TOE of 1940 Bersaglieri Regiment

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Wargames
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TOE of 1940 Bersaglieri Regiment

Post by Wargames » 18 Sep 2021 05:10

Mostly I'm interested in the number of men in the two trucked (or bicyclist) battalions.

Gary Kennedy
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Re: TOE of 1940 Bersaglieri Regiment

Post by Gary Kennedy » 24 Sep 2021 10:43

Welcome to the cold, barren landscape of information on Italian Army organization during World War Two!

If you haven't already done so, it might be worthwhile asking on www.comandosupremo.com

This is a snippet someone sent me I daren't think how many years ago...

"When the 8th Bersaglieri arrived on ASI (Africa Settentrionale
Italiana), it had a Battaglione Motociclisti (motorcycle battalion) so
organized:

Command section
AT Section (Plotone Controcarro)
3 PAK 37/45 (german PAK 37)
3 motorcycle companies
3 motorcycle platoons (Motociclisti)
1 motorcycle MG platoon (Motomitraglieri)

For a TOE of 21 Officers and 709 NCO/Soldiers all armed with the
Moschetto (musket) 91/38, a shortened version of the Carcano 91/38 or the Beretta M 34 as sidearm and an heavy equipment of 27 FM Breda 30 and 12 Mitragliatrici FIAT 35....

Inside the Regiment there also were two motorized battalion with a
different organization

Battaglione Autoportato
Sezione Comando
Plotone Controcarro (3 PAK 37)
2 Companies
3 Platoons
1 MG platoon

For 17 CO and 435 NCO/Bersaglieri."


Gary

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