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LVII. Armeekorps
LVII. Panzerkorps
Active February 1941 - May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Panzer corps
Role Armoured warfare
Size Corps
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Friedrich Kirchner

LVII Panzer Corps was a panzer corps in the German Army during World War II.

This corps was activated in Augsburg in February 1941 as the LVII Army Corps, for the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which commenced on June 22, 1941. It fought in the Battle of Białystok–Minsk en in the Battle of Moscow.

On 21 June 1942, the Corps was renamed LVII Panzer Corps . It fought at Rostov, and then in the Battle of the Caucasus. It fought south-west of Stalingrad and then retreated along the Don. In 1943 it was active in the Donets region and in Kursk. It retreated over the Romanian border before being attached to the 3rd Hungarian Army and transferred to the south of Hungary. There it fought in the Battle of Budapest and ended the war in Silesia.

Commanders[]

  • General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Adolf-Friedrich Kuntzen - From 15 February 1941 to 15 November 1941.
  • General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Friedrich Kirchner - From 15 November 1941 to 12 January 1942
  • General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Adolf-Friedrich Kuntzen - From 12 to 31 January 1942
  • General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Friedrich Kirchner - From 31 January 1942 to 30 November 1943
  • General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck - From 30 November 1943 to 19 February 1944
  • General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Friedrich Kirchner - From 19 February 1944 to 25 May 1944
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Franz Beyer - From 25 May 1944 to 2 June 1944
  • * General of the Tank Troops (General der Panzertruppe) Friedrich Kirchner - From 2 June 1944 to 8 May 1945

Area of operations[]

  • Eastern Front, central sector - From June 1942 to July 1944
  • Southern Hungary - From July 1944 to January 1945
  • Silesia - From January 1945 to May 1945

Sources[]

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