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):

ArmyCorpsDivisions
located south of Pripet marshesReserves68 Infantry division
132 Infantry division (Southeast, arriving until July 4)
LI Corps79 Infantry division
95 Infantry division (arriving until July 3)
13 Infantry division
11th Army (v Schobert, in Moldova) LIV Corps50 Infantry division
170 Infantry division
XXX Corps198 Infantry division
8 Romanian Infantry division
14 Romanian Infantry division
6 Romanian Cavalry Brigade
XI Corps76 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 Corps1 Romanian Mountain Brigade
4 Romanian Mountain Brigade
2 Romanian Mountain Brigade
7 Romanian Infantry division
Army Mission Romania72 Infantry division
17th Army (v Stuelpnagel, area Lov)Reserves125 Infantry division
ReservesSlovak Fast Division
Commander Rear Area of Army Group 103454 Security Division
444 Security Division
LII Corps101 Light Division
XXXXIX Mountain Corps257 Infantry division
100 Light Division
1 Mountain Division
4 Mountain Division
IV Corps71 Infantry division
295 Infantry division
24 Infantry division
296 Infantry division
97 Light Division
6th Army (v Reichenau, area Kovel)Reserves168 Infantry division
213 Security Division
XXXXIV Corps9 Infantry division
262 Infantry division
297 Infantry division
57 Infantry division
XVII Corps62 Infantry division
56 Infantry division
298 Infantry division
LV Corps75 Infantry division
111 Infantry division
XXIX Corps44 Infantry division
289 Infantry division
Panzer Group 1 (area Rovno)XXXXVIII motorized Corps16 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):

ArmyCorpsDivisions
north of Pripet marshesReserves99 Light Division
OKH ReservesXXV Corps197 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 Corps110 Infantry division
106 Infantry division
Panzer Group 2 (Guderian, area Minsk)XXIV motorized Corps1 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 CorpsSS-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)Reserves286 Security Division
255 Infantry division
267 Infantry division
293 Infantry division
XII Corps34 Infantry division
29 motorized Infantry division
31 Infantry division
XXXXIII Corps131 Infantry division
134 Infantry division
252 Infantry division
IX Corps292 Infantry division
17 Infantry division
137 Infantry division
263 Infantry division
VII Corps268 Infantry division
7 Infantry division
23 Infantry division
221 Security Division
258 Infantry division
XIII Corps78 Infantry division
LIII Corps52 Infantry division
45 Infantry division
167 Infantry division
9th Armee (Strauss, area Bialystok)Reserves403 Security Division
900 motorized Brigade
102 Infantry division
XXXXII CorpsSS units
87 Infantry division
XX Corps162 Infantry division
129 Infantry division
256 Infantry division
VIII Corps8 Infantry division
28 Infantry division
V Corps161 Infantry division
5 Infantry division
35 Infantry division
VI Corps6 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):

ArmyCorpsDivisions
East Prussia -> Baltic statesReserves251 Infantry division
254 Infantry division
OKH ReservesL Corps86 Infantry division
Police Division (arriving until July 1)
206 Infantry division
16th Army (Busch, area Kaunas)Reserves253 Infantry division
II Corps32 Infantry division
12 Infantry division
121 Infantry division
XXVIII Corps123 Infantry division
122 Infantry division
X Corps126 Infantry division
30 Infantry division
18th Army (v Kuechler, area Riga)I Corps21 Infantry division
1 Infantry division
11 Infantry division
XXVI Corps217 Infantry division
61 Infantry division
XXXVIII Corps291 Infantry division
58 Infantry division
Panzer Group 4 (Hoepner, river Dvina)LVI motorized CorpsSS-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 101281 Security Division
285 Security Division z.b.V. (for special use)
207 Security Division

Army Headquarter Norway (v Falkenhorst):

ArmyCorpsDivisions
Norway and Northern FinlandReserves710 Infantry division
XXXVI Corps (Northern Finland)SS Nord
169 Infantry division
Mountain Corps Norway2 Mountain Division
3 Mountain Division
702 Infantry division
199 Infantry division
XXXIII Corps196 Infantry division
181 Infantry division
LXX Corps69 Infantry division
214. Infantry division
163 Infantry division

