The Hungarian Invading Forces:
The Hungarian Invading Forces Carpathian-Group units: 1. mountain brigade, 8. . frontier brigade, 15., 16., IX. Bicycle battalion, 106., 107., 108. army service battalion from 1941. July. 8 to October.- December at Dnyester Ukrain region. 5. Hungarian Invading Army-body to 1942. January in Ukrain 102., 105., 108., 121., 124. infantry brigade, II., VII. Bicycle battalion, II., III. engineer battalion, 102. railway-builder battalion, and any field and anti-airforce artillery battery, VI. Bacteriology station. The 105., 108. Infantry brigade more used for attack opposite partisans with soviet. After 18. January 1942 the 108. went to Harkov for 6. German Army, later the 102. went to Belgorod-Obojan region 2. German Army, the II. Bicycle battalion went to Pavlovgrad for 17. German Army.
From 5. February 1942. command Hungarian Invading Forces built the East Invading Forces command 102., 105., 108. infantry brigade, east from Dnyeper and West Invading Forces command 121., 124. infantry brigade, west from Dnyeper. In 24. January 1942. 2. Hungarian Army command from the Hungarian Invading Forces 19 battalions, 4, the 5. German South Army-group command 15 battalions ordered. The infantry battalions of Hungarian Invading Forces have renamed to light since 12 February 1942. The 121. and 124. went to Proskurov - Berdicsev region, the 102. and 105. went to Kijev - Kursk railway, and Brjanski-fortress region, and used opposite the partisans. The Csimelj, Szeregyina Buda, Putyivl and Glukov regions started the attack with the 2. Hungarian Army arrived units. The 108. light division went to Harkov, after that attack in Smijev - Taranovka region on march. 14-26., after that the fought at Harkov and lost the tank groups 40% on may. 12-18. After that went to south-west of Kursk Seregyina Buda region.
The Hungarian Invading Forces region not changed on 1942. may - 1943. march, but the usage was changed in October. In 1943. january 5-30. went to Ukrajnába the 1., 201., april. 30. - may. 15. the 18., 25. light division. In march the 105., 108. light division had a serious suffer losses the command of Middle Army-group the german 2. panzer and 2. army between fought.
In 1943. may. 1 built the Hungarian Invading Forces from 2. Hungarian Army in Kijev. The West Invading Forces the VII. Army corps (18., 25., 121., 124. light battalion, 2. airforces brigade), the West Invading Forces the in 1943. June the VIII. Army corps (1., 102., 105., 108., 281. light division). The more army-body name changed: 102.to 12., 108. to 9., 105. to 5., 121. to 21., 25. to 19., 124. to 23. light division. In 1943. June to 1944 early the Hungarian Invading Forces used the 101. and 102. panzer squadron, and from the Romanian Army escaped Hungarians and Székelys built the Kolozsvár guard-battalion.
July 1943. the Hungarian Invading Forces fought region was Galicia an Poland region, Pripjaty, Kovel and Brest region. The 1. light division fought east of Kijev at Gyesna river opposite soviet tanks and rifleman group. The 5-19. September 1943. the poorly equipped units became half.
In early 1944 ap. 90000 person was in the Hungarian Invading Forces. The 4 Army-body of VII. Army corps was driven to Carpathian. It fought from March. 9 in Galicia, from 22 they attached to the South Army-group and went to Dnyester-line defense. During military operations at the Proskurov-Chernovic in march 27. – april 2., the 21. and 201. light division had got very heavy loss. That time the 5. light division of VIII. Army corps at Pinsk - Brest region carry out the railway defense.
4. April 1944. the Hungarian Invading Forces disbanded and dissolved in the 1. Hungarian Army.
The VII. Army corps (18., 19., 201. light division) went to the 1. Hungarian Army, the VIII. Army corps (1., 5., 9., 12., 21., 23. light division became Hungarian Invading Group. The light divisions of invading became reserve troops with 3 p. infantry regiments in may. Became the name II. reserve troops in may 1. From the 6 light division was formed the 5., 12. and 23. reserve troops. That was the Hungarian army in Poland. The 12 and 23 reserve troops went to home when Romania change side. The 5. reserve troops was the last Hungarian invading unit in end of December. After that they didn’t back home. 1945 fought the Ondva-valley defense line, and went to Czech -Morva Protectorate and Ostmarkon and Bayer.
Commanders: Kárpát-group: ->Ferenc Szombathelyi lieutenant-general (1941. July. 8. - September. 6.), Ferenc Farkas major general (1941. September 6. - October 1.), Károly Olgyai major general (1941. October 1-6.); Hungarian Invading Group (from 1942. February 9 East Invading Group): Károly Olgyai major general (1941. October 6. - 1942. May 26.), Károly Bogányi major general (1942. may 26. - august 11.), Szilárd Bakay major general (1942. august 11. - 1943. june 23.); West Invading Group: György Sziklay major general (1942. february 9. – october 15.), Imre Széchy major general (1942. october 15. - 1943. may 1.); Royal Hungarian Invading Forces: Ernõ Gyimessy major general (1943. may 1-22.), Géza Lakatos major general (1943. may 22. - 1944. march 31.); VIII. Army corps: Dezsõ László major general (1944. march 31. - april 5.); Hungarian Invading Group (from 1944. may. 1 II. Reserve troops): Jenõ Bor major general (1944. april. 5. - july. 18.), Antal Vattay major general (1944. july. 18. - august 20.), Béla Lengyel major general (1944. august 20. - september 22.)
The 1. Hungarian army gone to Galicia (West-Ukraine) in 17 april 1944. It was piece of the North-Ukraine army group. Lvov (Lemberg) to Kovel the 4. German panzer army on North, that for Shout the 1. German panzer army. Stanislav to Kuti-Del the I. Hungarian army.
1. Hungarian army:
Commander: Géza Lakatos general
Cheaf of the general stuff: Sándor Makray colonel
Artillery commander: Jenõ Kunczfalussy major general
Technological commander: Géza Vidos major general
Signaller commander: Tybery Willibald colonel
VII. army corps
Commander of VII. Army corps: István Kiss lieutenant-general
18. reserve division: József Vasváry major general
16. infantry division: Béla Lengyel major general
XI. German army corps (Hungarian pieces)
Commander of XI. Army corps: Rudolf von Bünau infantry General
24. infantry division: Aladár Pintér major general
1. mountain brigade: Ferenc Loskay major general
2. mountain brigade: Géza Fehér major general
2. panzer division: Ferenc Osztovics colonel
VI. army corps
Commander of VI. Army corps: Ferenc Farkas lieutenant-general
25. infantry division: Mihály Ibrányi major general
27. light division: András Zákó colonel
210. reserve division: József Kisfaludy major general
20. infantry division: Frigyes Vasváry major general
A.p. 180000 Hungarian solders.
Géza Lakatos general not contented for Geza Feher major general, commander of 2. montain brigade, becouse Lakatos blame Feher for failure at Kolomija (Ukraine). Lakatos was exempt Feher for commander and he withdraw the 2. mountain brigade from swhere in 7 may 1944. After the reorganization the 2. mountain brigade been place under VI. army corps.
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