HEERESGRUPPE A order of battle 12.I.1945

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Post by Andreas » 25 May 2007 12:38

Question on 2. Armee - I seem to recall that at least part of it (right wing) was caught in the Vistula-Oder Operation?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 25 May 2007 12:43

At least the XXVII.AK, see this map:

http://i12.tinypic.com/35k0fq1.jpg

Source:

Rolf Hinzes Letztes Aufgebot zur Verteidigung des Reichsgebiets - Kämpfe der Herresgruppe Nordukraine / A / Mitte

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Post by Andreas » 25 May 2007 13:06

Danke!

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Post by Qvist » 29 May 2007 12:03

These are indeed ten day reports of HA im OKH, but I got them from UK, not from Freiburg. The archive index is M.I. 14/270.
Hell's bells! I've been through that file, but assumed that these reports were identical to the HA reports in RH2/1355, and did not inspect them closely.

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Post by Qvist » 29 May 2007 20:02

I hope that my figures are correct, or at least my calculator says so. Anyway, for everybody's reference, I'm ready to post the ten-day breakdowns, but it will take some time . To be exact, I'm very keen to compare them with the detailed casualty figures given in the HGr Sued KTB Anlagen (as only available cross reference from that time), but this is time consuming as well.

There exists an OrgAbt document dated 8 March which gives losses for the different Heeresgruppen in January and February combined. It is to be noted however that only evacuated wounded are included, hence the figures differ from the normal definition of blutige Verluste. The report furthermore makes it clear that an increase in the figures through Nachmeldungen is likely. (AL1830-II-41)

HG KIA WIA MIA Total
Kurland 7,000 31,000 5,000 43,000
Nord 30,000 126,000 57,000 213,000
Weichsel 15,000 50,000 33,000 98,000
Mitte 15,000 77,000 48,000 140,000
Süd 10,000 50,000 52,000 112,000
In All, 77,000 334,000 195,000 606,000

HG S reported these losses through the II a channel in February:

1.PzD, 712
1.V.Geb.D. 298
Volkswf.Br.19 9
3.PzD 446
3.Kav.D. 428
Stug.Brig.303 46
3.SS-Totenkopf 1,851
4.Kav.Div. 107
I/SS-Norge 115
5.SS-Wiking 1,905
8.SS-Kav.D. 515
I/SS Danmark 187
6.PzD 350
8.JgD 926
H.Tr.PzAOK 2 48
13.PzD 275
13.SS-Handschar 156
H.Tr.AOK 6 348
23.PzD 627
15.ID 1,896
H.Tr.AOK 8 703
PZD FHH -
22.SS-Kav.D. 141
H.Tr. 238
H.u.D. 1,094
46.VGD? 1,341
71.ID 87
76.ID 415
101.JgD 891
153.ID 2
211.VGD 1,596
271.VGD 305
356.ID 718
357.ID 222
711.ID 403
Sturmbrig. Rudno 46

IN ALL, 21,296

RH19-V/62-197 and 198. I don't know if these are the figures you had in mind, but they seem to be much lower than even the Heeresarzt figures in RH2/1355 - 12,098 (AOK 8), 16,396 (AOK 6) and 1,357 (PzAOK 2), for a total of 29,851.

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Post by Kelvin » 15 Feb 2008 13:58

Which German korps staff and division were completely destroyed in this campaign ?

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Re: HEERESGRUPPE A order of battle 12.I.1945

Post by Feuerbach » 19 Mar 2023 14:03

Minotauros wrote:
13 Dec 2006 08:13
HEERESGRUPPE A

(HEERESGRUPPE MITTE from 26.1.1945)
(HQ in Kraków, then in Opole)

Generaloberst Josef Harpe 28.9.1944-17.1.1945

Chef des Generalstabes: Generalleutnant Wolf-Dietrich von Xylander

Heeresgruppe-Nachrichten Regiment 558

Heeresgruppen A–Arzt
Generalstabsarzt Prof. Dr. Med. Walther Kittel

24.Panzerkorps
General der Panzertruppen Walther Nehring

Arko 424
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 424
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 424
Korps-Pioniere Regiment Stab 424
424.Panzerpioniere Bataillon
Korps-Füsilier Regiment 424
Korps-Artillerie Regiment 424
63.Panzer-Feldersatz Regiment
424.Versorgungs Regiment

Schwere Panzerabteilung 424 – Major Saemisch
10.Panzergrenadier Division – Generalmajor Karl-Richard Kossmann
20.Panzergrenadier Division – Generalmajor Georg Scholze
16.Panzer Division – Generalleutnant Dietrich von Müller
17.Panzer Division – Oberst Albert Brux

40.Panzerkorps
General der Panzertruppen Sigfried Henrici

Arko 128
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 440
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 440
Korps-Feldersatz Bataillon 440

19.Panzer Division – Generalleutnant Hans Källner
25.Panzer Division – Generalmajor Oskar Audörsch
551.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalleutnant Siegfried Verhein

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement
(HQ in Kraków)
General der Infanterie Siegfried Hänicke

