Army Group E
Its principal units were the [p.24, Thomas] :
11th Luftwaffe Field Division(Athens garrison): Rhodes Assault Division(amalgamated with the Brandenburg Panzergrenadier Division in 1944):LXVIII Army Corps (eastern Greeceand Peloponnese)::117th Infantry Division::1st Panzer Division:XXII Mountain Army Corps (western Greece)::104th Infantry Division::1st Mountain Division:41st Fortress Division:133rs Fortress Division (Crete garrison):Also within the Army Group command were 22 penal "fortress battalions of the "999" series.
In the spring of
1945, during the retreat of the Wehrmacht forces from the Balkans, this Army Group withdrew to Hungary, with some units moving to Austria and southern Germany. During the 1945 retreat the fortress units were amalgamated into the LXXXXI Army Corps.
Army Group E was joined with what was left of
Maximilian von Weichs' Army Group F. That army group had been dissolved on 25 March 1945.
A member of Army Group E who later rose to prominence was
31 December 1942to 8 May 1945- Luftwaffe Generaloberst Alexander Löhr[D 3, Hogg]
* Hogg, Ian V., "German Order of Battle 1944: The regiments, formations and units of the German ground forces", Arms and Armour Press, London, 1975
* Thomas, Nigel, (Author), Andrew, Stephen, (Illustrator), "The German Army 1939-45 (2) : North Africa & Balkans" (Men-At-Arms Series, 316), Osprey Publishing, 1998 ISBN 978-1855326408
Yugoslav Front of World War II
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