155th Infantry Division Emilia
|155th Infantry Division Emilia|
|Branch||Royal Italian Army|
|Engagements||Second World War|
The 155th Infantry Division Emilia was an infantry division of the Italian Army during the Second World War, formed in December 1941 as a garrison division. Despite this, in April 1942 it was sent to Dalmatia to assist in combat operations against Yugoslav Partisans. After the Italian armistice with the Allies of September 1943, most of the division surrendered to the Germans, but some elements held out until October, while the 155th Artillery Regiment managed to cross the Adriatic to reach Apulia in Southern Italy, where it joined forces with 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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