155th Infantry Division Emilia
|155th Infantry Division Emilia|
|Engagements||World War II|
The 155th Infantry Division Emilia was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Emilia Division was formed in December 1941 as a garrison division. Despite this it was sent to Dalmatia in April 1942, to assist in combat operations against Yugoslav Partisans. After the Italian armistice with the Allies in September 1943 most of the division surrendered to the Germans but some elements resisted until October, while the 155th Artillery Regiment managed to sail to Puglia in Southern Italy were it joined the 104th Motorised Division Mantova.
Order of battle
- 119. Emilia Infantry Regiment
- 120. Emilia Infantry Regiment
- 155. Artillery Regiment
- 255. Machine Gun Battalion
- 155. Engineer Battalion
- Motor Transport Section
- Medical Section
- Supply Section
- Carabinieri Section [nb 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.
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