(Generalkommando zbV 60)
Flag of the Staff of a Generalkommando (1871–1918)
|Active||3 August 1915-1919|
|Engagements||World War I|
The 60th Corps (German: Generalkommando zbV 60) was a corps formation of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on 20 November 1916 by the establishment of Gruppe Mitau and was still in existence at the end of the war.
With the onset of trench warfare, the German Army recognised that it was no longer possible to maintain the traditional Corps unit, that is, one made up of two divisions. Whereas at some times (and in some places) a Corps of two divisions was sufficient, at other times 5 or 6 divisions were necessary. Therefore, under the Hindenburg regime (from summer 1916), new Corps headquarters were created without organic divisions. These new Corps were designated General Commands for Special Use (German: Generalkommandos zur besonderen Verwendung).
|Generalleutnant Günther von Pappritz||25 November 1916||16 March 1918|
|Generalleutnant Ludwig von Estorff||16 March 1918||end of the war|