The Armee Lappland was formed on 14 January 1942 to control the German troops in Finland. It was redesignated 20. Gebirgs-Armee on 22 June 1942.

Commanders

General der Gebirgstruppe Eduard Dietl (14 Jan 1942 - 22 June 1942)

Chiefs of Staff

Generalmajor Ferdinand Jodl (14 Jan 1942 - 22 June 1942)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Hugo Sittmann (14 Jan 1942 - 22 June 1942)

Area of operations

Finland (Jan 1942 - Jun 1942)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Finnish Order of the Cross of Liberty, 1st Class with Swords (3)
- Bingler, Dr. med. Kurt, 28.03.1942, Generalarzt, Armeearzt AOK Lappland
- Heunert, Iwan, 28.03.1942, Generalleutnant, Korück 525 (AOK Lappland)
- Jodl, Ferdinand, 28.03.1942, Generalmajor, Chef d. Gen.St. AOK Lappland

Order of battle (22 Apr 1942)

At the disposal of Armee Lappland
- 7. Gebirgs-Division (part)
Finnish III Corps
- Finnish 3rd Division
- SS-Division “Nord”
- Finnish Division J
XXXVI. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
- 169. Infanterie-Division
- 1/3 163. Infanterie-Division
- verstärktes Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139
Gebirgskorps Norwegen
- 6. Gebirgs-Division
- 2. Gebirgs-Division
- 1/3 214. Infanterie-Division
- 702. Infanterie-Division (part)

Order of battle (11 May 1942)

At the disposal of Armee Lappland
- 2/3 163. Infanterie-Division (in transit)
- XVIII. Gebirgs-Armeekorps (in transit)
Finnish III Corps
- 7. Gebirgs-Division (in transit)
- Finnish 3rd Division
- SS-Division “Nord”
- Finnish Division J
- verstärktes Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139
XXXVI. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
- 169. Infanterie-Division
- verstärktes Infanterie-Regiment 324
Gebirgskorps Norwegen
- 6. Gebirgs-Division
- 2. Gebirgs-Division
- 1/3 214. Infanterie-Division
- 69. Infanterie-Division (part)

Soldiers in the Rovaniemi area 1942
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(Courtesy of Denis Barthel, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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