Narva during World War II

During World War II also Narva was occupied by Germany and there was heavy fighting. On Februari 23, 1944, the Armee-Abteiling Narwa is formed. About this see: Lexicon der Wehrmacht.

Fieldpost letter, sent March 1944, with in the bottom left corner the fieldpostnumber 32898.

32898 is the number of the 3. Kompanie Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 426. The Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 426 consisted of 4 Companies ans was part of the XXVI Armeekorps. The XXVI Armeekorps was as part of the Armee Abteilung Narwa, March 1944 active in Narva. July 1944 this Korps, then part of the 3rd Panzerarmee by Heeresgruppe Mitte, moved to Lithuania. September 1944: the Korps, now part of the 4th Armee to Eastern Prussia.

Fragment of the enclosed letter.
Mi. 6, 30 + 30 kopecks, the two Narva castles.

During the German occupation also two postage stamps have a picture of Narva: mi. 7 and mi. 9, issued September 29, 1941.

Mi. 9, 100 + 100 kopecks, The Hermann Fortress in Narva.

The stamps mi. 4-9 were issued for the benefit of a fund for reconstruction of the country.

All stamps are perforated and 15+15, 20+20 and 30+30 also imperforated.