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The VI Armeekorps was formed in 1934 from the 6. Division of the Reichswehr.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Günther von Kluge (01 Oct 1934 - 23 Nov 1938)
General der Pionere Otto-Wilhelm Förster (24 Nov 1938 - 31 Dec 1941)
General der Infanterie Bruno Bieler (01 Jan 1942 - 31 Oct 1942)
Generalleutnant Hans Jordan (01 Nov 1942 - 31 Dec 1942) m.d.F.b.
General der Infanterie Hans Jordan (01 Jan 1943 - 20 May 1944)
General der Artillerie Georg Pfeiffer (20 May 1944 - 28 June 1944) (KIA) (1)
General der Infanterie Horst Großmann (11 Aug 1944 - 00 Jan 1945)
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola (00 Jan 1945 - 02 Feb 1945) m.d.st.F.b.
General der Infanterie Horst Großmann (03 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Poland (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - July 1944)
Eastern front, northern sector (July 1944 - May 1945)

Generalleutnant von Kluge and Generalmajor Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck during an exercise at Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide) in September 1935
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An exercise of VI Armeekorps in 1935 in Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide)
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An exercise of VI Armeekorps in 1935 in Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide)
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Adolf Hitler visits an exercise of VI Armeekorps in 1935 in Lüneburg Heath
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Footnotes

1. Georg Pfeiffer was killed 28 June 1944 by a strafing Soviet fighter plane near Mogilev.

Sources used

Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, National Archives and Records Adminestration
Wolf Keilig - Die Generale des Heeres (Podzun-Pallas Verlag, 1983)
Andris J. Kursietis - The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945 (Aspekt, 1999)
French L. MacLean - The Unknown Generals: German Corps Commanders in WW II (Masters Thesis, U.S. Army Command and General Staff Collage, 1988)
French Maclean - Quiet Flows the Rhine: German General Officer Casualties in World War II
Kurt Mehner - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Führung und Truppe (Militair-Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 1993)
Veit Scherzer - Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Günter Wegmann & Christian Zweng - Formationsgeschichte u. Stellenbesetzung der deutschen Streitkräfte, 1815-1990, Teile IV, Abt. 1:  Die Dienststellen, Kommandobehörden u. Truppenteile des Heeres, Oct.35-May.45 (Osnabrück, 1998 & 2000)

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