|Engagements||World War II|
The 8th Army (German: 8. Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army.
Combat Chronicle[edit | edit source]
The 8th Army was activated on August 1, 1939 with General Johannes Blaskowitz in command. First seeing service in Poland participated in heavy fights during Battle of Bzura, the army was later reorganised into the 2nd Army for the invasion of France, before later being reactivated as being part of the Ostfront in Russia. The army was involved in the defence of Hungary and Austria before finally surrendering.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- General Johannes Blaskowitz (August 1, 1939 - October 20, 1939)
- General der Infanterie Otto Wöhler (August 22, 1943 - December 27, 1944)
- General Hans Kreysing (December 28, 1944 - May 8, 1945)
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