German Orders of Battle – Operation Barbarossa

Germany-flagGerman Orders of Battle shortly after the beginning of Operation Barbarossa on June 27, 1941 in the evening.

German infantry advances into Russia

Operation Barbarossa started: German infantry advances into Russia.

German Orders of Battle five days after the beginning of Operation Barbarossa. The specified tank inventory in the divisions is the state of June 21, one day before the invasion of Russia.
The summary and distribution of the divisions to the armies is also from June 21, 1941. For this purpose, the approximate nominal strength (TOE) of the main divisions of the Wehrmacht from June 1941 and the total number of armored vehicles from June 1, 1941 is also available.

Schematic layout of the German Wehrmacht from June 27, 1941

Listed on the eastern front from south to north:

Army Group South (v Rundstedt)
Army Corps Divisions
located south of Pripet marshes Reserves 68 Infantry division
132 Infantry division (Southeast, arriving until July 4)
LI Corps 79 Infantry division
95 Infantry division (arriving until July 3)
13 Infantry division
11th Army (v Schobert, in Moldova) LIV Corps 50 Infantry division
170 Infantry division
XXX Corps 198 Infantry division
8 Romanian Infantry division
14 Romanian Infantry division
6 Romanian Cavalry Brigade
XI Corps 76 Infantry division
239 Infantry division
22 Infantry division
6 Romanian Infantry division
5 Romanian Cavalry Brigade
Romanian motorized Brigade
8 Romanian Cavalry Brigade
Romanian Mountain Corps 1 Romanian Mountain Brigade
4 Romanian Mountain Brigade
2 Romanian Mountain Brigade
7 Romanian Infantry division
Army Mission Romania 72 Infantry division
17th Army (v Stuelpnagel, area Lov) Reserves 125 Infantry division
Reserves Slovak Fast Division
Commander Rear Area of Army Group 103 454 Security Division
444 Security Division
LII Corps 101 Light Division
XXXXIX Mountain Corps 257 Infantry division
100 Light Division
1 Mountain Division
4 Mountain Division
IV Corps 71 Infantry division
295 Infantry division
24 Infantry division
296 Infantry division
97 Light Division
6th Army (v Reichenau, area Kovel) Reserves 168 Infantry division
213 Security Division
XXXXIV Corps 9 Infantry division
262 Infantry division
297 Infantry division
57 Infantry division
XVII Corps 62 Infantry division
56 Infantry division
298 Infantry division
LV Corps 75 Infantry division
111 Infantry division
XXIX Corps 44 Infantry division
289 Infantry division
Panzer Group 1 (area Rovno) XXXXVIII motorized Corps 16 motorized Infantry division
16 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 48 Pz III/5cm, 23 Pz III/3.7cm, 45 Pz II, 12 Pz I, 10 PzBefWg III, 53 Armoured cars)
11 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 47 Pz III/5cm, 24 Pz III/3.7cm, 44 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 8 PzBefWg III, 12 PzBefWg I, 45 Armoured cars)
III motorized Corps 13 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 44 Pz III/5cm, 27 Pz III/3.7cm, 45 Pz II, 8 Pz I, 11 PzBefWg III, 2 PzBefWg I, 43 Armoured cars)
25 motorized Infantry division
14 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 56 Pz III/5cm, 15 Pz III/3.7cm, 45 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 11 PzBefWg III, 49 Armoured cars)
XIV motorized Corps 9 Panzer-Division (20 Pz IV, 60 Pz III/5cm, 11 Pz III/3.7cm, 32 Pz II, 19 Pz I, 12 PzBefWg III, 47 Armoured cars, 6 15cm SP guns)
SS-Leibstandarte
SS-Wiking
