The main purpose of the German Jäger Divisions was to fight in adverse terrain where smaller, coordinated units were more combat effective than the brute force offered by the standard infantry divisions. The Jäger divisions were more heavily equipped than mountain divisions, but not as well armed as a regular infantry division. In the early stages of the war, they were the interface divisions fighting in rough terrain and foothills as well as urban areas between the mountains and the plains.
The Jägers—which means hunters in German—relied on a high degree of training and somewhat superior communications, as well as their not inconsiderable artillery support. In the middle stages of the war, as the standard infantry divisions were downsized, the Jäger model with two infantry regiments, came to dominate the standard tables of organization.
Adolf Hitler declared in 1943 that all infantry divisions except for his elite Jäger and Mountain Jaeger formations were now Grenadier Divisions.
1Oak Leaves with the LXXXIV. Armee-Korps. 2Knight's Cross with Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100 (5th Mountain Division). This along with the ? (question mark) indicates doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.