German Division Count by Type (1939-1945)
by Ron Klages & John Mulholland

The following accounting of German divisions by type from September 1939 to May 1945 was compiled from the works of Georg Tessin in his epic accounting of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS titled: Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945.

1939

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

September

10

0

5

0

94

3

0

0

0

0

October

10

0

7

0

96

3

0

0

0

0

November

10

0

7

0

102

3

0

0

0

0

December

10

0

7

0

119

3

0

0

0

0

1940

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

January

10

0

7

1

121

3

0

0

0

0

February

10

0

7

1

133

3

0

0

0

0

March

10

0

7

1

140

3

1

0

0

0

April

10

0

7

1

141

3

1

0

0

0

May

10

0

8

1

142

3

1

0

0

0

June

10

0

8

1

143

4

1

0

0

0

July

10

0

8

1

143

4

1

0

0

0

August

12

0

9

1

140

4

1

0

0

0

September

12

0

10

1

125

4

1

0

0

0

October

15

0

9

1

131

6

1

0

0

0

November

20

0

16

1

139

6

1

0

0

0

December

20

0

16

1

148

6

1

0

0

0

1941

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

January

20

0


1

147

6

1

0

0

0

February

21

0

15

1

147

6

1

0

0

0

March

21

0

15

1

145

6

7

0

0

0

April

21

0

15

1

147

6

8

0

0

0

May

21

0

15

1

158

6

8

0

0

0

June

21

0

15

1

158

6

8

0

0

0

July

21

0

15

1

158

6

8

0

0

0

August

21

0

15

1

158

6

8

0

0

0

September

23

0

15

1

157

7

9

0

0

0

October

23

0

15

1

157

8

9

0

0

0

November

24

0

15

1

156

8

9

0

0

0

December

24

0

16

0

162

8

9

0

0

0

1942

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

January

24

0

16

0

165

7

9

0

0

0

February

25

0

16

0

168

7

9

1

0

0

March

25

0

17

0

170

8

9

1

0

0

April

25

0

17

0

172

9

9

1

0

0

May

25

0

17

0

171

9

9

1

0

0

June

25

0

17

0

172

9

11

1

0

0

July

25

0

17

0

176

9

11

1

0

0

August

26

0

17

0

179

9

11

1

0

0

September

28

1

16

1

180

9

11

6

0

0

October

28

1

16

1

182

10

11

11

0

0

November

28

4

15

1

184

10

11

17

0

0

December

28

4

15

1

184

10

11

17

0

0

1943

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

January

28

4

15

1

189

10

11

18

0

0

February

28

6

15

1

190

10

11

19

1

0

March

24

6

12

1

180

11

11

21

1

0

April

26

8

12

1

189

11

11

19

1

0

May

26

10

10

1

196

11

11

19

2

0

June

23

19

1

1

196

11

10

19

2

0

July

24

19

0

1

200

11

10

20

2

0

August

24

20

0

1

202

11

10

20

2

1

September

26

21

0

1

204

11

10

20

2

1

October

33

14

0

1

205

12

10

20

3

1

November

32

14

0

1

206

12

10

19

4

1

December

32

15

0

1

202

12

10

18

4

2

1944

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

January

33

16

0

1

198

12

9

18

4

2

February

33

16

0

1

201

12

9

16

4

2

March

34

16

0

1

198

12

11

13

5

2

April

34

16

0

1

197

12

11

13

5

2

May

33

16

0

2

198

13

12

12

4

1

June

34

16

0

2

198

13

12

11

6

2

July

33

13

0

2

192

13

11

9

6

2

August

36

13

0

2

181

14

11

7

6

2

September

34

14

0

2

175

10

8

6

6

2

October

34

16

0

2

182

10

8

5

7

2

November

33

16

0

4

186

10

6

5

8

2

December

34

17

0

4

192

10

6

5

7

2

1945

Month

Panzer Divisions

Pz.Gren. Divisions

Infantry Divisions (Mot)

Cavalry Divisions

Infantry Divisions

Mountain Divisions

Security Divisions

Luftwaffe Field Divisions

Parachute Divisions

Other Divisions

January

35

18

0

4

197

14

5

4

8

1

February

38

20

0

5

201

14

4

4

9

2

March

38

20

0

5

203

13

4

4

10

3

April

35

20

0

5

183

13

4

4

8

4

May

21

7

0

4

48

8

0

1

3

3

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