6th Panzer Army

The 6th Panzer Army, even 6 ( SS ) Panzer Army and 6th SS Panzer Army called, was a major unit of the Army of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. She was supreme command each alternating Army Corps as well as many special forces.


The association was in September 1944 in Military District VI from parts of Staff of the Armed Forces Commander- Belgium - North France, remnants of the General Command XII. and several armored divisions of the Waffen- SS formed.

Areas were France and Belgium - mainly in the Battle of the Bulge - from February 1945 in Hungary at Lake Balaton offensive and, from March in Austria in the defense of Vienna operation 1945.

The remains of the army surrendered on May 9, 1945 on the Enns River in Steyr the Americans.


Commander was consistently SS Colonel -group leader and Colonel-General of the Waffen- SS Sepp Dietrich.


The Association was divided in March 1945 - at that time as part of Army Group South - in the following associations:


The additive commonly used in the literature " ( SS )" or " SS " has the same name of the Panzer Army is usually the intention, namely the 6th Panzer Army distinguished from the 6th Army, both of which were used simultaneously in Hungary and Austria. In the documents of the Armed Forces of the rod 6th Panzer Army as " Pz is AOK. 6 "( Panzer Army High Command 6) respectively. In preparation for the Balaton offensive was to 18 March 1945, the cover name " Higher pioneer leader Hungary ", or " Hö.Pi.Füh.Ung. " Used for the unit and its commander in chief.