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|
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
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
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|
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 Army from 18 December 1918|
- 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.
- 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.