by John Mulholland


Divisions Affiliated with Wkr.VII:
1 Mtn, 7, 17 Pz, 57, 88, 97 Jag, Part 132, 147 Res, 167, 212, 268, 337, 362, 367, 376, 387, 407 Rep, 578 VG, 707

Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen VII (Commander of Replacement Troops, Wkr.VII.)
- Aug.1939: Formed in Munich.
Div.Nr.157 (157.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Munich.
- Nov.1939: Formed as 157.Division from the staff of Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen VII.
- 22 Dec.1939: Renamed Div.Nr.157.
- Apr.1940: Gave up its Replacement functions to Div.Nr.147.
- 01 Oct.1942: Restructured as the 157.Res.Geb.Div. and sent to France.
- Oct.1944: Reorganized as the 157.Gebirgsjäger-Division (157th Mountain Division) of the Feldheer, it was later Renamed 8.Geb.Div.
Order of Battle – Mar 1940 :
Inf.Ers.Reg.7 (Inf.Ers.Btl.19, 61, 62)
Inf.Ers.Reg.157 (Inf.Ers.Btl.179, 199, 217)
Geb.Jg.Ers.Reg.1 (Geb.Jg.Ers.Btl.I.,II./98, 99, 100)

Div.Nr.147 (147.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Munich.
- 01 Apr.1940: Formed as Div.Nr.147 in Augsburg, Wkr.VII.
- 01 Oct.1942: Restructured as the 147.Res.Div. It was sent to the Ukraine and  became part  of Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber Ukraine’s LXII (62) Reserve Korps the next month. Its Replacement functions were taken over by the newly created Div.Nr.407.
- Jan.1944: The division was partly destroyed and was melded, along with the Stab 339.Inf.Div., into the 363.Inf.Div.
Order of Battle – Apr.1940 :
Inf.Ers.Reg.27 (Inf.Ers.Btl.40, 63, 91)
Inf.Ers.Reg.212 (Inf.Ers.Btl.316, 320, 423)

Div.Nr.407 (407.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Munich.
- 12 Oct.1939: Formed as Div.Stb.z.b.V.407, in Munich, to control the operations of the Wkr.VII Landeschützen (Militia) units.
- 01 Oct.1942: Upgraded to Div.Nr.407.and took over the Replacement units of the departing 147.Res.Div.
- 1944: Also re-assumed a Training mission.
- Sep.1944: The division was dissolved and its units were incorporated into Div.Nr.467.
Order of Battle - Mar.1940:
Ldschtz.Reg.Stab 71  
(Ldschtz.Btl.501, 506, 507, 510, 512, 513, 518)
Order of Battle – Dec.1943 :
Gren.Ers.Reg.307 (Gren.Ers.Btl.91, 468, 488)
Gren.Ers.Reg.527 (Gren.Ers.Btl.63, 316, 320, 423)

Div.Nr.467 (467.Replacement and Training Division)
Home Station: Munich.
- 01 Oct.1942: Formed as Div.Nr.467, it took over the Replacement units of the departing 157.Res.Geb.Div. when that unit’s Replacement and Training duties were divided.
- Sep.1944: Div.Nr.467 absorbed the units of the dissolved Div.Nr.407 and returned to full Replacement and Training duties again.
- Apr.1945: The Replacement units of Div.Nr.467 helped form the Ausb.Div.”Bavaria”.
Order of Battle – Dec.1943 :
Gren.Ers.Reg.517 (Gren.Ers.Btl.19, 61, 62)
Gren.Ers.Reg.387 (Gren.Ers.Btl.179, 199, 217)
Geb.Jg.Ers.Reg.537 (Geb.Jg.Ers.Btl.I.,II./98, II./98, 99, 100)


Kommandeur der Schnelletruppen VII (Commander of Mobile Troops, Wkr.VII.)
- May 1942: Formed from Stab Schützen-Ersatz-Regiment 27 (Staff: 27th Rifle [Infantry] Replacement Regiment) to assist with the Replacement and Training of mobile forces within Wkr.VII.
- Mar.1943: Renamed Kommandeur der Panzertruppen.VII