The XV Gebirgs-Armeekorps was formed from Befehlshaber der Deutsches Truppen in Kroatien in August 1943.

Known war crimes

Unit controlled by XV Gebirgs-Armeekorps executed Italian officers and soldiers from 15. Infantry Division Bergamo following the Italian surrender in September 1943.

Italian officers are to be shot to death according to Fuehrer orders.
Commanding General has caused investigation to ascertain guilty officers.
9/30/1943, Banja Luka - Three generals in Split shot to death by virtue of summary court martial.
10/1/1943, Banja Luka - 45 additional guilty officers (Italian) shot to death by virtue of summary court martial in Split. (1)



Commanders

General der Infanterie Rudolf Lüters (25 Aug 1943 - 10 Oct 1943)
General der Infanterie Ernst von Leyser (1 Nov 1943 - 1 Aug 1944)
General der Panzertruppen Gustav Fehn (1 Aug 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberst Werner Pfafferott (15 Aug 1943 - 25 May 1944)
Oberstleutnant Eberhard Einbeck (25 May 1944 - May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Johann Berger (15 Aug 1943 - 10 July 1944)
Major Hans-Friedrich Eisenschenk (10 July 1944 - 25 Feb 1945)
Major Johannes Wagner (25 Feb 1945 - May 1945)

Area of operations

Balkans (Aug 1943 - May 1945)

Footnotes

1. Document NOKW-830, Prosecution Exhibit 326: Extracts from War Diary of XV Mountain Corps used in the "Hostages Trial" in Nuremberg.

Sources used

Trials of war criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council law no. 10, Nuernberg, October 1946-April 1949
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Gordon Williamson - German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45

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