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54th Infantry Division Napoli
Active 1939–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Caltanissetta
Nickname(s) Napoli
Engagements World War II
Generale di Divisione Giulio Porcinari

The 54th Infantry Division Napoli was a regular infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Napoli Division was part of the Italian XVI Corps in Sicily. It was destroyed during the Allied landings (Operation Husky).[1]

The division drafted men in southern Sicily. The members of the division hailed from Caltanissetta, Agrigento, Syracuse and surrounding territories.


Generale di Divisione Giulio Porcinari[2]

Map of Sicily showing the Napoli location during the landings

Order of battle

  • 75. Napoli Infantry Regiment
  • 76. Napoli Infantry Regiment
  • 54. Artillery Regiment
  • 173. CCNN Legion
  • 54. Mortar Battalion
  • 54. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 54. Anti-Tank Company
  • 54. Engineer Battalion
  • 207. Field Hospital
  • 851. Field Hospital
  • 54. Motor Transport Section
  • 729. Motor Transport Section
  • 108. Light Motor Transport Section
  • 563. Supply Section[nb 1][1]


  1. An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), an Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), an 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 2009-05-05. 
  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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