- 2nd Panzer Army (Germany)
The 2nd Panzer Army ( _de. 2.Panzerarmee) was a German
tank armythat was a large armoured formation within the Wehrmacht Heerfield forces during World War II.
It origins were in the Panzer Group "Guderian" ("
Panzergruppe Guderian"), named after its commander Heinz Guderian, and Panzergruppe 2which played a significant role in the initial success of blitzkriegduring Operation Barbarossa.
The Army was renamed as the 2nd Panzer Army in October 1941, attached to
Army Group Centreand fought in the Battle of Moscowand later in the defensive battles of the Eastern Front central sector.
The Army later served with the
Army Group Fand transferred to the Balkansfor anti-partisan operations.
The 2nd Panzer Army also fought in
Yugoslavia, Hungaryand Austria.
Heinz Guderian( October 5, 1941- December 25, 1941)
Rudolf Schmidt( December 25, 1941- April 10, 1943)
General der Infanterie
Heinrich Clößner( April 11, 1943- August 6, 1943)
Walter Model( August 6, 1943- August 14, 1943)
Lothar Rendulic( August 14, 1943- June 24, 1944)
General der Infanterie
Franz Böhme( June 24, 1944- July 17, 1944)
General der Artillerie
Maximilian de Angelis( July 18, 1944- May 8, 1945)
Wendel, Marcus (2004). [http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=2053| 2.Panzer-Armee] . Retrieved
May 5, 2006.
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