10th Army (Wehrmacht)

10. Armee
10th Army
Insignia of the German 10. Armee (Wehrmacht).svg
Insignia of the 10th Army of the Wehrmacht.
Active August 6, 1939 – October 10, 1939
August 15, 1943 – May 2, 1945
Disbanded October 10, 1939
May 2, 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Engagements World War II

The 10th Army (German: 10. Armee) was a World War II field army of Wehrmacht (Germany).

A new 10th Army was activated in 1943 as part of Adolf Hitlers last stand, who saw action notably in late 1943 and early 1944 along the "Winter Line" at the Battle of San Pietro Infine and the Battle of Monte Cassino, before finally surrendering near the Alps. Among its troops at Cassino were the XIV Panzer Corps and Parachute divisions of the Luftwaffe.[1]

Commanders

No. Commander Took office Left office Time in office
1
Walter von Reichenau
Reichenau, WalterGeneraloberst
Walter von Reichenau
(1884–1942)
6 August 1939 10 October 1939 65 days
2
Heinrich von Vietinghoff
Vietinghoff, HeinrichGeneraloberst
Heinrich von Vietinghoff
(1887–1952)
15 August 1943 24 October 1944 1 year, 70 days
3
Joachim Lemelsen
Lemelsen, JoachimGeneral der Panzertruppe
Joachim Lemelsen
(1888–1954)
24 October 1944 15 February 1945 114 days
4
Traugott Herr
Herr, TraugottGeneral der Panzertruppe
Traugott Herr
(1890–1976)
15 February 1945 2 May 1945 76 days

See also

References

  1. ^ James Holland, Italy's Sorrow. A Year of War, 1944-1945, London, 2008, Harper Press. ISBN 978-0007176441
  • Walter Görlitz, "Reichenau," in Correlli Barnett ed., Hitler's Generals (New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989), pp. 208–18.


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