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LXXVI Panzer Corps
Active 22 July 1943 – 2 May 1945
Country Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Branch Panzer corps
Commanders
Notable
commanders
General der Panzertruppen Traugott Herr

The LXXVI Panzer Corps (LXXVI Panzerkorps, 76th Armoured Corps) was a panzer corps of Nazi Germany during World War II. The headquarters were formed in France under Army Group D on 29 June 1943 as LXXVI Army Corps but renamed a month later. In August it shipped to Italy to become part of 10th Army. It spent the rest of the war in Italy fighting in the Italian Campaign mainly under 10th Army but with short periods from February 1944 (Battle of Anzio) and January 1945 (Spring 1945 offensive in Italy) under 14th Army. The Corps was commanded for most of its active fighting by General Traugott Herr.

Order of battle[]

In 1943 the corps included:

On 25 August 1944 the composition of the corps was:[1]

Commanding officers[]

  • Lieutenant-General (Generalleutnant) Traugott Herr, 23 July - 31 August 1943 (acting)
  • General of Armoured troops (General der Panzertruppen) Traugott Herr, 1 September 1943 – 28 February 1944
  • Lieutenant-General Dietrich von Choltitz, 28 February 1944 – 15 April 1944 (acting)
  • General of Armoured troops Traugott Herr, 15 April 1944 – 23 November 1944
  • Lieutenant-General Friedrich-Wilhelm Hauck, 24 November - 16 December 1944 (acting)
  • General of Armoured troops Traugott Herr, 17–26 December 1944
  • Lieutenant-General Gerhard Graf von Schwerin, 27 December 1944 - 31 March 1945 (acting)
  • General of Armoured troops Gerhard Graf von Schwerin, 31 March – 25 April 1945
  • Lieutenant-General Karl von Graffen, 25 April 1945 – 8 May 1945 (acting)

Area of operations[]

Date Area Subordinate to Operations
July 1943 France Army Group D
August 1943 Italy OB Sud
September 1943 Italy 10th Army Salerno, Cassino
3 February 1944 Italy 14th Army Anzio
6 June 1944 Italy 10th Army Central Italy, Florence and Bologna
January 1945 Italy 14th Army north-eastern Italy

Source: Lexicon der Wehrmacht and Axis History Factbook

References[]

Sources
Citations
  1. Orgill, Douglas (1967). The Gothic Line: The autumn campaign in Italy 1944. London: Heinemann. p. 227. OCLC 956232. , (Appendix B).

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