3. Naval Infantry Division San Marco (Italy RSI)
- Published: 31 December 2010 31 December 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
In October the second battalion of the 6. Naval Infantry Regiment was attached to the 4. Gebirgs-Division.
It surrendered in April 1945.
CommandersGeneral Aldo Princivalle (Nov 1943 - Aug 1944)
General Amilcare Farina (Aug 1944 - Apr 1945)
Honor titlesIt was named after St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice.
Order of battleHQ
3. Naval Infantry Regiment
5. Naval Infantry Regiment
3. Artillery Regiment
3. Reconnaissance Battalion
3. Anti-tank Company
3. Engineer Battalion
3. Signal Battalion
3. Transport Battalion
3. Replacement Battalion
German Advisory Staff
Generalleutnant Georg Rieke inspecting 3. Naval Infantry Division San Marco near Nettuno in March 1944
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Sources usedPhilip S. Jowett - The Italian Army 1940-45: Italy 1943-45
Carlos Caballero Jurado - Resistance warfare: resistance and collaboration in Western Europe, 1940-1945
George F. Nafziger - Waffen-SS and other units in World War II
Charles T. O'Reilly - Forgotten battles: Italy's war of liberation, 1943-1945
Giuseppe Rocco - L'organizzazione militare della RSI: sul finire della seconda guerra mondiale
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