VIII Army Corps (Wehrmacht)

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For the equivalent formation in World War I, see VIII Corps (German Empire).
VIII. Armeekorps
Active October 1934 – May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Size Corps
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Ernst Busch
Gustav Höhne

VIII Army Corps (VIII. Armeekorps) was a corps in the German Army during World War II. It was destroyed during the Battle of Stalingrad and reformed in mid-1943.

Commanders[edit]

  • Cavalry General (General der Kavallerie) Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, 21 May 1935 – 3 February 1938
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Ernst Busch, 3 February 1938 – 25 October 1939
  • Colonel-General (Generaloberst) Walter Heitz, 25 October 1939 – 31 January 1943

After reformation

  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Gustav Höhne, 20 July 1943 – 1 April 1944
  • Lieutenant General (Generalleutnant) Johannes Block, 1 April 1944 – 15 April 1944
  • Lieutenant General (Generalleutnant) Hans Schlemmer, 15 April 1944 – 12 May 1944
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Gustav Höhne, 12 May 1944 – 10 September 1944
  • Artillery General (General der Artillerie) Walter Hartmann, 10 September 1944 - 19 March 1945
  • Infantry General (General der Infanterie) Friedrich Wiese, 19 March 1945 - 20 April 1945
  • Artillery General (General der Artillerie) Horst von Mellenthin, 20 April 1945 - 8 May 1945

Area of operations[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

"VIII. Armeekorps". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. Retrieved 5 March 2011.