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

1.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – August 1939. [Active (Peacetime) Divisions]

1. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. I
3. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. III
4. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. IV
5. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. V
6. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. VI
7. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. VII
8. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. VIII
9. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. IX
10.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. XIII
11.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. I
12.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. II
14.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. IV
15.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. IX
16.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. VI
17.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. XIII
18.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 25 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. VIII
19.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. XI
21.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. I
22.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. X
23.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. III
24.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 10 Oct. 1935 - Wkr. IV
25.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Apr. 1935 - Wkr. V
26.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Apr. 1936 - Wkr. VI
27.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. VII
28.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. VIII
30.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. X
31.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. XI
32.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. II
33.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. XII
34.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Apr. 1936 - Wkr. XII
35.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. V
36.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Oct. 1936 - Wkr. XII
44.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Apr. 1938 - Wkr. XVII
45.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Apr. 1938 - Wkr. XVII
46.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 24 Nov. 1938 - Wkr. XIII

Retroactive to 1.Welle:
50.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
72.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 19 Sep. 1939 - Wkr. XII
60.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 15 Oct. 1940 - Wkr. II


2.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – August 1939. [Fully Trained Reservists]

52.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IX
56.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IV
57.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VII
58.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. X
61.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 08 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. I
62.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
68.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
69.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VI
71.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XI
73.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
75.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. II
76.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
78.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. V
79.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XII
86.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VI
87.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IV

3.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – September 1939. [Reserve and Landwehr Divisions]

205.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Jan. 1940  - Wkr. V
206.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 17 Aug  1939 - Wkr. I
207.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. II
208.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
209.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IV
211.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VI
212.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VII
213.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
214.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IX
215.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. V
216.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XI
217.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 17 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. I
218.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
221.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
223.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
225.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. X
227.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VI
228.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 16 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. I
231.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
239.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
246.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XII

4.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – September 1939. [Supplementary Divisions from Reserve Units]

251.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IX
252.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
253.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VI
254.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VI
255.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IV
256.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. IV
257.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. III
258.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. II
260.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. V
262.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XVII
263.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XII
267.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. XI
268.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. VII
269.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 26 Aug. 1939 - Wkr. X

5.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – September 1939. [Reservists]

93.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 17 Sep. 1939 - Wkr. III
94.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 18 Sep. 1939 - Wkr. IV
95.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 19 Sep. 1939 - Wkr. IX/VI/XII
96.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 21 Sep. 1939 - Wkr. XI
98.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 18 Sep. 1939 - Wkr. XIII

6.Welle (Wave)

Mobilized – November 1939. [Reservists – Disbanded in 1940]

81.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
82.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. IX
83.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. X
88.Infanterie-Div. * Formed: 01 Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XIII

Divisions formed outside of the Welle system up to 31 December 1939


1. Panzer Div. * Formed: Sep. 1935 - Wkr. IX
2. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1935 - Wkr. XVII
3. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1935 - Wkr. III
4. Panzer Div. * Formed: Nov. 1938 - Wkr. XIII
5. Panzer Div. * Formed: Nov. 1938 - Wkr. VIII
10. Panzer Div. * Formed: Apr. 1939 - Wkr. V
6. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VI
7. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IX
8. Panzer Div. * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. III

2. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1937 - Wkr. II
13. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1937 - Wkr. XI
20. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1937 - Wkr. X
29. Infanterie-Div. (mot.) * Formed: Oct. 1937 - Wkr. IX

SS-"Totenkopf"-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. n/a

1. Kavallerie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 39 - Wkr. I

20. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1935 - Wkr. X
2. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1935 - Wkr. II
13. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1935 - Wkr. XI
29. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1936 - Wkr. IX
301. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Aug. 1939 - Wkr. Unknown
526. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VI
430. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. III
311. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Nov. 1939 - Wkr. I
521. Infanterie-Div. * Formed: Nov. 1939 - Wkr. I

Division Brand * Formed: Aug. 1939 - Wkr. I
Division Eberhard * Formed: Sep. 1939 - Wkr. I

4. leichte Div. * Formed: Apr. 1938 - Wkr. XVII
1. leichte Div. * Formed: Aug. 1938 - Wkr. VI
2. leichte Div. * Formed: Nov. 1938 - Wkr. IX
3. leichte Div. * Formed: Nov. 1938 - Wkr. III

2. Gebirgs-Div. * Formed: Apr. 1938 - Wkr. XVIII
3. Gebirgs-Div.  * Formed: Apr. 1938 - Wkr. XVIII
1. Gebirgs-Div.  * Formed: Apr. 1938 - Wkr. VII

Div.Nr.152 * Formed: Nov. 1939 - Wkr. II
Div.Nr.155 * Formed: Nov. 1939 - Wkr. V
Div.Nr.191 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XI
Div.Nr.151 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. I
Div.Nr.141 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. I
Div.Nr.153 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. III
Div.Nr.160 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. X
Div.Nr.171 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XI
Div.Nr.177 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XVII
Div.Nr.143 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. III
Div.Nr.156 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. VI/XX
Div.Nr.166 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. VI/XX
Div.Nr.173 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
Div.Nr.180 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. X
Div.Nr.193 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
Div.Nr.157 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. VII
Div.Nr.172 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XII/XXI
Div.Nr.182 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XII/XXI
Div.Nr.187 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XVII
Div.Nr.154 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. IV
Div.Nr.188 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XVIII

Div.Stab z.b.V.412 * Formed: Jan. 1939 - Wkr. XII
Div.Stab z.b.V.460 * Formed: Apr. 1939 - Wkr. X
Div.Stab z.b.V.421 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. I
Div.Stab z.b.V.406 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VI
Div.Stab z.b.V.407 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VII
Div.Stab z.b.V.445 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XII
Div.Stab z.b.V.539 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IV
Div.Stab z.b.V.540 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XVII
Div.Stab z.b.V.441 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VI
Div.Stab z.b.V.442 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VI
Div.Stab z.b.V.443 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XI
Div.Stab z.b.V.431 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IV
Div.Stab z.b.V.429 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IX
Div.Stab z.b.V.428 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. II
Div.Stab z.b.V.405 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. V
Div.Stab z.b.V.410 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. X
Div.Stab z.b.V.426 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. Unknown
Div.Stab z.b.V.404 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IV
Div.Stab z.b.V.408 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
Div.Stab z.b.V.422 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. I
Div.Stab z.b.V.425 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. Unknown
Div.Stab z.b.V.427 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
Div.Stab z.b.V.430 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. III
Div.Stab z.b.V.432 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. VIII
Div.Stab z.b.V.444 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XII
Div.Stab z.b.V.402 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. II
Div.Stab z.b.V.403 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. III
Div.Stab z.b.V.409 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IX
Div.Stab z.b.V.411 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XI
Div.Stab z.b.V.413 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
Div.Stab z.b.V.417 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. XVII
Div.Stab z.b.V.423 * Formed: Oct. 1939 - Wkr. IV
Div.Stab z.b.V.424 * Formed: Nov. 1939 - Wkr. XIII
Div.Stab z.b.V.537 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XVIII
Div.Stab z.b.V.538 * Formed: Dec. 1939 - Wkr. XVIII

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