A few weeks ago, I posted a few photos of the 152/45 coastal gun stationed near Palermo, and there was some mystery regarding its unit deployment. I was down at NARA this past week, so I dug up the 6o Armata records from the captured Italian records collection.
The 152/45 was deployed with the 41o gruppo d'artigliera pesante, commanded by Col. Aldo Festari and headquarted in Palermo. It was subordinate to the 51o raggr. art. p.c. headquartered in Castelluccio. The group had four batteries: one with the 75/27, two with the 152/45 and one with the 105/28.
The 121o btr. da 152/45 was commanded by Cap. Gabriele Zambarbieri and was stationed at Torre del Rotolo; it was supported by the 123o staz. fotoel da 120 searchlight unit.
The 122 btr. da 152/45 was commanded by Ten. Giovanni Cavaiani and deployed at Sarello (E. Aspra) and supported by the 122o staz. fotoel. da 120.