The VIII Armeekorps was formed in 1934 from the Heeresdienststelle Breslau. It was destroyed at Stalingrad on 31 January 1943 and was reformed in July 1943 from Gruppe Höne (in some sources listed as Korps Höhne z.b.V.).

Commanders

General der Kavallerie Ewald von Kleist (21 May 1935 - 3 Feb 1938)
General der Infanterie Ernst Busch (04 Feb 1938 - 25 Oct 1939)
Generaloberst Walter Heitz (25 Oct 1939 - 31 Jan 1943) (1)
[Reformed]
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne (20 July 1943 - 1 Apr 1944)
Generalleutnant Johannes Block (01 Apr 1944 - 15 Apr 1944) m.d.st.F.b.
Generalleutnant Ernst Schlemmer (15 Apr 1944 - 11 May 1944) m.d.F.b.
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne (12 May 1944 - 10 Sep 1944)
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann (10 Sep 1944 - 19 Mar 1945) m.d.st.F.b.
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese (20 Mar 1945 - 19 Apr 1945) m.d.st.F.b.
General der Artillerie Horst von Mellenthin (19 Apr 1945 - 08 May 1945)

Area of operations

Poland (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - Oct 1942)
Stalingrad (Oct 1942 - Jan 1943)
Eastern front (July 1943 - Sep 1944)
Eastern front, central sector (Sep 1944 - May 1945)

Footnotes

1. Corps destroyed at Stalingrad, Generaloberst Walter Heitz captured.

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)
Kurt Mehner - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Führung und Truppe (Militair-Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 1993)
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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