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14th Infantry Division Isonzo

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Active  1937–1943
Branch  Italian Army
Size  Division
Country  Italy
Type  Infantry
Nickname(s)  Isonzo
14th Infantry Division Isonzo

The 14th Infantry Division Isonzo was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The division was formed 24 May 1939. It surrendered to German forces on 11 September 1943.

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10 June 1940, the Isonzo division was deployed at Postojna, performing security duties from Kalce, Logatec to Javornik Hills. It held the same position until April, 1941. At the beginning of Invasion of Yugoslavia, the Isonzo division has crossed the border in Gorizia and advanced toward Municipality of Brezovica. 11 April 1940, the Isonzo division was deployed in Golovec District. Later, the division was tasked with mopping-up of the area and road patrols. In January, 1942, the division has participated in large battle against Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia. In 1943, the Isonzo division has fought a series of battles against increasing number of Yugoslav partisans in Slovenia, abandoning gradually much of the countryside and concentrating only on the defence of the main roads. In particular, 22 September 1942, Yugoslav partisans has ambushed one of the division companies, resulting in 60 killed and 24 missing. 8 September 1943, the division Isonzo was ordered to move from Novo Mesto to Rijeka, but was dissolved en route near Kočevje 11 September 1943

Italian XI Corps

  • 3 Infantry Division Ravenna
  • 13 Infantry Division Re
  • 14 Infantry Division Isonzo
  • Commander

    General Federico Romero

    Order of battle (1940)

  • 23. Como Infantry Regiment
  • 24. Como Infantry Regiment
  • 23. Isonzo Artillery Regiment
  • 98. CCNN Legion
  • 14. Mortar Battalion Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35
  • 14. Anti-tank Battalion Cannone da 47/32 M35
  • 14. Signal Company
  • 40. Pioneer Company
  • 115. Medical Section
  • 53. Field Hospital
  • 54. Field Hospital
  • 29. Supply Section
  • 30. Field Bakery
  • References

    14th Infantry Division Isonzo Wikipedia


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