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154 Infantry Division Murge
Active 1942–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Murge
Engagements World War II

The 154 Infantry Division Murge was a Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Murge Division was a Garrison Division formed in April 1942. In it was sent to Dalmatia as an occupation force and took part in anti partisan operations. It took part in the Battle of the Sutjeska and then had to be withdrawn after suffering heavy losses in fighting with the partisans. It was disbanded in September 1943, following the Italian surrender to the Allies.[1][2]

Order of battle

  • 259. Murge Infantry Regiment
  • 260. Murge Infantry Regiment
  • 154. Artillery Regiment
  • 154. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 154. Engineer Battalion
  • Motor Transport Section
  • Medical Section
  • Supply Section
  • Carabinieri Section [nb 1][1]

Notes

Footnotes
  1. ^ An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), a Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), a 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. Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5ghdN03tl. Retrieved 2009-05-09.  
  2. ^ Ivan Bajlo. "Operation Schwarz order of battle". Archived from Operation Schwarz the original on 2009-05-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5ghdMcmKJ. Retrieved 2009-05-09.  
  3. ^ 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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