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1940 Infantry Division
10 June 1940
 
Divisione Fanteria, 1940
 
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1940 Infantry Divisions
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    Headquarters
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1ª Divisione Superga [1]
    General Curio Barbasetti di Prun
    Hqs: Bardonecchia
91 & 92 1 1 5    1 Engineer Battalion
     – 14 Engineer Company
     –   1 Signal Company
     –   1 Searchlight Platoon
1 1 18
2ª Divisione Sforzesca [1]
    General Alfonso Ollearo
    Hqs: Sestriere
53 & 54 2 2 17    2 Engineer Battalion
     – 16 Engineer Company
     –   2 Signal Company
     – 11 Wire Company
     –   8 Searchlight Platoon
2 2 17 & 30
3ª Divisione Ravenna [1]
    General Edoardo Nebbia
    Hqs: Tenda
37 & 38 3 3 11    3 Engineer Battalion
     – 18 Engineer Company
     –   3 Signal Company
     – 10 Searchlight Platoon
3 3 5
4ª Divisione Livorno [1]
    General Benvenuto Gioda
    Hqs: Vinadio
33 & 34 4 4 28    4 Engineer Battalion
     – 20 Engineer Company
     –   4 Signal Company
     – 15 Seachlight Platoon
4 4 95
5ª Divisione Cosseria
    General Alberto Vassari
    Hqs: Ventimiglia
89 & 90 5 5 37    5 Engineer Battalion
     – 23 Engineer Company
     –   5 Signal Company
     – 53 Searchlight Platoon
5 5 86
6ª Divisione Cuneo
    General Carlo Melotti
    Hqs: Borgo San Dalmazzo
7 & 8 6 6 27    6 Engineer Battalion
     – 24 Engineer Company
     –   6 Signal Company
     –   1 Seachlight Platoon
6 6 24
7ª Divisione Lupi di Toscana
    General Ottavio Bollea
    Hqs: Ormea
77 & 78 7 7 30    7 Engineer Battalion
     – 30 Engineer Company
     –   7 Signal Company
     – 12 Searchlight Platoon
7 7 15
11ª Divisione Brennero
    General Arnaldo Forgiero
    Hqs: Bussoleno
231 & 232 11 11 9 11 Engineer Battalion
     – 32 Engineer Company
     – 11 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
11 11 40
12ª Divisione Sassari
    General Giacomo Castagna
    Hqs: San Pietro del Carso
151 & 152 12 12 34 12 Engineer Battalion
     – 34 Engineer Company
     – 12 Signal Company
     – 27 Searchlight Platoon
12 12
13ª Divisione Re [1]
    General Benedetto Fiorenzoli
    Hqs: Idria
1 & 2 13 13 23 13 Engineer Battalion
     – 38 Engineer Company
     – 13 Signal Company
     – 28 Searchlight Platoon
13 13
14ª Divisione Isonzo [1]
    General Federico Romero
    Hqs: Postumia
23 & 24 14 14 6 14 engineer Battalion
     – 40 Engineer Company
     – 14 Signal Company
     – 30 Seachlight Company
14 14
15ª Divisione Bergamo
    General Pietro Belletti
    Hqs: Abbazia di Fiume
25 & 26 15 15 4 15 Engineer Battalion
     – 36 Engineer Company
     – 15 Signal Company
     – 21 Searchlight Platoon
15 15
16ª Divisione Pistoia
    General Mario Priore
    Hqs: Saluzzo
35 & 36 16 16 3 16 Engineer Battalion
     – 44 Engineer Company
     – 16 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
16 16 79
18ª Divisione Messina
    General Francesco Zani
    Hqs: Umbrino
93 & 94 18 18 2 18 Engineer Battalion
     – 48 Engineer Company
     – 18 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
18 18
19ª Divisione Venezia [1]
    General Silvio Bonini
    Hqs: Elbasan
83 & 84 19 19 19 19 Engineer Battalion
     – 76 Engineer Company
     – 19 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
19 19
20ª Divisione Friuli
    General Vittorio Sogno
    Hqs: Alba
87 & 88 20 20 35 20 Engineer Battalion
     – 52 Engineer Company
     – 20 Signal Company
     – 24 Searchlight Platoon
20 20
21 Divisione Granatieri di Sardegna
