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105th Infantry Division Rovigo
105a Divisione Fanteria Rovigo.png
105th Infantry Division Rovigo Insignia
Active 1942–1943
Country Italy Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
Branch Flag of Italy (1860).svgRegio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname(s) Rovigo
Engagements World War II
File:Rovigio collar insignia.jpg
Rovigio Division collar insignia

The 105th Infantry Division Rovigo was an auto-transportable Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II.[nb 1] The Rovigo was classified as an auto-transportable division, meaning staff and equipment could be transported on cars and trucks, although not simultaneously. The Division was mobilized in March 1942, and took part in the Italian invasion of Vichy France, as part of the Italian I Corps. It then returned to Italy and surrendered to the German forces in September 1943, after the Italian armistice.[1]

Italian I Corps for the Invasion of Vichy France[edit | edit source]

Order of battle[edit | edit source]

  • 227. Rovigo Infantry Regiment
  • 228. Rovigo Infantry Regiment
  • 117. Artillery Regiment (mot)
  • 105. Signal Company
  • 80. Pioneer Company [nb 2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The division never has the required amount of Motor Transport to move all its units at the same time and is referred to as a Auto-transportable Division
  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.[2]
  1. Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5gM3h7ncx?url=http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=8568. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  2. Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 

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