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So, no mention of the extra artillery! However Forty (The Armies of Rommel p128-9) says thatInf. Regt. (mot) 155
Inf. Regt. (mot) 200 (Formed by combining one btn. from Inf. Regt. 155 and III/Inf. Regt. 347 on March 24, 1942)
Inf. Regt. Afrika (mot) 361
Pz. Gren. Regt. (mot) Afrika (previously known as Sonderverbande 288: reorganised/renamed by Panzerarmee stab order Ia 5910/42 (secret) on August 6 1942, but not actually redesignated until October 31 1942)
Kolbeck Btn. (formed on November 25, 1942 from the 90. le.Div. transport and flak transport personnel; reinforced by 500 men from Infanterie-Regiment Afrika 361, who were released from a New Zealand P.O.W. camp and put under the command of Major Kolbeck on November 28, 90 le.Div. IIa.
Schw. Inf. Gesch. Ko. 707 (As of 14/8/42)
Schw. Inf. Gesch. Ko. 708 (As of 14/8/42)
Pz.-Jg. Abt. (mot) 190 (formed by combining III/Pz.-Jg.-Abt. 33, III/Pz.-Jg.-Abt. 39 & I/Flak-Abt. 613 on 24/3/42)
Art. Regt. (Mot.) 190 (formed from Art. Regt. 361 27/5/42)
Aufkl.-Ko. (mot) 580 (re-organised as Aufkl.-Abt. 580 on 23/5/42)
Pioniere-Btn. (mot) 900
Krankenkraftwagen Zug (mot) 638
Munitionsverwaltungs-Komp. (mot) 540
Bäckerei-Komp. (mot) 535
Schlächterei-Komp. (mot) 517
Divisions-Verplegungsamt (mot) 190
Feldgendarmerie-Trupp (mot) 190
Feldpostamt (mot) 190
Hope that helped a bit!Initially, the Italian 'celere' Artillery Regiment was part of the division, and three Italian infantry battalions (2/255, 3/347 and 2/115 (mot) were attached.
Forty's seriously confused. Celere may have been attached to the division at one point or another, but it was never formally assigned. And those three "Italian" infantry battalions were German! I believe, without bothering to confirm, that they eventually became part of either 90. leichte or 164. Infantry Divisions.Richard Murphy wrote: So, no mention of the extra artillery! However Forty (The Armies of Rommel p128-9) says thatInitially, the Italian 'celere' Artillery Regiment was part of the division, and three Italian infantry battalions (2/255, 3/347 and 2/115 (mot) were attached.
I am not questioning this, but wasn't General Fritz Bayerlein cited for bringing back a considerable number of troops of 90th.It was redesignated on 6.07.1943 as the 90. Panzergrenadier Division in memory of the former Afrika Korps formation. It only assumed the traditions of the division that had been lost in Tunesia, but it was a new division