corps (Wehrmacht)
|XXXVI Mountain Corps|
|Generalkommando XXXVI. (Gebirgs-)Armeekorps (röm. 36 .Geb.AK.)|
|Active||19 October 1939 – 8 May 1945|
It took part in Operation Barbarossa in mid-1941. It was part of the German AOK Norwegen (Army Norway) and was moved to northern Finland during June 1941. The XXXVI Corps took part in Operation Polarfuchs aiming to advance through Salla to Kandalaksha, and from there to Murmansk.
In November 1941 the corps was renamed the XXXVI Gebirgskorps (Mountain corps).
In late 1944 the corps had to fight its former allies during their withdrawal from Finland. The corps was forced to retreat from Finland back to Norway. The corps stayed the rest of the war in Norway and surrendered there in May 1945.
Area of operationsEdit
|October 5, 1939||Poland||OB Ost||Fall Weiss|
|June 5–30, 1940||France||AOK 16||Fall Gelb|
|July 3 - October 4, 1940||France||AOK 1||-|
|October 30 - December 19, 1940||Norway||Gruppe XXI||Operation Weserübung|
|December 19, 1940 - June 22, 1942||Finland||AOK Norwegen||Operation Polarfuchs|
|June 22, 1942 - April 24, 1945||Finland, Norway||GebAOK 20||Operation Birke|
- 71st Infantry Division (to August 1940)
- 212th Infantry Division (to August 1940)
- SS Division Nord (from June 1941 to July 1941, transferred to Finnish III Corps)
- 169th Infantry Division
- 163rd Infantry Division (from 1942)
- Finnish 6th Division (from June 1941 to 1942)
- Tessin, Georg (1971). Die Landstreifkräfte 31–70 [Ground forces 31 to 70]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945 (in German). 4. Osnabrück: Biblio.