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Army Group North


Crossing the frontier on 22nd June 1941
Army Group North (German: Heeresgruppe Nord) was one of the three main groups of German forces that took part in Operation Barbarossa. Army Group North was assigned to capturing the Northern objectives of Operation Barbarossa:
  • It staged from East Prussia.

  • Its immediate operational objectives were to capture the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

  • Its strategic objective was the capture of Leningrad.

  • It was commanded by Feldmarshal Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb.
Army Group North consisted of 29 divisions organized into the following armies and corps:
  • 16th Army (16. Armee) commanded by Ernst Busch

    Which consisted of:

    • II Corps
      • 12th Infantry Division
      • 32rd Infantry Division
      • 121st Infantry Division

    • X Corps
      • 30th Infantry Division
      • 126th Infantry Division

    • XXVIII Corps
      • 122nd Infantry Division
      • 123rd Infantry Division

  • 18th Army (18. Armee) commanded by Georg von K¨chler

    Which consisted of:

    • XXVI Corps
      • 61st Infantry Division
      • 217th Infantry Division
      • 291st Infantry Division

    • XXXVIII Corps
      • 58th Infantry Division
      • 254th Infantry Division

    • I Corps
      • 1st Infantry Division
      • 11th Infantry Division
      • 21st Infantry Division

  • 4th Panzer Group (Panzergruppe 4) commanded by Erich Hoepner

    Which consisted of:

    • XXXXI Corps (motorized)
      • 1st Panzer Division
      • 6th Panzer Division
      • 269th Infantry Division
      • 36th Infantry Division (motorized)

    • LVI Corps (motorized)
      • 8th Panzer Division
      • 3rd Infantry Division
      • 290th Infantry Division
      • SS-Totenkopf Division
It was supported by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe):
  • Air Fleet 1 (Luftflotte eins) commanded by Alfred Keller


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