Panzer Army Africa

  • as the number of german troops committed to the north african campaign of world war ii grew from the initial commitment of a small corps the germans developed a more elaborate command structure and placed the enlarged afrika korps, with italian units under this new german command and a succession of commands were created to manage axis forces in africa:

    • panzer group africa, (panzergruppe afrika, gruppo corazzato africa) august 1941 – january 1942; german-italian force
    • panzer army africa, (panzerarmee afrika, armata corazzata africa) january–october 1942
    • german-italian panzer army, (deutsch-italienische panzerarmee, armata corazzata italo-tedesca) october 1942 – february 1943
    • army group africa, (heeresgruppe afrika, gruppo d'armate africa) february–may 1943
  • panzer group africa
  • panzer army africa
  • german-italian panzer army
  • army group africa
  • order of battle
  • orders of battle
  • commanders
  • see also
  • footnotes

As the number of German troops committed to the North African Campaign of World War II grew from the initial commitment of a small corps the Germans developed a more elaborate command structure and placed the enlarged Afrika Korps, with Italian units under this new German command and a succession of commands were created to manage Axis forces in Africa:

  • Panzer Group Africa, (Panzergruppe Afrika, Gruppo Corazzato Africa) August 1941 – January 1942; German-Italian force
  • Panzer Army Africa, (Panzerarmee Afrika, Armata Corazzata Africa) January–October 1942
  • German-Italian Panzer Army, (Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee, Armata Corazzata Italo-Tedesca) October 1942 – February 1943
  • Army Group Africa, (Heeresgruppe Afrika, Gruppo d'Armate Africa) February–May 1943