55. Infantry Division Savona (Italy)
- Published: 21 August 2010 21 August 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
CommandersGeneral Fedele de Giorgis
Order of battleDivisional Command
- Three platoons 4.7cm anti-tank guns
- 1 platoon 2cm anti-aircraft machine guns
- 15th Infantry Regiment
-- One 81mm mortar company (6 mortars)
-- Three battalions (2nd battalion in Bardia)
-- Each battalion staff, three rifle companies with 12 light MGs each, and one support company with 18 4.5cm mortars and 8 anti-tank rifles.
- 16th Infantry Regiment
-- As 15th Regiment, 2nd battalion also in Bardia.
-- Additionally one 6.5cm infantry gun company with 5 guns.
- Light tank company with 13 L33 tanks (sunk on transport)
- 12th Artillery Regiment
-- 1st battalion (10cm howitzers) 1st and 2nd batteries (4/5 howitzers, respectively) sunk; 3rd battery of 4 howitzers in Naples.
-- 2nd battalion (10.5cm guns), 3 batteries of four guns each 3rd battery in Naples
-- 3rd battalion (7.5cm guns), 1st battery 6 guns, 2nd and 3rd 4 guns.
-- 8th independent battery with 2 coastal defense guns of unknown calibre
-- 27th independent battery with 6 coastal defense guns of unknown calibre
-- 503rd and 504th independent battery with 8 coastal defense guns each of unknown calibre
55th Field Replacement Battalion with two companies (in Naples)
255th anti-tank battalion with 8 3.7cm and 4 4.7cm anti-tank guns
Pioneer and Signals Troops
- 127th Mixed Radio and Telephone Company
- 55th Specialist Engineers
- Further signals troops in Naples
27th Bakery Detachment (motorised)
Motorised V.A. Detachment
-- 155th Mixed Supply Column (motorised)
45th Field Medical Detachment
75th Carabinieri Detachment (motorised)
Field Postal Service
55th Field Postal Detachment (motorised)
Sources usedResearch by Andreas
George F. Nafziger - Italian Order of Battle: An organizational history of the Italian Army in World War II (3 vol)
Rex Tyre - Mussolini's Afrika Korps: The Italian Army in North Africa 1940-1943
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