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The 60. Infanterie-Division (mot) was formed from 60. Infantrie-Division in 1940 and was destroyed at Stalingrad in February 1943.

The surviving elements were originally planned to reform as 60. Panzergrenadier-Division but where instead reformed into Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle.

The third battalion of the Infanterie Regiment 92 was renamed 3. (Jäger) Bataillon on 17 November 1941 and took on the traditions of Königlich Preußischen Reserve Jäger Bataillons Nr. 27 (Finnische Jäger) from the First World War.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt (? Aug 1940 - 15 May 1942)
Generalleutnant Otto Kohlermann (15 May 1942 - ? Nov 1942)
Generalmajor Hans-Adolf von Arenstorff (? Nov 1942 - ? Feb 1943)

Area of operations

France (Aug 1940 - Apr 1941)
Yugoslavia (Apr 1941 - Nov 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (Nov 1941 - Oct 1942)
Stalingrad (Oct 1942 - Feb 1943)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (8)
- Alm, Fritz, 19.11.1942 (1345), Oberleutnant, Kp.Fhr. im Inf.Rgt. 92 (mot)
- Burkhardt, Walther, 14.08.1942 (1165), Hauptmann, Kp.Fhr. 4./Inf.Rgt. 120 (mot)
- Hillger, Dr. Gerd, 22.10.1941 (445), Hauptmann, Kdr. I./Art.Rgt. 160 (mot.)
- Link, [first name not listed], 10.10.1941 (422), Unteroffizier, 14./Inf.Rgt. 120 (mot)
- Ott, Ludwig, 16.10.1942 (1318), Oberleutnant, Chef 6./Inf.Rgt. 120 (mot)
- Sielmon, [first name not listed], 05.01.1942 (639), Gefreiter, 1./Inf.Rgt. 120 (mot)
- Steudle, Gerhard, 21.06.1942 (1056), Hauptmann, Chef 4./Kradsch.Btl. 160
- Wendland, Arthur, 04.10.1941 (378), Hauptmann, Chef 3./Kradsch.Btl. 160
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (37)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (11)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (13)
Holders of the Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd Class (Orden “Michael der Tapfere” III. Klasse) (1)
- Schöning, Wilhelm, Königlichen Dekrets Nr. 907/31.03.1943, Hauptmann, Inf.Rgt. 120 (mot.)

Order of battle

Infanterie-Regiment 92 (mot)
Infanterie-Regiment 120 (mot)
Kradschützen-Bataillon 160
Artillerie-Regiment 160
Divisionseinheiten 160

Insignia

The "Feldherrnhalle" cuff title was authorized for this unit to illustrate the connections with the SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle.
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Soldiers loading ammunition into a Sd.Kfz. 252
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Sources used

Rolf Michaelis - SS-Heimwehr Danzig: An ephemeral paramilitary formation
Alfonso Escuarda Sánchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite
Adolf Schlicht & John R Angolia - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht: Uniformierung und Ausrüstung 1933-1945, Band 1 Das Heer
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

Kurt Bellin - Beiträge zur Geschichte der 60. Infanterie Division (mot.), später Panzergrenadier Division "Feldherrnhalle"
Erich Jainek - Soldaten der Standarte Feldherrnhalle

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