Oberfeldkommandantur 581 (Radom) - Generalmajor Gustav Dürstein MIA on 27.1.1945
Standortkommandant Litzmannstadt (Łódź) – Generalmajor Hero Breusing 1.9.1944-19.1.1945 POW


4.PANZERARMEE
General der Panzertruppen Fritz-Hubert Gräser

Höhere Arko 312 – Generalleutnant Rudolf Friedrich
Korück 585 – Generalleutnant Hans Kratzert
Armee-Arzt 4.Panzerarmee – Generalarzt Dr. Med. Karl August Vorberg
Armee-Nachrichten Regiment 4
Panzerarmee-Nachschubführer 4
70.Heeres-Pionier-Brigade

42.Armeekorps
General der Infanterie Hermann Recknagel [KIA 23.1.1945 near Piotrków Trybunalski]

Arko 442
Korps-Sturm Regiment 442
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 442
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 442
Korps-MG Bataillon 442

88.Infanterie Division – Generalmajor Carl Anders
72.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Dr. Hermann Hohn
291.Infanterie Division – Generalmajor Arthur Finger KIA on 27.1.1945
342.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Heinrich Nickel

48.Panzerkorps
General der Panzertruppe Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Edelsheim

Arko 108
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 448
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 448
Feldgendarmerie Trupp 448

68.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Paul Scheuerpflug
168.Infanterie Division – Generalmajor Dr. Maximilian Rosskopf
304.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Ernst Sieler


9.ARMEE
(HQ in Łódź)
General der Infanterie Theodor Busse
Chef des Generalstabes: Generalmajor Helmut Staedtke

Höhere Arko 307
Korück 532 – Generalleutnant Friedrich Bernhard
Armee-Arzt 9.Armee – Generalarzt Dr. Med. Johannes Lieschke
Armee-Nachrichten Regiment 511
Armee-Nachschubführer 531

8.Armeekorps
(HQ in Warszawa)
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann

Arko 145 – Generalmajor Rudolf Henrici
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 48
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 408

6.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalleutnant Otto-Hermann Brücker
45.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalleutnant Richard Daniel
251.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Werner Heucke

46.Panzerkorps
(HQ in Ożarów Mazowiecki)
General der Panzertruppen Martin Fries

Arko 101
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 446
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 446
Korps-MG Bataillon 446
446.Ost Bataillon

Festungs Division „Warschau“ – Generalleutnant Friedrich Weber
73.Infanterie Division – Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
337.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalleutnant Eberhard Kinzel

56.Panzerkorps
General der Infanterie Johannes Block [KIA 26.1.1945 near Baranów Sandomierski]

Arko 125 – Oberst Eberhard Zinsser
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 456
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 456
Korps-MG Bataillon 456

17.Infanterie Division – Generalmajor Max Sachsenheimer
214.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Harry von Kirchbach

17.ARMEE
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz

Höhere Arko 304 – Generalleutnant Karl Wintergest
Korück 550 – Generalleutnant Wolfgang Schmidt-Logan
Armee-Arzt 17.Armee – Generalarzt Fr. Med. Friedrich Schober
Armee-Nachrichten Regiment 596
Armee-Nachschubführer 591

11.SS-Armeekorps
SS-Obergruppenführer Matthias Kleinheisterkamp
Chef des Stabes: SS-Standartenführer Gerhard Giese

Artillerie Kommandeur 11.SS-Armeekorps
111.SS-Nachrichtenabteilung
111.SS-Nachschubtruppen

78.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalleutnant Harald von Hirschfeld
320.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalmajor Rolf Scherenberg
545.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalmajor Otto Obenaus

59.Armeekorps
General der Infanterie Edgar Röhricht

Arko 103
Korps-Nachrichtenabteilung 459
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 459

359.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Karl Arndt
371.Infanterie Division – Generalleutnant Hermann Niehoff
544.Volksgrenadier Division – Generalleutnant Werner Ehrig

LUFTFLOTTE 6
(HQ in Ozorków)
Generaloberst (LW) Robert Ritter von Greim
Chef des Generalstabes: Generalmajor (LW) Friedrich Kless

21.Flugmelden-Mass Abteilung

22.Luftnachrichten Regiment – Oberst (LW) Erich Spitzner
35. Luftnachrichten Regiment – Oberst (LW) Adolf Somfleth
262. Luftnachrichten Regiment – Oberstleutnant (LW) Ferdinand Blumröder

Fliegerführer 6 – Oberst (LW) Karl Stockmann

8.Fliegerkorps
(HQ in Kraków)
General der Flieger Hans Seidemann
Chef des Generalstabes: Oberst (LW) Sorge

38.Luftnachrichten Regiment – Oberstleutnant (LW) Ernst Fleck

3.Flieger Division (HQ in Żagań) – Generalmajor (LW) Sigismund Freiherr von Falkenstein


560.000 men
4.103 guns and mortars
270 tanks, tank hunters and assault guns
330 aircraft

Any comments, additions and suggestions are most welcome.

Regards!

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