|VI Army Corps|
|Active||April 7, 1937 - March 27, 1939|
|Rama/s||Regular People's Army|
|Quartering|| El Pardo (1937-1938) |
|Antonio Ortega Gutierrez|
|Wars and battles|
|Spanish Civil War|
The VI Army Corps was a military formation belonging to the Popular Army of the Republic that fought during the Spanish Civil War . Deployed on the fronts of Madrid and Extremadura, it played a minor role throughout the war.
The unit was created on April 7 within the V Army Corps , being under the command of Colonel Adolfo Prada Vaquero . [ 1 ] It had its headquarters in El Pardo , [ 2 ] being integrated into the Army of the Center . In the summer of 1938 - in the context of the operations of the Merida Stock Exchange - the formation was profoundly reorganized, becoming attached to the Army of Extremadura . [ n. 1 ] It covered a front that ran from the confluence of the Tagus and Algodor riversup to the Guadiana river , [ 3 ] connecting with the VII Army Corps forces . Its headquarters moved to Navahermosa . [ 4 ]
- Colonel Adolfo Prada Vaquero ;
- Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Ortega ; [ 5 ]
- Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Gallego Calatayud ; [ 3 ]
- Chiefs of Staff
Order of Battle
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|June 1937||Center Army||5.ª , 7.ª , 8.ª||Tajo - Jarama|
|December 1937||Center Army||8.ª , 10.ª||Tajo - Jarama|
|April 1938||Center Army||5.ª , 10.ª , 8.ª||Tajo - Jarama|
|June 5, 1938||Center Army||10.ª , 15.ª y 65.ª||Tajo-Jarama|
|November 1938||Extremadura Army||29.ª , 36.ª , 71.ª||Extremadura-Tajo|
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