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L Armeekorps was formed in October 1940 in Wehrkreis V.

SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln was in February 1942 ordered to form a mix of Ordnungspolizei, Waffen-SS, Latvian Schuma-Auxiliaries into the Kampfgruppe Jeckeln that was used for anti-partisan operations under L Armeekorps. It was used in the area south of Leningrad February until August 1942. (2)

It was known as Gruppe Wegener in April and July 1944.

Commanders

Generaloberst Georg Lindemann (1 Oct 1940 - 16 Jan 1942)
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel (16 Jan 1942 - 3 Mar 1942)
General der Infanterie Herbert von Böckmann (3 Mar 1942 - 20 July 1942)
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel (20 July 1942 - 12 Sep 1943)
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wegener (12 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1944) (KIA) (1)
Generalleutnant Hans Böckh-Behrens (24 Sep 1944 - 25 Oct 1944)
General der Gebirgstruppen Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach (25 Oct 1944 - 12 Apr 1945)
Generalleutnant Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen (12 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Oct 1940 - Apr 1941)
Balkans (Apr 1941 - June 1941)
Eastern front, northern sector (June 1941 - Oct 1944)
Kurland pocket (Oct 1944 - May 1945)

Trucks belonging to Kampfgruppe Jeckeln near Leningrad 1942
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Footnotes

1. Wilhelm Wegener was killed 24 September 1944 by a strafing Soviet fighter plane.
2. Different kampfgruppen with the same name was formed later in the war, once in November 1943 and once in July 1944.

Sources used

Robert Forczyk - Leningrad 1941-44: The Epic Siege
French Maclean - Quiet Flows the Rhine: German General Officer Casualties in World War II
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Franz Thomas & Günter Wegmann - Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend

Reference material on this unit

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