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14 Sep 2012

Army Group South

Army Group South

Army Group South (German: Heeresgruppe Süd) was the name of two German Army Groups during World War II. It was first used in the 1939 September Campaign, along with Army Group North to invade Poland. In the invasion of Poland Army Group South was led by Gerd von Rundstedt and his chief of staff Erich von Manstein. Two years later, Army Group South became one of three army groups into which Germany organised their forces for Operation Barbarossa. Army Group South's principal objective was to capture Soviet Ukraine and its capital Kiev.

Active 1939 to 1945

Commanders

Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt, 1 September 1939 to 26 October 1939

Gerd von Rundstedt
Gerd von Rundstedt















Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt, 22 June 1941 to 1 December 1941

Gerd von Rundstedt
Gerd von Rundstedt














Generalfeldmarschall Walter von Reichenau, 1 December 1941 to 12 January 1942

Walter von Reichenau
Walter von Reichenau














Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock, 12 January 1942 to 9 July 1942

Fedor von Bock
Fedor von Bock














Generalfeldmarschall Maximilian von Weichs, 9 July 1942 to 12 February 1943

Maximilian von Weichs
Maximilian von Weichs














Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein, 12 February 1943 to 30 March 1944

Erich von Manstein
Erich von Manstein














Generaloberst Johannes Frießner, 23 September 1944 to 28 December 1944

Johannes Frießner
Johannes Frießner














General der Infanterie Otto Wöhler, 28 December 1944 to 6 April 1945

Otto Wöhler
Otto Wöhler














Generaloberst Lothar Rendulic, 7 April 1945 to 30 April 1945

Lothar Rendulic
Lothar Rendulic














Armies

6th Army
17th Army
11th Army

3rd Army
4th Army

Army Group South, Photos
Army Group South, Doc

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