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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
III Corps
Headquarters:
   Szombathely
3rd Military District
   Deputy Corps Commander
     00.08.194000.02.1941    BG Béla Pekle
     01.05.194200.10.1942    BG Imre Széchy
     00.10.194200.11.1942    BG Otó Abt
     00.11.194201.02.1943    BG Endre Mezö
     01.02.194316.05.1943    BG Árpád Matláry
     00.08.194400.03.1945    BG Árpád Matláry
     00.03.194500.05.1945    MG Ferenc Horváth
Lineage:
   Constituted:       01.10.1928    as 3rd Military District
   Redesignated:    01.10.1938    as III Corps, by amalgamating the 3rd Mixed Brigade and 3rd Military District
   Activated:    10.04.1942    (Corps Headquarters only)
   Inactivated:    01.02.1943    (Corps Headquarters only)
   Disbanded:    00.04.1943    (Corps Headquarters only)
   Activated:    15.05.1943    (Corps Headquarters only)
   Mobilized:    04.08.1944    (Corps Headquarters only)
   Discontinued:    00.03.1945    (Corps Headquarters only)
   Discontinued:    00.05.1945    Military District dissolved
Commanding Officers:
   01.10.192801.12.1932    MG István Shvoy
   01.12.193201.10.1936    MG Imre Suhay
   01.10.193624.05.1938    MG Gustáv Jány
   [25.05.193801.10.1938]    position not filled
   01.10.193801.08.1941    MG László Kiss
   01.08.194115.06.1942    MG Ödön Domaniczky
   15.06.194215.07.1942    BG György Rakovszky
   15.07.194205.12.1942    MG János Dömötör
   05.12.194201.02.1943    BG Marcel Stromm
   [01.02.194315.05.1943]    position not filled
   15.05.194301.08.1944    MG Szilárd Bakay
   01.08.194408.10.1944    MG Béla Aggteleky
   10.10.194431.10.1944    MG László Hollósy-Kuthy
   00.11.194400.01.1945    MG József Vasváry
   00.01.194500.03.1945    MG Ferenc Horváth
Attachments:  
   01.10.192801.03.1940    HM (peace time garrison)
   01.03.194010.04.1942    VKF (peace time garrison)
   10.04.194230.04.1942    Second Army, Heeresgruppe Süd
   30.04.194207.07.1942    Heeresgruppe Süd
   07.07.194209.07.1942    Heeresgruppe B
   09.07.194200.05.1943    Second Army, Heeresgruppe B
   00.05.194304.08.1944    VKF (Peace time garrison)
   04.08.194415.08.1944    First Army, Armeegruppe Raus
   15.08.194422.10.1944    First Army, Armeegruppe Heinrici
   23.10.194417.12.1944    First Army, Armeegruppe Wöhler
   18.12.194401.02.1945    First Army, Armeegruppe Heinrici
 
Organization:
Peace Time Organization to 1943:
   Corps Headquarters
   Corps Troops:

   III Corps Artillery Command
   III Bicycle Battalion (Foreseen, but not raised)
   III Heavy Artillery Battalion (mot)
   III Artillery Observation Battery
   III Anti-Aircraft Battalion (mot)
   III Signal Battalion
   III Combat Engineer Battalion
   III Corps Supply Services Headquarters
   (Székesfehérvár) (Szombathelyi)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Nagycenk)
   (Szombathely)
   (Nagykanizta)
   (Szombathely)
   (Szombathely)
   (Magyaróvár)
   (Szombathely)
 
Peace Time Organization from 1943:
   Corps Headquarters
   Attached units:

   III Corps Supply Services Headquarters
   III Corps Motorized Supply Services Headquarters
   III Artillery Command
   III Engineer Command
   III Labor Forces Command
   III independent Anti-Aircraft Company (mot)
   III independent Heavy Artillery Battery (mot)
   53rd independent Combat Engineer Battalion
   (Székesfehérvár)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Keszthely)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Szombathelyi)
   (Magyaróvár)
 
Border Defense Units:
   63rd Border Guard Group (raised October 1944 for all Border Defense Units in the Corps area)
   53rd Border Police Battalion
     1/53 Border Police Company (12 Patrols)
     2/53 Border Police Company (11 Patrols)
     3/53 Border Police Company (10 Patrols)
     4/53 Border Police Company (7 Patrols)
   (Zalaegerszeg)
   (Sopron)
   (Körmend)
   (Muraszombat)
   (Csáktornya)
 
NOTES:
After destruction on the East Front, the III Corps Headquarters was returned to Hungary and disbanded there. However, the 3rd Military District continued to exist. The III Bicycle Battalion was foreseen, but never raised.
 
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