The 101. Leichte Infanterie-Division was formed on 10 December 1940. It was redesignated 101. Jäger-Division on 6 July 1942.

Commanders

General der Artillerie Erich Marcks (10 Dec 1940 - 26 June 1941)
Generalleutnant Brauner von Haydringen (26 June 1941 - 11 Apr 1942)
Generalleutnant Erich Diestel (11 Apr 1942 - 6 July 1942)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Volkmar Schöne (10 Dec 1940-5 Feb 1942)
Major Hans-Joachim Ludendorff (5 Feb 1942-6 July 1942)

Area of operations

Germany (Dec 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - July 1942)

Holders of high awards

See 101. Jäger-Division

Order of battle (1941)

Infanterie-Regiment 228
Infanterie-Regiment 229
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 101
Artillerie-Regiment 85
Pionier-Bataillon 101
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 101
Nachrichten-Abteilung 101
Feldersatz-Bataillon 101
Versorgungseinheiten 101

Soldiers entering Kharkov in October 1941
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Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

Hans Kissel - Angriff einer Infanteriedivision: die 101. leichte Infanteriedivision in der Frühjahrsschlacht bei Charkow Mai 1942

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