V Army Corps (Germany)

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see V Corps (German Empire).
V. Armeekorps
V Armeekorps emblem.svg
Active October 1934 - May 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Army Corps
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Richard Ruoff

German V Corps (V. Armeekorps) was a corps in the German Army during World War II.

Commanders[edit]

  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Hermann Geyer, 16 May 1935 – 30 April 1939
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Richard Ruoff, 1 May 1939 – 12 January 1942
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Wilhelm Wetzel, 12 January 1942 – 1 July 1943
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Karl Allmendinger, 1 July 1943 – 1 May 1944
  • Lieutenant-General (Generalleutnant) Hermann Böhme, 1 May 1944 – 4 May 1944
  • Lieutenant-General (Generalleutnant) Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller, 4 May 1944 – 2 June 1944
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Dr. Franz Beyer, 2 June 1944 – 19 July 1944

After reformation

  • Artillery General (General der Artillerie) Dr. Ing. Kurt Wäger, 26 January 1945 – 8 May 1945

Area of operations[edit]

  • Western Front - September 1939 - May 1940
  • France - May 1940 - June 1941
  • Eastern Front, southern sector - June 1941 - May 1944
  • Crimea - May 1944 - July 1944 (bulk destroyed in May 1944; command disbanded in July 1944)[1]
  • Eastern Front - January 1945 - April 1945; command reestablished and then destroyed in the Halbe Pocket in April 1945

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tessin, p. 284.
  • Georg Tessin. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945. Volume 2. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 1973

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

"V. Armeekorps". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. Retrieved 21 January 2011.