The LXVI Reservekorps was formed in September 1942 and was sent to southern France, the former Vichy France, after the invasion in November 1942. The HQ was in Royat suburbs of Clermont Ferrand and the area of operations was the Massif Central as nearly all the south east was in the Italian Occupation Zone. It was redesignated LXVI Armeekorps on 5 August 1944.

Commanders

General der Artillerie Erich Marcks (29 Sep 1942 - 1 Oct 1942)
General der Infanterie Baptist Kniess (12 Nov 1942 - 7 Apr 1943)
General der Infanterie Otto Röttig (10 May 1943 - 15 June 1943)
General der Infanterie Baptist Kniess (15 June 1943 - 7 Sep 1943)
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wetzel (7 Sep 1943 - 1 Nov 1943)
General der Artillerie Walther Lucht (1 Nov 1943 - 5 Aug 1944)

Area of operations

France (Sep 1942 - Nov 1942)
South-eastern France (Nov 1942 - Aug 1944)

Order of battle

158. Reserve-Division
159. Reserve-Division
189. Reserve-Division

Sources used

Kurt Mehner - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht 1939-1945: Führung und Truppen
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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