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The XXXX Panzerkorps was formed on 9 July 1942 from XXXX Armeekorps and fought at Kharkov, the advance to the Don and the Terek in the Caucasus. It later withdrew toward Rostov and later into Rumania.
It was transferred to East Prussia and withdrew toward Memel and ended the war in central Silesia.

It was known as the Gruppe Eberbach or Armeegruppe Nikopol during the Nikopol fighting in November 1943, as Gruppe Henrici in November-December 1943, Gruppe Schörner in January-February 1944 and Gruppe von Knobelsdorf in May 1944.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppen Georg Stumme (09 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942)
General der Panzertruppen Leo Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg (20 Jul 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
Generalleutnant Gustav Fehn (01 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Gustav Fehn (01 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942)
Generalleutnant Siegfried Henrici (13 Nov 1942 - 31 Dec 1942) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Siegfried Henrici (01 Jan 1943 - 01 Oct 1943)
General der Gerbigstruppen Ferdinand Schörner (01 Oct 1943 - 11 Nov 1943)
General der Panzertruppen Hermann Balck (12 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Eberbach (19 Nov 1943 - 26 Nov 1943) m.d.F.b.
General der Gerbigstruppen Ferdinand Schörner (27 Nov 1943 - 31 Jan 1944)
General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff (01 Feb 1944 - 31 Aug 1944)
General der Panzertruppen Siegfried Henrici (01 Sep 1944 - 08 May 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern front, southern sector (July 1942 - Apr 1944)
Romania (Apr 1944 - July 1944)
East Prussia & Silesia (July 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Arko 128
Korps-Nachrichten Abteilung 440
Korps-Nachschub Truppen 440
Krops-Feldersatz-Bataillon 440

Notable members

Ferdinand Schörner (The last living German Field Marshal, holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)

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
Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr - The Panzer Legions: A Guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of World War II and Their Commanders
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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