by John Mulholland

WEHRKREIS XIII – HQ: Nürnberg.

Divisions Affiliated with Wkr.XIII:
4 Pz, 7 Mtn, 10 PzGR, 17, 46, 73, 98, 99 Jag, 113, Part 133, 173 Res, 183, 193 Rep, 231, 237, 250, 271, 296, 300, 317, 323, Part 334, 343, 413 Rep, 558 VG, 565 VG, 567 VG, 576 VG, 713.

Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen XIII (Commander of Replacement Troops, Wkr.XIII.)
- Aug.1939: Formed in Nuremburg.
- Nov.1939: Renamed Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen 2./XIII.
Div.Nr.173 (173.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station; Nuremburg
- Nov.1939: Formed as 173.Division by the staff of Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen 2./XIII.
- 21 Dec.1939: Renamed Div.Nr.173 and controlled Replacement and Training units in northern Bavaria until Jul.1943.
- 16 Jul.1943: Restructured as the 173.Res.Div. and sent to Belgrade. Its Replacement units were left behind in Germany.
- Early 1944: The division was disbanded.
Order of Battle – Mar.1940 :
Inf.Ers.Reg.17 (Inf.Ers.Btl.21, 213, 480)
Inf.Ers.Reg.73 (Inf.Ers.Btl.55, 170, 186)
Inf.Ers.Reg.231 (Inf.Ers.Btl.95, 319)

Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen XIII (Commander of Replacement Troops, Wkr.XIII.)
- Aug.1939: Formed in Nuremburg.
- Nov.1939: Renamed Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen 2./XIII.
Div.Nr.183 (183.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Prague / Pilsin.
- 9 Nov.1939: Formed as 183.Division by the staff of Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen 2./XIII.
- 28 Nov.1939: Upgraded to 183.Infanteriedivision and lost to the Ersatzheer.

Div.Nr.193 (193.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Regensburg.
- 29 Nov.1939: Formed in Amberg as 193.Division to take over the Replacement and Training duties of the upgraded 183.Infanteriedivision.
- 21 Dec.1939: 193.Division was renamed Div.Nr.193. - Oct.1941: Stationed in Pilsen,
- Oct.1941: Transferred to Pilsen in Wkr.”Bohemia-Moravia”
- Oct.1942: Stationed in Prague, Wkr.”Bohemia-Moravia”
Order of Battle – Mar.1940 :
Inf.Ers.Reg.10 (Inf.Ers.Btl.20, 41, 85, 302)
Inf.Ers.Reg.46 (Inf.Ers.Btl.42, 72, 97, 342, 481)

273.Res.Pz.Div. (273.Reserve Panzer Division)
Home Station: Würzburg.
- 01 Nov.1943: Formed in Würzburg from the staff of Kommandeur der Schnelletruppen XIII, which was training armored troops from Wkr.XIII and Wkr.VII.
- Jun.1944: The division ceased its Training functions and was used to replenish 11.Panzer Division.

Div.Nr.413 (413.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Nuremburg.
- 25 Oct.1939: Formed as Div.Stb.z.b.V.413, in Nürnberg, to control the operations of the Wkr.XVI Landeschützen (Militia) units.
- 16 Jul.1943: Upgraded to Div.Nr.413 to take control of the Replacement units of the 173.Res.Div. which was departing for Croatia.
- Dec.1943: The following units from Kdr.d.Pz.Trpn.I were attached to Div.Nr.413 (mot.): Pz.Ers.u.Ausb.Abt.10, Gren.-Ers.u.Ausb.Btl.(mot.).413, Pz.Aufklärungs-Ers.Abt.24, Panzerjäger-Ers.u.Ausb.Abt.1 und die Panzerzug-Ersatz-Abteilung.
Div.Stb.z.b.V.413:
Order of Battle – Mar.1939:
Ldschtz.Reg.131 (Ldschtz.Btl.801, 804, 807, 809, 810, 818, 819)
Ldschtz.Btl.805, 806, 820  
Ldschtz.Ers.Btl.13  
Div.Nr.413
Order of Battle – Dec.1943 :
Gren.Ers.Reg.113 (Gren.Ers.Btl.21, 42, 55, 95, 170, 186)


OTHER ERSATZHEER UNITS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WEHRKREIS:

Div.Stb.z.b.V.300 (Special Administrative Division Staff)
- 01 May 1944: Formed from the staff of 13.Luft.Fld.Div.
Order of Battle - May 1944:
Pol.Grenzschutz-Reg.2 (estn.) – (I.-III.Btl.)
Pol.Grenzschutz-Reg.4 (estn.) – (I.-III.Btl.)
Pol.Grenzschutz-Reg.5 (estn.) – (I.-III.Btl.)
Pol.Grenzschutz-Reg.6 (estn.) – (I.-III.Btl.)

Div.Stb.z.b.V.424 (Special Administrative Division Staff)
- 10 Nov.1939: Formed
- Feb.1940: Upgraded and renamed 379.Infanteriedivision.

Div.Stb.z.b.V.427 (Special Administrative Division Staff)
- 24 Oct.1939: Formed
- Feb.1940: Upgraded and renamed 557.Infanteriedivision.

Kommandeur der Schnelletruppen XIII (Commander of Mobile Troops, Wkr.XIII.)
- May 1942: Formed in Landau, Wkr.XII, from Stab Schützen-Ersatz-Regiment 23 (Staff: 23rd Rifle [Infantry] Replacement Regiment). It was directly subordinate to Wkr.XIII and supplied Replacement and Training functions for the mobile troops of that Wehrkreis.
- Apr.1943: Renamed Kommandeur der Panzertruppen.XIII
- Nov.1943: The staff of Kommandeur der Panzertruppen.XIII was used to train the staff of 273.Res.Pz.Div.while its subordinate units were transferred to Kommandeur der Panzertruppen VII in München.

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