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The LXXIII Army Corps for special deployment (German language: LXXIII. Armeekorps z. b. V.) was an army corps of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.

History[]

The LXXIII Army Corps z.b.V. was formed on 25 November 1944 in Northeast Italy. It was placed under the supervision of the 10th Army under Army Group C throughout the war.[1] The commander of the LXXIII Army Corps throughout its lifetime was Anton Dostler.[2] Between November 1944 and February 1945, the 114th Jäger Division (Ehlert) was part of the corps. It was the only division of the corps both in November and in February, and only briefly joined in late December and early January by the 356th Infantry Division (Kleinhenz) and the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsführer-SS (Baum).[3]

On 7 April 1945, the LXXIII Army Corps still served under 10th Army, along with the I Parachute Corps, the LXXVI Panzer Corps and the LXXXXVII Army Corps.[4] By now, all major formations at the brigade and division level had been pulled away from the corps, and only minor garrison forces remained.[3]

Structure[]

Organizational structure of the LXXIII (73rd) Army Corps[1]
Year Date Subordinate units[3]
1944 26 November 114th Jäger
31 December 114th Jäger, 356th Infantry, 16th SS Panzergrenadier
1945 19 February 114th Jäger
1 March Various minor units
12 April

Noteworthy individuals[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando LXXII. Ameekorps z. b. V. (röm. 73. AK)" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 71-130. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 6. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 14. ISBN 3764810971. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 MacLean, French L. (2014). Unknown Generals - German Corps Commanders In World War II. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 117–119. ISBN 9781782895220. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tessin, Georg (1977). "10. Armee" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 6-14. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 3. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 160–163. ISBN 3764810971. 
  4. Frieser, Karl-Heinz et al. (2007). The Eastern Front 1943–1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts. Germany and the Second World War. 8. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 1157. ISBN 9780198723462. 

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