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151 Infantry Division Perugia
Active 1941–1943
Country Italy Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname "Perugia"
Engagements World War II

The 151 Infantry Division Perugia was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Perugia Division was formed in August 1941 as a garrison division. It was sent on operations to Yugoslavia in December 1941. It was part of the Italian forces committed to the Battle of the Sutjeska. It was then transferred to Albania in August 1943. Following the Italian surrender in September 1943, some members of the division evaded capture, but 32 officers and 100 soldiers were captured and executed by the Germans.[1]

Order of battle

  • 129. Perugia Infantry Regiment
  • 130. Perugia Infantry Regiment
  • 151. Artillery Regiment
  • 29. CCNN Battaliion
  • 151. Mortar Battalion
  • 151. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 151. Anti-Tank Company
  • 151. Engineer Battalion
  • 59. Signal Company
  • 15. Pioneer Company
  • 151. Medical Section
  • 151. Field Bakery
  • 111. Carabinieri Section
  • 112. Carabinieri Section [nb 1][1]

Notes

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 2009-05-06. http://www.webcitation.org/5gZqB7QVL. Retrieved 2009-05-04.  
  2. ^ Paoletti, p 170


  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0275985059.  
  • Jowett, Phillip. The Italian Army 1040-45 (3): Italy 1943-45. Osprey Publishing, Westminster. ISBN 978-1-85532-866-2.  


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