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XVIII Corps (Germany)


XVIII Corps (Germany)

For the equivalent formation in World War I, see XVIII Corps (German Empire).
XVIII. Armeekorps
Active 1 April 1938 – April 1945
Country Germany
Branch Heer
Type Army Corps
Role Infantry / Mountain Infantry

XVIII. Armeekorps was formed in Salzburg, Austria, on 1 April 1938, following the Anschluss of Austria into the German Reich. During the life of the XVIII. Armeekorps, they took part in the Polish campaign, Fall Weiss, and performed occupation duties in France. On the 30th of October, 1940, they absorbed elements of the XXXXIX. Armeekorps, and on the following day, the 1st of November, they re-designated the Korps name to XVIII. Gebirgskorps.


XVIII Armeekorps

XVIII Gerbirgskorps

Order of battle

  • 3 September 1941 - 5. Gebirgs-Division, 713. Infanterie-Division, 164. Infanterie-Division
  • 12 August 1942 - SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord", Elements of 7. Gebirgs-Division, Elements of 163. Infanterie-Division
  • 20 May 1944 - SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord", Division Kräutler, 7. Gebirgs-Division
  • 16 September 1944 - 7. Gebirgs-Division, SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord", Division z.b.V. 140
  • 1 March 1945 - 32. Infanterie-Division, 215. Infanterie-Division

Area of Operation

Date Army Group Area
July 1940 12. Armee France
May 1942 AOK Lappland Lapland, Finland
April 1945 AOK Ostpreußen West Prussia, Germany


Lexicon der Wehrmacht (In German)

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