Maps: 1940 - 1945
c1942-43 Nazi maps recovered by the US. All images from www.wii-photos-maps.com
1942: Positions of Nazi units. Also DETAIL image.
May, 1942: Nazi
Europe. Also DETAIL
"Brandenburg Division" troop locations:
1940 "Belorusskaya SSR," Leningrad, 1:5 000 000,
from the 11th edition of "Pocket Atlas of the USSR,"
published by "Chief Administration of Geodesy and
Cartography under the Council of People's Commissars
of the USSR." Adjacent parts of Poland are labeled "area
of state interests of Germany"
SSR," published the
year of f its
21, 1940, following the
invasion of Soviet
troops on June 17,
1940 and the
installation of a puppet
govern- ment. The
Estonian SSR was
incorp- orated into the
USSR August 9, 1940
|1943 E. Krasauskas:
published in the
in Augsburg, the US
Zone, Germany by
Baltia, the Baltic
1942 Jekab Jureviz; Gottfried Müller; Hermann Warren: "Ostland-Atlas: Baltische Randstaaten," published in Riga by Reichskommissar für das Ostland. One of two reports that make up the
"Strukturbericht über das Ostland" (Structural Report on the Ostland), the other being "Ostland in Zahlen" (Ostland in Numbers). This report was created by the Nazi Reich Commissioner for the Eastern
Territories and used in the civil administration of the occupied Eastern Territories: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarussia and part of Poland. The 52 color maps show the occupied administrative
territories, its climate and vegetation, population demographics, agricultural status, industry, energy and economic features, traffic and roads, foreign trade in 1938, and the history of the area to
1943. Some representative maps and DETAIL images are shown below. Maps by Ethnicity and religion are on the "Maps Ethnographic" page. From Ball State University's digital library, at www.bsu.edu
German (Luftwaffe)-produced Town Plans of cities in Poland and the Baltic States:
at 1:7 500.
1940 "STADTPLAN DER
LIBAU (LIEPAJA)" at
1:10 000. Based on: 1.
Ljepajas 1: 11 600; 2.
Plan Lipawie Port 1:20
000, P. Mantnieka, Kart.
1940 "STADTPLAN VON
BIALYSTOK" (Poland) at
1: 7 500.
(KAUNAS)" AT 1:15
000. Based on
Planas," published by
Spaudos Fondas, and
from der Luftwaffe
"BIAŁYSTOK," at 1:25 000, with a street
index. From stamps on the map, from, at various
times, the CIA Map Library (undated), the Dept. of
State Map Division as of March, 1947, and, as of
January, 1982, the BYU Library Map Collection,
Provo, Utah. Image courtesy of http://www.
"WILNO - PLAN MIASTA" at 1: 15
000, without a street index. From
the Geography - Geology Map Library,
Kansas Univ., image courtesy of
"TOWN PLANS OF POLAND, FIRST EDITION" drawn by Geographical Section,
Polish General Staff, August 1943. Photolithographed by the War Office.
1944 W.I.G.: "KOWNO," Edinburgh,
at 1:500 000. From www.mapywig.org
1940 "Litovskaya SSR"
PLAN RIGA -
1:12 500. From
1944 Deutsche Heereskarte (German Army
Map) @ 1:100 000: "1a. Telsche." From
16 x 11 1/4 inches,
1941 "Strassenkarte der Baltischen Länder:
Blatt 3: Lettland Westblatt; Blatt 5: Litauen,
Westblatt," at 1:300 000, both published in
March, 1941 by the "Generalstab das Heeres,
Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und
Vermessungswesen." From www.mapywig.org
c1942 (Anon.): "Verwal-
tungskarte des General-
bezirks Litauen" (Admin-
istrative Map of the General
District Lithuania), Kaunas.
From the Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences,
er," from "Deutsch-
land und die Welt -
1941 Antanas Vieržbickis:
"Lietuvos gele- žinkelių
žemėlapis - Karte der
(Map of Lithuanian
Railways), Kaunas. From
The Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
1942 John B. Bar-
"Poland and Baltic
Deutschlands: Bl. 75
GRODNO," a rail map
showing standard and
narrow gauge railways
in an area from
"Marijampole" to Grodno,
for the German army.
c1940 London Geo-
c1940: "Литовская ССР, Латвийская
ССР, Эстонская ССР" (Lithuanian,
Latvian, Estonian SSRs). Lithuanian,
Latvian and Estonian Soviet Socialist
Republics were established July 21,
1940. They ended, temporarily, in July
1941. From 6440tat on eBay