6th Panzer Army (Wehrmacht)
6th Panzer Army
|active||September 1944 to May 9, 1945|
|Armed forces||Army ; Armed SS|
|Sole commander||Sepp Dietrich|
The 6th Panzer Army or the Panzer Army High Command 6 (unofficially (PzAOK 6) 6. (SS) Panzer Army or 6th SS Panzer Army called) was a major unit of the Army of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War . She was the high command of changing army corps and numerous special troops.
Areas of operation were France and Belgium - especially in the Ardennes offensive - from February 1945 in Hungary in the Lake Balaton offensive and from March in Austria in the defense of the Vienna Operation 1945 .
The association was divided into the following associations in March 1945 - at that time as part of Army Group South :
- XXXXIII. Army Corps:
- 356th Infantry Division (from March 20)
- Motorized Grenadier Brigade 92 (from March 20)
- Division combat group "Feldherrnhalle" (formerly Panzergrenadier division "Feldherrnhalle")
- II. Hungarian Army Corps:
- 20th Hungarian Infantry Division
- Hungarian Division "Szent Lászlo"
- I. SS Panzer Corps :
- II. SS Panzer Corps :
The addition “(SS-)” or “SS-” in the name of the Panzer Army, which is often used in the literature, generally corresponds to the intention to separate the 6th Panzer Army by name from the 6th Army , which were both deployed in Hungary and Austria at the same time . In the Wehrmacht documents, the 6th Panzer Army staff is referred to as “Pz. AOK. 6 “(Panzer Army High Command 6). In preparation for the Lake Balaton offensive, the cover name “Höherer Pionierführer Hungary” or “Hö.Pi.Füh.Ung.” Was used for the unit and its commander-in-chief until March 18, 1945.
- Georg Tessin : Associations and troops of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS in World War II 1939–1945. Volume 3: The Land Forces 6-14 . 2nd Edition. Biblio-Verlag, Bissendorf 1974, ISBN 3-7648-0942-6 .
- 6th SS German Panzer Army. December 1944-May 1945. (PDF; 10.28 kB) In: usacac.army.mil. Retrieved April 7, 2018 .
- Josef Paul Puntigam : From Lake Balaton to Mur , Hannes Krois Medienhaus, Feldbach 1993, p. 24.