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German Seventh Army
The German Seventh Army (German: 7.Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army.
The Seventh Army was activated on August 25, 1939 with General Friedrich Dollmann in command. The Army was part of Army Group B during the Battle of Normandy. It was commanded by SS Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser, former commander of II SS Panzer Corps . The Seventh Army did most of the fighting during Normandy and its only help was the new Fifth Panzer Army . The Fifteenth Army was stationed at the Pas de Calais for an invasion. The Seventh Army was nearly wiped out in the Falaise Pocket. During Operation Market-Garden, the Seventh Army was in the Ardennes on the Belgian-Luxembourg border for Hitler's offensive on the Western Front. During the Battle of the Bulge, it protected Fifth Panzer Army but it was almost wiped out again. After Remagen, when the Allies surrounded the Ruhr pocket, the Seventh Army surrendered to the US First Army.
- General Friedrich Dollmann (August 25 1939 - June 28 1944)
- Waffen SS General Paul Hausser (June 29 1944 - August 20 1944)
- General Heinrich Eberbach (August 21 1944 - September 2 1944)
- General Erich Brandenberger (September 3 1944 - February 21 1945)
- General Hans Felber (February 22 1945 - March 25 1945)
- General Hans von Obstfelder (March 26 1945 - May 4 1945)
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