31st Infantry Division Calabria

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31st Infantry Division Calabria
Active 1939–1945
Country Italy Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
Branch Flag of Italy (1860).svgRegio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Calabria
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
General Riccardo Pentimalli
Insignia
Calabria Division collar insignia 31 divv collar insignia.jpg

The 31st Infantry Division Calabria was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Calabria Division was part of the garrison at Sardinia where it remained until it surrendered to the Allies after the Italian surrender in September 1943. The Division would then serve on the Allied side until the end of the war.

Commander

General Riccardo Pentimalli

Order of battle

  • 59th Infantry Regiment
  • 60th Infantry Regiment
  • 177 CCNN Legion (Blackshirts)nb 1
  • 40th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 31 Mortar Battalion
  • 31 Antitank Company
  • 31 Engineer Battalion
  • 31 Medical Services
  • 31 Supply Services
  • 13 Pioneer Company
  • 50 Medical Section
  • 31 Motor Transport Section
  • 48 Bakery Section
  • 91 Carabinieri Section
  • 92 Carabinieri Section nb 22

References

  1. ^ Paoletti, p 170
  2. ^ "1940 Infantry Division". World War II Armed Forces – Orders of Battle and Organizations. Archived from the original on 4 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 

Notes

  1. ^ later renamed 359th Infantry Regiment when the Division served on the Allied side after the armistice in 1943)
  2. ^ 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.1

Bibliography

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







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