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Axis Forces in Libya September, 1941 OOB

by Jim H

Order of Battle of Axis Forces in Libya, 1941

Following the losses of the Italian 10th Army during Operation Compass, Italian forces were supplemented with the Ariete and Trento divisions and supported with the introduction of the German Afrika Korps. The strengthening of Axis forces in Libya occurred between January and March 1941.

Order of battle of axis forces in libya 1941. Rommel and bastico are pictured.

General Erwin Rommel (L) and General Ettore Bastico (R) in North Africa.

Supreme Commander North Africa Generale d’Armata Ettore Bastico

Italian Forces in Libya

XX Corpo d’Armata

Generale di Corpo d’Armata Gastone Gambara

101st Division Trieste

65th Infantry Rgt
66th Infantry Rgt
9th Bersaglieri Rgt
21st Artillery Rgt

132 Division Ariete

32nd Tank Rgt
132nd Tank Rgt
8th Bersaglieri Rgt
132nd Artillery Regiment

XXI Corpo d’Armata

Generale di Corpo d’Armata Enea Navarrini

17th Division Pavia

27th Infantry Rgt
28th Infantry Rgt
26th Artillery Rgt

25th Division Bologna

30th Infantry Rgt
40th Infantry Rgt
205th Artillery Rgt

27th Division Brescia

19th Infantry Rgt
20th Infantry Rgt
55th Artillery Rgt

102nd Division Trento

61st Infantry Rgt
62nd Infantry Rgt
46th Artillery Rgt

55th Division Savona

15th Infantry Rgt
16th Infantry Rgt
12th Artillery Rgt

German Forces in Libya

Panzergruppe Afrika

General der Panzertruppe Erwin Rommel

Deutsches Afrikakorps

Generalleutnant Ludwig Crüwell

15th Panzer Division

8th Panzer Rgt
115th Rifle Rgt
33rd Artillery Rgt

21st Panzer Division

5th Panzer Rgt
104th Rifle Rgt
155th Artillery Rgt

Division z.b.V. Afrika

155th Rifle Rgt
361st Rifle Rgt

Written by: Paolo Marcenaro

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