Army Group H

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Army Group H
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Army Group H in April 1945
Active11 November 1944 – 4 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchGerman Army (Wehrmacht)
TypeArmy Group
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Johannes Blaskowitz
Ernst Busch
Kurt Student

Army Group H (Heeresgruppe H) was a German army group in the Netherlands and in Nordrhein-Westfalen during World War II.

Army Group H (for Holland) was activated on 11 November 1944 in the Netherlands. It contained the 1st Parachute Army and the 15th Army (in January 1945 replaced by the 25th Army). It garrisoned the Netherlands with twelve divisions. In March 1945 the army group became Heeresgruppe Nordwest under Ernst Busch the "Oberbefehlshaber Nordwest" (OB Nordwest, the Northwest High Command). After being pushed from the Rhine by Operation Varsity, on 4 May 1945 OB Nordwest capitulated on the Lüneburger Heide to Field Marshal Montgomery.

Commanders[edit]

No. Commander Took office Left office Time in office
1
Kurt Student
Student, KurtGeneraloberst
Kurt Student
(1890–1978)
1 November 194428 January 194588 days
2
Johannes Blaskowitz
Blaskowitz, JohannesGeneraloberst
Johannes Blaskowitz
(1883–1948)
28 January 194515 April 194577 days
3
Ernst Busch
Busch, ErnstGeneralfeldmarschall
Ernst Busch
(1885–1945)
15 April 19454 May 194519 days

Order of Battle (1944)[edit]

Order of Battle (1945)[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tessin, Georg (1980). Die Landstreitkräfte: Namensverbände / Die Luftstreitkräfte (Fliegende Verbände) / Flakeinsatz im Reich 1943–1945 [Ground forces: Named units and formations / Air forces (Flying units and formations) / Anti–aircraft service in the Reich 1943–1945]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen–SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939–1945 (in German). 14. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3-7648-1111-0.