Published: 29 March 2011Last Updated: 13 April 2013
The 3. Armee was formed on 22 August 1939. General der Artillerie Georg von Küchler was critical of the attacks of the Einsatzgruppen and police units against civilians during the invasion of Poland and did also take steps to punish those responsible (for example Waffen-SS officers from Panzer-Division Kempf) and also removed responsible units from the area of his control.
It was redesignated Grenzschutz-Abschnittkommando Nord (AOK 3) on 3 October 1939.
General der Artillerie Georg von Küchler (22 Aug 1939 – 3 Oct 1939)
Chiefs of Staff
Generalmajor Herbert von Böckmann (22 Aug 1939 – 3 Oct 1939)
Operations Officers (Ia)
Oberstleutnant Herbert Wagner (22 Aug 1939 – 3 Oct 1939)
Holders of high awards
Holders of the Knight’s Cross (1)
– Küchler von, Georg 30.09.1939 General der Artillerie OB 3. Armee
Research by Shawn Bohannon
Alexander B. Rossino – Hitler strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology and atrocity
Georg Tessin – Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Reference material on this unit
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