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Overview

Heeresgruppe A was a German Army Group active during the Second World War.

History

Heeresgruppe A was formed from Heeresgruppe Süd on 26 Oct 1939 in the Eifel/Hunsrück region. It took part in the Western Campaign against the French, during the Ardennes breakout, the Somme advance, and at Dunkirk. Heeresgruppe A was reorganized after the fighting at Dunkirk. The gruppe moved between the Aisne and Mosel rivers.

Heeresgruppe A was renamed to Oberbefehlshaber West on 10 Oct 1940. The gruppe was later renamed as Abschnittstab Winter, Abschnittstab Silesia, and Abschnittstab Schlesien as a disguising effort where it moved to occupied Poland to prepare for the upcoming invasion of the Soviet Union.

The gruppe was reformed into the Heeresgruppe Süd on 22 Jun 1941.

Heeresgruppe A was reformed from the breakup of Heeresgruppe Süd in Jul 1942, Heeresgruppe B was also formed in this breakup. Heeresgruppe A was sent to Stalingrad.

At some point Heeresgruppe A was dissolved, and later reformed once more before the end of the war.

Organization

Commanders
Dates Rank Name Notes
First Formation
15 Oct 1939 - 19 Jul 1940 General Gerd von Rundstedt
19 Jul 1940 - 22 Jun 1941 Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt
Second Formation
10 Jul 1942 - 10 Sep 1942 Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm List
10 Sep 1942 - 21 Nov 1942 Adolf Hitler Direct control
21 Nov 1942 - Jun 1943 Generalfeldmarschall Ewald von Kleist
Jun 1943 - Jul 1943 General der Gebirgstruppe Hubert Lanz
Jul 1943 - 25 Mar 1944 Generalfeldmarschall Ewald von Kleist
25 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944 Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner
Third Formation
No data No data No data
Order of Battle
Dates Units Notes
First Formation
Nov 1939 - Dec 1939 Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 12. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
Jan 1940 - May 1940 Insignia of the 2. Armee 2. Armee, Insignia of the 4. Armee 4. Armee, Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 12. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
Jun 1940 Insignia of the 2. Armee 2. Armee, Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 12. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee + Panzergruppe Guderian
Jul 1940 Insignia of the 6. Armee 6. Armee, Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 9. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
Aug 1940 Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 9. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
Sep 1940 - Oct 1940 Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 9. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
Nov 1940 - Dec 1940 Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 9. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
Jan 1941 - Apr 1941 Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 9. Armee, Insignia of the 16. Armee 16. Armee
May 1941 Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 8. Armee, Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee
Second Formation
Aug 1942 Icon used to portray a Panzer-Armee within the Wehrmacht. 1. Panzer-Armee, Insignia of the 11. Armee 11. Armee, Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee, 3. Romanian Army Armeegruppe Ruoff commanded the 11. and 17. Armee
Sep 1942 - Dec 1942 Icon used to portray a Panzer-Armee within the Wehrmacht. 1. Panzer-Armee, Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee, 3. Romanian Army Armeegruppe Ruoff commanded the 11. and 17. Armee. Crimea
Jan 1943 Icon used to portray a Panzer-Armee within the Wehrmacht. 1. Panzer-Armee, Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee Crimea
Feb 1943 Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee Crimea
Mar 1943 - Sep 1943 Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee Crimea, Kertsch
Oct 1943 - Dec 1943 Insignia of the 6. Armee 6. Armee, Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee
Jan 1944 - Feb 1944 Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee, 3. Romanian Army Transnistria
Mar 1944 Insignia of the 6. Armee 6. Armee, Insignia of the 17. Armee 17. Armee, 3. Romanian Army
Third Formation
No data No data No data
Flag of Germany (1935 to 1945) Germany (Deutsches Reich) War Flag of Germany (1938-1945)
Order of Battle
1919 - 1945
