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2nd ARMY

Commander: Gen. Des. A. Vittorio Ambrosio

V CORPS - Gen. R. Balocco

15th Infantry Division "Bergamo" (Gen. P. Belletti)
57th Infantry Division "Lombardia" (Gen. V. Zatti)
GAF Sectors XXV, XXVI and XXVII (Gen. A. Torriano)
(Reinforced with 3 CCNN battalions, 3 field artillery battalions and the 10th GAF Group)

V MG battalion (packed)
CV MG battalion (motorized)
V Guastatori battalion
5th Corps artillery group
III Engineer battalion

Detached from army command
VII MG battalion
CVII MG battalion
10th Army artillery group
XXII AA artillery battalion

VI CORPS - Gen. R. Dalmazzo

12th Infantry Division "Sassari" (Gen. F. Monticelli)
20th Infantry Division "Friuli" (Gen. V. Ferroni)
26th (Mountain) Infantry Division "Assietta" (Gen. E. Girlando)

VI MG battalion (packed)
CVI MG battalion (motorized)
6th Corps Artillery support

Detached from Army Commannd
13 Army artillery battalions
1 AA artillery battalion

XI CORPS - Gen. M. Robotti

3rd (Mountain) Infantry Division "Ravenna" (Gen. E. Nebbia)
13th Infantry Division "Re" (Gen. B. Fiorenzoli)
14th Infantry Division "Isonzo" (Gen. F. Romero)

3rd Valley Alpine Group (Col. A. Bruzzone)

GAF Sectors XVII, XXI, XXII, and XXIII (Gen. C. Viale)
(Reinforced with 6 CCNN battalions, 1 MG battalion, 15 artillery battalions)

XI MG battalion (packed)
CXI MG battalion (motorized)
11th Corps Artillery group
VII Engineer battalion

Detached from Army Command
1st Army artillery group
3rd Army artillery group


133rd Armored Division "Littorio" (Gen. G. Bitossi)
9th Autotransportabile Division "Pasubio" (Gen. V. Giovannelli)
52nd Autotransportabile Division "Torino" (Gen. L. Manzi)

30th Corps artillery group
IV Engineer battalion
VII Signal battalion

CELERE CORPS - Gen. F. Ferrari Orsi

1st Celere Division "Eugenio di Savoia" (Gen. C. Lomaglio)*
2nd Celere Division "Emanuele Filiberto Testa di Ferro" (Gen. C. Ceriana Manieri)*
3rd Celere Division "principe Amedeo Duca d'Aosta" (Gen. M. Marazzani)*

* all with an additional regiment

Army Support 3rd engineer Group (on six battalions)
II Chemical battalion
15 territorial battalions 2 static battalions



Commander - Gen. E. Giglioli

3 MG battalions
"Zara" bersaglieri battalion
CIII GAF group
III DICAT battalion
XXX engineer battalion



Commander - Gen. U. Cavallero

XIV CORPS - Gen. G. Vecchi

38th (Mountain) Infantry Division "Puglie" (Gen. A. d'Aponte)
(without 72th Infantry Regiment detached to XVII corps)
4th Alpine Division "Cuneense" (Gen. E. Battisti)

6th "Aosta Lancers" calvary regiment
IV, CVI, CXIV, GAF battalions
2 carabinieri battalions
1 finance guard battalion
Forestal militia group

XVII (ARMORED) CORPS - Gen. G. Pafundi

131st Armored Division "Centauro" (Gen. G. Pizzolato)
18th Infantry Division "Messina" (Gen. F. Zani)
32nd (Mountain) Infantry Division "Marche" (Gen. R. Pentimalli)

Blackshirt Group "Diamanti"
Blackshirt Group "Skanderbeg"
72nd Infantry Regiment
19th "Guide Light Cavalry" Regiment
23rd Blackshirt Legeon
XXII motorcycle Bersaglieri battalion
XI Carabinieri battalion
1 Finance Guard battalion 3 GAF battalions
21st Motorized Field Artillery Regiment


24th Infantry Division "Pinerolo" (Gen. G. de Stefanis)
41st Infantry Division "Firenze" (Gen. P. Negri)
53rd (Mountain) Infantry Division "Arezzo" (Gen. E. Ferone)

Blackshirt Group "Biscaccianti"
4th Bersaglieri Regiment
7th "Milano Lancers" Cavalry Regiment
Finance Guard Tactical Group (3 Battalions)
8th Corps Artllery Group)

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