Translated from the Russian publication:Intelligence report No. 1 of the Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Red Army
20.00. June 22, 1941
1. As a result of hostilities during the day of 22.6, the data available on 20.6. regarding the following enemy grouping located directly on the border with the USSR have been actually confirmed:
According to the data on 21.6, 24 age classes were called up to the Finnish army, that is, until the 1897 year of brth, which makes it possible to mobilize an army of 350-400 thousand men and form up to 18 infantry. divisions (including brigades and separate battalions).
[The Finnish Army mobilized 16 divisions and 3 brigades with about 350,000 men in the field ground forces]
Data on the deployment of the Finnish army at 21.6 was not received, however, according to the experience of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-40 and recent location of divisions and infantry brigades in the Finnish army the following option is possible:
a) The coast of the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, the Abo (Turku) region, Helsinki, Loviisa - up to 3 infantry divisions;
b) Kouvola direction, Lappeenranta, Kouvola, Virolahti region - up to 5 infantry divisions;
c) Mikkeli direction, Savonlinna region, Mikkeli, Imatra - up to 2 infantry divisions;
d) Kuopio direction, Nurmes region, Kuopio, Kitee - up to 4 infantry divisions;
e) Uleaborg direction, Taivalkoski, Kajaani, Kuhmoniemi - up to 2 infantry divisions;
f) Reserve - up to 2 infantry divisions.
In the north, the main grouping is made up of parts of the German army, which in the Rovaniemi direction has up to 3-4 divisions, and in addition, in the Kirkines area, up to three additional divisions.
[In reality 2 divisions in the Rovaniemi area and 2 divisions in the Kirkines area]
In the southeastern regions of Finland, construction of field obstacles continues. In the area of the peninsula Hanko wire fences are being prepared for electrification.
On 22.6. Finnish troops entered and continue to enter the demilitarized Aland Islands. The Governor of Aland proposed the Soviet representatives to urgently evacuate.
According to the NKGB, the Finnish General Staff (obviously, the headquarters of the main command) is installed in the Hakoiken estate on the northwestern shore of Lake Kernalanjärvi, which is 18 km southeast of Hamenlinna.
Groupings are confirmed:
a) In the Tilsit area, 3-4 infantry divisions, two motorized divisions and one tank division. The operational direction of this group is - Tilsit, Shauliai. To her left in the Silute and Memel areas there is a support group consisting of three divisions, of which one is motorized.
[In reality 18 Army and 4 Panzer Group with 15 divisions, including 3 tank and 3 motorized]
b) A grouping in the area of Insterburg, Goldap, Schirvindt, consisting of at least three infantry divisions, cavalry brigade and one tank regiment with an operational direction to Kaunas (Kovno);
[In reality 16 Army with 8 infantry divisions]
c) A grouping in the area of Suwalki, Augustow, Sejny, consisting of at least three infantry and two motorized divisions with an operational direction to Alytus, Vilnius and with part its their forces bypassing Grodno from the north through Pozce (Poreč).
[In reality 3 Panzer Group with 4 tank, 3 motorized and 3 infantry divisions]
New in the composition of the troops in this area is the transfer to the Suwalki area of one or two SS tank divisions with a total strength of up to 500 tanks during 21.6;
d) Grouping in the area of Lötzen, Lyk, Augustow, about three infantry divisions with one tank division operates in the direction of Grodno.
[In reality 9 Army with 8 infantry and 1 security division]
The strength of enemy groupings in East Prussia is 29 divisions, of which: motorized - 5, tank - 4-5.
[In reality the Army Group North and 3 Panzer Group and 9 Army of the Army Group Center with 49 divisions, including 6 motorized and 7 tank]
Groupings are confirmed:
a) In the area of Mlawa, Ciechanów, Ostroleka, Myszyniec on the operational direction of Bialystok consisting of approximately 5 infantry divisions;
[In reality elements of one infantry division (87)]
b) grouping of troops in the region of Brest, Siedlce, Domachevo on the operational direction Brest – Kobrin consisting of at least three infantry and one tank division.
[In reality 2 Panzer Group with 15 divisions (5 tank, 3 motorized, 6 infantry, 1 cavalry)]
c) grouping to the east and north-east of Warsaw in the Malkin, Wyszków, Wegrów area, consisting of 6 infantry and one motorized divisions operating to Bialystok.
[4 Army with 12 infantry and 2 security divisions]
The total strength of the grouping in front of the Western front in the Warsaw region is 31 divisions, of which 21 infantry, 1 motorized, 4 tank and 1 cavalry divisions.
[Army Group Center w/o 3 Panzer Group and 9 Army – total 19 infantry, 3 motorized, 5 tank, 1 cavalry and 2 security divisions, total 30]
Groupings are confirmed:
a) In the area of Schebrzeszyn, Tomaszow (Lubelski), Sokal, Hrubieszów. This group operates on the front Vladimir-Volynsk - Rava-Ruska; of this group 4 infantry and one tank divisions were revealed in battles .
It is necessary to reckon with the fact that as a result of the approach of enemy troops during 20 and 21.6 from behind the Vistula River this group includes about 10 infantry, 3 motorized and 1 tank division;
[1 Panzer Group and 6 Army w/o XVII Army Corps, IV Army Corps of the 17 Army – 9 infantry, 4 motorized, 5 tank, 1 security divisions, total 19]
b) Grouping in the area of Leżajsk, Rzeszow, Radymno, Jarosław, operating in the direction of Yaroslav, Lvov composed of 4 infantry and two tank divisions.
