The 4th Panzer Army (German: 4. Panzer-Armee), was, before being designated a full Army, the Panzer Group 4 (Panzergruppe 4), a German panzer Army that saw action during World War II. A panzer, pronunced, is a German Tank, especially in the context of World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Its units played a part in the invasion of France, and then on the Eastern Front. In World War II, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries The Eastern Front of World War II (die Ostfront 1941-1945, der Rußlandfeldzug 1941-1945 (Russian campaign or der Ostfeldzug 1941-1945 (Eastern Campaign
On commencement of the Operation Barbarossa the Group was a part of Army Group North, and consisted of the XXXXIst and LVIth Army Corps (mot. Operation Barbarossa ( Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the Codename for Nazi Germany 's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II Army Group North ( Heeresgruppe Nord) was a strategic echelon formation commanding a grouping of Field Armies subordinated to the OKH during World War ) with three panzer and two motorised infantry divisions equipped with 631 tanks. It spearheaded the advance towards Leningrad, until it was transferred to Army Group Center to help it's drive to Moscow.
The 4th Panzer Army, with Heinz Guderian's 2nd Panzer Army, destroyed countless Soviet units until it came to a stand still just outside Moscow. Heinz Wilhelm Guderian ( 17 June, 1888 – 14 May, 1954) was a military theorist and innovative General of the German Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of
In 1942 it became part of Army Group B and some of its divisions, notably the 24th Panzer Division, were encircled and destroyed at Stalingrad. Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Army Group B was the name of three different German Army Groups that saw action during World War II. The 24th Panzer Division was formed in 1942 from the 1st Cavalry Division based at Konigsberg. The Battle of Stalingrad is a commonly used name in English sources for several large operations by Germany and its allies and Soviet forces conducted with the Under General Hoth, what remained of the Army failed in breaking the encirclement of Stalingrad in Operation Wintergewitter, and withdrew, forcing the surrender of the encircled troops. This article is about Operation Wintergewitter - Eastern Front.
The Army was the southern spearhead in the Battle of Kursk, 5 July 1943. The Battle of Kursk (Курская битва refers to a series of German and Soviet operations on the Eastern Front of World War II Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Following this failed offensive, it was pushed back, taking part in the defensive campaign to counter the Red Army's Lower Dnieper Strategic Offensive Operation , before ending the war in Slovakia as part of Army Group Centre. Slovakia (long form Slovak Republic; Slovak:, long form, is a Landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million Army Group Center (Heeresgruppe Mitte was the name of two distinct German strategic Army groups that fought on the Eastern Front in World War II