The 2. Infantry Division Littorio (2. Divisione Granatieri "Littorio") was formed in April 1944 as one of the divisions of the Fascist Repubblica Sociale Italiana (RSI) (Italian Social Republic) and was trained in Westphalia by German instructors. In December it was in place on the Alps front as part of LXXV Armeekorps and the mixed German-Italian Armee Ligurien commanded by Maresciallo d’Italia Rodolfo Graziani and was located between the 34. Infanterie-Division and 5. Gebirgs-Division. It remained on the western section of the front in Italy until the end of April when the subunits began surrendering to the Allied forces.


General Tito Agosti

Order of battle

3. Infantry Regiment
4. Alipini Regiment
2. Artillery Regiment
2. Reconnaissance Battalion
2. Anti-tank Company
2. Engineer Battalion
2. Signal Battalion
2. Transport Battalion
2. Replacement Battalion
German Advisory Staff

Sources used

Philip 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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