The 201. Sicherungs-Division was formed in June 1942 from Sicherungs-Brigade 201. It was attached to Heeresgruppe Nord serving behind the front lines until September 1942 when it was transferred to Heeresgruppe Mitte where it worked rear-area security duties for a year until it was sent to the front lines.
It suffered very heavy casualties near Minsk in June 1944, most of the division was destroyed and only elements survived to be transferred to Heeresgruppe Nord and ended the war in the Courland Pocket.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Eugen Demoll (? Mar 1942 - 20 May 1942)
Generalleutnant Alfred Jacobi (20 May 1942 - 13 Oct 1944)
Generalmajor Martin Berg (13 Oct 1944 - 20 Oct 1944)
Generalmajor Anton Eberth (20 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Wilhelm Hasenauer (May 1942-Jul 1944)
Rittmeister Otto Jüngst (Jul 1944-?)
Major Karl-Otto Behrendt (5 Nov 1944-20 Jan 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern front, northern sector (Mar 1942 - Sep 1942)
Eastern front, central sector (Sep 1942 - June 1944)
Eastern front, northern sector (June 1944 - Oct 1944)
Kurland pocket (Oct 1944 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Jäschke, Werner, 15.12.1944 (4843), Feldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 10./Sich.Rgt. 51
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (6)
- Beier, Arnim, 04.02.1944, Hauptmann, III./Gren.Rgt. 406
- Brömmer, Herbert, 22.12.1944, Hauptmann, Gren.Rgt. 406
- Grellert, August, 10.02.1944, Major, II./Gren.Rgt. 406
- Hörath, Gotthard, 04.02.1944, Hauptmann, 10./Gren.Rgt. 406
- Jacobi, Alfred, 17.12.1943, Generalleutnant, Kdr. 201. Sich.Div.
- Kühme, Kurt, 09.10.1944, Oberst z.V., Gren.Rgt. 406

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 406
Sicherungs-Regiment 601
III. / Artillerie-Regiment 213
Ostreiterschwadron 201
Nachrichtenkompanie 201
Nachschubeinheiten 466

Osttruppen attached to 201.Sicherungs-Division (5 Sep 1943)

Ost-Kompanie 201

Osttruppen attached to 201. Sicherungs-Division (22 Nov 1943)

Ost-Kompanie 201

Sources used

Research by Jason von Zerneck
Andris J. Kursietis - The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr - Hitler's Legions: The German Army Order of Battle World War II
George F. Nafziger - The German Order of Battle: Infantry in World War II
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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