Part of the The German Mobilization and Welle (Wave) System 1939-1945 series.
by John Mulholland

7.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – January 1940. [Reserve Training Units]

161.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. I
162.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. II/VIII
163.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 18 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. III
164.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 27 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. IV
167.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. VII
168.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
169.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 28 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. IX
170.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. X
181.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XI
183.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 28 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
196.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 27 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. VI
197.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XII
198.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. V
199.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. I

8.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – February 1940. [Active and Training Units]

290.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. X
291.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. I
292.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 06 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. II
293.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 08 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. III
294.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 06 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. IV
295.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. XI
296.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. VII
297.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 31 Jan. 1940 - Wkr. XVII
298.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 06 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
299.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 09 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. IX

9.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – February/March 1940. [For Static Duties – Disbanded: July 1940]

351.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 10 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. XVII
[Formed from a Landesschützen-Division in “Tschenstochau”]
358.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 10 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
[Formed from the Stab Oberfeldkommandantur 540 in “Kielce”]
365.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 10 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. V
[Formed from the Stab Oberfeldkommandantur in “Tarnow”]
372.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 20 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. IV
[Formed from the Stab Oberfeldkommandantur 581]
379.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. IX
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V.424 in “Lublin”]
386.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 01 Apr. 1940 - Wkr. III
[Formed from the Stab Oberfeldkommandantur 530 in “Warsaw”]
393.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 10 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. VI
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V. 423]
395.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 16 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. I
[Formed from the 521.Infanterie-Div. in “Tilsit”]
[521.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Nov. 1939 - Wkr. I]
399.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Mar. 1940 - Wkr. XXI
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V.421 in southeast Prussia]

“Upper Rhine Divisions” (Static Units – Disbanded June 1940)

554.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. V
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V.441]
555.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. VI
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V.443]
556.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 11 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. XII
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V.426]
557.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Feb. 1940 - Wkr. IV
[Formed from the Divisionstab z.b.V.427]

10.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – June 1940. [Static Units – Disbanded: July 1940]

270.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. X
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]
271.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. XVII
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]
272.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. II
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]
273.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. III {completed formation}
276.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. XXI
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]
277.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. VII
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]
278.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. VIII
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]
279.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. IX {completed formation}
280.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed: 22 May 1940 - Wkr. XX
[Did not complete formation – Disbanded in July 1940]

11.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – October 1940. [Veterans – Raised for the campaign in Russia]

121.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. I
122.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 07 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. II
123.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. III
125.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 16 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. V
126.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 18 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. VI
129.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 20 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. IX
131.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. XI
132.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. XII
134.Infanterie-Div. (Wkr.IV – Did not complete formation.)
137.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. XVII

12.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – December 1940. [Veterans – Raised for the campaign in Russia]

102.Infanterie-Div. * Formed 15 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
106.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 22 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. VI
110.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. X
111.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 06 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XI
112.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. XII
113.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. XIII

13.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – October 1940. [Occupation Duties in Western Europe]

302.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 11 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. II
304.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. IV
305.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. V
306.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. VI
319.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. IX
320.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 02 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
321.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 16 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. XI
323.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. V
327.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XVII

14.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – November 1940. [Occupation Duties in Western Europe]

332.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
333.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. III
335.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 20 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. V
336.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. IV
337.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 16 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. VII
339.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 15 Dec. 1940 - Wkr. IX
340.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 16 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. I
342.Infanterie-Div.  * Formed: 19 Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XII

Divisions formed outside of the Welle system between 1 January and 31 December


9. Panzer Div. * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. XVII
11. Panzer Div. * Formed: Aug. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
16. Panzer Div. * Formed: Aug. 1940 - Wkr. VI
14. Panzer Div. * Formed: Aug. 1940 - Wkr. IV
12. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. II
13. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. XI
20. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. IX
18. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. IV
15. Panzer Div. * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XII
17. Panzer Div. * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. VII
19. Panzer Div. * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XI

16. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Aug. 1940 - Wkr. VI
60. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Aug. 1940 - Wkr. XX
14. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. IV
3. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. III
29. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. IX
18. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
36. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XII
10. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XIII
25. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. V

SS-Div. (mot.) "Verfügungstruppe" * Formed: Apr. 1940 - Wkr. n/a
Nordische-SS-Div. * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. n/a
SS-Div. "Wiking" * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. n/a
SS-Div. "Deutschland" * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. n/a
SS-Div. (mot.) "Reich" * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. n/a
SS-Div. (mot.) "Germania" * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. n/a

205. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. V

99. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Nov. 1940 - Wkr. XIII
97. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. VII
100. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. XVII
101. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. V

6. Gebirgs-Div.  * Formed: Jun. 1940 - Wkr. XVIII
4. Gebirgs-Div.  * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. VII
5. Gebirgs-Div.  * Formed: Oct. 1940 - Wkr. XVIII

Div.Nr.159 * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. IX
Div.Nr.179 * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. IX
Div.Nr.158 * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
Div.Nr.148 * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. VIII
Div.Nr.165 * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. V
Div.Nr.147 * Formed: Apr. 1940 - Wkr. VII
Div.Nr.192 * Formed: Jun. 1940 - Wkr. II
Div.Nr.174 * Formed: Jun. 1940 - Wkr. IV
Div.Nr.190 * Formed: Jun. 1940 - Wkr. X
Div.Nr.178 * Formed: Dec. 1940 - Wkr. VIII

Div.Stab z.b.V.401 * Formed: Jan. 1940 - Wkr. I
Div.Stab z.b.V.454 * Formed: Jun. 1940 - Wkr. IV

Div.Group 125 * Formed: Feb. 1940 - Wkr. V

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