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Italian Corps in North Africa 1941-1943


Italian Corps X, XX, XXI in North Africa

Italian X Corps

Commander:

General Federico Ferrari Orsi


Main parts of the Corps (February 1941):

17th Infantry Division "Pavia"

25th Infantry Division "Bologna"

132nd Panzer Division "Ariete" (as part of the X Corps until mid-1941)

5th German Light Division


Main parts of the Corps (January 1942):

17th Infantry Division "Pavia"

27th Infantry Division "Brescia"


Main parts of the Corps (September 1942):

27th Infantry Division "Brescia"

Parachute Division "Folgore"

2nd German Parachute Brigade "Ramke" (in the X Corps until 1943)


Main parts of the Corps (October 1942):

27th Infantry Division "Brescia"

17th Infantry Division "Pavia"



Italian XX Corps

Commander:

General Giuseppe de Stefanis


Main parts of the Corps (November 17, 1941):

132nd Panzer Division "Ariete"

101st Motorized Division "Trieste"

Reconnaissance Group


Main parts of the Corps (January 1942):

132nd Panzer Division "Ariete"

101st Motorized Division "Trieste"


Main parts of the Corps (September 1942):

132nd Panzer Division "Ariete"

133rd Panzer Division "Littorio"

101st Motorized Division "Trieste"


Main parts of the Corps (October 1942):

132nd Panzer Division "Ariete"

101st Motorized Division "Trieste" (in the XX Corps until 1943)



Italian XXI Corps

Commander:

General Enea Navarini


Main parts of the Corps (October 1942):

80th Airborne Division "La Spezia"

16th Motorized Division "Pistoia"

136th Infantry Division "Young Fascists"


Main parts of the Corps (Tunisia - May 1943):

80th Airborne Division "La Spezia"

16th Motorized Division "Pistoia"

101st Motorized Division "Trieste"

131st Panzer Division "Centauro"

136th Infantry Division "Young Fascists"

164th German Light Division "Afrika"

2nd German Parachute Brigade "Ramke"

90th German Light Division "Afrika"

15th German Panzer Division

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