48th Infantry Division Taro

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48th Infantry Division Taro
Active 1939–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Taro
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
General General Gino Pedrazzoli

The 48th Infantry Division Taro was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Taro Division was part of the Italian II Corps that took part in the Battle of Greece and the Invasion of Yugoslavia. It remained in Yugoslavia as an occupation force in Montenegro and after July 1941, in Croatia. In 1942 it was sent to Albania and then home to Italy. In November 1942 it took part in the invasion of Vichy France. The Division was disbanded after the Italian surrender to the Allies in September 1943.[1]

Commander[edit]

General General Gino Pedrazzoli [2]

Order of battle[edit]

  • 207. Taro Infantry Regiment
  • 208. Taro Infantry Regiment
  • 48. Artillery Regiment
  • 164. CCNN Legion
  • 48. Mortar Battalion
  • 48. Anti-Tank Company
  • 48. Signal Company
  • 11. Pioneer Company
  • 48. Searchlight Section
  • 58. Medical Section
  • 368. Heavy Motor Transport Section
  • 58. Supply Section
  • 23. Mixed 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.[3]
Citations
  1. ^ a b Marcus Wendal. "Italian Army". Axis History. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ Enrico Tagliazucchi and Franco Agostini. "Royal Italian Army". Archived from the original on 4 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ Paoletti, p 170


  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9.