Of these tank divisions, in battles of 22.6 one tank division has been revealed so far.
[17 Army w/o elements – 11 division total]
Groups that haven’t reveal themselves:
a) Grouping in the Wlodawa, Lublin, Chełm area, consisting of 4 infantry and one tank division;
[XVII Army Corps with 2 infantry divisions]
b) Grouping in the area of Krosno, Jaslo, Sanok, consisting of 3-4 infantry divisions;
[2 security divisions]
c) Grouping in east Slovakia composed of 5 divisions. Two additional divisions have been revealed in its composition.
[no forces in reality]
Expected composition and grouping of the Romanian army
As a result of the eight days of general mobilization, by the present day the Romanian Army has:
infantry divisions - up to 30;
cavalry divisions - 4;
mountain rifle brigades - four;
motor mechanized brigades - 2-3;
tank regiments - 2;
air regiments - 9.
[24 active and reserve infantry divisions, 5 cavalry and mixed brigades, 4 mountain brigades, 1 armored division]
The main grouping of the Romanian army is located in Moldavia and Dobrogea; highest density
(up to 4 army corps) is detected in the area of the Focsani gates - Tecuci, Focsani, Braila and
The Romanian troops that were previously stationed in Sibiu (17th and 28th Infantry Divisions) have been transferred to Moldavia.
The 32nd Reserve Infantry Division has been formed in Medjidia.
Number of German troops in Romania:
The grouping is confirmed:
a) in North. Moldavia in the Darabani, Radauti, Suceava, Botosani area the grouping consisting of seven German divisions (of which one tank, two motorized) and 2-3 Romanian divisions for operations in the direction Kamyanets-Podolsky. Part of the forces of this group operates in the direction of Chernivtsi.
According to data received from the front on 22.6 3-4 infantry divisions from its composition have been revealed so far.
The grouping of German troops in the Carpathian Ukraine, consisting of 4 divisions, has not yet been revealed
In relation to it data have been received about an additional increase by 2-4 infantry divisions.
[no forces in reality]
2. The general increase in the density of the direct concentration of German troops in front of
Front is emphasized
Specifically, by additional data on 20 and 21.6 it was established:
a) Strengthening of the Suwalki grouping by two SS Panzer divisions (noted above);
b) Strengthening of the grouping in the area of Krasnystaw, Rozduv, Tomaszow, Zamosc - by six infantry divisions;
c) Strengthening of the area of Katowice, Krakow, Rzeszow by 4 divisions;
d) Strengthening of the Krosno area by 1 division;
e) Strengthening of the eastern Slovakia by 2 divisions (noted above);
f) Strengthening the area of the Carpathian Ukraine by 2-4 divisions (noted above);
g) The end of the transfer of German divisions from Bulgaria to Romanian territory, which gave an increase by approximately 5 divisions. Taking them into account, the total of German divisions in Rumania should be counted as 33-35 divisions.
[In reality 11 Army and German military mission to Romania with 7 infantry divisions]
The overall strengthening of the German grouping at the front - 22-24 divisions.
In this regard, the total strength of enemy groupings is determined as:
a) On the North-Western Front - 29 divisions, of which 5 are motorized, 4-5 - tank divisions;
[49 divisions, including 5 motorized and 7 tank division]
b) On the Western Front, in the Warsaw region, 31 divisions, of which 21 are infantry, one motorized, four tank and one cavalry;
[30 divisions: 19 infantry, 3 motorized, 5 tank, 1 cavalry and 2 security divisions]
c) On the Southwestern Front (up to Slovakia) - 48 divisions - of which: 5 motorized and 6 tank divisions.
[35 divisions, incl. 4 motorized and 5 tank]
In addition, in Slovakia and the Carpathian Ukraine, the number of German troops is 13-15 divisions.
[no forces in reality]
In Romania - 33-35 divisions; of them 4 tank, 11 motorized and one mountain rifle division.
[7 infantry divisions]
Front-level reserves in the Czestochowa, Breslau, Moravska Ostrava - up to 7 divisions; in Thorn, Bromberg, Poznan, the number of front-level reserve divisions has not been established.
The reserve of the main command until 20.6 consisted of 17-20 divisions located in the central regions of Germany. Due to the fact that the June transfers of troops to the east were carried out from the Western Front, the composition of this reserve should be considered as remaining constant, especially since further withdrawal of troops from the West for deployment against the USSR is possible.
1. The enemy committed significant forces to battle on 22.6; namely 37-39 infantry divisions, 5 motorized, 8 tank divisions, and total 50-52 divisions.
However, this makes only about 30% of the enemy forces concentrated at the front.
2. In the direction of the main strikes 22.6 it is clear that the enemy has the following immediate targets:
a) to envelope and destroy our Bialystok grouping and b) to create conditions for the encirclement of the Lvov group, taking advantage in both cases of his position encompassing the Bialystok and Lvov salients.
Active operations in the direction of Vilnius and Kaunas, made simultaneously with strikes on Grodno and Volkovysk, obviously pursue the goal to separate the North-Western and Western fronts.
Head of the Intelligence Directorate
of the General Staff of the Red Army
Lieutenant General Golikov
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