The Heeresgruppe C was formed on 26 August 1939 from Heeresgruppenkommando 2 and redesignated Heeresgruppe Nord on 22 June 1941.

Heeresgruppe C was reformed on 26 November 1943 in Italy from the staff of the Oberbefehlshaber Süd. From 26 November 1943-2 May 1945, the commander of Heeresgruppe C served also as the Oberbefehlshaber Südwest.

Commanders

Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (26 Aug 1939 - 21 June 1941)
Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring (26 Nov 1943 - 23 Oct 1944) (injured/automobile accident)
Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff genannt Scheel (24 Oct 1944 - 15 Jan 1945)
Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring (15 Jan 1945 - 9 Mar 1945)
Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff genannt Scheel (10 Mar 1945 - 29 Apr 1945)
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz (29 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945)
Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff genannt Scheel (2 May 1945 - 2 May 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

Generalmajor Georg von Sodenstern (26 Aug 1939 - 5 Feb 1940)
Generalleutnant Hans-Gustav Felber (5 Feb 1940 - 25 Oct 1940)
Generalleutnant Kurt Brennecke (25 Oct 1940 - 21 Jun 1941)
Generalleutnant Siegfried Westphal (26 Nov 1943 - 5 Jun 1944)
General der Panzertruppe Hans Röttiger (5 Jun 1944 - 2 May 1945)
Generalleutnant Fritz Wentzell (29 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945)
General der Panzertruppe Hans Röttiger (2 May 1945 - 2 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberst Vincenz Müller (26 Aug 1939 - 20 Dec 1940)
Oberst Paul Reinhold Herrmann (20 Dec 1940 - 21 Jun 1941)
Oberst Dietrich Beelitz (1 Dec 1943 - 1 Nov 1944)
Oberstleutnant Josef Moll (1 Nov 1944 - 2 May 1945)

Notable members

Albert Kesselring (Nicknamed "Smiling Albert" by the Allies, Holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)
Vincenz Müller (Knight's Cross and German Cross in Gold holder and post-war a general in the Nationale Volksarmee of the German Democratic Republic)
Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (staff officer)

Sources used

Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke - Die Generale und Admirale der NVA: Ein biographisches handbuch
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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