|38th Infantry Division Puglie|
Regno d'Italia |
Kingdom of Italy
Regio Esercito |
Royal Italian Army
World War II|
Invasion of Yugoslavia
|General Alberto D’Aponte|
|File:38 div collar insignia.jpg|
|Puglie Division collar inignia|
The 38th Infantry Division Puglie was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Puglie Division took part in the Invasion of Yugoslavia and spent the rest of the war until the Italian surrender in September 1943, as an occupying force in Montenegro and then Albania.
Invasion of Yugoslavia[edit | edit source]
The Puglie Division took part in the Invasion of Yugoslavia as part of the Italian XIV Corps and invaded from the Albanian front. The Division had only one Infantry regiment attached as the 72 Puglie Infantry Regiment was assigned to the Italian XVII Corps
Commander[edit | edit source]
General Alberto D’Aponte
Order of battle[edit | edit source]
- 71.Puglie Infantry Regiment
- 72. Puglie Infantry Regiment
- 15. Montenero Artillery Regiment
- 115. CCNN Legion (Blackshirts)
- 38. Mortar Battalion
- 38. Anti-Tank Company
- 38. Signal Company
- 43. Pioneer Company
- 56. Medical Section
- 38. Field Bakery [nb 1]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- "Invasion of Yugoslavia 6 April, 1941". Commando Supremo. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090521172045/http://www.comandosupremo.com/Yugoslavia.html. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
- Paoletti, p 170
- "Italian Army". Axis Histrory. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=9657l. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
- Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9.
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