LI Army Corps (Wehrmacht)

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LI. Army Corps
Generalkommando LI. Armeekorps (röm. 51. AK)
Active25 November 1940 – 31 January 1943
Disbanded31 January 1943
Country Nazi Germany
Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach

LI Army Corps (German: LI. Armeekorps) was an infantry corps of the German Army during World War II that participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia.[1] It was also present at the Battle of Stalingrad, where it was commanded by General Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach.[2] After von Seydlitz-Kurzbach instructed his officers on 25 January 1943 that the question of surrender was their personal choice to make, he was relieved of command.

After most of the Corps was captured or destroyed at Stalingrad, remnants of it were combined with other units to form the LI Mountain Corps in August 1943, under the command of General Valentin Feurstein; the LI Mountain Corps formed part of German forces in Italy for the remainder of the war, participating in the Battle of Monte Cassino and other German defensive actions.[3]

Commanding generals[edit]

  • General der Infanterie Hans-Wolfgang Reinhard, creation – 8 May 1942
  • General der Artillerie Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, 8 May 1942 – 25 January 1943


  1. ^ U.S. Army 1986, pp. 39–41.
  2. ^ Adam, Wilhelm; Ruhle, Otto (2015). With Paulus at Stalingrad. Translated by Tony Le Tissier. Pen and Sword Books Ltd. p. 60. ISBN 9781473833869.
  3. ^ Guide to German Records Microfilmed at Alexandria, VA: No. 61 Records of German Field Commands: Corps (Part VI), p. 170


  • Tessin, Georg (1971). Die Landstreifkräfte 31–70 [Ground forces 31 to 70]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945 (in German). 4. Osnabrück: Biblio.