Italian Army in Russia: 1941-1942

v.1.0 April 22, 2001

This historical Order of Battle is by Mr. Miles Glorious.

In 1941 Italy sent a Army Corps in Russia the CSIR Corpo di spedizione Italiano in Russia ( Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia) and in 1942 a Army (8 Army or ARMIR ARMata Italiana in Russia, or Italian Army in Russia)

 

CSIR

8 Army

Soldiers

62.000

229.000

Automatic sub machine guns

866

2.657

Machine guns

581

1.742

Mortar 81 mm

189

423

Mortar 45 mm

292

874

Light Anti Tank guns (47/32)

108

297

Medium Anti Tank guns

-

90

Light Tank

60

50

Artillery

256

946

Light Artillery guns

220

670

Medium Artillery guns

36

276

Anti aircraft guns

80

276

Aircrafts

83

66

Horses and mules

4.600

25.000

Truck

5.500

16.700

Motor.cycles

1.550

4.470

raggruppamento=regiment gruppo (artillery) batallion

CSIR order of battle on 1 August 1941

CIV heavy machine guns btl

II antitank btl with 47/32 guns

30 Artillert raggruppamento

LX, LXI, LXII gruppo with 105/32 guns

IV XIX gruppo with 75/46 guns

IV pioneers btl

I and IX pontoon btl

VII Signal btl

63 Tagliamento Legione Camicie Nere Black Shirt Legion (Like a regiment of Light infantry)

9 Pasubio Infantry Division

79 Roma Infantry Regiment

 

80 Roma Infantry Regiment

8 Artillery Regiment

52 Torino Infantry (light Division

81 Torino Infantry Regiment

83 Torino Infantry Regiment

52 Artillery Regiment

3 Celere (Swift) Principe Amedeo Duca d'Aosta Lighr Division

3 Bersaglieri Regiment

3 Savoia cavalleria Cavalry mounted Regiment

5 Lancieri di Novara Cavalry mounted Regiment

3 Horse Artillery

Rgt26 Artillery Regiment

 

8 Army Order of battle (summer 1942)

CIX machine guns btl

Monte Cervino Mountain/Ski Btl

Cavalry Group

3 Savoia cavalleria Cavalry mounted Regiment

5 Lancieri di Novara Cavalry mounted Regiment

Army Artillery

201 Motorized Artillery Regiment

Horse Artillery regiment

4 Anti Aircraft Raggruppamento

IV XIX gruppo with 75/32 guns

XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII groups with 149/40 guns

 

2 A Artillery Raggruppamento

XXIV gruppo with 149/28 guns

XXXI XXIII XXXIV gruppo with 149/403 guns

LXXIII gruppo with 210/22 guns

II Army Corps

II and CII heavy machine guns btl

XXXII antitank btl with 47/32 guns

II Pioneers btl

2 AC Artillery Raggruppamento

III, XXIII gruppo with 105/28 guns

CIII CXXIII CXXIV gruppo with 149/13 guns

2 Sforzesca Infantry Division

 

53 Umbria Infantry Regiment

54 Umbria Infantry Regiment

17 Artillery Regiment

3 Ravenna Infantry Division

37 Ravenna Infantry Regiment

38 Ravenna Infantry Regiment

121 Motorized Artillery Regiment

5 Cosseria Infantry Division

89 Salerno Infantry Regiment

90 Salerno Infantry Regiment

108 Motorized Artillery Regiment

XXXV Army Corps (ex CSIR)

 

CIV heavy machine guns btl

II antitank btl with 47/32 guns

XV Pioneers btl

30 Artillert raggruppamento

LX, LXI, LXII gruppo with 105/32 guns

CXXIV gruppo with 75/46 guns

IV pioneers

VIII Signal

9 Pasubio Infantry Division

79 Roma Infantry Regiment

80 Roma Infantry Regiment

8 Motorized Artillery Regiment

 

52 Torino Infantry (light) Division

81 Torino Infantry Regiment

83 Torino Infantry Regiment

52 Artillery Regiment

3 Celere Principe Amedeo Duca d'Aosta Infantry Division

3 Bersaglieri Regiment

6 Bersaglieri Regiment

120 Motorized Artillery Regiment

Corpo d'Armata Alpino (Mountain Corps)

11 AC Artillery Raggruppamento

LI, LII LIII gruppo with 105/32 guns

CXVII gruppo with 149/13 guns

 

3 Julia Mountain Division

8 Mountain Infantry Regiment

8 Mountain Infantry Regiment

3 Mountain Artillery Regiment

4 Cuneeses Mountain Division

1 Mountain Infantry Regiment

2 Mountain Infantry Regiment

4 Mountain Artillery Regiment

156 Vicenza Infantry Division

277 Infantry Regiment

278 Infantry Regiment

no Artillery

 

Artillery in 8 Army

 

Guns

Batteries

8 Army Artillery

216

50

II Army Corps

258

55

XXXV Army Corps - CSIR

246

52

Mountain Army Corps

226

47

Total

946

204

 

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