21st Army (Wehrmacht)

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21st Army
21. Armee (AOK 21)
Active27 April 1945
Disbanded8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Only commanderKurt von Tippelskirch

The 21st Army was a German field army in World War II.

On 27 April 1945, towards the end of the war in Europe, the 21st Army was formed from Headquarters, 4th Army[1] as part of Army Group Vistula (Heeresgruppe Weichsel) and fought until 8 May 1945.


No. Commander Took office Left office Time in office
Kurt von Tippelskirch
Tippelskirch, KurtGeneral der Infanterie
Kurt von Tippelskirch
27 April 19458 May 194511 days


  1. ^ Ziemke 2002, p. 485.
  2. ^ Tessin 1970, p. 153.



  • Tessin, Georg (1970). Die Landstreifkräfte 15–30 [Ground forces 15 to 30]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945 (in German). 4. Osnabrück: Biblio.
  • Ziemke, Earl F. (2002). Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East. Washington D.C.: Center of Military History, US Army. ISBN 9781780392875.