52. Semi-Motorized Division Torino (Italy)
- Published: 21 August 2010 21 August 2010
- Last Updated: 05 May 2013 05 May 2013
The 52. Semi-Motorized Division Torino was raised June 1940 from the Torino Brigade. It took part in the invasion of Yugoslavia and after rebuilding it was sent to the Eastern Front. It sufffered heavy losses in the Soviet offensive during the winter of 1942/43 and was destroyed in March 1943.
The surviving elements were disbanded in Italy in September.
Order of battle (1943)
81. Torino Infantry Regiment
82. Torino Infantry Regiment
52. Torino Artillery Regiment
26. Mortar Battalion
52. Mortar Battalion
52. Anti-Tank Company
171. Anti-Tank Company
52. Engineer Battalion
52. Medical Section
56. Motor Transport Section
52. Gasoline Supply Section
66. Carabinieri Section
Christopher Ailsby - Hitler's Renegades: Foreign nationals in the service of the Third Reich
George F. Nafziger - Italian Order of Battle: An organizational history of the Italian Army in World War II (3 vol)
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