Feldgrau helmet logo
Feldgrau.com
German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945
WW2-German-Iron-Cross-Oakbar

Wehrkreis I


History


This Wehrkreis had its headquarters in Königsberg, and consisted of the territories of East Prussia, including after 1939, the areas of Memel, and the Zichenau, Sudauten, and Bialystok regions in northern Poland. Late in 1939, this Wehrkreis gave up the area of Elbing in West Prussia when Wehrkreis XX was formed.

Wehrkreis I ceased to exist in March, 1945, when Köningsberg fell to the Soviets.

Major Units

141.Ersatz-Division
151.Ersatz-Division
401.Ersatz-Division
461.Ersatz-Division

1.Infanterie-Division
1.Kavalarie-Division
11.Infanterie-Division
21.Infanterie-Division
24.Panzer-Division
61.Infanterie-Division
114.Jäger-Division
121.Infanterie-Division
161.Infanterie-Division
206.Infanterie-Division
217.Infanterie-Division
228.Infanterie-Division
244.Infanterie-Division
291.Infanterie-Division
311.Infanterie-Division
340.Infanterie-Division
349.Infanterie-Division
383.Infanterie-Division
395.Infanterie-Division
399.Infanterie-Division
542.Infanterie-Division
714.Infanterie-Division

Commanders

  • ?? 9.1.39-11.5.39
  • General der Artillerie Alfred von Vollard-Bockerlberg 11.5.39 - 5.14.40
  • ?? 5.14.40-6.2.40
  • General der Artillerie Wilhelm Ulex 6.2.40 - 4.30.41
  • General der Artillerie Peter Weyer 5.1.41 - 1.31.43
  • General der Artillerie Albert Wodrig 1.31.43 - 11.1.44
  • General der Infanterie Otto Lasch
    11.1.44 - 3.??.45
  • CEASED TO EXIST in March, 1945