Italian units in South Peloponnese, Greece 1941-43

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Italian units in South Peloponnese, Greece 1941-43

Post by tasos greece » 29 Dec 2006 00:24

Dear friends,
I am searching about the italian units in southern Peloponnese , especially in the area of Molaoi.As far as I know there was the 59th Mtn Inf Div “Cagliari” .I want more specific information , maybe from the italian field post or from a book.
Thanks Tasos

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Post by Lupo Solitario » 30 Dec 2006 13:03

few data....AFAIK the italian occupation force for Peloponnesos afforded on VIII Corps which in Fall 1941 was formed by 3rd Alpine Division Julia, 29th Infantry Division Piemonte, 51st Infantry Division Siena and 59th Mountain Infantry Division Cagliari.
During 1942, Julia had been sent on russian front and Siena on Crete island, leaving the corps on Piemonte and Cagliari divisions only.

About Cagliari, in Spring 1943 it was formed by:
63rd, 64th and 363rd Infantry Regiment, 59th Field Artillery Regiment, a cannon company, a mortar battalion, a Finance Guard battalion and a Blackshirt company

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Post by farrelly » 01 Jan 2007 14:50

Where is Molaoi exactly ? got plenty of sitmaps from this period on microfilm showing exactly what units were where....

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ITALIAN UNITS AT MOLAOI , GREECE

Post by tasos greece » 01 Jan 2007 19:59

First of all i want to wish both of you a happy new year.Thank you very much for the help.
Molaoi is in the southern Peloponnesos in the province of Laconia.I am searching for the units which based at Molaoi during the period 6/1941 - 9/1943.

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Post by farrelly » 01 Jan 2007 23:08

Ok, snapshots of OB's from NARA microfilm T821/143/IT1206 starting with Mar 43, then Apr 43, Jun 43, Aug43 but all 4 are exactly the same, no change, so only attaching one - Mar 43. Hope this helps.

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Post by farrelly » 01 Jan 2007 23:38

And here is the more detailed map showing exactly what part of each division was where, from 25Apr43 map; I had to reduce the quality a lot to fit into the attachment limit but I have a much larger copy from which you can see individual batteries/companies/battalions if you need me to email it offline.

Cheers,

Stefan
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Post by Lupo Solitario » 02 Jan 2007 09:28

WON-DER-FUL!!!

May I ask you if you have the same for all other occupation areas in Balkans? And if yes, Could you send me them? if it's impossible, could you give me the NARA references? I can try another way to have them

Thanks for any help

Lupo

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Post by farrelly » 02 Jan 2007 16:26

Hi Lupo,

sure thing, and yes - the 43 OB' s are particularly good covering all Italian forces everywhere. email me offlist; stefan.farrelly@btinternet.com

Cheers,

Stefan

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ITALIAN TROOPS IN GREECE

Post by tasos greece » 02 Jan 2007 17:06

Dear Stefan ,

Thank you for the maps they are more than i expected! Please send me the detailed map in my e-mail.My e-mail is tanastasak@in.gr.

Best regards Tasos

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Post by farrelly » 02 Jan 2007 20:09

done

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Post by farrelly » 14 Jan 2007 10:30

Lupo, drop me an email if you want some more of the maps. I havent recevied one yet.

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Supreme Command Greece and the Aegean 1941-43

Post by asiaticus » 26 Feb 2007 10:06

Here is my understanding of the Italian occupation forces in Greece.

6/41 - 9/43 11th Army (Supreme Command Greece)
* 6/41 - 9/43 11th Army HQ (Athens)
* 6/41 - 9/43 VIII Corps (Peloponnesus)
** 6/41 - 9/43 VIII Corps HQ (Xilokastron)
** 6/41 - 9/43 29th (Piemonte) Infantry Division
** 6/41 - 9/43 59th (Cagliari) Mountain Infantry Division
** 1/43 - 9/43 Etna CCNN Legion

* 6/41 - 9/43 III Corps (Thessally)
** 6/41 - 9/43 III Corps HQ (Volo)
** 6/41 - 9/43 6th (Aosta Lancers) Cavalry Regiment
** 6/41 - 9/43 11th (Brennero) Infantry Division
** 6/41 - 9/43 24th (Pinerolo) Infantry Division
** 6/41 - 9/43 36th (Forli) Mountain Infantry Division
** 6/43 - 9/43 L'Aquila CCNN Group

* 6/41 - 9/43 XXVI Corps (Epirus)
** 6/41 - 9/43 XXVI Corps HQ (Janina)
** 6/41 - 9/43 37th (Modena) Mountain Infantry Division
** 6/41 - 9/43 56th (Casale) Infantry Division
** 1/43 - 9/43 Po CCNN Group
** 6/41 - 9/43 3rd Acqui Division (Cephalonia)

* 6/41 - 9/43 51st Siena Division (Crete)
* 1/43 - 9/43 LI Infantry Brigade (Crete)
* 8/43 - 9/43 L Coastal Brigade (Crete)
* 1/43 - 9/43 19th CCNN Battalion


4/41 - 9/43 Commando Supremo Aegean Islands
* 4/41 - 9/43 Commando Supremo Aegean Islands HQ (Rhodes)
* 4/41 - 9/43 50th (Regina) Infantry Division
* 6/41 - 9/43 6th (Cuneo) Infantry Division
* 7/43 - 9/43 XV Coastal Brigade
* 7/43 - 9/43 XVI Coastal Brigade

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Re: Maps on the Peloponnese

Post by AngelaT » 02 Feb 2013 23:40

farrelly wrote:And here is the more detailed map showing exactly what part of each division was where, from 25Apr43 map; I had to reduce the quality a lot to fit into the attachment limit but I have a much larger copy from which you can see individual batteries/companies/battalions if you need me to email it offline.

Cheers,

Stefan
Hi Stefan,
I'm new to this site and I'm so glad I found it. I'm doing some research about the Northern Peloponnese during WW2. I find the maps you have posted very interesting. Would you possibly be so kind as to point me in the right direction as to where I can obtain such a map. I am interested in anything that was going on in the area at the time.

It is interesting to see Xylokastron on there. My Dad is from Xylokastron and I used to live there as a child. My Dad was actually born in Killini in 1943. He and his family narrowly escaped the 117th Jaeger Division when they were carrying out some reprisal killings in the area - just two days after the Kalavryta Massacre. The family moved to Xylokastron after the war.

Thanks
Angela :)

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Re: Italian units in South Peloponnese, Greece 1941-43

Post by Dili » 03 Feb 2013 08:42

Angela you might get some information here:

http://arxeiomnimon.gak.gr/index.html

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Re: Italian units in South Peloponnese, Greece 1941-43

Post by AngelaT » 03 Feb 2013 18:21

Thank you Dili. I will have a look :)

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