The German Lapland Army (AOK Lappland) was one of the two army echelon headquarters controlling German troops in the far north of Norway and Finland during World War II. It was established in January 1942, and redesignated as the 20th Mountain Army (20. Gebirgsarmee) in June 1942.
On 18 December 1944, the 20th Mountain Army absorbed the German 21st Army.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
Commander-in-chiefs[edit | edit source]
- Colonel-General (Generaloberst) Eduard Dietl (June 1942 - June 1944)
- General Lothar Rendulic (June 1944)
- General Franz Böhme (8 January 1945 - 7 May 1945)
Chiefs of staff[edit | edit source]
- Generalleutnant Ferdinand Jodl (22 June 1942 – 1 March 1944)
- Generalleutnant Hermann Hölter (1 March 1944 – 8 May 1945)
Units[edit | edit source]
- 2nd Mountain Division
- 6th Mountain Division
- 7th Mountain Division
- 163rd Infantry Division
- 169th Infantry Division
- 210th Infantry Division
- SS Division Nord
- Finnish 3rd Division
Supporting Units ~
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Armee Lappland / 20. Gebirgs-Armee". German language article at www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de. Retrieved 12 April 2005.
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