Army Group North Ukraine

The Army Group North Ukraine ( _de. Nordukraine) was a major ground force formation of the German armed forces.It was created on the 1 April 1944 by renaming Army Group South on trial basis, in the course of the separation of troops under command of general field marshal Erich von Manstein and general field marshal Walter Model.In April 1944 it consisted of 1st Panzer Army and 4th Panzer Army. In the summer of 1944 it opposed the Red Army’s 1st Ukrainian Front during the Lvov-Sandomir strategic offensive operation (13.07-29.08.1944). In August 1944 the 4th Panzer Army and the 17th Army defended between Carpathian mountains and the Pripyet swamps in Galicia. In September 1944 it was renamed Army Group A.

Composition

The composition of the Army Group on the 15 July 1944 was [pp.66-67] :

4th Panzer Army:XXXXVI Panzer Corps:XXXXII Corps:LVI Panzer Corps:VIII Corps

1st Panzer Army:LIX Corps:XXIV Panzer Corps:XXXXVIII Panzer Corps:III Panzer Corps:20th Panzer Grenadier Divisions :14th SS Grenadier Division

1st Hungarian Army:VI Hungarian Corps:XI Corps:VII Hungarian Corps:2nd Hungarian Mountain Brigade:19th Hungarian Reserve Division:2nd Hungarian Panzer Division:"Kampfgruppe", 19th SS Panzer Grenadier Division

External links

* [http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Heeresgruppen/HeeresgruppeNordukraine.htm Lexikon der Wehrmacht]

See also

Army Group South

Citations and notes

References

* Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., "The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45" (Stackpole Military History), Stackpole Books, 2007


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