Armeeoberkommando 15:

November 1944

 

 

1 November 2 November 3 November  4 November 5 November 6 November 7 November
8 November 9 November 10 November 11 November 12 November 13 November 14 November
15 November 16 November 17 November 18 November 19 November 20 November 21 November
22 November 23 November 24 November 25 November 26 November 27 November 28 November
             

 

 

Source: OKH-Tagesmeldungen West

This chronology is to be completed further with other sources.

 

1 November 1944

 

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

64 Infanteriedivision: since noon the divisional staff has been in combat with enemy armour and the resistance. Since then telephone contact has been lost.
70 Infanteriedivision
: on either side of Westkapelle the enmy landed with 30 large and 30 small assault craft. Following the coastal road to the northeast the enemy progressed to 1km southwest of Domburg and to the southeast until Zoutelande.

With 50 landing craft, supported by a battleship, the enemy also landed near Vlissingen and captured the city after heavy fighting. Enemy progress was stopped at the canal crossing northeast of the city. Hard fighting is still going on.

LXVII AK:

Northeast of Standdaarbuiten the eliminated incursion was further cleared of enemy.

Our own attack along the railway line Dordrecht-Breda made good progress and reached the area 1km east of Noord.

 

2 November 1944

 

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

64 Infanteriedivision: the fighting in the bridgehead south of the Schelde has come to an end.
70 Infanteriedivision
: enemy forces continue advancing from the northwest to Vlissingen. In Vlissingen itself there is continued street fighting.
The enemy pressure is increasing at the dam between Walcheren and Zuid-Beveland.
LXVII AK:
Enemy attacks on the Bergen-op-Zoom - Steenbergen road were repulsed 2.5km south of the city. In the rest of the sector there is intense enemy artillery and reconnaissance activity.

3 November 1944

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

70 Infanteriedivision: on Walcheren the fighting continues withour abating. On the western side of the island the enemy succeeded in progressing along the coastal road to the northeast via Domburg and to the southwest as far as 2km northwest of Vlissingen.
On the eastern side of the island heavy fighting with newly-landed enemy is ongoing east of Arnemuiden and southeast of Nieuwland.

LXVII AK:

South of Steenbergen enemy armoured attacks were repulsed.

After heavy fighting the enemy captured Stampersgat (9km north of Roosendaal).

The incursion area near Standdaarbuiten was sealed off to the southwest. Heavy fighting is ongoing.

In the remainder of the army sector intensive fighter bomber and artillery activity.


4 November 1944

 

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

70 Infanteriedivision: heavy artillery fire on the port of Middelburg.
The enemy continued his strong attacks against the eastern front and was contained in the line west of Arnemuiden and west of Nieuwland.

LXVII AK:

An enemy attack against the bridgehead Dinteloord is in progress.

Enemy attacks stalled by own artillery fire south of Klundert.

Along the Breda-Dordrecht road the enemy progressed to 800m south of the railway line at Geertruidenberg to the west.

The strong enemy attacks in the incursion area to the west of Oosterhout continued.

LXXXVIII AK:

Enemy forces, supported by armour, progressed south of the road Geertruidenberg - 's Hertogenbosch to the south of Drunen.

5 November 1944

Armeegruppe Student:
15 Armee:

70 Infanteriedivision:
the fighting on the island of Walcheren has reached its final stages, captured the crossing east of Arnemuiden after heavy artillery preparation. In Middelburg logistics troops and alarm units are in their final struggles with attacking troops and numerous resistance members.
To the northeast of Domburg one strongpoint is still holding out.
LXVII and LXXXVIII AK:
The defensive battle south of the Maas river is constinuing. In the bridgehead of Willemstad the 346 Infanteriedivision is pushed back to a line 4km around the town.
The 711 Infanteriedivision is still holding an 8-km deep bridgehead 12km north northwest of Breda.
The enemy made penetrations in the front line of the 59 Infanteriedivision in a number of locations south of Heusden and entered the town. Hard fighting is still ongoing.
The majority of the heavy weapons of both corps were successullt transported to the northern side of the Maas river.

6 November 1944

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

70 Infanteriedivision: the last of our own forced fought against the inruding enemy in Middelburg.
LXVII AK:
The last of our units in the Willemstad bridgehead withdrew to the northern ank of the Hollands Diep.
The enemy attacking the Moerdijk bridgehead was repulsed.
Te bridgehead at Heusden was given up.

7 November 1944

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

70 Infanteriedivision: on the island of Walcheren the enemy captured Veere and pushed the rest of our own forces into a small area 2.5km northwest of Vrouwenpolder.
LXVII AK:
An enemy attack against our own Moerdijk bridgehead is still ongoing. Enemy movements in front of the bridgehead are shelled by own artillery.
LXXXVIII AK:
Light enemy artillery activity

8 November 1944

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

70 Infanteriedivision: in the northern part of Walcheren the fighting for the last strongpoints is still ongoing.
LXVII AK:
The enemy carried out renewed armoured attacks against the Moerdijk bridgehead. He progressed to the southern town limits and from the east to the railway line. Fighting is still ongoing.

9 November 1944

Armeegruppe Student:

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

10 November 1944

On 10 November the Heeresgruppe H assumed command of the 15 Armee and the 1 Fallschirmarmee.

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

11 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

12 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

13 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

LXXXVIII AK:

Near Empel (5km north of ' Hertogenbosch) our own advance troops were pushed back to the main front line by a superior enemy. With an immediate couterattack the area lost was regained after hard fighting.

14 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

Calm day

15 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

16 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

LXXXVIII AK:
Lively artillery and mortar harassment fire on both sides with 59 and 712 Infanteriedivisionen.

17 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations

18 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations

19 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations, apart from limited artillery harassing fire on both sides in the area of the LXVII Armeekorps and own small unit actions in the area of the LXXXVIII Armeekorps.

20 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

Calm day

21 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

LXXXVIII AK:

An enemy attack against own positions to the south of Drongelen was repulsed.

22 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations, apart from limited enemy artillery and mortar activity in the middle and left sectors.

23 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

24 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

25 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations, apart from limited artillery and small unit action on both sides.

26 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

LXXXVIII AK:

Light enemy artillery harassing fire; intense enemy fighter-bomber action

27 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

LXXXVIII AK:

No particular combat operations, apart from small own recce and small unit action activity on the left wing.

28 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.

29 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

Intense enemy fighter-bomber activity in the entire rear army area

LXXXVIII AK:

Own recce and small unit activity.

30 November 1944

Heeresgruppe H

15 Armee:

No particular combat operations.