High Command
Reichskriegsflagge (1938 to 1945) Wehrmacht
Command Structure
O.K. OKW (OKHOKLOKM)
XXXXXX — Theatre
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer O.B. NiedelandeNordNordwestOstSüdSüdostSüdwestWest
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Marine Oberkommando NordseeNorwegenOstseeSüdWest
XXXXX — Army Groups
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Heeresgruppe ABCDEFGHAfrikaDonKurlandMitteNordNordukraineOberrheinOstmarkSüdSüdukraineWeichsel
Armeegruppe Ruoff
XXXX — Armies
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Armee 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.14.15.16.17.18.19.21.24.25.LapplandLigurienNorwegenOstpreußen
Panzer-Armee 1.2.3.4.5.6.Afrika
Gebirgs-Armee 20.
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Armee 1.
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Panzer-Armee 611
XXX — Army Corps
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Armee-Korps I.II.III.IV.V.VI.VII.VIII.IX.X.XI.XII.XIII.XIV.XV.XVI.XVII.XVIII.XIX.XX.XXI.XXII.XXIII.XXIV.XXV.XXVI.XXVII.XXVIIIXXIX.XXX.XXXII.XXXIIIXXXIV.XXXV.XXXVIII.XXXIX.XXXX.XXXXI.XXXXII.XXXXIII.XXXXIV.XXXXVI.XXXXVII.XXXXVIII.L.LI.LII.LIII.LIV.LV.LVII.LIX.LXII.LXIII.LXIV.LXV.LXVI.LXII.LXVIII.LXIX.LXX.LXXI.LXXII.LXXIII.LXXIV.LXXV.LXXVI.LXXVIII.LXXX.LXXXI.LXXXII.LXXXIII.LXXXIV.LXXXV.LXXXVI.LXXXVII.LXXXVIII.LXXXIX.LXXXX.LXXXXI.LXXXXVII.
Gebirgs-Korps XV.XVIII.XIX.XXI.XXII.XXXVI.XXXXIX.LI.
Kavallerie-Korps I.
Panzer-Korps III.IV.VII.XIV.XXIV.XXXVIII.XXXIX.XXXX.XXXXI.XXXXVI.XXXXVII.XXXXVIIILVI.LVII.LVIII.LXXVI.FeldherrnhalleGroßdeutschland
Special Purpose [[]]
Reserve-Korps [[]]
Sonstige [[]]
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Korps I.II.
Feld-Korps I.II.III.IV.
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Armee-Korps VI.X.XII.XIII.XIV.XVI.XVII.XVIII.
Gebirgs-Korps V.IX.
Kavallerie-Korps VIII.XV.
Panzer-Korps I.II.III.VII.XI.
XX — Divisions
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Geb.-Div. 123456789157188
Infanterie-Division 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435364144454647485052565758596061626468697172737576777879818283848586878889919293949596979899100101102104106110111112113121122123125126129131132134137159161162163164167168169170181183196197198205206207208209211212213214215216217218221223225227228231232237239245246250251252253254255256257258260262263267268269271272275276277278280282290291292293294295296297298299302304305306319320321323326327328329330332333334335336337339340342349352353357359361362367370371376377383384385387389392702704707708709710711712713714715716717718719999
Infanterie-Division (mot.) 1029
Panzer-Division 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262745116155178179232233273BergenFallschirmFeldherrnhalle 1Feldherrnhalle 2HolsteinJüterbogKempfLehrMünchebergNorwegenSchlesien
Panzergrenadier-Division 3101415161820252990233BrandenburgFallschirmFeldherrnhalleGroßdeutschlandKurmark
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe F.J.D. 12345678910112021ErdmannFallschirmjäger-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Division
Lw.F.D. 12345678910111213141516171819202122
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Mar.Inf.Div. 1231116
Emblem of the Reichsarbeitsdienst RAD RAD-Division 1234
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Geb.-Div. 6 "Nord"7 "Prinz Eugen"13 "Handschar"21 "Skanderberg"23 "Kama"24 "Karstjäger"
Gren.-Div. 1415192025 "Hunyadi"2627 "Langemarck"29303132 "30. Januar"33 "Charlemagne"34 "Landstorm Nederland"35 "Polizei"3638 "Nibelungen"
Kav.-Div. 8 "Florian Geyer"223337
Pz.Gren.-Div. 4 Polizei11 "Nordland"16 "Reichsführer SS"17 "Göts von Berlichingen"18 "Horst Wessel"23 "Nederland"28 "Wallonien"
Pz.-Div. 1 "LSSAH"2 "Das Reich"3 "Totenkopf"5 "Wiking"9 "Hohenstaufen"10 "Frundsberg"12 "Hitlerjugend"
X — Brigades
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Gren.-Brig. 92193388503761113111321133113411351136
Inf.-Brig. 599
Misc. Brigaden 1001005AfrikaBaurLötzen
K.G. von Broich
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Marine-Flak I.II.III.IV.V.Bordflak Nord
Misc. Brigaden NordWeber
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Gren.Brig. FranzosischeItalienischeWeissruthenische
Pz.Gren.Brig. 4.49.51.Nederland
W.Brig. 1
III — Regiments
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Infanterie-Regiment 13222936435064191194211516517518
