Chronology and Deployment

The following data are taken from the excellent Lexikon der Wehrmacht chronology that can be accessed via the “Sources” page. This will help geographically situate the division on the Eastern Front from its founding to the final days of the war. I encourage you to consult their entries for other preliminary information about the division.

1940 (as 97. Light Infantry Division)

Date Army Corps
Army Army Group
Location
December XVIII 2. Armee C Bavaria

1941

Date Army Corps
Army Army Group
Location
January XVIII 2.Armee C Bavaria
March LV 2. Armee C Bavaria
April LV 11. Armee C Bavaria
May WK VII 11. Armee C Bavaria
June XXXIX 17. Armee South Lemberg
July IV 17. Armee South Winniza
August XXXIX 17. Armee South Uman
September LII 17. Armee South Kiev
October IV 17. Armee South Artemovsk

1942

Date Army Corps Army
Army Group
Location
January (half) LII 17. Armee South Donez
January (half) XXXXIV 17. Armee South Donez
May XXXXIV 17. Armee South Donez
June XXXXIV 1.Panzerarmee South Isjum

1942 (renamed 97. Jäger Division)

Date Army Corps
Army Army Group
Location
July XXXXIV 1. Panzerarmee South Rostow
August XXXXIV 1. Panzerarmee A Armawir
September XXXXIV 17. Armee A Maikop

1943

Date Army Corps
Army Army Group
Location
January z. Vfg. 17. Armee A Caucasus
February XXXXIV 17. Armee A Kuban
October XXXXIX 17. Armee A Crimea
November XXIX 1. Panzerarmee South Nikopol

1944

Date Army Corps
Army Army Group
Location
January XXIX 6. Armee South Nikopol
March XXIX 6. Armee A Nikolajev
April (Kgr.) XXX 6. Armee South-Ukraine Tiraspol
May XXXX 6. Armee South-Ukraine Butur
June LII 6. Armee South-Ukraine Butur
July z. Vfg. 6. Armee South-Ukraine Kischinew
August III 4. Panzerarmee North-Ukraine Kielce
September XXXXVIII 4. Panzerarmee North-Ukraine Baranow
October XI 1. Panzerarmee A East-Beskiden
November XXXXIX 1. Panzerarmee A Kaschau

1945

Date Army Corps
Army Army Group
Location
January XXXXIX 1. Panzerarmee A Upper Silesia
February XI 1. Panzerarmee Center Upper Silesia
May XXXXIX 1. Panzerarmee Center Deutsch-Brod