Army Group D (Commander West):

ArmyCorpsDivisions
in the West
Commander Netherlands82 Infantry division
719 Infantry division
15 ArmyReserves711 Infantry division
XXXVII Corps304 Infantry division
306 Infantry division
320 Infantry division
208 Infantry division
340 Infantry division
321 Infantry division
227 Infantry division
XXXII Corps302 Infantry division
336 Infantry division
332 Infantry division
225 Infantry division
LX Corps716 Infantry division
323 Infantry division
83 Infantry division
319 Infantry division
216 Infantry division
1st ArmyReserves 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 Corps337 Infantry division
327 Infantry division
335 Infantry division
XXXXV Corps339 Infantry division
215 Infantry division
342 Infantry division
7th ArmyXXV Corps709 Infantry division
211 Infantry division
205 Infantry division
712 Infantry division
LIX Corps81 Infantry division
305 Infantry division
715 Infantry division
246 Infantry division
XXXI Corps223 Infantry division
708 Infantry division
88 Infantry division
212 Infantry division
333 Infantry division


Southeast:

ArmyCorpsDivisions
in the Balkans
12th Army164 Infantry division
125 Infantry Regiment
XVIII Mountain Corps5 Mountain Division
6 Mountain Division
LXV Corps717 Infantry division
714 Infantry division
704 Infantry division
718 Infantry division

Africa:

ArmyCorpsDivisions
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 (armored), mot = motorized infantry, Cav = Cavalry, SS = Waffen-SS, Sec = Security divisions

Numerical overview of the distribution of divisions:

 InfLigMtPzmotCavSSSec
Army Group South:
11 A.7
17 A.7312
6 A.51
PzGr 16521
Reserves1
sum25415213
Army Group Center:
4 A.122
PzGr 265211
9 A.7
PzGr 3443
Reserves21
sum3195113
Army Group North:
16 A.8
PzGr 42321
18 A.7
Reserves3
sum20321
OKH reserves231211
TOTAL EAST99421910146
Balkans52
West38
Norway921
Denmark1
North Africa11
TOTAL152462011156


See also: Germany Army Unit Organization 1939-41.


Inventory of armored fighting vehicles on June 1, 1941:

TypeFigures
PzKpfw I877
PzKpfw II 1,072
Panzer II Flamm (flame-thrower)85
Panzer 35(t)187
Panzer 38(t)754
PzKpfw III 1,440
PzKpfw IV517
Armoured Command Vehicles330
Assault Gun StuG III377
TOTAL 5,639

German tank production and losses June-December 1941:

Production (losses)June 1941July 1941Aug 1941Sep 1941Oct 1941Nov 1941Dec 1941Total
Pzkpfw I- (34)- (146)- (171)- (7)- (18)- (33)- (19)- (428)
PzKpfw II5 (16)27 (117)9 (106)26 (32)23 (65)50 (30)41 (92)181 (458)
Pzkpfw 35(t)- (26)- (26)- (26)- (26)- (26)- (26)- (6)- (162) monthly average
Pzkpfw 38(t)29 (33)80 (182)64 (183)63 (62)66 (85)50 (149)49 (102)401 (796)
Pzkpfw III (37mm)- (23)- (59)- (25)- (16)- (11)- (13)- (29)- (176)
PzKpfw III (50mm)88 (27)176 (164)185 (78)182 (104)174 (79)198 (116)198 (208)1,201 (776)
StuG III56 (3)47 (11)50 (26)38 (12)71 (23)46 (10)40 (19)348 (104)
PzKpfw IV29 (16)55 (111)43 (70)49 (23)40 (55)58 (38)56 (65)330 (378)
Pz.Befwg. (Command vehicles)0 (1)14 (18)5 (12)2 (17)0 (14)0 (6)12 (28)33 (96)
TOTAL207 (179)300 (834)356 (697)360 (299)374 (376)402 (421)396 (568)2,494 (3,374)

About 240 Pzkpfw II, III and IV were lost in North Africa.

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