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The XXXVI Corps was a German military formation in World War II.

It was formed in October 1939 and took part in the invasion of France. In August 1940 the corps was moved to southern Norway and from there to northern Finland.

It took part in Operation Barbarossa in mid-1941. It was part of the German AOK Norwegen (Army Norway) and was moved to northern Finland during June 1941. The XXXVI Corps took part in Operation Polarfuchs aiming to advance through Salla to Kandalaksha, and from there to Murmansk.

In November 1941 the corps was renamed the XXXVI Gebirgskorps (Mountain corps).

In late 1944 the corps had to fight its former allies during their withdrawal from Finland. The corps was forced to retreat from Finland back to Norway. The corps stayed the rest of the war in Norway and surrendered there in May 1945.


Area of operations

Date Area Subordinate to Operations
October 5, 1939 Poland OB Ost Fall Weiss
June 5–30, 1940 France AOK 16 Fall Gelb
July 3 - October 4, 1940 France AOK 1 -
October 30 - December 19, 1940 Norway Gruppe XXI Operation Weserübung
December 19, 1940 - June 22, 1942 Finland AOK Norwegen Operation Polarfuchs
June 22, 1942 - April 24, 1945 Finland, Norway GebAOK 20 Operation Birke




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