The XXIV Panzerkorps was formed in June 1942 from XXIV Armeekorps. It surrendered to the Red Army in Budweis, Moravia at the end of the war.

Oberleutnant d.R. Fritz Sell was awarded the Army Honor Roll Clasp on 5 March 1945 while serving as NSFO, Nationalsozialistischer Führungsoffizier (National Socialist Guidance Officer), with the corps, one of only two NSFO officers to receive higher awards. These were normally ordinary officers of the Army who were given the task of and were appointed to NSFO officially, added for illustration of the influence on the Wehrmacht from "outside" after the 20 July 1944 plot and to show last administrative measures and efforts in the autumn of 1944 to keep up and to strengthen order and morale.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppen Willibald Freiherr von Langermann und Erlenkamp (21 June 1942 - 03 Oct 1942) (1)
General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff (07 Oct 1942 - 30 Nov 1942)
Generalleutnant Martin Wandel (30 Nov 1942 - 31 Dec 1942) m.d.F.b.
General der Artillerie Martin Wandel (01 Jan 1943 - 14 Jan 1943) (2)
Generalleutnant Arno Jahr (14 Jan 1943 - 20 Jan 1943) m.d.F.b.(3)
Generalleutnant Karl Eibel (20 Jan 1943 - 21 Jan 1943) m.d.F.b. (4)
Oberst Otto Heidkämper (21 Jan 1943 - 9 Feb 1943) m.d.st.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Walther Nehring (10 Feb 1943 - 27 June 1944)
Generalleutnant Fritz-Hubert Graeser (28 June 1944 - 06 Aug 1944) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Walther Nehring (07 Aug 1944 - 19 Mar 1945)
Generalleutnant Hans Källner (19 Mar 1945 - 18 Apr 1945) m.d.F.b.(5)
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann (18 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern front, central sector (June 1942 - ? 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (? 1943 - June 1944)
Southern Poland (June 1944 - Mar 1945)
Silesia, Czechoslovakia (Mar 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Arko 424
Korps-Nachrichten Abteilung 424
Korps-Nachschub Truppen 424
Korps-Pionier Regiment Stab 424
Schwere Panzer Abteilung 424
Korps-Füsilier Regiment 424
Korps-Artillerie Regiment 424
Pazner-Pionier Battailon 424
Panzer Feldersatz Regiment 63
Versorgungs Regiment 424

Footnotes

1. General der Panzertruppen Willibald Freiherr von Langermann und Erlenkamp is killed in action near Storoshewoje
2. General der Artillerie Martin Wandel is killed in action near Chilino
3. Generalleutnant Arno Jahr commits suicide when his units are overrun near Podgornoje
4. Generalleutnant Karl Eibel is killed by friendly fire near Podgornoje
5. Generalleutnant Hans Källner is killed in action near Austerlitz

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

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