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The LXII Army Corps (German language: LXII. Armeekorps), initially known as the LXII Reserve Corps (German: LXII. Reservekorps), was an army corps of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. The formation was active between 1942 and 1944.

History

The LXII Reserve Corps was formed on 15 September 1942 in Wehrkreis III (Berlin) for the purpose of leadership and organization of reserve divisions in Ukraine.[1] It was a subordinate of the Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Ukraine staff between October 1942 and December 1943.[1][2] The commander of the corps throughout its lifetime was Ferdinand Neuling, the former commander of the 239th Infantry Division.[3]

Between 1 June 1943 and 3 December 1943, it consisted of the 143rd Reserve Division and the 147th Reserve Division.[2]

The corps was redeployed on 15 January 1944 to Le Bourg-d'Oisans and renamed LXII. Armeekorps on 5 August 1944. The corps was destroyed on 18 August 1944 in Marseille and formally disbanded on 2 November 1944.[1]

Structure

Structure of the LXII (62nd) Reserve Corps and LXII (62nd) Army Corps of the German Wehrmacht between 1942 and 1944[1]
Name Year Date Commander Subordinate Divisions[2][4] Superior Formation Operational area
LXII. Reservekorps 1942 October Ferdinand Neuling Unknown Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Ukraine Dubno
November
December
1943 January
February
March
April
May
1 June 143rd Reserve, 147th Reserve
7 July
5 August
5 September
4 October
8 November
3 December
1944 January Unknown Army Group D reserves
February
March
8 April 148th Reserve, 242nd Infantry 19th Army Le Bourg-d'Oisans
17 May Marseille
12 June
17 July
LXII. Armeekorps August Formation destroyed on 18 August 1944.[1]
November Formation not formally dissolved until 2 November 1944.[1]

Noteworthy individuals

  • Ferdinand Neuling, commander of the LXII Reserve Corps and LXII Army Corps throughout its active time.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando LXII. Reservekorps (röm. 62. RK) Generalkommando LXII. Armeekorps (röm. 62. 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. 246–247. ISBN 3764810971. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Ukraine" (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. 244. ISBN 3764810971. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 MacLean, French L. (2014). Unknown Generals - German Corps Commanders In World War II. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 113–115. ISBN 9781782895220. 
  4. 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. 

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