Army Group North Ukraine

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The Army Group North Ukraine (German: Nordukraine) was a major ground force formation of the German armed forces. It was created on the 1 April 1944 by renaming Army Group South on trial basis, in the course of the separation of troops under command of General Field Marshal Erich von Manstein and General Field Marshal Walter Model. In April 1944 it consisted of 1st Panzer Army and 4th Panzer Army. In the summer of 1944 it opposed the Red Army’s 1st Ukrainian Front during the Lvov-Sandomir strategic offensive operation (13 July - 29 August 1944). In August 1944 the 4th Panzer Army and the 17th Army defended between Carpathian mountains and the Pripyet swamps in Galicia. In September 1944 it was renamed Army Group A.


The composition of the Army Group on 15 July 1944 was:[1]

4th Panzer Army

XXXXVI Panzer Corps
LVI Panzer Corps
VIII Corps

1st Panzer Army

LIX Corps
XXIV Panzer Corps
XXXXVIII Panzer Corps
III Panzer Corps
20th Panzer Grenadier Divisions
14th SS Grenadier Division

1st Hungarian Army

VI Hungarian Corps
XI Corps
VII Hungarian Corps
2nd Hungarian Mountain Brigade
19th Hungarian Reserve Division
2nd Hungarian Panzer Division
Kampfgruppe, 19th SS Panzer Grenadier Division

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See also

Army Group South

Citations and notes

  1. pp.66-67


  • Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45 (Stackpole Military History), Stackpole Books, 2007

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