20th Mountain Army (Wehrmacht)

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The German Lapland Army (AOK Lappland) was one of the two army echelon headquarters controlling German troops in the far north of Norway and Finland during World War II. It was established in January 1942, and renamed the 20th Mountain Army (20. Gebirgsarmee) in June 1942. On 18 December 1944, the 20th Mountain Army absorbed the German Army of Norway.

20th Mountain Army
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ActiveJanuary 1942–1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
SizeArmy
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Eduard Dietl
Lothar Rendulic

CommandersEdit

Commander-in-chiefsEdit

No. Commander Took office Left office Time in office
1Dietl, EduardGeneraloberst
Eduard Dietl
(1890–1944)
14 January 194223 June 1944 †2 years, 161 days
2Rendulic, LotharGeneraloberst
Lothar Rendulic
(1887–1971)
25 June 194421 January 1945210 days
3Böhme, FranzGeneral der Gebirgstruppe
Franz Böhme
(1885–1947)
21 January 19457 May 1945106 days

Chiefs of staffEdit

UnitsEdit

April 1942

Supporting Units ~

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