The LVI Panzerkorps was formed from LVI Armeekorps in March 1942 and fought the partisans in the Spas-Demensk and Kirov area before withdrawing too Krichev and across the Dnieper. It fought at Zhlobin and Kalinkovichi and withdrew through the Pripet Marshes to Brest-Litovsk in the spring of 1944.
It withdrew through Poland suffering heavy losses before ending the war in the battle of Berlin.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppen Ferdinand Schaal (01 Mar 1942 - 01 Aug 1943)
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach (02 Aug 1943 - 10 Aug 1943) m.d.st.F.b.
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach (11 Aug 1943 - 14 Nov 1943)
Generalleutnant Anton Grasser (15 Nov 1943 - 9 Dec 1943) m.d.F.b.
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach (10 Dec 1943 - 14 June 1944)
General der Infanterie Johannes Block (15 June 1944 - 15 Jul 1944) m.d.st.F.b.
General der Infanterie Johannes Block (15 Jul 1944 - 26 Jan 1945) (1)
[reformed]
General der Kavallerie Rudolf Koch-Erpach (16 Feb 1945 - 10 Apr 1945)
General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling (11 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern front, central sector (Mar 1942 - July 1944)
Poland (July 1944 - Jan 1945)
Eastern Germany & Berlin (Jan 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Arko 125
Korps-Nachrichten Abteilung 456
Korps-Nachschub Truppen 456
Korps-MG-Bataillon 456

Notable members

Heinrich-Georg Hax (Silver medal winner in the rapid fire pistol event in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics)
Ferdinand Schaal (Active in the resistance against Hitler)

Footnotes

1. Corps destroyed and General der Infanterie Johannes Block killed near Lask, Poland.

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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