Army Group Center (v Bock)
Army Corps Divisions
north of Pripet marshes Reserves 99 Light Division
OKH Reserves XXV Corps 197 Infantry division
15 Infantry division (arriving until July 3)
112 Infantry division (arriving until July 1)
2 Panzer Division (refitting, from Sep Russian Front; for now 10 Pz IV, 21 Pz III/5cm, 14 Pz III/3.7cm, 23 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 6 PzBefWg III, 10 Armoured cars, 6 15cm SP guns)
5 Panzer Division (refitting, from Sep Russian Front; for now 6 Pz IV, 17 Pz III/5cm, 36 Pz II, 19 Pz I, 5 PzBefWg III, 40 Armoured cars, 6 15cm SP guns)
XXXXII Corps 110 Infantry division
106 Infantry division
Panzer Group 2 (Guderian, area Minsk) XXIV motorized Corps 1 Cavalry Division
4 Panzer-Division (20 Pz IV, 74 Pz III/5cm, 31 Pz III/3.7cm, 51 Pz II, 18 Pz I, 8 PzBefWg III, 18 PzBefWg I, 70 Armoured cars)
3 Panzer-Division (32 Pz IV, 81 Pz III/5cm, 29 Pz III/3.7cm, 59 Pz II, 13 Pz I, 15 PzBefWg III, 75 Armoured cars)
10 motorized Infantry division
XXXXVII motorized Corps 18 Panzer Division (36 Pz IV, 15 Pz III/5cm, 99 Pz III/3.7cm, 50 Pz II, 17 Pz I, 12 PzBefWg III, 61 Armoured cars)
17 Panzer Division (30 Pz IV, 106 Pz III/5cm, 45 Pz II, 22 Pz I, 10 PzBefWg III, 3 PzBefWg I, 61 Armoured Cars)
XXXXVI motorized Corps SS-Division Reich
10 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 105 Pz III/5cm, 47 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 12 PzBefWg III, 5 PzBefWg I, 80 Armoured cars, 6 15cm SP guns)
Infantry Regiment 'Grossdeutschland'
4th Army (v Kluge, area Brest-Litovsk) Reserves 286 Security Division
255 Infantry division
267 Infantry division
293 Infantry division
XII Corps 34 Infantry division
29 motorized Infantry division
31 Infantry division
XXXXIII Corps 131 Infantry division
134 Infantry division
252 Infantry division
IX Corps 292 Infantry division
17 Infantry division
137 Infantry division
263 Infantry division
VII Corps 268 Infantry division
7 Infantry division
23 Infantry division
221 Security Division
258 Infantry division
XIII Corps 78 Infantry division
LIII Corps 52 Infantry division
45 Infantry division
167 Infantry division
9th Armee (Strauss, area Bialystok) Reserves 403 Security Division
900 motorized Brigade
102 Infantry division
XXXXII Corps SS units
87 Infantry division
XX Corps 162 Infantry division
129 Infantry division
256 Infantry division
VIII Corps 8 Infantry division
28 Infantry division
V Corps 161 Infantry division
5 Infantry division
35 Infantry division
VI Corps 6 Infantry division
26 Infantry division
Panzer Group 3 (Hoth, east of Suwalki) LVII motorized Corps 12 Panzer Division (30 Pz IV, 109 Pz 38t, 34 Pz II, 51 Pz I, 8 PzBefWg 38t, 67 Armoured cars)
19 Panzer Division (110 Pz 38t, 30 Pz IV, 35 Pz II, 53 Pz I, 11 PzBefWg 38t, 69 Armoured cars)
18 motorized Infantry division
XXXIX motorized Corps 7 Panzer-Division (167 Pz 38t, 30 Pz IV, 55 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 7 PzBefWg 38t, 8 PzBefWg I, 95 Panhard + 18 other Armoured cars, 6 15cm SP guns)
20 Panzer-Division (121 Pz 38t, 31 Pz IV, 31 Pz II, 55 Pz I, 2 PzBefWg 38t, 95 Panhard + 18 other Armoured cars)
20 motorized Infantry division
14 motorized Infantry division
Army Group North (v Leeb)
Army Corps Divisions
Baltic states Reserves 251 Infantry division
254 Infantry division
OKH Reserves L. Corps 86 Infantry division
Police Division (arriving until July 1)
206 Infantry division
16th Army (Busch, area Kaunas) Reserves 253 Infantry division