Grenadier-Regiment 187118
Füsilier-Regiment 22
Artillerie-Regiment 1
Panzer-Regiment 11243536
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 829
schw.Panzerjäger-Regiment 656
K.G. EdelsheimLancken
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Mar.-Art.-Reg. 15102122242630404150
Mar.-Flak.-Reg. 12348914202224303132
Mar.-Gren.-Reg. 567
Mar.-Inf.-Reg. 12348910
Mar.-Sch.-Reg. 12342632111112113Kopenhagen
Misc. Regiments 20. EinsatzBadermannvon BergerGebauerJohnKühnemannKuffes (?)von Pflugk-HarttungSchindler (?)West 1West 2West 3Zapp
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Standarten Der FührerDeutschlandGermaniaKurt EggersLeibstandarteNordwest
Pz.Gren.Reg. 12
II — Battalions
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Pi.-Batl. 336
Pz.-Abt. 103129301
Pz.-Abt. (Fl.) 100
Pz.Aufkl.-Abt. 103
Pz.Jgr.-Ers.u.Ausb.-Abt. 7
Stu.G.-Abt. 185197177244
Stu.Pz.-Abt. 216
schw.Pz.-Abt. 501502503504505506507508509510511301
schw.Pz.Jgr.-Abt. 653654
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Heimwehr-Batl. Danzig
Karstwehr-Batl. SS-Karstwehr-Bataillon
schw.Pz.-Abt. 101102103104
Wach-Batl. 123356BerlinBöhmen-MärenDebicaNordNordwestObersalzbergOranienburgOsloPrag
Armband of the Volkssturm Volkssturm V.S.-Batl. 1 Feuerschutzpolizei1 Freiburger1 Poznan1 Tilsit-Ragnit1/1411/1431/3321/3911/391/11/191/21/391/31/391/410 Badisches10/8/110/8/1 Hessen-Nassau12/61 • many more • 114 • more
I — Companies
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1353
Beobachtungs-Abteilung 13
Nachrichten-Abteilung 1
Pz.-Kp. 312313314
schw.Pz.Jgr.-Kp. 614
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Vielfach-W.-Batr. 101551552
Wach-Kp. 78910HegewaldKnabengrube
W.-Abt. 101102103104105107500501502503504505506
W.-Batr. 500
W.-Grp. KrostaNickmann
W.-Ausb.-u.-Ersatz-Abt. SS-Werfer-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Abteilung
Old navbox.
Reichskriegsflagge (1938 to 1945) WehrmachtFlag of the Schutzstaffel (1935 to 1945) Schutzstaffel
Flag of the Allgemeine SS (1935 to 1945) Allgemeine SSFlag of the Ordnungspolizei (1936 to 1945) OrdnungspolizeiMakeshift flag derived from the standard banner of 1940 to 1945 Waffen SSReichskriegsflagge (1938 to 1945) Wehrmacht
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Fallschirmjäger-Divisions 12345678910112021Erdmann
Gebirgs-Divisions 123456789188Steiermark
Infanterie-Divisions MOVED to above
Marine-Infantry-Divisions 12
Panzer-Divisions MOVED to above
Panzergrenadier-Divisions MOVED to above
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Luftwaffe Aufklärungsgeschwader (AG) 111213101102103
Jagdgeschwader (JG) / (TJG) 12 Richthofen345 Eismeer6 Horst Wessel710112021252627285051 Mölders5253 Pik As54707172767780101102103104105106107108109Jagdgeschwader 110110111112113114115116117130131132133134135136137138200231232233234300301302331333334400433
Kampfgeschwader (KG) 1 Hindenburg234 General Wever6252627 Boelcke283040505153 Legion Condor545560667677100101102152153154155157158200252253254255257355
Lehrgeschwader (LG) 123
Luftlandgeschwader (LlG) 12
Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen 12345678910111213141516171819202122
Nachtjagdgeschwader (NJG) 12345611100101200300301302400
Nachtschlachtgruppe (NSG) 1234567891011122030
Schlachtgeschwader (SG) 12 Immelmann34591077101102103104111151152
Schnellkampfgeschwader (SKG) 10210
Sturzkampfgeschwader (StG) 12 Immelmann35517677101102151160162163165167168
Transportgeschwader (TG) 12345172
Zerstörergeschwader (ZG) 1226 Horst Wessel5276101141142 Horst Wessel143144
Polizei Panzer-Kompanie 2 (neu)
Waffen SS Gebirgs-Divisions 6. Nord7. Prinz Eugen13. Handschar14. Skanderbeg23. Kama24. Karstjäger
Grenadier-Divisions 14. galizische Nr. 115. lettische Nr. 119. lettische Nr. 220. estnische Nr. 125. Hunyadi26. ungarische Nr. 227. Langemarck29. italienische Nr. 129. RONA russische Nr. 130. russische Nr. 230. weißruthenische Nr. 131.32. 30.Januar33. Charlemagne34. Landstorm Nederland35.36. Dirlewanger38. Nibelungen
Kavallerie-Divisions 8. Florian Geyer22.33. Ungarische Nr. 337.
Panzer-Divisions 1. LSSAH2. Das Reich3. Totenkopf5. Wiking9. Hohenstaufen10. Frundsberg12. Hitlerjugend
Panzergrenadier-Divisions 4. Polizei11. Nordland16. Reichsführer SS17. Götz von Berlichingen18. Horst Wessel23. Nederland28. Wallonien
Allgemeine SS ? [[]]
AHA Design
H Wa A Design moved
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