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28 Infantry Division Aosta
Active 1939–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Aosta
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
General Giacomo Romano
Insignia
Identification
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Identification
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Aosta Division collar insignia

The 28 Infantry Division Aosta was a Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Aosta Division was mobilized June 1940, and stationed in Sicily. They were still in Sicily as part of the Italian 6th Army when the Allies invaded (Operation Husky) and destroyed in the Battle of Troina.[1]

Map of Sicily showing Divisional locations

Commander

General Giacomo Romano

Order of battle

  • 5. Aosta Infantry Regiment
  • 6. Aosta Infantry Regiment
  • 22. Vespri Artillery Regiment
  • 171. Tremonti CCNN Legion (Blackshirt)
  • 28. Mortar Battalion
  • 28. Anti-Tank Company
  • 12. Engineer Battalion
  • 9. Medial Section
  • 28. Medical Section
  • 16. Bakery Section
  • 35. Bakery Section
  • 82. Carabinieri Section
  • 83. Carabinieri Section [1][nb 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 Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=9652. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  
  2. ^ Paoletti, p 170


  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0275985059.  


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