The Armeeabteilung Samland was formed on 9 February 1945 from the XXVIII. Armeekorps for operations in Samland. Attacking in conjunction with the besieged defenders of Königsberg, Armeeabteiluing Samland opened a relief corridor to the city on 20 February 1945. The unit reverted to the designation XXVIII. Armeekorps on 26 February 1945.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick (9 Feb 1945 - 26 Feb 1945)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberst Ernst-August Lassen (9 Feb 1945-26 Feb 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Alexander Rominger (9 Feb 1945-26 Feb 1945)

Area of operations

East Prussia (Feb 1945)

Order of battle (19 Feb 1945)

IX. Armeekorps
- Festungskommandant Pillau (Divisionsstab z.b.V. 607)
- Divisionsstab 548. Volks-Grenadier-Division
- 58. Infanterie-Division
- 93. Infanterie-Division
- 95. Infanterie-Division + 286. Infanterie-Division (remnants)
- 551. Volks-Grenadier-Division (remnants)

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
Christopher Duffy - Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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