The XXXXIX Gebirgs-Armeekorps (listed as XLIX Gebirgs-Armeekorps in some sources) was formed in October 1940 in France.

Commanders

General der Gebirgstruppe Ludwig Kübler (25 Oct 1940 - 19 Dec 1941)
General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad (19 Dec 1941 - 26 July 1943)
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb (26 July 1943 - 15 Aug 1943)
General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad (15 Aug 1943 - 15 Feb 1944)
General der Infanterie Friedrich Köchling (15 Feb 1944 - 15 Mar 1944)
General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad (15 Mar 1944 - 10 May 1944)
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann (10 May 1944 - 26 July 1944)
General der Infanterie Dr. jur. Franz Beyer (26 July 1944 - 5 Aug 1944)
General der Gebirgstruppe Karl von Le Suire (5 Aug 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberst Ferdinand Jodl (25 Oct 1940 - 6 Jan 1942)
Generalmajor Josef Kübler (6 Jan 1942 - 19 Jan 1943)
Oberst Wolfdietrich Ritter von Xylander (19 Jan 1943 - 1 June 1943)
Oberst Ernst Michael (1 June 1943 - 5 Aug 1943)
Oberst Wilhelm Haidlen (25 Aug 1943 - 30 May 1944)
Oberst Kurt von Einem (30 May 1944 - 5 Aug 1944)
Oberst Wilhelm Haidlen (5 Aug 1944 - 1 Feb 1945)
Oberstleutnant Ludwig von Eimannsberger (1 Feb 1945 - 5 Apr 1945)
Oberstleutnant Werner Vogl (5 Apr 1945 - May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Heinz Herre (25 Oct 1940 - 15 Mar 1942)
Major Ludwig von Eimannsberger (15 Mar 1942 - 15 Feb 1943)
Major Luitpold Leeb (15 Feb 1943 - 10 Mar 1944)
Major Anton Leeb (10 Mar 1944 - 20 Dec 1944)
Oberstleutnant Hubert Sonneck (20 Dec 1944 - May 1945)

Area of operations

Böhmen-Mähren (Oct 1940 - Apr 1941)
Balkans (Apr 1941 - June 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - July 1944)
Crimea, Czechoslovakia (July 1944 - May 1945)

Notable members

Rudolf Konrad (The Bundeswehr barracks General-Konrad-Kaserne in Bad Reichenhall was named in his honour 1966)

Osttruppen in the area of XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps (5 Sep 1943)

Turkestanisches Bau-Bataillon 305 (5 Kompanien)
3. Armenische Bau-Kompanie/146
Ukrainisches Bau-Bataillon 64 (5 Kompanien) (with 370. Infanterie-Division)
Ost-Freiwillige-Bau-Kompanie 4
4. Ost-Pionier-Bau-Kompanie/370 (with 370. Infanterie-Division)
Ukrainische Bau-Kompanie 101
Ost-Technisch-Bau-Zug [No other designation]
1. Ukrainische leichte Nachschub-Kolonne/150 (with 50. Infanterie-Division)
2. Ukrainische leichte Nachschub-Kolonne/150 (with 50. Infanterie-Division)
3. Ukrainische leichte Nachschub-Kolonne/150 (with 50. Infanterie-Division)
Ost-leichte-Artillerie-Nachschub-Kolonne 150

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon & Jason von Zerneck
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Gordon Williamson - German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45

Reference material on this unit

Hans Steets - Gebirgsjäger bei Uman: Die Korpsschlacht des XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps bei Podwyssokoje 1941

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