The Armee Ligurien was formed on 31 July 1944 from Armeeabteilung von Zangen. The mixed German-Italian formation was responsible for guarding the western flank of Heeresgruppe C by providing coastal defenses from the area of La Spezia northwestward past Genoa to the Franco-Italian border. From 30 October 1944-11 February 1945, it was designated Armeegruppe Ligurien with the 14. Armee subordinated to its command. It reverted to the designation Armee Ligurien on 11 February 1945 and surrendered on 2 May 1945.

Commanders

Maresciallo d’Italia Rodolfo Graziani (31 Jul 1944 - 2 May 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

Generalmajor Walter Nagel (31 Jul 1944 - 20 Apr 1945)
Generalmajor Max Pemsel (20 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945) (POW)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberst Raban Freiherr von Canstein (31 Jul 1944 - 2 May 1945)

Area of operations

Italy (Jul 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle (15 Aug 1944)

At the disposal of Armee Ligurien
- 90. Panzer-Grenadier-Division (most)
LXXV. Armeekorps
- 90. Panzer-Grenadier-Division (part)
- Sicherungs-Regiment 38
- II./3. Regiment “Brandenburg”
Korps-Abteilung Lieb
- Lehr-Bataillon Mittenwald
- Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon 4
- 34. Infanterie-Division + 3a Divisione Fanteria di Marina “San Marco”

Order of battle (13 Oct 1944)

At the disposal of Armee Ligurien
- 148. Infanterie-Division
- 3. Regiment “Brandenburg”
- Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS (italienische Nr. 1) (forming)
LXXV. Armeekorps
- 157. Gebirgs-Division
- 5. Gebirgs-Division
- 34. Infanterie-Division
Korps Lombardia
- 3a Divisione Fanteria di Marina “San Marco”
- 232. Infanterie-Division
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa”

Order of battle (26 Nov 1944)

At the disposal of Armeegruppe Ligurien
- 162. (Turk.) Infanterie-Division (without 1 regiment)
- Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS (italienische Nr. 1) (forming)
LXXV. Armeekorps
- 157. Gebirgs-Division
- 5. Gebirgs-Division
- 34. Infanterie-Division
- 2a Divisione Granatieri “Littorio”

14. Armee (subordinated to Armeegruppe Ligurien)
Korps Lombardia
- 3a Divisione Fanteria di Marina “San Marco”
- 148. Infanterie-Division (part)
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (part)
LI. Gebirgskorps
- 148. Infanterie-Division (without 1 regiment) + 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (without 1 regiment)
- 232. Infanterie-Division

Order of battle (31 Dec 1944)

At the disposal of Armeegruppe Ligurien
- 162. (Turk.) Infanterie-Division (without 1 regiment)
- Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS (italienische Nr. 1) (forming)
LXXV. Armeekorps
- 5. Gebirgs-Division
- 148. Infanterie-Division (part)
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (part)
Korps Lombardia
- 3a Divisione Fanteria di Marina “San Marco”
- 148. Infanterie-Division (part)
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (part)

14. Armee (subordinated to Armeegruppe Ligurien)
At the disposal of the 14. Armee
- 1a Divisione Bersaglieri “Italia”
LI. Gebirgskorps
- 148. Infanterie-Division (without 1 regiment)
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (without 1 regiment)
- 232. Infanterie-Division

Order of battle (11 Feb 1945)

At the disposal of Armee Ligurien
- 162. (Turk.) Infanterie-Division
LXXV. Armeekorps
- 5. Gebirgs-Division
- 34. Infanterie-Division

Order of battle (1 Mar 1945)

LXXV. Armeekorps
- 5. Gebirgs-Division
- 34. Infanterie-Division
Korps Lombardia
- Festungs-Brigade 134

Order of battle (31 Mar 1945, 12 Apr 1945)

At the disposal of Armee Ligurien
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (without 1 regiment)
LXXV. Armeekorps
- 5. Gebirgs-Division
- 2a Divisione Granatieri “Littorio”
- 34. Infanterie-Division
Korps Lombardia
- 3a Divisione Fanteria di Marina “San Marco”
- 4a Divisione Alpina “Monterosa” (part)
- Festungs-Brigade 134

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
Ernest F. Fisher, Jr. - Cassino to the Alps, The United States Army in World War II: The Mediterranean Theater of Operations
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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