|Engagements||World War II|
The 2nd Army (German: 2. Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army.
Combat Chronicle[edit | edit source]
The 2nd Army was activated on October 20, 1939 with General Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Weichs in command. First seeing service in France, the army was involved in the invasion of the Balkans, before offensive operations in the Ukraine as part of Operation Barbarossa.
In 1942 the II. Armee covers the northern wing of opération Fall Blau operating in the surroundings of Voronezh and suffered a major defeat during the soviet winter offensive that followed the battle of Stalingrad.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- General Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Weichs (20 October 1939 – 13 July 1942)
- General Hans von Salmuth (14 July 1942 – 3 February 1943)
- General Walter Weiss (4 February 1943 – 9 March 1945)
- General Dietrich von Saucken (10 March 1945 – 7 April 1945)
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Beevor, Antony. Berlin: The Downfall 1945, Penguin Books, 2002, ISBN 0-670-88695-5, pp.26,49,50,88,90,115-116,119,402
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