    General Taddeo Orlando
    Hqs: Civitavecchia
1 & 2 Granatieri 21 21 13 21 Engineer Battalion
     – 54 Engineer Company
     – 21 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
21 21
22ª Divisione Cacciatori delle Alpi
    General Dante Lorenzelli
    Hqs: Pieve di Teco
51 & 52 22 22 1 22 Engineer Battalion
     – 56 Engineer Company
     – 22 Signal Company
     – 21 Seachlight Platoon
22 22
23ª Divisione Ferrara
    General Licurgo Zannini
    Hqs: Argirocastro
47 & 48 23 23 14 23 Engineer Battalion
     – 14 Engineer Company
     – 23 Signal Company
     – 61 Seachlight Platoon
23 23
24ª Divisione Pinerolo
    General Giuseppe De Stefanis
    Hqs: Chiomonte
13 & 14 24 24 18 24 Engineer Battalion
     – 61 Engineer Company
     – 24 Signal Company
     – 63 Searchlight Platoon
24 24
26ª Divisione Assietta [1]
    General Emanuele Girlando
    Hqs: Cesana
29 & 30 26 26 25 26 Engineer Battalion
     – 64 Engineer Company
     – 26 Signal Company
     – 11 Searchlight Platoon
26 26 19
28ª Divisione Aosta
    General Federico D'Arle
    Hqs: Palermo
5 & 6 28 28 22 28 Engineer Battalion
     – 22 Engineer Company
     – 28 Signal Company
     – 34 Searchlight Platoon
28 28
29ª Divisione Piemonte
    General Giovanni Cerio
    Hqs: Messina
3 & 4 29 29 24 29 Engineer Battalion
     –   7 Engineer Company
     – 29 Signal Company
     – 32 Searchlight Platoon
29 29
30ª Divisione Sabauda
    General Ubaldo Scanagatta
    Hqs: Cagliari
45 & 46 30 30 16 30 Engineer Battalion
     – 10 Engineer Company
     – 30 Signal Company
     – 41 Searchlight Platoon
30 30
31ª Divisione Calabria
    General Carlo Petra di Caccuri
    Hqs: Sassari
59 & 60 31 31 31 31 Engineer Battalion
     – 13 Engineer Company
     – 31 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
31 31
32ª Divisione Marche [1]
    General Riccardo Pentimalli
    Hqs: Feltre
55 & 56 32 32 32 32 Engineer Battalion
     – 39 Engineer Company
     – 32 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
32 32
33ª Divisione Acqui [1]
    General Francesco Sartoris
    Hqs: Argentera
17 & 18 33 33 33 33 Engineer Battalion
     – 31 Engineer Company
     – 33 Signal Company
     – 31 Searchlight Platoon
33 33 20 & 23
36ª Divisione Forlì [1]
    General Giulio Perugi
    Hqs: Acceglio
43 & 44 36 36 36 36 Engineer Battalion
     – 66 Engineer Company
     – 36 Signal Company
     – 36 Seachlight Platoon
36 36 80
37ª Divisione Modena [1]
    General Alessandro Gloria
    Hqs: Briga
41 & 42 37 37 29 37 Engineer Battalion
     – 19 Engineer Company
     – 37 Signal Company
     – 37 Searchlight Platoon
37 37 34 & 36
38ª Divisione Puglie [1]
    General Mario Marghinotti
    Hqs: Vittorio Veneto
71 & 72 38 38 25 38 Engineer Battalion
     – 43 Engineer Company
     – 38 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
38 38
40ª Divisione Cacciatori d’Africa
    General Giovanni Varda
    Hqs: Addis Abeba
210 & 211 40 40 40 18 African Mixed Battalion
     –   ? Engineer Company
     –   ? Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
40 40 [4]
41ª Divisione Firenze
    General Paride Negri
    Hqs: Poirino
127 & 128 41 41 41 41 Engineer Battalion
     – 53 Engineer Company
     – 41 Signal COmpan
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
41 41
44ª Divisione Cremona
    General Umberto Mondino
    Hqs: San Remo
21 & 22 44 44 7 44 Engineer Battalion
     – 77 Engineer Co
     – 44 Signal Co
     – 44 Searchlight Plt
44 44 33 & 90
47ª Divisione Bari
    General Ernesto Zaccone
    Hqs: Brindisi
139 & 140 47 47 47 47 Engineer Battalion
     – 55 Engineer Company
