Army Detachment C
Flag of the Staff of an Armee Oberkommando (1871–1918)
|Active||18 September 1914 - post 11 November 1918|
|Engagements||World War I|
History[edit | edit source]
Armee-Abteilung C was formed on 18 September 1914 from the left (southern) wing of the 5th Army as Armee-Abteilung Strantz, named for the commander of V Corps. Strantz remained as commander of V Corps but was deputised in this post by a Divisional Commander. It was established on 2 February 1917 as Armee-Abteilung C. It was still in existence when the war ended, serving on the Western Front as part of Heeresgruppe Gallwitz.
Order of Battle on formation[edit | edit source]
The following Orders of Battle illustrate the growth of the Armee-Abteilung during the war.
|Organization of Armee-Abteilung Strantz on 15 September 1914|
|Armee-Abteilung Strantz||V Corps||9th Infantry Division|
|10th Infantry Division|
|III Bavarian Corps||5th Bavarian Division|
|6th Bavarian Division|
|Under Army command||33rd Reserve Division|
|Bavarian Cavalry Division|
Order of Battle, 30 October 1918[edit | edit source]
By the end of the war, the majority of the units assigned were lower quality Landwehr divisions.
|Organization of Armee-Abteilung C on 30 October 1918|
|Armee-Abteilung C||XIII Corps||5th Guards Division|
|3rd Bavarian Division|
|V Corps||13th Landwehr Division|
|35th Division (Austria-Hungary)|
|XII Reserve Corps||5th Landwehr Division|
|57th Corps (z.b.V.)||8th Landwehr Division|
|Group Metz||31st Landwehr Brigade|
|18th Landwehr Division|
|2nd Landwehr Division|
Commanders[edit | edit source]
Armee-Abteilung C had the following commanders during its existence:
|18 September 1914||General der Infanterie Hermann von Strantz||V Corps||Active reserve status|
|4 February 1917||General der Infanterie Max von Boehn||IX Reserve Corps||7th Army|
|15 March 1917||Generalleutnant Georg Fuchs||XIV Reserve Corps||5th Armyfrom 18 December 1918|
Glossary[edit | edit source]
- Armee-Abteilung or Army Detachment in the sense of "something detached from an Army". It is not under the command of an Army so is in itself a small Army.
- Armee-Gruppe or Army Group in the sense of a group within an Army and under its command, generally formed as a temporary measure for a specific task.
- Heeresgruppe or Army Group in the sense of a number of armies under a single commander.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914-18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1.
- Ellis, John; Cox, Michael (1993). The World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6.
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