Armeegruppe von Manteuffel
- Published: 07 May 2011 07 May 2011
- Last Updated: 23 March 2013 23 March 2013
On 15 November 1944, the 5. Panzerarmee headquarters staff disengaged from the Aachen sector to prepare for the Ardennes Offensive. Under the German deception maneuver, the 15. Armee, previously in the Netherlands, took over the Aachen sector under the cover name Armeegruppe von Manteuffel. The newly formed 25. Armee, which took over the front in the Netherlands, adopted the cover name 15. Armee. The 5. Panzerarmee, transferred east of the Roer, adopted the cover name Feldjägerkommando z.b.V.
Research by Shawn Bohannon
Charles B. MacDonald - The Siegfried Line Campaign: The United States Army in World War II, The European Theater of Operations
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