     – 47 Signal Company
     – 47 Searchlight Platoon
47 47
48ª Divisione Taro
    General Gino Pedrazzoli
    Hqs: Salerno
207 & 208 48 48 48 48 Engineer Battalion
     – 11 Engineer Company
     – 48 Signal Company
     – 48 Searchlight Platoon
48 48
49ª Divisione Parma [1]
    General Attilio Grattarola
    Hqs: Marzabotto
49 & 50 49 49 49 49 Engineer Battalion
     – 49 Engineer Company
     – 49 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
49 49
50ª Divisione Regina
    General Alessandro Piazzoni
    Hqs: Rhodes, Dodecanese
9 & 10 50 50 50 50 Engineer Battalion
     – 91 Engineer Company
     – 46 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
50 50 201
51ª Divisione Siena
    General Gualtiero Gabutti
    Hqs: Canelli
31 & 32 51 51 51 51 Engineer Battalion
     – 83 Engineer Company
     – 51 Signal Company
     – 64 Searchlight Platoon
51 51
53ª Divisione Arezzo
    General Michele Molinari
    Hqs: Scutari
225 & 226 53 53 53 53 Engineer Battalion
     – 94 Engineer Company
     – 53 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
53 53
54ª Divisione Napoli
    General Renato Coturri
    Hqs: Ragusa
75 & 76 54 54 54 54 Engineer Battalion
     – 14 Engineer Company
     – 54 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
54 54
56ª Divisione Casale
    General Enea Navarrini
    Hqs: Predappio
11 & 12 56 56 56 56 Engineer Battalion
     – 47 Engineer Company
     – 56 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
56 56
57ª Divisione Lombardia
    General Giovanni Esposito
    Hqs: Elsane
73 & 74 57 57 57 57 Engineer Battalion
     – 37 Engineer Company
     – 57 Signal Company
     – 66 Searchlight Platoon
57 57
58ª Divisione Legnano
    General Edoardo Scala
    Hqs: Fenestrelle
67 & 68 58 58 58 58 Engineer Battalion
     – 25 Engineer Company
     – 58 Signal Company
     – 67 Searchlight Platoon
58 58 7
59ª Divisione Cagliari [1]
    General Antonio Scuero
    Hqs: Susa
63 & 64 59 59 59 59 Engineer Battalion
     – 15 Engineer Company
     – 59 Signal Company
     –   ? Searchlight Platoon
59 59 11 & 28
65ª Divisione Granatieri di Savoia
    General Amadeo Liberati
    Hqs: Addis Abeba
10 & 11 65 65 60 60 Engineer Battalion [?]
     – 60 Engineer Company
     – 60 Signal Company
65 65 [5]
Division
    Commanding General
    Headquarters
Infantry
Regiments
Mortar
Battalion
Antitank
Company
Artillery
Regiment
Engineer
Battalion
Medical
Services
Supply
Services
CCNN
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NOTES:
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Instead of motor vehicles, transport in the mountain infantry division was by pack mules.
The organization of the 50th Infantry Division Regina (stationed on the Italian Dodecanese Islands) was slightly different.
Upon mobilization, the Fascist Militia (CCNN — Black Shirts) started to mobilize their units, designating them as 'Assault' and 'Mountain' battalions, (to differentiate them from the strictly territorial administrative battalions within the CCNN Zones from which they were raised), for field use. During the June 1940 French Campaign some infantry divisions had one or two of these CCNN 'assault' battalions attached. Later, complete CCNN assault Legions would be assigned to just about all the infantry divisions. See the 1940 Blackshirt Legion.
Only a battalion, namely the III Battaglione Camicie Nere d'Africa (3rd Africa Black Shirt Battalion).
Only a battalion, namely the XV Battaglione Camicie Nere d'Africa. (15th Africa Black Shirt Battalion).
 
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