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The LXV Army Corps for special deployment (German language: LXV. Armeekorps z. b. V.) was an army corps of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. The corps was formed in November 1943. It was renamed Generalkommando z.b.V. XXX on 20 October 1944. For the history of the unit after October 1944, see XXX Army Corps.

History

LXV Army Corps

The LXV Army Corps was formed on 28 November 1943 for the purpose of the V-weapons program, initially specifically the V-1 flying bomb.[1] The corps commander was Erich Heinemann.[2]

Second formation of the XXX Army Corps

On 20 October 1944, the corps staff, then positioned near Bonn, was renamed to Generalkommando z. b. V. XXX for the purpose of military deception.[1][3] The General Command XXX was initially subordinate to the 15th Army (Gustav-Adolf von Zangen), but was eventually moved to 25th Army (Günther Blumentritt, later Philipp Kleffel) in January 1945.[3]

Noteworthy individuals

  • Erich Heinemann, corps commander between November 1943 and September 1944.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando LXV. Armeekorps z.b.V. (röm. 65. 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. 263. ISBN 3764810971. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 MacLean, French L. (2014). Unknown Generals - German Corps Commanders In World War II. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 115–117. ISBN 9781782895220. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando z. b. V. XXX. Armeekorps (röm. 30. AK)" (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. 283. ISBN 3764810971. 

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