8th Army (Wehrmacht)
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In 1939 it was part of Gerd von Rundstedt's Army Group South and under command of Johannes Blaskowitz. It consisted of two corps, X. Armeekorps and XIII. Armeekorps, and was responsible for the northern part of Army Group South's front. After the conclusion of the Polish campaign, it was reorganized into the 2nd Army which took part in the Battle of France in 1940.
In 1943 it was reformed after the Battle of Kursk from Army Detachment Kempf. After fierce defensive battles throughout 1943, 1944 and the first months of 1945, it finally surrendered in Austria in 1945.
- General Johannes Blaskowitz (August 1, 1939 - October 20, 1939)
- General Otto Wöhler (August 22, 1943 - December 27, 1944)
- General Hans Kreysing (December 28, 1944 - May 8, 1945)
- Tessin, Georg. Die Landstreitkräfte 6—14. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. 3. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. pp. 87–90.
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