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In the secondary sources with which I work with, I often stumble upon the Heeresgruppe Ostpreußen under command of Gen.Obst. Walter Weiß beginning on 5. April 1945.
Weiß had been commander of HGr Nord until 2. April 1945. According to my notes he did not have any other commands after that. HGp Nord was used as a framework for the new AOK 12 under Gen.d.Pz.Tr. Walter Wenck, while forces in Prussia (East and West) were all placed under command of Gen.d.Pz.Tr. Dietrich von Saucken at AOK Ostpreußen (the former AOK 2).
Does anybody have any notion what this Heeresgruppe Ostpreußen and why it appears in our research ? Was it an existing shell formation, but never used in active command ? Was it only a deceptive title used to fool the enemy ?
Thanks for your input !
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