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

15.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – May 1941. [Occupation Duties in Western Europe and the Balkans]

702.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 16 Apr. 1941 - Wkr. II
704.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Apr. 1941 - Wkr. IV
[Converted to 104.Jäger-Div. on 01 Apr. 1943]
707.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 02 May 1941 - Wkr. VII
708.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 02 May 1941 - Wkr. VIII
709.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 02 May 1941 - Wkr. IX
710.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 02 May 1941 - Wkr. X
711.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 May 1941 - Wkr. XI
712.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 05 May 1941 - Wkr. XII
713.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 02 May 1941 - Wkr. XIII
714.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 May 1941 - Wkr. I
[Converted to 114.Jäger-Div. on 01 Apr. 1943]
715.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 08 May 1941 - Wkr. V
716.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 02 May 1941 - Wkr. VI
717.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 11 Apr. 1941 - Wkr. XVII
[Converted to 117.Jäger-Div. on 01 Apr. 1943]
718.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 30 Apr. 1941 - Wkr. XVIII
[Converted to 118.Jäger-Div. on 01 Apr. 1943]
719.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 03 May 1941 - Wkr. III

16.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – March/June 1941. [Security Divisions]

201.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 01 Jun. 1941 - Wkr. IX
[Upgraded from 201.Sec.Bde.]
203.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 01 Jun. 1941 - Wkr. III
[Upgraded from 203.Sec.Bde.]
207.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. II
[Converted from 207.Inf.Div. (Previously a 3rd Welle Div.)]
213.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. VIII
[Converted from 213.Inf.Div. (Previously a 3rd Welle Div.)]
221.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. VIII
[Converted from 221.Inf.Div. (Previously a 3rd Welle Div.)]
281.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. II
[Cadre from 207.Inf.Div.]
285.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. II
[Cadre from 207.Inf.Div.]
286.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. VIII
[Cadre from 213.Inf.Div.]
403.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. VIII
[From Divisionstab z.b.V.403 + parts of 213.Inf.Div.]
444.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 15 Mar. 1944 - Wkr. VIII
[From Divisionstab z.b.V.444 + parts of 221.Inf.Div.]
454.Sicherungs-Div. * Formed: 19 Mar. 1941 - Wkr. VIII
[From Divisionstab z.b.V.454 + parts of 221.Inf.Div.]

17.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized { “Walküre I“ } – December 1941. [Training and Reserves – For use in Russia]

328.Infanterie-Div. (1). * Formed  19 Dec. 1941 - Wkr. XVII
329.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 17 Dec. 1941 - Wkr. VI
330.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 19 Dec. 1941 - Wkr. VII
331.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Dec. 1941 - Wkr. XVII

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


21. Panzer Div. * Formed: Aug. 1941 - Wkr. III/VI
23. Panzer Div. * Formed: Sep. 1941 - Wkr. V
22. Panzer Div. * Formed: Sep. 1941 - Wkr. XII
24. Panzer Div. * Formed: Nov. 1941 - Wkr. I

SS-Div. (mot.) "Nord" * Formed: Sep. 1941 - Wkr. n/a

250. Infanterie-Div.(span.) * Formed: Jul. 1941 - Wkr. XIII
416. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Dec. 1941 - Wkr. X

Division Afrika * Formed: Jun. 1941 - Wkr. III
Division Bialstok * Formed: Aug. 1941 - Wkr. I
Division Aachen * Formed: Dec. 1941 - Wkr. VI

5. leichte Div. * Formed: Feb. 1941 - Wkr. III
90. leichte Div. * Formed: Nov. 1941 - Wkr. III
5. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Dec. 1941 - Wkr. V
8. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Dec. 1941 - Wkr. VIII
28. (leichte) Inf.Div. * Formed: Dec. 1941 - Wkr. VIII

7. Gebirgs-Div. * Formed: Nov. 1941 - Wkr. XIII

Div.Stab z.b.V.461 * Formed: Aug. 1941 - Wkr. I

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