The Armeegruppe Blumentritt was formed on 10 April 1945 from Armeegruppe Student. Established to control troops on the Weser River from Hameln to the Baltic Sea coast, Armeegruppe Blumentritt tried to delay the Anglo-Canadian advance to keep the Baltic Sea ports open as long as possible so German refugees could continue fleeing the Soviet advance in the east.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Günther Blumentritt (10 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberst Willi Mantey (10 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major von Roos (10 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945)
Oberstleutnant Kurt Busch (25 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Western front (Apr 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle (12 Apr 1945)

Korps-Stab Ems
- Division Nr. 480
- Division z.b.V. 172
- 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division
Stellvertretendes XI. Armeekorps (Wehrkreis XI)
- Kampfgruppe 3. Panzer-Grenadier-Division

Order of battle (25 Apr 1945)

Kampfkommandant Hamburg
- Division Hamburg Nord
- Division Hamburg Süd
Korps Ems
- 15. Panzer-Grenadier-Division
- Divisionsstab z.b.V. 172
- Division Nr. 480
- 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division
- Kampfkommandant Bremen
Korps Witthöft
Armeekorps z.V.
- Divisionsstab Oetken
- Kommandeur Panzertruppen X

Sources used

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

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