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5.leichte-Infanterie-Division

Unit Emblems


5.leichte-Infanterie-Division Emblem  

Lineage


  • Wehrgauleitung Ulm
  • Kommandant von Ulm
  • 5.Infanterie-Division
  • 5.leichte-Infanterie-Division

Campaigns


  • Eastern Front 1941-1942

History


The 5.leichte-Infanterie-Division was formed in November and October of 1941 from the 5.Infanterie-Division. The Division was formed as a low mountain warfare unit, and upon formation in November 1941 was sent to the northern sector of the Eastern Front to fight against the Soviets. While fighting in this region the 5.leichte-Infanterie-Division took part in the battles to break the circle around the forces trapped in the Demyansk Pocket. After fighting on the Eastern Front for a number of months it was then renamed as the 5.Jäger-Division.

Organization


General Composition
Jäger-Regiment 56
Jäger-Regiment 75
Artillerie-Regiment 5
I./Artillerie-Regiment 41
5th Divsional Support Units

Knights Cross Holders



War Service


Date Corps Army Army Group Area
12.41 - 1.42 VIII 1. Armee D Nevers area (France)
2.42 - 3.43 X 16. Armee Nord Staraja Russa
4.43 - 5.43 Reserve 16. Armee Nord Staraja Russa
6.43 X 16. Armee Nord Staraja Russa

German Bibliography


  • Die deutschen Infanterie-Divisonen, Band 1-3, by Werner Haupt
  • Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, Band 1-3, by Nobert Kannapin
  • Die Pflege der Tradition der alten Armee in Reichsheer und im der Wehrmacht, by Schirmer/Wiener
  • Die Truppenkennzeichen... der deutchen Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Band 1-4, by Schmitz/Thies
  • Der Zweite Weltkrieg im Kartenbild, Band 1-3, by Klaus-Jurgen Thies
  • Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939, by George Tessin
  • Verbände und Truppen der deutchen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS..., Band 1-14, by Georg Tessin
  • Formationsgeschichte und Stellenbesetzung 1815-1939, Teil 1, der deutschen Heer, Band 1-3, by Günter Wegner
  • Die Deutsche Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Ihre Kommando. u. Grossverbände... im Zweiten Weltkrieg, author unknown
  • Das Reichsheer und Seine Tradition, author unknown
  • Deutsche Rote Kreuz Suchdienst, Divisionsschicksale, author unknown

English Bibliography (Available on Amazon)