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Operation Barbarossa   >   German Forces   >   Army Group South

   
 

Army Group South


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Army Group South (German: Heeresgruppe Süd) was was one of the three main groups of German forces that took part in Operation Barbarossa. Army Group South was assigned to capturing the Southern objectives of Operation Barbarossa:
  • It staged from Southern Poland and Romania.

  • Its immediate operational objectives were to capture the Ukraine and its capital Kiev.

  • It was intended that Army Group South would eventually advance to the Volga River.

  • It was commanded by Feldmarshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Army Group South consisted of 41 divisions organized into the following armies and corps:
  • 6th Army (6. Armee) commanded by Ernst Busch

    Which consisted of:

    • XVII Corps
      • 56th Infantry Division
      • 62nd Infantry Division

    • XXIX Corps
      • 44th Infantry Division
      • 111th Infantry Division
      • 299th Infantry Division

    • XXXXIV Corps
      • 9th Infantry Division
      • 297th Infantry Division

    • LV Corps
      • 57th Infantry Division
      • 75th Infantry Division
      • 168th Infantry Division
      • 298th Infantry Division

  • 11th Army (11. Armee) commanded by Eugen Ritter von Schobert

    Which consisted of:

    • XI Corps
      • 76th Infantry Divison
      • 239th Infantry Divison
      • Romanian 1st Armored Division
      • Romanian 6th Cavalry Brigade

    • XXX Corps
      • 198th Infantry Divison
      • Romanian 8th Infantry Divison
      • Romanian 13th Infantry Divison
      • Romanian 14th Infantry Divison

    • LIV Corps
      • 50th Infantry Divison
      • 170th Infantry Divison
      • Romanian 5th Infantry Divison

    • Italian Expeditionary Corps
      • Italian 9th Motorized Infantry Divison
      • Italian 52nd Motorized Infantry Divison
      • Italian 3rd Cavalry Division

    • Romanian Fourth Army
      • Romanian 3rd Army Corps
        • Romanian Guards Division
        • Romanian 15th Infantry Divison
        • Romanian 35th Reserve Division
      • Romanian 5th Army Corps
        • Romanian Border Division
        • Romanian 21st Division,
      • Romanian 11th Army Corps
        • Two Romanian fortress brigades

    • Romanian 2nd Army Corps
      • 9th Infantry Division
      • 10th Infantry Divison
      • 11th Infantry Division
      • 7th Cavalry Brigade

    • 22nd Infantry Division

  • 17th Army (17. Armee) commanded by Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel

    Which consisted of:

    • IV Corps
      • 24th Infantry Division
      • 71st Infantry Division
      • 262nd Infantry Division
      • 295th Infantry Division
      • 296th Infantry Division

    • XXXXIX Mountain Corps
      • 68th Infantry Division
      • 257th Infantry Division
      • 1st Mountain Division

    • LII Corps
      • 97th Light Infantry Division
      • 100th Light Infantry Division
      • 101st Light Infantry Division

    • Hungarian Fast Corps
      • Hungarian 1st Motorized Brigade
      • Hungarian 2nd Motorized Brigade
      • Hungarian 1st Cavalry Brigade

    • Slovakian Expeditionary Group
      • Slovakian Mobile Brigade
      • Slovakian 1st Infantry Division
      • Slovakian 2nd Infantry Division

  • Romanian Army Group Group Antonescu commanded by Ion Antonescu (note: disbanded on June 29th 1941)

    • Romanian 4th Army Corps
      • Romanian 6th Infantry Division
      • Romanian 7th Infantry Division

    • Romanian Cavalry Corps
      • Romanian 5th Cavalry Brigade
      • Romanian 8th Cavalry Brigade

    • Romanian Mountain Corps
      • Romanian 1st Mountain Brigade
      • Romanian 2nd Mountain Brigade
      • Romanian 4th Mountain Brigade

  • 1st Panzer Group (Panzergruppe 1) commanded by Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist

    Which consisted of:

    • III Corps (motorized)
      • 13th Panzer Division
      • 14th Panzer Division
      • 25th Infantry Division (motorized)

    • XIV Corps (motorized)
      • 9th Panzer Division
      • SS-Division (motorized) Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
      • SS-Wiking Division

    • XXXVIII Corps (motorized)
      • 11th Panzer Division
      • 16th Panzer Division
      • 16th Infantry Division (motorized)
It was supported by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe):
  • Air Fleet 4 (Luftflotte vier) commanded by Alexander Löhr


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