The Korps Knieß (also known as Gruppe Knieß) was formed in September 1943 in southern France. It was redesignated LXXXV. Armeekorps z.b.V. on 10 July 1944.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Baptist Knieß (7 Sep 1943 - 10 July 1944)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberst der Reserve Hans von Oppen (Sep 1943 - 1 Feb 1944)
Oberst Hans Behle (1 Feb 1944 - 10 July 1944)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Hans-Jürgen Becker (1 Feb 1944 - 10 July 1944)

Area of operations

Southern France (Sep 1943 - July 1944)

Order of battle (24 Sep 1943)

715. Infanterie-Division
Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Feldherrnhalle” (forming)

Order of battle (8 Nov 1943)

242. Infanterie-Division + Sicherungs-Regiment 5
Sicherungs-Regiment 95
148. Reserve-Division + 715. Infanterie-Division (part)

Order of battle (26 Dec 1943)

244. Infanterie-Division
242. Infanterie-Division
148. Reserve-Division

Order of battle (15 Apr 1944, 15 May 1944, 15 June 1944)

338. Infanterie-Division
244. Infanterie-Division

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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