The 5. Infantry Division Cosseria  was mobilized in October 1939 and took part in the invasion of France. It was sent to the Eastern front in July 1942 and suffered heavy losses in the winter of 1942-43.
It was reforming in Italy when it surrendered in September 1943.

Order of battle (October 1942)

89. Salerno Infantry Regiment
90. Salerno Infantry Regiment
108. Artillery Regiment
72. Anti-Tank Battery
135. Anti-Tank Battery
355. Anti-Tank Battery
87. Anti-Aircraft Company
305. Anti-Aircraft Company
13. Mixed Carabinieri Section
14. Motorized Carabinieri Section
CV Mortar Battalion
5. Transportation Unit
42. Field Post Office
23. Pioneer Company
5. Radio Company
53. Searchlight Platoon
47. Medical Section
48. Supply Company
5. Transportation Section

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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