Army Group A was the name of a number of German Army Groups during World War II.
Western Front, 1940[edit | edit source]
During the German invasion of the Low Countries and France Army Group A was under the command of General Gerd von Rundstedt, and was responsible for the break-out through the Ardennes. It was composed of 45½ divisions, including the 7 panzer divisions of Panzer Group Kleist.
Eastern Front, 1942[edit | edit source]
In 1942, Army Group South was in southern Russia on the Eastern Front. For Case Blue (Fall Blau), the summer offensive of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht), Army Group South was split into Army Group A and Army Group B. Army Group A was ordered south to capture the oil fields in the Caucasus.
Army Group A included the following armies:
Eastern Front, 1945[edit | edit source]
Commanders[edit | edit source]
Info comes from the German Wikipedia:
- Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt (October 1939 - June 1941)
- Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm List (July - September 1942)
- Generalfeldmarschall Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (September 1942 - March 1944)
- Col. Gen. Ferdinand Schörner (April - September 1944)
- Col. Gen. Josef Harpe (September 1944 - January 1945)
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