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49th Infantry Division Parma
Active 1939–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname(s) Parma
Engagements World War II
General Attilio Grattarola

The 49th Infantry Division Parma was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Parma Division was a regular division of the Italian Army, in September 1940, it was sent to Albania in preparation for the Greco-Italian War, when it was part of the Italian XXVI Corps. It remained in Albania for the rest of the war as an occupying force. The division was disbanded in September 1943, after the Italian surrender to the Allies.[1]


General Attilio Grattarola[2]

Order of battle

  • 49. Parma Infantry Regiment
  • 50. Parma Infantry Regiment
  • 49. Artillery Regiment
  • 109. CCNN Legion
  • 49. Mortar Battalion
  • 49. Anti-Tank Company
  • 49. Signal Company
  • 49. Pioneer Company
  • 62. Medical Section
  • 85. Supply Section
  • 74. Field Bakery [nb 1][1]


  1. An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), a Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), a Anti Tank Company, a Blackshirt Legion of two Battalions was sometimes attached. Each Division had only about 7,000 men, The Infantry and Artillery Regiments contained 1,650 men, the Blackshirt Legion 1,200, each company 150 men.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Marcus Wendal. "Italian Army". Axis History. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. Enrico Tagliazucchi and Franco Agostini. "Royal Italian Army". World War II Armed Forces – Orders of Battle and Organizations. Archived from the original on 4 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 
  • Jowett, Phillip. The Italian Army 1040-45 (3): Italy 1943-45. Osprey Publishing, Westminster. ISBN 978-1-85532-866-2. 

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