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6th Infantry Division Cuneo
Active 1939–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname(s) Cuneo
Engagements World War II
Carlo Melotti
File:6 Infantry Division Cuneo.jpg
Cuneo Division collar insignia

The 6th Infantry Division Cuneo was a infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Division was mobilized for war in October 1939, and was part of the III Corps, First Army that took part in the Italian invasion of France and the Greco-Italian War. The Division remained in Greece as an occupying force, for the islands of Andro, Nasso, Nicaria, Samo, Santorino and Sira until the Italian surrender in September 1943.[1]

Commander[edit | edit source]

Carlo Melotti[2]

Order of battle[edit | edit source]

  • 7th Cuneo Infantry Regiment
  • 8th Cuneo Infantry Regiment
  • 27th Legnano Artillery Regiment
  • 24th CCNN Legion
  • 6th Mortar Company
  • 6th Engineering Battalion
  • 24th Pioneer Battalion
  • 6th Signal Company[1][nb 1]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  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 (Regiment of two Battalions). 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.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=8583. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. Mulholland, John. "Axis Order of Battle 10 June 1940 - The Italian Invasion of France". Axis History. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=6466. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 

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