The Armeeabteilung Hollidt (also known as Gruppe Hollidt, Angriffsgruppe Hollidt, and Alarmgruppe Hollidt) was formed on 23 November 1942 from the XVII. Armeekorps to command the northern flank of Heeresgruppe Don in response to the Soviet offensive that isolated the 6. Armee at Stalingrad.

From 27 December 1942-23 January 1943, the unit was designated Armeegruppe Hollidt. During this period it controlled the following major formations: XXIX. Armeekorps, XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps, XVII. Armeekorps, and Korps Mieth.

The new 6. Armee was formed on 6 March 1943 from Armeeabteilung Hollidt.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Karl-Adolf Hollidt (23 Nov 1942 - 6 Mar 1943)

Chiefs of Staff

Generalmajor Walther Wenck (27 Dec 1942 - 6 Mar 1943)

Area of operations

Eastern front, southern sector (Nov 1942 - Mar 1943)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Bader, Robert, 14.02.1943, Oberst i.G., HQu Hollidt [formal position : Qu AOK 6]
Holders of the Knight's Cross (1)
- Wenck, Walther 28.12.1942 Oberst i.G. Chef d. Gen.St. Armeegruppe Hollidt

Order of battle (22 Dec 1942)

At the disposal of Armeeabteilung Hollidt
- 306. Infanterie-Division (most)
Romanian II Army Corps
- 22. Panzer-Division + Romanian 7th Cavalry Division (remnants)
- Romanian 1st Armored Division
- Romanian 14th Infantry Division (remnants)
XVII. Armeekorps
- 62. Infanterie-Division
- 294. Infanterie-Division
- 306. Infanterie-Division (part)
Romanian I Army Corps
- Romanian 7th Infantry Division
- Romanian 11th Infantry Division
- Romanian 9th Infantry Division (remnants)

Order of battle (1 Jan 1943)

At the disposal of Armeegruppe Hollidt
- 306. Infanterie-Division (most)
- 403. Sicherungs-Division (part)
- 213. Sicherungs-Division (part)
- 11. Panzer-Division
Gruppe Mieth
- 336. Infanterie-Division + 7. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
- Gruppe Burgstaller
- Gruppe Heitmann
- Gruppe Stab 384. Infanterie-Division
- Gruppe Stakell
XVII. Armeekorps
- Gruppe Spang
- 22. Panzer-Division
- 294. Infanterie-Division + 8. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division (most)
- Romanian 1st Armored Division
- Romanian 7th Cavalry Division
- Romanian 14th Infantry Division
XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps
- 6. Panzer-Division
- 306. Infanterie-Division (part)
- Gruppe Pfeiffer (Stab 94)
XXIX. Armeekorps
- Brigade “Schuldt” (part)
- 62. Infanterie-Division (part)
- 298. Infanterie-Division (part)
- Italian 2a Divisione di Fanteria “Sforzesca” (part)
- Italian 3a Divisione Celere “Principe Amedeo Duca d’Aosta” (part)
- Italian 9a Divisione Autotrasportabile “Pasubio” (part)
- Italian 52a Divisione Autotrasportabile “Torino” (part)
- Romanian 7th Infantry Division (part)
- Romanian 9th Infantry Division (part)
- Romanian 11th Infantry Division (part)

Notable members

Robert Bader (recipient of the German Cross in both Gold and Silver)

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Earl F. Ziemke - Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East

Reference material on this unit

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