159th Infantry Division Veneto

159th Infantry Division Vento
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159th Infantry Division Veneto Insignia
CountryItaly Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
BranchItaly Regio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
EngagementsWorld War II

The 159th Infantry Division Vento was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Vento Division was formed in March 1942, as a garrison division. It was stationed on the Yugoslav border and never saw any combat. It was disbanded after the Italian surrender to the Allies in September 1943.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

  • 255. Infantry Regiment
  • 256. Infantry Regiment
  • 159. Artillery Regiment
  • 156. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 159. Engineer Battalion
  • Carabinieri 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.[2]
  1. ^ a b Marcus Wendal. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  2. ^ 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.