Army Group North Ukraine
The Army Group North Ukraine was a major ground force formation of the German armed forces
Armed forces
The armed forces of a country are its government-sponsored defense, fighting forces, and organizations. They exist to further the foreign and domestic policies of their governing body, and to defend that body and the nation it represents from external aggressors. In some countries paramilitary...

It was created on the 1 April 1944 by renaming Army Group South
Army Group South
Army Group South was the name of a number of German Army Groups during World War II.- Poland campaign :Germany used two army groups to invade Poland in 1939: Army Group North and Army Group South...

 on trial basis, in the course of the separation of troops under command of General Field Marshal
Field Marshal
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 Erich von Manstein
Erich von Manstein
Erich von Manstein was a field marshal in World War II. He became one of the most prominent commanders of Germany's World War II armed forces...

 and General Field Marshal Walter Model
Walter Model
Otto Moritz Walter Model was a German general and later field marshal during World War II. He is noted for his defensive battles in the latter half of the war, mostly on the Eastern Front but also in the west, and for his close association with Adolf Hitler and Nazism...

In April 1944 it consisted of 1st Panzer Army and 4th Panzer Army. In the summer of 1944 it opposed the Red Army’s 1st Ukrainian Front
1st Ukrainian Front
The 1st Ukrainian Front was a front—a force the size of a Western Army group—of the Soviet Union's Red Army during the Second World War.-Wartime:...

 during the Lvov-Sandomir strategic offensive operation (13 July - 29 August 1944). In August 1944 the 4th Panzer Army and the 17th Army
17th Army (Germany)
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 defended between Carpathian mountains
Carpathian Mountains
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 and the Pripyet swamps
Pinsk Marshes
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 in Galicia. In September 1944 it was renamed Army Group A
Army Group A
Army Group A was the name of a number of German Army Groups during World War II.-Western Front, 1940:During the German invasion of the Low Countries and France Army Group A was under the command of General Gerd von Rundstedt, and was responsible for the break-out through the Ardennes...



The composition of the Army Group on the 15 July 1944 was:

4th Panzer Army
XXXXVI Panzer Corps
LVI Panzer Corps
VIII Corps

1st Panzer Army
LIX Corps
XXIV Panzer Corps
XXXXVIII Panzer Corps
III Panzer Corps
20th Panzer Grenadier Divisions
14th SS Grenadier Division

1st Hungarian Army
VI Hungarian Corps
XI Corps
VII Hungarian Corps
2nd Hungarian Mountain Brigade
19th Hungarian Reserve Division
2nd Hungarian Panzer Division
Kampfgruppe, 19th SS Panzer Grenadier Division

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