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Italian 2nd Eritrean Division


Italian 2nd Eritrean Division

The Italian 2nd Eritrean Division, also known as the Second Eritrean Division or II Division Indigini (Native), was an Italian Military division used in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935. It was formed from the Eritrean askari of the Battalion indigeni (Native Battalions) who provided the regular colonial forces of Italian Eritrea.

Order of battle

2nd Natives Division - Gen. Achille Vaccarisi

  • 3rd Native Battalion Group
  • V "Ameglio" Native Battalion
  • XXI "Fulmine" Native Battalion
  • 7th Native Battalion Group
  • IV "Toselli" Native Battalion
  • XIX "Cafaro" Native Battalion
  • XXII Native Battalion
  • 2nd Mountain Artillery Battalion (65L17)
  • 4th Native Battalion Group
  • IX "Guastoni" Native Battalion
  • XII Native Battalion
  • XVII "Nebri" Native Battalion
  • 8th Native Battalion Group
  • VIII "Gamerra" Native Battalion
  • XX Native Battalion
  • 4th Mountain Artillery Battalion (65L17)


  • X and XXV Native Battalions were detached from the Division.

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