14th Infantry Division Isonzo

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14th Infantry Division Isonzo
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14th Infantry Division Isonzo Insignia
Active 1937–1943
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Nickname(s) Isonzo
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
General Federico Romero
Insignia
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Identification
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Isonzo Division collar insignia

The 14th Infantry Division Isonzo was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The division was formed 24 May 1939, it surrendered to German forces on 11 September 1943.[1]

Actions[edit]

10 June 1940, the Isonzo division was deployed at Postojna, performing security duties from Kalce, Logatec to Javornik Hills. It held the same position until April, 1941, at the beginning of Invasion of Yugoslavia, the Isonzo division has crossed the border in Gorizia and advanced toward Municipality of Brezovica. 11 April 1940, the Isonzo division was deployed in Golovec District.[2] Later, the division was tasked with mopping-up of the area and road patrols; in January, 1942, the division has participated in large battle against Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia. In 1943, the Isonzo division has fought a series of battles against increasing number of Yugoslav partisans in Slovenia, abandoning gradually much of the countryside and concentrating only on the defence of the main roads. In particular, 22 September 1942, Yugoslav partisans has ambushed one of the division companies, resulting in 60 killed and 24 missing. 8 September 1943, the division Isonzo was ordered to move from Novo Mesto to Rijeka, but was dissolved en route near Kočevje 11 September 1943.

Italian XI Corps[edit]

Commander[edit]

General Federico Romero

Order of battle (1940)[edit]

C.R.O.W.C.A.S.S.[edit]

The names of 51 men attached to the Isonzo Division can be found in the CROWCASS List established by the Anglo-American Allies of the individuals wanted by Yugoslavia for war crimes:

(Name) BANCALARI - (C.R. File Number) 149624 - (Rank, Occupation, Unit, Place and Date of Crime) Army, 23. Regt. Fant "Como" "Isonzo"-Div., Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43 - (Reason wanted) Murder - (Wanted by) Yugo.[5]

BERARDI Manlio - 149617 - Lt. Col., Isonzo-Div., 24 Inf. Regt. Como (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[6]

BIGLIO Felice -307261 - Seniore, cmdt., 117 Bn. at Mouronog, 98 Fascist Legion attached to Isonzo-Div., 42-43 - Murder - Yugo. [7]

BOLOGNE Vittorio - 144940 - Capt., 24. Inf. Regt. Como, Isonzo-Div. (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo. [8]

BONOMO Giovanni - 149630 - Tenente Medico, Army, 24 Inf. Regt. Como, Isonzo-Div., (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo. [9]

BURGIO Francesco - 145741 - Commander, Army, 98. Fascist Legion, "Isonzo" Div., Trebnje (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [10]

CALZA Carlo - 149626 -Lt., 24. Inf. Regt. Como, II. Bn., Isonzo-Div. (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[11]

CARLI Giovanni - 145734 -Lt. Col., Isonzo-Div., Novo Mesto (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[12]

CASSETTO Pietro - 145729 -Major, 24.Inf. Regt. Como, Isonzo-Div., (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[13]

CIRILO Antonio - 145712 -Lt., Doctor, Isonzo-Div., 24 Inf. Regt. Como (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[14]

COCCOMARELLA Vincenzo - 145703 - Col., 24 Inf. Regt. Como, Isonzo-Div., Novo Mesto (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[15]

CONSTANTINI Dr. Constantino - 145695 - Dr., Tenente Medico, 25 Inf. Regt. Como, Isonzo-Div., Cernomelj (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[16]

CORONATI Emilio - 145690 - General, Inf. Div., Isonzo - part of XI Corpo d'Armata, Novo Mesto (Yugo.) 1942 - Murder - Yugo.[17]

DELMANTO Osvaldo - 150895 - Sottotenente, Italian Army, Isonzo-Div. (Yugo.) 42-43 - Murder - Yugo.[18]

FARINA Guido - 148312 - Col., Army, Inf. Rgt. 23, "Como", "Isonzo"-Div., Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[19]

