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The '''153rd Infantry Division Macerata''' was an [[infantry]] [[Division (military)|division]] of the [[Royal Italian Army (1940–1946)|Italian Army]] during [[World War II]]. The ''Macerata'' Division was a Garrison Division formed in December 1941. In June 1942, it was transferred to [[Slovenia]] and later moved to [[Croatia]] in May 1943, where it conducted [[Yugoslav Partisans|anti partisan]] operations. It was located around [[Delnice]] in Croatia when it was captured by the German forces following the Italian surrender to the [[Allies]] in September 1943.<ref name=ax/>
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The '''153rd Infantry Division Macerata''' was an [[infantry]] [[Division (military)|division]] of the [[Royal Italian Army (1940–1946)|Italian Army]] during [[World War II]]. The ''Macerata'' Division was a Garrison Division formed in December 1941. In June 1942, it was transferred to Slovenia and later moved to Croatia in May 1943, where it conducted [[Yugoslav Partisans|anti partisan]] operations. It was located around [[Delnice]] in Croatia when it was captured by the German forces following the Italian surrender to the [[Allies]] in September 1943.<ref name=ax/>
   
 
==Order of battle==
 
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*{{cite book|title=A Military History of Italy|author=Paoletti, Ciro|publisher=Greenwood Publishing Group|year=2008|isbn=0-275-98505-9}}
 
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*{{cite book|author=Jowett, Phillip|title=The Italian Army 1040-45 (3): Italy 1943-45|publisher=Osprey Publishing, Westminster|isbn=978-1-85532-866-2}}
 
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Latest revision as of 04:11, 10 December 2019

153rd Infantry Division Macerata
Active 1941–1943
Country Italy Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
Branch Flag of Italy (1860).svgRegio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname(s) Macerata
Engagements World War II
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Ftr 121 most.jpg
Identification
symbol
Macerata Division collar insignia

The 153rd Infantry Division Macerata was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Macerata Division was a Garrison Division formed in December 1941. In June 1942, it was transferred to Slovenia and later moved to Croatia in May 1943, where it conducted anti partisan operations. It was located around Delnice in Croatia when it was captured by the German forces following the Italian surrender to the Allies in September 1943.[1]

Order of battle[]

  • 121. Macerata Infantry Regiment
  • 122. Macerata Infantry Regiment
  • 153. Artillery Regiment
  • 153. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 153. Anti-Tank Battalion
  • 153. Engineer Battalion
  • 653. Light Motor Transport Section
  • 253. Field Bakery
  • Medical Section
  • Carabinier 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.[2]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Marcus Wendal. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5ghdMDGH1. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 
  • Jowett, Phillip. The Italian Army 1040-45 (3): Italy 1943-45. Osprey Publishing, Westminster. ISBN 978-1-85532-866-2. 

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