Military Formation Comparisons


  U.K. U.S.A. U.S.S.R. Germany Japan
xxxxx Army Group Army Group Front Heeresgruppe General Army
xxxx Army Army Army Armee Area Army
xxx Corps Corps Corps Korps Army
xx Division Division Division Division Division
x Brigade Brigade Brigade Brigade Brigade
ιιι Regiment Regiment Regiment Regiment Regiment
ιι Batallion Batallion Batallion Abteilung Batallion
ι Company Company Company Kompanie Company
••• Platoon Platoon Platoon Zug Platoon
Section Squad Squad Gruppe Squad



(1) U.K. Regiments were used as administrative units.

Source: I.C.B. Dear & M.R.D. Foot, The Oxford Companion to World War II and - The German Armed Forces 1919-1945.