10th Motorised Division Piave

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10th Motorized Division Piave
Active 1940 - 1943
Country Italy Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
Branch Flag of Italy (1860).svgRegio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
Role Motorised Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Piave
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
General Ercole Roncaglia
Insignia
Identification
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10 Motorised Division Piave.jpg
Identification
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Piave Division collar insignia

The 10th Motorized Division Piave was an Motorised Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Division was mobilised for war in July 1940, for operations in the Balkans. It later took part in the occupation of Vichy France. It returned to Italy and took part in the defence of Rome as part of the Corpo d'Armata Motocorazzato (CAM), which fought the Germans in September 1943.[1]

Commander[edit]

General Ercole Roncaglia

Order of battle[edit]

  • 57. Abruzzi Infantry Regiment
  • 58. Abruzzi Infantry Regiment
  • 20. Piave Artillery Regiment
  • Tank Squadron (L6 tanks)
  • 108. Bersaglieri Motorcycle Company
  • 10. Mortar Company
  • 10. Anti-Tank Company
  • 10. Engineer Battalion
  • 117. Medical Section
  • 186. Heavy Motor Transport Section
  • 236. Mixed Transportation Section
  • 127. Bakery Section
  • 31. Carabinieri Section
  • 32. Carabinieri Section [1][nb 1]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), an Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), an Anti Tank Company, a Blackshirt Legion (Regiment of two Battalions). Each Division had only about 7,000 men, The Infantry and Artillery Regiments contained 1,650 men, the Blackshirt Legion 1,200, each company 150 men.[2]
Citations
  1. ^ a b Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. ^ Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9.