The 58. Infantry Division Legnano was mobilized in June 1940 and was sent to Albania in January 1941. It returned to Italy in June for rebuilding and then took part in the invasion of Vichy France in November 1942.
It returned to Italy in July 1943 and surrendered to the Allies in September.

Together with the 18. Infantry-Division it provided manpower to the first Italian unit on the Allied side after the Italian surrender, the 1° Raggruppamento motorizzato (First Motorized Combat Group) that was formed on 28 September 1943.

Order of battle

67. Palermo Infantry Regiment
68. Palermo Infantry Regiment
58. Artillery Regiment
4. Artillery Regiment
162. Coastal Artillery Regiment
99. Frontier Regiment
58. Mortar Battalion
58. Anti-Tank Company
58. Engineer Battalion
61. Medical Section
163. Motor Transport Group
18. Carabinieri Section
19. Carabinieri Section
240. Carabinieri Section
104. Bersaglieri Company

Sources used

William Fowler - The Secret war in Italy: Special forces, partisans and covert operations 1943-45
George F. Nafziger - Italian Order of Battle: An organizational history of the Italian Army in World War II (3 vol)

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