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XX Infantry Division
XX Μεραρχία Πεζικού
Active January–April 1941
Country Greece
Branch Hellenic Army
Type Infantry
Part of Central Macedonia Army Section
Engagements Battle of Greece

The 20th Infantry Division (Greek: XX Μεραρχία Πεζικού) was a short-lived formation of the Hellenic Army. It was founded on 24 January 1941, when Grece was already embroiled in the Greco-Italian War. Formed of reservists and with an incomplete table of equipment, it was assigned to the Central Macedonia Army Section (TSKM), forming part of the Greek–British "W Force", under the British Lt. General Henry Maitland Wilson. The division opposed the German invasion of Greece, but was defeated and practically ceased to exist as a combat formation at the Battle of Kleisoura Pass on 13–14 April.

Order of battle[edit | edit source]

As of early April 1941, before the German attack:[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Major General Christos Karassos (24 January – 8 April 1941, appointed to command TSKM)[1]
  • Colonel Miltiadis Papakonstantinou (8–14 April 1941)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The end of an epopee, April 1941, p. 306

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • (in Greek) Το τέλος μιας εποποιΐας, Απρίλιος 1941 [The end of an epopee, April 1941]. Athens: Hellenic Army General Staff / Army History Directorate. 1959. 

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