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The LXIII Army Corps (German language: LXIII. Armeekorps) was an army corps of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. The corps was formed in November 1944.

History[]

Friedrich-August Schack

The LXIII Army Corps was formed on 14 November 1944 using the officer staff of Generalkommando Dehner in southern France.[1] The initial corps commander of the LXIII Army Corps was Friedrich-August Schack.[2]

The corps was initially assigned to 19th Army (Friedrich Wiese) in the Upper Rhine area, initially under Army Group G (Hermann Balck), between December 1944 and January 1945.[1][3] On 13 December 1944, Schack was succeeded as corps commander by Erich Abraham.[2]

By 1945, the 19th Army under which LXIII Army Corps was placed had been moved from the supervision of Army Group G to the supervision of Army Group Upper Rhine (Heinrich Himmler). The corps was then moved to the 1st Parachute Army (Alfred Schlemm) under Army Group H (Johannes Blaskowitz) in February and March 1945 and eventually the Army Detachment Lüttwitz (Heinrich v. Lüttwitz) under Army Group B (Walter Model), where it remained until the end of the war.[1]

Structure[]

Organizational structure of the LXIII (63rd) Wehrmacht Army Corps[1]
Year Date Commander[2] Subordinate Divisions[3][4][5] Army Army Group
1944 26 November Friedrich-August Schack 30th SS, 159th Infantry, 189th Infantry, 198th Infantry, 338th Infantry, Panzerbrigade 106 19th Army (Wiese, Rasp) Army Group G (Balck)
31 December Erich Abraham 159th Infantry, 269th Infantry, 338th Infantry Army Group Oberrhein (Himmler)
1945 19 February None 1st Parachute Army (Schlemm) Army Group H (Blaskowitz)
1 March 406th Infantry
12 April Hamburg, 2nd Parachute Army Detachment Lüttwitz (v. Lüttwitz) Army Group B (Model)

Noteworthy individuals[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando LXIII. Armeekorps (röm. 63. AK)" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 31-70. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 5. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 253. ISBN 3764810971. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 MacLean, French L. (2014). Unknown Generals - German Corps Commanders In World War II. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 113–115. ISBN 9781782895220. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tessin, Georg (1977). "19. Armee (AOK 19)" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 15-30. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 4. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 50–55. ISBN 3764810971. 
  4. Tessin, Georg (1977). "1. Fallschirm-Armee (Fs. AOK 1)" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 1-5. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 2. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 11–12. ISBN 3764810971. 
  5. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Armeeabteilung Lüttwitz" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte: Namensverbände. Die Luftstreitkräfte (Fliegende Verbände). Flakeinsatz im Reich 1943-1945. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 14. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 147. ISBN 3764810971. 

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