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The LXXXII Army Corps (German language: LXXXII. Armeekorps) was an army corps of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. It was formed in 1942 and existed until 1945.

History[]

The LXXXII Army Corps was created on 25 May 1942 from the renamed Höheres Kommando z. b. V. XXXVII,[1] which had in turn been created on 20 October 1939 from the Grenzschutz-Abschnittkommando 30 and additionally served since 1 July 1940 as Befehlshaber der Truppen in Holland.[2]

The initial commander of the LXXXII Army Corps was Alfred Böhm-Tettelbach.[3] The corps, assigned to the 15th Army under Army Group D,[4] was originally headquartered at Aire-sur-la-Lys.[1] Böhm-Tettelbach was replaced as corps commander by Ernst Dehner on 1 November 1942. Dehner was in turn replaced by Johann Sinnhuber on 10 July 1943.[3]

The corps remained on defensive duty in France until the Normandy landings of June 1944.[1][4] By the end of August 1944, the corps had been transferred to the 1st Army and deployed in the Loire region.[5] Walter Hörnlein became the commander of the corps on 7 September 1944.[3] The corps was subsequently driven back to the Saar region.[5]

After a transfer to the 7th Army, the LXXXII Army Corps,[6] now under command of Walter Hahm,[3] was deployed in Hesse and Thuringia in April 1945, shortly before German surrender.[6] Its final commander was Theodor Tolsdorff, who had only held that post since 20 April 1945. Before him, Walther Lucht had held command of the LXXXII Army Corps for five days between 15 April and 20 April 1945.[3]

Structure[]

Organizational chart of the LXXXII (82nd) Wehrmacht Army Corps[1]
Year Date Commander[3] Subordinate units[4][5][6] Army Army Group Operational area
1942 8 June Alfred Böhm-Tettelbach 106th Infantry, 304th Infantry, 306th Infantry, 321st Infantry 15th Army Army Group D Northern France (Aire-sur-la-Lys)
4 July 106th Infantry, 304th Infantry, 306th Infantry, 321st Infantry, 712th Infantry
5 August 23rd Infantry, 39th Infantry, 65th Infantry, 106th Infantry, 304th Infantry, 306th Infantry, 321st Infantry, 712th Infantry
2 September 23rd Infantry, 106th Infantry, 304th Infantry, 306th Infantry, 321st Infantry
8 October 26th Panzer (former 23rd Infantry), 106th Infantry, 304th Infantry, 306th Infantry, 321st Infantry
5 November Ernst Dehner 106th Infantry, 304th Infantry, 306th Infantry, 321st Infantry
1 December 39th Infantry, 106th Infantry, 161st Infantry, 182nd Infantry
1943 1 January Northern France
3 February
4 March 39th Infantry, 156th Infantry, 161st Infantry, 171st Infantry, 282nd Infantry
9 April 156th Infantry, 161st Infantry, 171st Infantry, 191st Infantry, 282nd Infantry, 18th LFD
1 May 156th Infantry, 191st Infantry, 18th LFD
1 June
7 July
5 August Johann Sinnhuber
5 September
4 October
8 November
3 December
1944 1 January
12 February 47th Infantry, 49th Infantry, 182nd Infantry, 18th LFD
11 March 47th Infantry, 49th Infantry, 18th LFD
8 April
11 May Army Group B
12 June
17 July
31 August 352nd Infantry 1st Army Loire / Champagne
16 September Walter Hörnlein 19th Infantry. 36th Infantry, 559th Infantry Army Group G Saarland
13 October 19th Infantry, 416th Infantry, 462nd Infantry
5 November 19th Infantry, 49th Infantry, 416th Infantry, 462nd Infantry, 17th SS
26 November 21st Panzer, 19th Infantry, 416th Infantry
31 December Walter Hahm 416th Infantry
1945 19 February 256th Infantry, 416th Infantry
1 March 2nd Mountain, 6th SS, 256th Infantry, 416th Infantry
12 April 21st Flak, 36th Infantry, 256th Infantry, 416th Infantry 7th Army Hesse / Thuringia

Noteworthy individuals[]

  • Alfred Böhm-Tettelbach, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (27 May 1942 – 31 October 1942).[3]
  • Ernst Dehner, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (1 November 1942 – 10 July 1943).[3]
  • Johann Sinnhuber, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (10 July 1943 – 7 September 1944).[3]
  • Walter Hörnlein, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (7 September 1944 – 1 December 1944).[3]
  • Walter Hahm, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (1 December 1944 – 15 April 1945).[3]
  • Walther Lucht, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (15 April 1945 – 20 April 1945).[3]
  • Theodor Tolsdorff, corps commander of the LXXXII Army Corps (20 April 1945 – May 1945).[3]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando LXXXII. Ameekorps (röm. 82. 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. 62. ISBN 3764810971. 
  2. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXVII (H.K. röm. 37)" (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. 64. ISBN 3764810971. 
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 MacLean, French L. (2014). Unknown Generals - German Corps Commanders In World War II. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 117–121. ISBN 9781782895220. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Tessin, Georg (1977). "15. Armee (AOK 15)" (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. 1–5. ISBN 3764810971. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Tessin, Georg (1977). "1. Armee (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. 1–4. ISBN 3764810971. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Tessin, Georg (1977). "7. Armee (AOK 7)" (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. 49–53. ISBN 3764810971. 

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