2nd Army (Wehrmacht)

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see 2nd Army (German Empire).
2. Armee
2nd Army
Active 1939-1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Type Army
Engagements World War II

The 2nd Army (German: 2. Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army.

Combat Chronicle[edit]

The 2nd Army was activated on October 20, 1939 with General Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Weichs in command. First seeing service in France[citation needed], 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.

In 1945 the army was redisgnated AOK Ostpreußen and was pivotal in the defence of East and West Prussia before finally surrendering on 9 May 1945.[1]

Commanders[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Beevor, Antony. Berlin: The Downfall 1945, Penguin Books, 2002, ISBN 0-670-88695-5, pp.26,49,50,88,90,115-116,119,402