Army Group North (Russian Front)

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For more information, see: Operation Barbarossa.

In the Operation Barbarossa German invasion of what became the Russian Front, Army Group North was one of the three major strategic-operational forces. It went through several changes of command.

Initial composition

The invasion force consisted of 20 divisions plus supporting units, under the command of Wilhelm von Leeb.


Air (Luftwaffe)

Schutzstaffel (SS)


Von Leeb was replaced by von Kuechler, who, in turn, was relieved by Walter Model. The reliefs all came directly from Adolf Hitler.