II Corps 32 Infantry division
12 Infantry division
121 Infantry division
XXVIII Corps 123 Infantry division
122 Infantry division
X Corps 126 Infantry division
30 Infantry division
18th Army (v Kuechler, area Riga) I Corps 21 Infantry division
1 Infantry division
11 Infantry division
XXVI Corps 217 Infantry division
61 Infantry division
XXXVIII Corps 291 Infantry division
58 Infantry division
Panzer Group 4 (Hoepner, river Dvina) LVI motorized Corps SS-Division Totenkopf
8 Panzer Division (118 Pz 38t, 30 Pz IV, 49 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 7 PzBef 38t, 8 PzBefWg I, 59 Armoured cars)
290 Infantry division
3 motorized Infantry division
XXXXI motorized Corps 6 Panzer-Division (155 Pz 35t, 30 Pz IV, 47 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 5 PzBefWg 35t, 8 PzBefWg I, 60 Armoured cars)
1 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 71 Pz III/5cm, 43 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 11 PzBefWg, 58 Armoured cars, 6 15cm SP guns)
36 motorized Infantry division
269 Infantry division
Commander Rear Area of Army Group 101 281 Security Division
285 Security Division z.b.V. (for special use)
207 Security Division
Army Headquarter Norway (v Falkenhorst)
Army Corps Divisions
Norway and Northern Finland Reserves 710 Infantry division
XXXVI Corps (Northern Finland) SS Nord
169 Infantry division
Mountain Corps Norway 2 Mountain Division
3 Mountain Division
702 Infantry division
199 Infantry division
XXXIII Corps 196 Infantry division
181 Infantry division
LXX Corps 69 Infantry division
214. Infantry division
163 Infantry division
Army Group D (Commander West)
Army Corps Divisions
in the West
Commander Netherlands 82 Infantry division
719 Infantry division
15 Army Reserves 711 Infantry division
XXXVII Corps 304 Infantry division
306 Infantry division
320 Infantry division
208 Infantry division
340 Infantry division
321 Infantry division
227 Infantry division
XXXII Corps 302 Infantry division
336 Infantry division
332 Infantry division
225 Infantry division
LX Corps 716 Infantry division
323 Infantry division
83 Infantry division
319 Infantry division
216 Infantry division
1st Army Reserves Panzer Brigade 100 (French captured tanks: 75 Pz 35-S, 190 Pz 38H, 15 PzBefWg 35-S, 4 PzBefWg 38H)
Panzer Brigade 101 (French captured tanks: 11 Pz 35-S, 28 Pz 38H, 3 PzBefWg 35-S)
XXVII Corps 337 Infantry division
327 Infantry division
335 Infantry division
XXXXV Corps 339 Infantry division
215 Infantry division
342 Infantry division
7th Army XXV Corps 709 Infantry division
211 Infantry division
205 Infantry division
712 Infantry division
LIX Corps 81 Infantry division
305 Infantry division
715 Infantry division
246 Infantry division
XXXI Corps 223 Infantry division
708 Infantry division
88 Infantry division
212 Infantry division
333 Infantry division
Southeast
Army Corps Divisions
in the Balkans
12th Army 164 Infantry division
125 Infantry Regiment
XVIII Mountain Corps 5 Mountain Division
6 Mountain Division
LXV Corps 717 Infantry division
714 Infantry division
704 Infantry division
718 Infantry division
Africa
Army Corps Divisions
Western Desert
German Africa Corps (DAK) 5 Light Division (20 Pz IV, 71 Pz III/5cm, 45 Pz II, 25 Pz I, 8 PzBefWg III, 3 PzBefWg I, 27 Pzjaeger I, 55 Armoured Cars, 24 SdKfz 10/4 AA, 12 trucks 20-mm-AA)
15 Panzer Division (20 Pz IV, 71 Pz III/5cm, 46 Pz II, 11 Pz I, 6 PzBefWg III, 4 PzBefWg I, 59 Armoured cars)

