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

History

The LXXXVIII Army Corps was formed on 8 June 1942 using personnel from the 240th Division.[1] That staff had already effectively been a corps, as it had overseen the 82nd, 167th and 719th Divisions between April and June 1942.[2][3] The initial corps commander of the LXXXVIII Army Corps was Hans-Wolfgang Reinhard.[4]

Between June 1942 and July 1944, the commanding officer of the LXXXVIII Army Corps was also the commander of army troops in the Netherlands and staff for coastal defense of Wehrmacht commander Netherlands (German: Befehlshaber der Truppen des Heeres in den Niederlanden und Stab Küstenverteidigung des Wehrmachtbefehlshabers Niederlande), but was merely responsible for the corps itself after that.[1]

Structure

Organizational chart of the LXXXVIII (88th) Army Corps[1]
Year Date Subordinate units[5][6][7] Army Army Group Operational area
1942 July Various minor units:
  • Army Coastal Artillery Detachment 758 [since 15 July 1942],[8] later Army Coastal Artillery Detachment 1230.[9]
  • Army Coastal Artillery Detachment 759 [since 15 July 1942],[10] later Army Coastal Artillery Detachment 1231.[11]
  • Fast Detachment 509 [since 26 June 1944].[12]
None Army Group D Netherlands (Utrecht)
August
September
October
November
December
1943 January
February
March
April
May
June Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Niederlande
July
August
September
October
November
December
1944 January
February
March
April
May Army Group B
June
July
August
16 September 6th Parachute, 84th Infantry, 85th Infantry, 89th Infantry, 176th Infantry, 179th Infantry, 353rd Infantry 1st Parachute Army Arnhem
13 October 59th Infantry, 245th Infantry 15th Army Netherlands
5 November 59th Infantry, 256th Infantry, 712th Infantry
26 November 6th Parachute, 711th Infantry, 712th Infantry Army Group H
31 December 2nd Parachute, 6th Parachute 25th Army
1945 19 February 2nd Parachute, 331st Infantry
1 March
12 April 6th Parachute, 149th Infantry, 346th Infantry, 361st Infantry Oberbefehlshaber Nordwest

Noteworthy individuals

  • Hans-Wolfgang Reinhard, corps commander of the LXXXVIII Army Corps (1 July 1942 – 21 December 1944).[4]
  • Felix Schwalbe, corps commander of the LXXXVIII Army Corps (21 December 1944 – 3 April 1945).[4]
  • Johann Wolpert, corps commander of the LXXXVIII Army Corps (3 April 1945 – May 1945).[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tessin, Georg (1977). "Generalkommando LXXXVIII. Ameekorps (röm. 88. 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. 98. ISBN 3764810971. 
  2. Tessin, Georg (1977). "240. Infanterie-Division z.b.V." (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 201-280. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 8. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 176–178. ISBN 3764810971. 
  3. Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). "DIVISION STAFF 240 Z.B.V.". German Order of Battle: 1st-290th Infantry Divisions in WWII. Stackpole Books. pp. 298. ISBN 9780811746540. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 MacLean, French L. (2014). Unknown Generals - German Corps Commanders In World War II. Pickle Partners Publishing. pp. 120–122. ISBN 9781782895220. 
  5. Tessin, Georg (1977). "1. Fallschirm-Armee (Fs. 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. 11–12. ISBN 3764810971. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Tessin, Georg (1977). "25 Armee (AOK 25" (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. 221–222. ISBN 3764810971. 
  8. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Heeres-Küstenartillerie-Abt. 758" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 631-800. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 12. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 271. ISBN 3764810971. 
  9. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Heeres-Küstenartillerie-Abt. 1230" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 801-13400. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 13. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 338. ISBN 3764810971. 
  10. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Heeres-Küstenartillerie-Abt. 759" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 631-800. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 12. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 273. ISBN 3764810971. 
  11. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Heeres-Küstenartillerie-Abt. 1231" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 801-13400. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 13. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 339. ISBN 3764810971. 
  12. Tessin, Georg (1977). "Schnelle Abteilung 509" (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 501-630. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 11. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 29. ISBN 3764810971. 

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