The 51. Infantry Division Siena was fully mobilized in August 1940 and in September it was sent to Albania. It took part in the invasion of Greece where it suffered heavy losses. In May 1941 it was stationed at the occupation force in the Peleponnese and in September it was transferred to Crete in September. It remained in Crete until the Italian surrender when it was disarmed by the Germans.

Order of battle

31. Siena Infantry Regiment
32. Siena Infantry Regiment
265. Lecce Infantry Regiment
341. Infantry Regiment
51. Artillery Regiment
141. CCNN Legion
51. Mortar Battalion
312. Tank Battalion
51. Anti-Tank Company
251. Anti-Tank Company
51. Signal Company
160. Signal Company
83. Pioneer Company

Sources used

George F. Nafziger - Italian Order of Battle: An organizational history of the Italian Army in World War II (3 vol)

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