LXXVI Panzerkorps

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The LXXVI Panzerkorps was formed from LXXVI Armeekorps in July 1943 and fought in Sicily, Salerno, Cassino and Foggia. It fought in the Anzio area February - June 1944 before withdrawing to Florence and Bologna where it remained until the end of the war.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Traugott Herr (23 Jul 1943 - 31 Aug 1943) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Traugott Herr (01 Sep 1943 - 28 Feb 1944)
Generalleutnant Dietrich von Choltitz (01 Mar 1944 - 15 Apr 1944) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Traugott Herr (16 Apr 1944 - 23 Nov 1944)
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Hauck (24 Nov 1944 - 16 Dec 1944) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Traugott Herr (17 Dec 1944 - 26 Dec 1944)
Generalleutnant Gerhard Graf von Schwerin (27 Dec 1944 - 31 Mar 1945) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Gerhard Graf von Schwerin (01 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945)
Generalleutnant Karl von Graffen (25 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945) m.d.F.b.

Area of operations

Sicily, Salerno & Cassino (July 1943 - Feb 1944)
Anzio (Feb 1944 - July 1944)
Florence & Bologna (June 1944 - Dec 1944)
North-eastern Italy (Dec 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Arko 476
Korps-Nachrichten Abteilung 476
Korps-Nachschub Truppen 476

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

Reference material on this unit

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