XXXVIII Army Corps (Germany)

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The German XXXVIII Corps (XXXVIII Armeekorps) was a German army corps during World War II.

On 8 January 1945, the XXXVIII Corps was redesignated as the XXXVIII Tank Corps (XXXVIII Panzerkorps).

Commanders[edit]

  • Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erich von Manstein - 1 February 1940 to 28 February 1941
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis - 15 March 1941 to 23 April 1942
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Siegfried Hänicke - 23 April 1942 to 29 June 1942
  • Artillery General (General der Artillerie) Kurt Herzog - 29 June 1942 to 8 January 1945
  • Artillery General (General der Artillerie) Horst von Mellenthin - 8 January 1945 to March 1945 (as the XXXVIII Tank Corps)

Area of operations[edit]


The German XXXVIII Army Corps (XXXVIII Panzerkorps) was a German army corps during World War II.

Commanders of the XXXXVIII Tankcorps[edit]

  • General der Panzertruppen Werner Kempf 6. Januar 1941 - 31. Januar 1942
  • General der Panzertruppen Rudolf Veiel 19. Februar 1942 - 5. Mai 1942,
  • General der Panzertruppen Werner Kempf 5. Mai 1942 – 1. November 1942
  • Generalleutnant Ferdinand Heim 1. November 1942 - 19. November 1942
  • General der Panzertruppen Hans Cramer 19. November 1942 - 26. November 1942
  • General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Eberbach 26. November 1942 - 30. November 1942
  • General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff 30. November 1942 - 6. Mai 1943
  • General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz 6. Mai 1943 - 30. August 1943
  • General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff 30. August 1943 - 30. September 1943
  • General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz 30. September 1943 - 22. Oktober 1943
  • General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Eberbach 22. Oktober 1943 - 15. November 1943
  • General der Panzertruppen Hermann Balck 15. November 1943 - 4. August 1944
  • General der Panzertruppen Walther Nehring 4. August 1944 - 19. August 1944
  • General der Panzertruppen Fritz-Hubert Graeser 19. August 1944 - 20. September 1944
  • General der Panzertruppen Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Edelsheim 20. September 1944 - 3. Mai 1945,
  • Generalleutnant Wolf Hagemann 3. Mai 1945 – 8. Mai 1945

Area of operations[edit]

  • Germany - February 1941 to June 1941
  • Eastern Front, south sector - June 1941 to August 1944
  • Poland October 1944 to January 1945
  • Silesia and Elbe - February 1945 to 7 May 1945

See also[edit]