The Armeegruppe Narwa was formed 2 February 1944 from Gruppe Sponheimer. It was redesignated Armeeabteilung Narwa in May 1944 and Armeeabteilung Grasser 25 September 1944.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Johannes Frießner (23 Feb 1944 - 3 July 1944)
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser (3 July 1944 - 25 Sep 1944)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberstleutnant Kurt von Einem (23 Feb 1944 - 14 Mar 1944)
Generalmajor Paul Reichelt (14 Mar 1944 - 25 Sep 1944)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Gerhard Oetken (23 Feb 1944 - 5 Mar 1944)
Major Friedrich-Wilhelm Eichendorff (5 Mar 1944 - 25 Sep 1944)

Area of operations

Eastern front, northern sector (Feb 1944 - Sep 1944)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Gold (2)
- Eichendorff, Friedrich-Wilhelm, 28.09.1944, Major i.G., Ia Armee-Abt Narwa
- Kresin, Paul, 01.09.1944, Oberst, Arko 138
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (2)
- Delden van, Bernhard, 22.09.1944, Major d.R., Nachr.Abt. 454 u. ANF
- Olbrich, Franz, 27.09.1944, Major d.R., Kdr.d.Nachsch.Tr. Armee-Abt Narwa
Holders of the Knight's Cross (2)
- Oakleaves (1)
-- Frießner, Johannes 09.04.1944 [445. EL] General der Infanterie Fhr Armee-Abt Narwa
- Knight's Cross (1)
-- Reichelt, Paul 08.10.1944 Generalmajor Chef d. Gen.St. Armee-Abt Narwa

Order of battle (15 Apr 1944)

At the disposal of Armeeabteilung Narwa
- 170. Infanterie-Division
- 122. Infanterie-Division
- 61. Infanterie-Division (most)
XXVI. Armeekorps
- Estonian Grenzschutz-Regiment 3
- 225. Infanterie-Division (most)
- 11. Infanterie-Division
- 58. Infanterie-Division + 225. Infanterie-Division (part)
XXXXIII. Armeekorps
- 227. Infanterie-Division
- 61. Infanterie-Division (part) + Alarm-Einheiten
- Pz.Gr. “Feldherrnhalle”
III. (germ.) SS-Panzerkorps
- SS-Brigade “Nederland” + SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland” (most)
- 20. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Division
- SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland” (part)
Küstenverteidigung Ost (Stab 2. Flak-Division)
285. Sicherungs-Division (most)

Order of battle (15 June 1944)

At the disposal of Armeeabteilung Narwa
- 61. Infanterie-Division
XXVI. Armeekorps
- 227. Infanterie-Division + Estonian Grenzschutz-Regimenter 2 & 3
- 170. Infanterie-Division
- 225. Infanterie-Division
XXXXIII. Armeekorps
- 58. Infanterie-Division
- 11. Infanterie-Division
- 122. Infanterie-Division
III. (germ.) SS-Panzerkorps
- SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland” + SS-Brigade “Nederland”
- 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1)
Küstenverteidigung Ost (Stab 2. Flak-Division) + 5 Estonian battalions
Küstenverteidigung West, 285. Sicherungs-Division + 4 Estonian battalions

Order of battle (15 July 1944)

XXXXIII. Armeekorps
- 227. Infanterie-Division + Estonian Grenzschutz-Regimenter 2 & 4
- 58. Infanterie-Division (most)
III. (germ.) SS-Panzerkorps
- 11. Infanterie-Division
- SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland”
- SS-Brigade “Nederland”
- 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1)
Küstenverteidigung Ost (Stab 2. Flak-Division) + 5 Estonian battalions
Küstenverteidigung West, 285. Sicherungs-Division + 4 Estonian battalions

Order of battle (15 Aug 1944)

Gruppe Brigadeführer Wagner
- 207. Sicherungs-Division
- Estonian Grenzschutz-Regimenter 1 & 5 + Estonian Ersatz-Grenzschutz-Regiment
Division z.b.V. 300
- Estonian Grenzschutz-Regimenter 2, 3, 4 & 6
Gruppe Generalleutnant Reymann
- 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1) (most)
- 11. Infanterie-Division
- 285. Sicherungs-Division (part)
III. (germ.) SS-Panzerkorps
- SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland”
- SS-Brigade “Nederland”
- 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1) (part)
- SS-Brigade “Langemarck”
Küstenverteidigung Ost (Stab 2. Flak-Division)
Küstenverteidigung West, 285. Sicherungs-Division

Order of battle (16 Sep 1944)

II. Armeekorps
- 563. Grenadier-Division
- 87. Infanterie-Division
- 207. Sicherungs-Division
III. (germ.) SS-Panzerkorps
- Division z.b.V. 300
- 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1) + 285. Sicherungs-Division (part)
- 11. Infanterie-Division
- 11. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland”
- 4. SS-Brigade “Nederland”
- 5. SS-Brigade “Wallonien”
- 6. SS-Brigade “Langemarck”
Küstenverteidigung Ost (Stab 2. Flak-Division)
Küstenverteidigung West

In fiction

The 2011 board game "Army Group Narwa" by Stefan Ekström covers the actions around Narva.

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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