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13.Infanterie-Division (mot)

Unit Emblems


13.Infanterie-Division (mot) Emblem  

Lineage


  • Wehrgauleitung Magdeburg
  • Infanterieführer IV
  • 13.Infanterie-Division
  • 13.Infanterie-Division (mot)

History


The 13.Infanterie-Division (mot.) was formed on October 2nd, 1937 from the 13.Infanterie-Division.

The 13.Infanterie-Division (mot.) took part in the Invasion of Poland in September of 1939, and also in the Invasion of the West in May of 1940. The division fought well against the allies in both campaigns, taking part notably in the crossings of the Somme, Aisne and Marne Rivers.

On October 11th, 1940, after the Campagin in the West had ended, the 13.Infanterie-Division (mot.) was redesignated as the 13.Panzer-Division.

Organization


1939
Infanterie-Regiment 33 (mot.)
Infanterie-Regiment 66 (mot.)
Infanterie-Regiment 93 (mot.)
Artillerie-Regiment 13
I./Artillerie-Regiment 49
13th Divisional Support Units

1940
Infanterie-Regiment 66 (mot.)
Infanterie-Regiment 93 (mot.)
Artillerie-Regimemt 13
Kradschutzen-Abteilung 43
Pioneer-Abteilung 4
13th Divisional Support Units

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War Service


Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
9.39 XIV 10. Armee Süd Poland
12.39 - 1.40 Reserve OKH Dillenburg
5.40 Reserve 12. Armee A Eifel, Laon, Calais
6.40 XVI Kleist (4) B Amiens, Lyon
7.40 - 8.40 XVI BdE Home
9.40 XXXX Reserve B Poland
10.40 BdE (Wehrkreis XVII) Home

German Bibliography


  • Die deutschen Infanterie-Divisonen, Band 1-3, by Werner Haupt
  • Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, Band 1-3, by Nobert Kannapin
  • Die Pflege der Tradition der alten Armee in Reichsheer und im der Wehrmacht, by Schirmer/Wiener
  • Die Truppenkennzeichen... der deutchen Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Band 1-4, by Schmitz/Thies
  • Der Zweite Weltkrieg im Kartenbild, Band 1-3, by Klaus-Jurgen Thies
  • Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939, by George Tessin
  • Verbände und Truppen der deutchen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS..., Band 1-14, by Georg Tessin
  • Formationsgeschichte und Stellenbesetzung 1815-1939, Teil 1, der deutschen Heer, Band 1-3, by Günter Wegner
  • Die Deutsche Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Ihre Kommando. u. Grossverbände... im Zweiten Weltkrieg, author unknown
  • Das Reichsheer und Seine Tradition, author unknown
  • Deutsche Rote Kreuz Suchdienst, Divisionsschicksale, author unknown

English Bibliography (Available on Amazon)