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Coastal Division Assigned to the 12th Army Corps

Alex

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202nd Coastal Division
Commander:

120th Coastal Infantry Regiment
245th Infantry Battalion
378th Infantry Battalion
380th Infantry Battalion
387th Infantry Battalion
497th Infantry Battalion

137th Coastal Infantry Regiment
219th Infantry Battalion
438th Infantry Battalion
443rd Infantry Battalion

142nd Coastal Infantry Regiment
376th Infantry Battalion
377th Infantry Battalion
427th Infantry Battalion
303rd Infantry Battalion

43rd Artillery Regiment (2)
7th Artillery Group

20th Artillery Group
Battery (149mm/35)
Battery (155mm/36)

22nd Artillery Group
Battery (105mm L28 guns)

218th Artillery Group
Battery (100mm L22 Skoda guns)

76th GaF Artillery Group

109th Machine Gun Battalion
536th Machine Gun Company
550th Machine Gun Company
508th Machine Gun Company
510th Machine Gun Company
626th Machine Gun Company
645th Machine Gun Company
102nd Mortar Company

207th Coastal Division
Commander:
Generale di Brigade Ottorino Schreiber

138th Coastal Infantry Regiment
420th Infantry Battalion
388th Infantry Battalion
380th Infantry Battalion
109th Machine Gun Battalion

139th Coastal Infantry Regiment
419th Infantry Battalion
390th Infantry Battalion
538th Infantry Battalion

51st Artillery Group

35th Artillery Group
Battery (105mm/27)
Battery (105mm/27)
Battery (105mm/27)
Battery (75mm/27)

160th Artillery Group
Battery (149mm/35)
Battery (149mm/35)
Battery (105mm/27)

145th Artillery Group
Battery (105mm/27)
Battery (105mm/27)
Battery (75mm/34)

222nd Artillery Group
Battery (100mm/22)
Battery (100mm/22)


208th Coastal Division
Commander:
Generale di Divisione Giovanni Marciani

133rd Coastal Infantry Regiment
244th Infantry Battalion
423rd Infantry Battalion
498th Infantry Battalion

147th Coastal Infantry Regiment
438th Infantry Battalion
539th Infantry Battalion
378th Infantry Battalion

112th Machine Gun Battalion (attached)

28ºRaggruppamento of Coastal Artillery
215th Artillery Group (100mm/17)
124th Artillery Group
41st Artillery Group (152mm/45) (1)
121.a batteria
122.a batteria
6x Batteries



Notes:
1. This might be a typo for 150/45 or 152/45?
2. Later renamed 63rd Artillery Group.
 
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jwsleser

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1. This might be a typo for 150/45 or 152/45?
It does appears to be a typo. No 105/45 or 150/45 in the Italian inventory. There are 152/45s. According to Le artiglierie del Regio Esercito della second guerra mondiale, the 152/45 were former naval guns taken off the modernized 1GM battleships. That source states that the 41º gruppo di artiglieria pesante equipped with these guns defended the port of Palermo in June 1943 (pp. 157-158).

Pista! Jeff
 
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jwsleser

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Maurizio

Olay, so the 41º gruppo di artiglieria pesante (152/45) had the 121ª e 122ª batterie?

v/r Jeff
 
The caliber 152/45 was a caliber reserved for the navy, but by 1933 the Port of Palermo had passed under the jurisdiction of the army and the existing batteries then passed under the command of the army. The Coastal Artillery Group n. 41 which already existed at the time took charge of the two batteries renumbering them with orders 121 and 122. Battery 123 also always existed on 152/45 but was presumably demobilized before 1943. It should be noted that also in Italian relations often the group is mistaken as an Army group because Porto Palermo was directly dependent on the 6th army.
All the best
Maurizio
 

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jwsleser

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Grazie!
 
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