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Hi, recently I saw multiple photos of L3 tanks with such white names written on their sides (as attached). Does anyone knows what unit might it be? Was this characteristic for one, or just something that multiple of them did? They are pretty similar to those used by Legione Tagl
Today recived copy of Davide Beretta's "Batterie Semoventi alzo zero" book, and seems like 2 reserve Semoventi and some Bianchi Miles trucks of the DLIV were in fact sent to Slovenia. Their license plates were R.E.4614 and R.E.4616, while Antonio Breda seems to be commander of one of these.
I was wondering, what was estimated average level of motorization in artillery regiments used during campaign in the AS?
I'm expecting that answer will vary, based on type of the division of particular regiment, so ones that interest me the most are D. Corazzata, D. Motorizzata, D. Fanteria and...
I'm looking for TOE of Italian light tank (tankettes) battalions that were used in 1940 invasion of Egipt:
XX btg. "Randaccio" of Comando Truppe della Tripolitania,
XXI btg. "Trombi" of Comando Truppe della Cirenaica,
LX btg. per Divisione Sabartha,
LXI btg. per Divisione Sirte,
Some guy on Facebook asked for help with identifying his grandfather's unit during WW2, he had only bits of information about him, as 'pa wasn't very talkative about his war efforts. One of these bits was photo signed as "25.04.1943 Sebenico" that was made when the grandpa recived some award for...
I'm looking for information about Colonnello Luigi Supini, he was most propably connected in some way with 19º Reggimento "Cavalleggeri Guide", or "San Giusto" armored group. In April 1943 he was present in Sebenico in Croatia. That's really all I know about this person.
When it comes to Italian organization everything is usually complicated :P, but was there any fixed organization for these battalions, like in medium tanks case? I mean the theoretical one, not the actual capacities of each of them.
1. According to Jeff's article about AS divisions in 1941 variant of Divisione Corazzata there were two regimental command units:
-Compagnia Comando (Command Company)
—Regimental command group (11 medium tanks)
—Command Company with a command tank, liaison platoon (6 radio tanks) and three...
I propably have some outdated information, but for me it seems like Ist battalion was part of BCS at least for period between start of Operation Compass and formation of Pancano. Btw is it known when exactly Pancano was created?
So I've just read about section (2 guns) of DLIV Gruppo Semoventi 75/18 divided from it's original unit and sent to occupied Slovenia. According to author it entered combat in April 1942 as part of II Corpo d'Armata called "sectione antisabotaggio", commanded by tenente Antonio Breda.
Huh? That's something new, even in your article about BCS 1st and 2nd Btg. Carri M are mentioned in it's theoretical OOB
« brigata corazzata speciale »
Nucleo moto. CC.RR. I off/2 NCO/17 EM 1 autovetture, 1 autoleggere, 15 M/C
Drappello autombilistico 3...
I highly doubt that any M11 tanks participated in this battle; of 2 battalions present in AS (I btg. c. M, II btg. c. M) 2nd was entirely destroyed at the beginning of Operation Compass, while 1st retreated with rest of the Brigata Corazzata Speciale from Sidi Barrani; BCS eventually reached...