Operation Crusader order of battle

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This is the order of battle for the ground forces involved in Operation Crusader, a World War II battle between the British Commonwealth and the European Axis Powers of Germany and Italy in North Africa between 18 November – 30 December 1941.

British and Commonwealth Forces[edit]

Commander-in-Chief Middle East Command: General Claude Auchinleck

British Eighth Army[edit]

Lieutenant-General Alan Cunningham, succeeded on 26 November by Lieutenant-General Neil Ritchie

XXX Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Willoughby Norrie

XIII Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Reade Godwin-Austen

Tobruk Fortress[edit]

Major-General Ronald Scobie

Oasis Force[edit]

Brigadier Denys Reid

Army Reserve[edit]

German and Italian forces[edit]

Supreme Commander North Africa: General Ettore Bastico

Italian Mobile Army (XX) Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Gastone Gambara

Panzer Group Afrika[edit]

General der Panzertruppe Erwin Rommel

German Afrika Korps[edit]

Generalleutnant Ludwig Crüwell

Italian XXI Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Enea Navarrini



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