FERRARI Arturo - 148311 - Lt., Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 24 Inf. Rgt. "Como" (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[20]

FRACASSO Arsenio - 148305 - Dr., "Isonzo"-Div., 24 Inf. Rgt."Como" (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[21]

GALLI Giuseppe - 147286 - Sottotenente, 23 Rgt., Como, Italian Army, Isonzo Div., 1 Bn., - Murder - Yugo.Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43[22]

GALLO Rufino - 147283 - Sottotenente, 24 Inf. Rgt., Italian Army, Como, Isonzo Div. (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[23]

GIOVARELLI Fernando - 147275 - Sottotenente, Italian Army, 23 Inf. Rgt. "Como", "Isonzo" Div., - Murder - Yugo.[24]

GIURA Luigi - 147273 - Centurione, Italian Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 98 Fasc. Leg., 3 Coy, Trebnie (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[25]

GOBBO Dr. - 147271 - Dr., Tenente Medico, Italian Army, 23 Inf. Rgt. "Como", "Isonzo"-Div., Cernomeli (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [26]

Guazzo Angelo - 147267 - Col., Italian Army, 6 Artl. Regt., Isonzo-Div., Novo Mesto (Yugo.) - Murder - Yugo. [27]

GUERRINI Remo - 147265 - Centurione, Italian Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 98 Fascist Legion, Velaloka (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo. [28]

GUTIERREZ A. - 147264 - Italian Army, Isonzo-Div., 23 Regt. Como, Cernomeli (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[29]

LA SPADA Michelangelo - 146308 - Lt., Italian Army, Isonzo-Div, 23 Inf. Regt., Cernomels (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[30]

LIPARI Ignazio - 145427 - Lt. Medico, Isonzo Div., 23 Inf. Rgt. Como, Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo [31]

LODI Giorgio -¨145426 - Lt. Col., Isonzo Div., 23 Inf. Rgt. Como (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [32]

LOUSIER (LOUVIER?) Edoardo - 145424 - Capt., "Isonzo" Div., 98 Fascist Legion, Trebnje (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [33]

LO VULLO Luigi - 145423 - Major, Isonzo Div., 24 Inf. Rgt. Como (Yugo.) - Murder - Yugo. [34]

MACCHI Antonio - 145480 - Capt., 24 Inf. Rgt. Como, III Bn. Isonzo Div. (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [35]

MARAZZA A. - 145471 - Maggiore Aiutante, Isonzo Div., 23 Inf. Rgt. Como, Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [36]

MARCHETTI Vincenzo - 145472 - Lt., Isonzo Div., 24 Inf. Rgt. Como (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo.[37]

MEZZI Adraste - 145484 - Lt. Col., "Isonzo"-Div., 24 Inf. Regt."Como" (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[38]

MOCCIA Alfonso - 145468 - Major, "Isonzo"-Div., 98 Fascist Legion, 117 Bn., 1943 - Murder - Yugo. [39]

NONNI Dr. Carlo - 145636 - Lt., Doctor, Isonzo-Div., 24 Inf.Regt. "Como" (Yugo.) - Murder - Yugo. [40]

ORIFICI Domenico - 148666 - Col., "Isonzo"-div., 24 Inf. Regt. "Como" , (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [41]

ORIOLI Antonio - 148665 - Capt., "Isonzo"-Div., 98 Fascist Legion, 1 Coy., Rakovnik (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo. [42]

ORSONI Jose - 148663 - Lt. (Med.), "Isonzo"-Div., 23 Inf. Regt. "Como", Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [43]

PELAZZI Antonio - 149078 - Col., Italian Army, "Isonzo" Div., Trebnje (Yugo.) - Murder - Yugo., UNWCC[44]

PINELLI Corrado - 149986 - Capt., Isonzo-Div., 23 Regt. Fant. Como, Ital. Army, Cernomelj (Yugo.) - Murder - Yugo. [45]

