Western Front command tenures (World War II)

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This article is a tabular depiction of those generals who held command at the army group echelon or higher on the Western Front of World War II during 1944-1945, and is intended to serve as a reference that can be linked to by other World War II articles. Headquarters and commander names are linked for ease of reference.

Tenures of command on the Western Front in the Second World War, 1944-1945[1][2][3][4]
Month SHAEF 21st
Army Group
12th
Army Group
6th
Army Group
OB West
(OB Süd after
22 Apr 1945)
Army Group B Army Group G Army Group H
(OB Nordwest
after 7 Apr 1945)
OB Oberrhein
June 1944 Eisenhower
6 Jun 1944
8 May 1945
Montgomery
6 Jun 1944
8 May 1945
von Rundstedt
6 Jun 1944
2 Jul 1944
Rommel
6 Jun 1944
17 Jul 1944
Blaskowitz
6 Jun 1944
21 Sep 1944
July 1944 Bradley
14 Jul 1944
8 May 1945
von Kluge
2 Jul 1944
16 Aug 1944
von Kluge
19 Jul 1944
17 Aug 1944
August 1944 Devers
1 Aug 1944
8 May 1945
Model
16 Aug 1944
3 Sep 1944
Model
17 Aug 1944
21 Apr 1945
September 1944 von Rundstedt
3 Sep 1944
11 Mar 1945
October 1944 Balck
21 Sep 1944
24 Dec 1944
November 1944 Student
1 Nov 1944
28 Jan 1945
December 1944 Himmler
10 Dec 1944
23 Jan 1945
Hausser
24 Jan 1945
28 Jan 1945
January 1945 Blaskowitz
24 Dec 1944
29 Jan 1945
February 1945 Hausser
29 Jan 1945
2 Apr 1945
Blaskowitz
28 Jan 1945
15 Apr 1945
March 1945 Kesselring
11 Mar 1945
8 May 1945
April 1945 Schulz
2 Apr 1945
6 May 1945
May 1945 Busch
15 Apr 1945
7 May 1945


  1. ^ Tessin articles on Heeresgruppe D, Heeresgruppe B, Heeresgruppe G, Heeresgruppe H
  2. ^ Zaloga, p. 19
  3. ^ 12th Army Group, p. 6
  4. ^ Williams, p. 240
  • 12th Army Group Report of Operations Volume 1, 31 July 1945
  • Georg Tessin (CDROM edition), Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und der Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 1967-1998 (17 volumes)
  • Mary Williams (compiler), Chronology 1941-1945, Washington: GPO, 1994
  • Steven Zaloga, Operation Nordwind 1945, Oxford: Osprey, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84603-683-5