10th Army (Wehrmacht)


The 10th Army (German: 10. Armee) was a World War II field army of Wehrmacht (Germany).

10. Armee
10th Army
Insignia of the 10th Army of the Wehrmacht.
ActiveAugust 6, 1939 – October 10, 1939
August 15, 1943 – May 2, 1945
DisbandedOctober 10, 1939
May 2, 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
EngagementsWorld War II

A new 10th Army was activated in 1943 as part of Adolf Hitler's last stand, who saw action notably in late 1943 and early 1944 along the "Winter Line" at the Battle of San Pietro Infine and the Battle of Monte Cassino, before finally surrendering near the Alps. Among its troops at Cassino were the XIV Panzer Corps and Parachute divisions of the Luftwaffe.[1]

Commanders


No. Portrait CommanderTook officeLeft officeTime in office
1
Reichenau, WalterGeneraloberst
Walter von Reichenau
(1884–1942)
6 August 193910 October 193965 days
2
Vietinghoff, HeinrichGeneraloberst
Heinrich von Vietinghoff
(1887–1952)
15 August 194324 October 19441 year, 70 days
3
Lemelsen, JoachimGeneral der Panzertruppe
Joachim Lemelsen
(1888–1954)
24 October 194415 February 1945114 days
4
Herr, TraugottGeneral der Panzertruppe
Traugott Herr
(1890–1976)
15 February 19452 May 194576 days

See also


References


  1. James Holland, Italy's Sorrow. A Year of War, 1944-1945, London, 2008, Harper Press. ISBN 978-0007176441
  • Walter Görlitz, "Reichenau," in Correlli Barnett ed., Hitler's Generals (New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989), pp. 208–18.