The military headquarter of the Wehrmachtbevollmächtigter how it was called officially was an equivalent command to the so-called Wehrmachtbefehlshaber like it was established in various occupied countries. Occasionally and through the years the headquarter was called also Wehrmachtbefehlshaber beim Reichsprotektor in Böhmen und Mähren as well as Wehrmachtbefehlshaber beim deutschen Staatsminister in Böhmen und Mähren. The designation „Bevollmächtigter“ was choosen to have a proper term for this staff within the complex structure of the new Reichsprotektorat, where a gouvernment and the office of the German Reichsprotektor existed also. The headquarter and the designation were meant to denote nothing else than the Wehrmacht-Plenipotentiary (or Representative of the Wehrmacht) in Bohemia and Moravia. The commander simultaneously held the position of the Befehlshaber im Wehrkreis Böhmen und Mähren.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Erich Friderici (1 Apr 1939 – 27 Oct 1941)
General der Infanterie Rudolf Toussaint (1 Nov 1941 – 31 Aug 1943)
General der Panzertruppen Ferdinand Schaal (1 Sep 1943 – 26 July 1944) (1)
General der Infanterie Rudolf Toussaint (26 July 1944 – 8 May 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

?? (1939 – 11 Oct 1941)
Oberstleutnant Oskar Vorbrugg (11 Oct 1941 – 1 Nov 1942)
Generalleutnant Max Ziervogel (1 Nov 1942 – 6 May 1945)

Footnotes

1. Ferdinand Schaal was arrested in the morning of 21 July 44 by order of RFSS Himmler due to his connection to the 20 July plot.

Standard of the Wehrmachtbevollmächtigter beim Reichsprotektor in Böhmen und Mähren
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Erich Friderici in April 1939
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Sources used

Research by Bernd R

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