The Armeeabteilung Kempf was formed on 21 February 1943 by redesignating Armeeabteilung Lanz. The 8. Armee was formed on 22 August 1943 from Armeeabteilung Kempf.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppe Werner Kempf (21 Feb 1943 - 16 Aug 1943)
General der Infanterie Otto Wöhler (16 Aug 1943 - 22 Aug 1943)

Chiefs of Staff

Generalmajor Dr. phil. Hans Speidel (21 Feb 1943-22 Aug 1943)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Horst Grüninger (15 Jun 1943 - 22 Aug 1943)

Order of battle (7 July 1943)

XXXXII. Armeekorps
- 161. Infanterie-Division
- 39. Infanterie-Division
- 282. Infanterie-Division
Generalkommando z.b.V. Raus (XI. Armeekorps)
- 320. Infanterie-Division
- 106. Infanterie-Division
III. Panzerkorps
- 6. Panzer-Division
- 7. Panzer-Division
- 19. Panzer-Division
- 168. Infanterie-Division

Osttruppen in the area of Armeeabteilung Kempf (30 April 1943)

Kosaken Kavallerie-Hundertschaft (57. Infanterie-Division) (1 Kompanie; S: 77/14; B: 2 x le.MG)
Kosaken Kavallerie-Schwadron 1 bei 6. Panzer-Division (S: 110/12; B: 3 x le.MG)
4. Georgische Wach-Kompanie/591 (S: 245/9; B: [Illegible])
5. Armenische Wach-Kompanie/591 (S: 248/9; B: 2 x le.MG)
Ost-Wach-Bataillon 555 (3 Kompanien; S: 277/[Illegible]; B: [Illegible])
Ukrainischer Sicherungs-Hundertschaft 248 (S: 150/21; B: 8 x le.MG)
Ost-Kompanie 448 (in Aufstellung) (S: 75/26; B: 2 x le.MG)
5., 6. Ost-Wach-Kompanie/122B (1 Kompanie; S: 324/26)

Osttruppen in the area of Armeeabteilung Kempf (5 May 1943)

Kosaken Kavallerie-Schwadron (bei 57. Infanterie-Division)
Kosaken Kavallerie-Schwadron (bei 6. Panzer-Division)
4. Georgische Wach-Kompanie/591
5. Armenische Nachschub-Kompanie/591
6. Armenische Nachschub-Kompanie/591 (From 22 June 1943)
Ost-Wach-Bataillon 555 (3 Kompanien)
Ukrainische Infanterie-Kompanie 248
Ost-Kompanie 448
5. Ost-Wach-Kompanie/122B
6. Ost-Wach-Kompanie/122B

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon & Jason von Zerneck
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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