152nd Infantry Division Piceno

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152nd Infantry Division Piceno
Active 1941–1943
Country Italy Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
Branch Flag of Italy (1860).svgRegio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Piceno
Engagements World War II

The 152nd Infantry Division Piceno was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Piceno Division was a Garrison division, formed in August 1941. As it was station in Italy it was also used for coastal defence. It was disbanded by the Allies after the Italian surrender in September 1943.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

  • 235. Piceno Infantry Regiment
  • 236. Piceno Infantry Regiment
  • 336. Infantry Regiment
  • 152. Artillery Regiment
  • 209. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 152. Engineer Battalion
  • 113. Carabinieri Section
  • 114. Carabinieri Section [nb 1][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 of two Battalions was sometimes attached. 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 Marcus Wendal. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ Paoletti, p 170


  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 
  • Jowett, Phillip. The Italian Army 1040-45 (3): Italy 1943-45. Osprey Publishing, Westminster. ISBN 978-1-85532-866-2.