POZZUOLI Angelo - 149088 - Lt., Ital. Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 24 Inf. Regt. "Como" (Yugo.) - Murder - Yugo., UNWCC [46]

RENZO Eduardo - 148642 - Capt., Army, Isonzo-Div., 24 inf. Regt. "Como" (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [47]

ROCCAFORTE Filadelfo - 191079 - Capt., It. Army, 6 Art. Regt., "Isonzo"-Div., Commander, Straza (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [48]

ROCCO G. - 148640 - Dr., Capt., "Isonzo"-Div., 23 Regt. "Como", Cernomelj (Yugo.) - 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[49]

ROSANO Raffaello - 148636 - Capt., "Isonzo" Div., 98, Fascist Legion, 43 - Murder - Yugo. [50]

SAVARINO F. - 191094 - Major, Commander II Bn. 23 Inf. Rgt. Como, Isonzo Div., District of Cernomelj (Yugo.) 11.8.42 - Murder - Yugo. [51]

SCARPERIA G. - 146316 - Lt.-Col., Ital.Army, "Isonzo" Div., 23 Rgt., Cernomelj (Yugo.) 43 - Murder - Yugo. [52]

SOFIA Mario - 146311 - Lt., Ital. Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 24 Inf. Regt., 1 Bn., (Yugo.) 45 - Murder - Yugo. [53]

SPERANDIO Rinaldo - 146307 - Cpl., Ital. Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 98 Legion, 3 Coy., 117 Bn., 1943 - Murder - Yugo.[54]

ZANNI Enzo - 144989 - Lt., Ital. Army, "Isonzo"-Div., 24 Inf. Regt. "Como", (Yugo.) 1943 - Murder - Yugo. [55]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  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.[4]
Citations
  1. ^ a b Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.regioesercito.it/reparti/fanteria/rediv14.htm
  3. ^ "Invasion of Yugoslavia (6 April 1941)". Commando Supremo. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  4. ^ Paoletti, p 170
  5. ^ The Central Registry of War Criminals and Security Suspects, Consolidated Wanted Lists, Part 2 - Non-Germans only (March 1947), Naval & University Press, Uckfield 2005, p. 57 (facsimile of the original at the National Archives in Kew/London).
  6. ^ Ibid., p. 58.
  7. ^ Ibid., p. 58
  8. ^ Ibid., p. 58
  9. ^ Ibid., p. 58
  10. ^ Ibid., p. 59
  11. ^ Ibid., p. 59
  12. ^ Ibid., p. 59
  13. ^ Ibid., p. 59
  14. ^ Ibid., p. 60
  15. ^ Ibid., p. 60
  16. ^ Ibid., p. 61
  17. ^ Ibid., p. 61
  18. ^ Ibid., p. 62
  19. ^ Ibid., p. 63
  20. ^ Ibid., p. 63
  21. ^ Ibid., p. 63
  22. ^ Ibid., p. 63
  23. ^ Ibid., p. 64
  24. ^ Ibid., p. 64
  25. ^ Ibid., p. 64
  26. ^ Ibid., p. 64
  27. ^ Ibid., p. 65
  28. ^ Ibid., p. 65
  29. ^ Ibid., p. 65
  30. ^ Ibid., p. 65
  31. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  32. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  33. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  34. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  35. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  36. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  37. ^ Ibid., p. 66
  38. ^ Ibid., p. 67
  39. ^ Ibid., p. 67
  40. ^ Ibid., p. 68
  41. ^ Ibid., p. 68
  42. ^ Ibid., p. 68
  43. ^ Ibid., p. 68
  44. ^ Ibid., p. 69
  45. ^ Ibid., p. 70
  46. ^ Ibid., p. 70
  47. ^ Ibid., p. 70
  48. ^ Ibid., p. 70
  49. ^ Ibid., p. 70
  50. ^ Ibid., p. 71
  51. ^ Ibid., p. 71
  52. ^ Ibid., p. 71
  53. ^ Ibid., p. 72
  54. ^ Ibid., p. 72
  55. ^ Ibid., p. 74
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