- Published: 14 May 2011 14 May 2011
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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.
CommandersGeneraloberst 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 operationsGermany (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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Footnotes1. 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 usedRobert 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
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