Army Detachment D
Flag of the Staff of an Armee Oberkommando (1871–1918)
|Active||28 October 1915 - 2 October 1918|
|Engagements||World War I|
History[edit | edit source]
Armee-Abteilung D was formed on 18 September 1915 from the southern wing of the Army of the Niemen as Armee-Gruppe Scholtz, named for the commander of XX Corps, a headquarters that it absorbed. On 28 October 1915 it was redesignated Armee-Abteilung Scholtz. It was established on 10 January 1917 as Armee-Abteilung D. It was dissolved on 2 October 1918 as a new XX Corps was created.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
Armee-Abteilung D had the following commanders during its existence:
|28 October 1915||General der Artillerie Friedrich von Scholtz||XX Corps||8th Army|
|2 January 1917||Generalleutnant Oskar von Hutier||XXI Corps||8th Army|
|27 January 1917||General der Infanterie Oskar von Hutier|
|22 April 1917||General der Infanterie Günther Graf von Kirchbach||Landwehr Corps||8th Army|
|12 December 1917||General der Artillerie Hans von Kirchbach||XII Reserve Corps||Retired|
|23 January 1918||Generaloberst Hans von Kirchbach|
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.
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