The XXXXI Armeekorps was formed in Brieg on 24 February 1940. It fought in Belgium and France 1940 and later served as an occupation force in the Netherlands and Paris until it was sent east for the invasion of the USSR. It was redesignated XXXXI Panzerkorps 7 July 1942.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppen Georg-Hans Reinhardt (15 Feb 1940 - 05 Oct 1941)
Generalleutnant Otto Ottenbacher (06 Oct 1941) - 13 Oct 1941) m.d.F.b.
Generalleutnant Friedrich Kirchner (13 Oct 1941 - 15 Nov 1941) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Walter Model (15 Nov 1941 - 14 Jan 1942)
General der Panzertruppen Josef Harpe (15 Jan 1942 - 09 July 1942)

Area of operations

Germany (Feb 1940 - May 1940)
Netherlands & France (May 1940 - Mar 1941)
Hungary & Yugoslavia (Mar 1941 - June 1941)
East Prussia (June 1941 - July 1941)
Eastern front, northern sector (July 1941 - Oct 1941)
Eastern front, central sector (Oct 1941 - July 1942)

Notable members

Walter Model (Holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)

Generalleutnant Georg-Hans Reinhardt and Generalmajor Walter Krüger discussing in June 1941
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Sources used

Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, NARA
Roger James Bender & Warren W Odegard - Uniforms, Organization and History of the Panzertruppe
Dermot Bradley, Karl-Friedrich Hildebrand, Markus Rövekamp - Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945
François de Lannoy & Josef Charita - Panzertruppen: German armored troops 1935-1945
Wolf Keilig - Die Generale des Heeres
Andris Kursietis - Die Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
French MacLean - The Unknown Generals, German Corps Commanders of WWII
Kurt Mehner - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe
Friedrich Wilhelm Von Mellenthin - German Generals of WWII
Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr - The Panzer Legions: A Guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of World War II and Their Commanders
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

Reference material on this unit

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