Numerical overview of the distribution of German divisions on June 21, 1941

Inf = infantry, Lig = Light, Mt = Mountain, Pz = Panzer (armoured), mot = motorized infantry, Cav = Cavalry, SS = Waffen-SS, Sec = Security divisions

Numerical overview of the distribution of divisions
Inf Lig Mt Pz mot Cav SS Sec
Army Group South:
11 A. 7
17 A. 7 3 1 2
6 A. 5 1
PzGr 1 6 5 2 1
Reserves 1
sum 25 4 1 5 2 1 3
Army Group Center:
4 A. 12 2
PzGr 2 6 5 2 1 1
9 A. 7
PzGr 3 4 4 3
Reserves 2 1
sum 31 9 5 1 1 3
Army Group North:
16 A. 8
PzGr 4 2 3 2 1
18 A. 7
Reserves 3
sum 20 3 2 1
OKH reserves 23 1 2 1 1
TOTAL EAST 99 4 2 19 10 1 4 6
Balkans 5 2
West 38
Norway 9 2 1
Denmark 1
North Africa 1 1
TOTAL 152 4 6 20 11 1 5 6

Approximate organization strength (TOE) of the major types of the German Army divisions in June 1941
Infantry motorized Infantry Mountain Panzer Waffen-SS
Officers 500 c.400 ? 400+ c.600
Officials 100 100 ? 100 ?
NCOs 2,500 c.1,700 ? 2,000+ c.2,500
Privates 13,400 c.12,500 ? 9,300+ c.18,750
Total strength 16,500 (35 divisions 1st wave 18,000) c.13,500 13,056 15,600 c.20,000
Infantry Regiments 3 each with 3,000 2 each with 3,000 2 each with 3,000 2 each with 3,000 3 each with 3,000
Machine guns MG34 547 c.678 336 c.327 876
Ant-tank rifles 90 - 63 -
Mortars 142 (54 x 8.1cm, 84 x 5cm) 108 (42 x 8.1cm, 66 x 5cm) 90 (36 x 8.1cm, 54 x 5cm) 78 (30 x 8.1cm, 48 x 5cm) 156 (60 x 8.1 cm, 96 x 5 cm)
Infantry guns 26 (6 x 15cm, 20 x 7.5cm) 20 (4 x 15cm, 20 x 7.5cm) 16 (4 x 15cm, 12 x 7.5cm) 24 (4 x 15cm, 20 x 7.5cm) 28 (6 x 15cm, 22 x 7.5cm)
Anti-tank guns 72 (66 x 3.7cm, 6 x 5cm) 63 (54 x 3.7cm, 9 x 5cm) 48 (3.7cm) 51 (42 x 3.7cm, 9 x 5 cm) 75 (66 x 3.7cm, 9 x 5cm)
Howitzers and field guns 48 (12 x 15cm, 36 x 10.5cm leFH ) 36 (12 x 15cm, 24 x 10.5cm leFH) 48 (36 x 10.5cm leFH, 12 x 15cm) 42 (24 x 10.5cm leFH, 12 x 15cm, 6 x 15cm SIG33 SP guns) 48 (12 x 15cm, 36 x 10.5cm leFH)
Anti-aircraft guns 11 11-12 12 11-12 30 (2 x 2cm, 4 x 8.8 cm, 24 x SdKfz 10/4)
Armoured cars 2-3 26 - 68 34
Tanks - - - 162 7 (StuG III)
Halftracks 14 105 110 109
Motor vehicles 942 2,041 - c.1,960 2,910
Motorcycles 452 1,300 - c.1,300 c.1,700
Horses 5,375 - ? - -
Horse-drawn carriages 1,133 - ? - -

Inventory of armored fighting vehicles on June 1, 1941
Type Figures
PzKpfw I 877
PzKpfw II 1,072
Panzer II Flamm (flame-thrower) 85
Panzer 35(t) 187
Panzer 38(t) 754
PzKpfw III 1,440
PzKpfw IV 517
Armoured Command Vehicles 330
Assault Gun StuG III 377
TOTAL 5,639
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