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|Army Group South Ukraine|
|Active||05 April - 23 September 1944|
|Size|| Army Group |
508,946 (Spring 1944)
| Ferdinand Schoerner |
Army Group South Ukraine (German : Heeresgruppe Südukraine) was a German army group on the Eastern Front during World War II.
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|№||Commander||Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|31 March 1944||25 July 1944||days86|
|25 July 1944||23 September 1944||days90|
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