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« on: 26 July 2012, 04:05:03 »
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I am looking for unit information on the 1st French Army and the sub-units during the 1944-45 ETO period.
 I have the divisions and some of the regiments, but not all the divisional sub units or corps units.
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« Reply #1 on: 26 July 2012, 11:19:39 »
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I guess I can start this off with German data of Free French forces March 1945, hopefully it will inspire someone to post better information...

Free French Army
24 March 1945

According to German Intelligence

In Southern France:
Expeditionary Corps Far East: General blaizot
1st & 2nd Far East Divisions
2 Senegalese Infantry Regiments
1 Senegalese Infantry Regiment
1 Naval Fusilier Regiment
2 Foreign Legion Regiments
1 Indochinese Engineer Battalion
1 Indochinese Construction Battalion
Corsica:
4/7th Algerian Rifle Regiment
2 Assault Battalions
173rd Regiment

In Paris:
10th Infantry Division:
5th Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
24th Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
46th Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
18th (mechanized) Dragoon Regiment
32nd (mot) Artillery Regiment (4 (mot) Batteries)
Attached:
1st Brigade
4th Naval fusilier Regiment
3rd (?), 4th (?), 21st (?) Parachute Regiments
19th Chasseurs Portee
XX Military Division:
XX March Regiment
8th Chasseur Battalion
16th Chasseur Battalion
30th Chasseur Battalion

XVII Military Division
36th Infantry Division:

18th Regiment (3 bns)
14th Regiment (3 bns)
57th Regiment (3 bns)
Attached:
Brigade Carnot
2nd Zouave Regiment
3rd Zouave Regiment
4th Zouave Regiment
14th (?) Zouave Regiment
3rd Naval Fusilier Regiment
5th Naval Fusilier Regiment
Regiment des Landes
Regiment Tarbes
Bataillon Vernet
10th Armored Group
2nd Hussar Regiment

18th (Cordes Francaises) Division:
6th Brigade
2nd Regiment du Lot
6th Regiment
7th Colonial Regiment
144th Regiment
170th Regiment
14th Senegalese Rifle Regiment
Regiment Bernard
Regiment Biarritz
Regiment Foch
Regiment "Soleil"
34th Armored Group
49th Armored Group

XVII Military Division:
Toulouse Division:

1st Garonne Regiment (3 bns)
2nd Garonne Regiment (3 bns)
1st Ariège Regiment (3 bns) (possibly detached)
Attached:
Armagnac Brigade:
11th Regiment
14th Regiment
XVI Military Division
2nd Colonial Regiment
8th Regiment
24th Colonial Regiment
51st Regiment
81st Regiment
Regiment de Tarn
Senegalese Regiment
Bataillon de Basse-Lozère
3rd (mechanized) Dragoon Regiment
3rd Garde mob. Regiment

XV Military Division:
2nd Alpine Division:

19th Zouave regiment

XIV Military Division:
27th Alpine Division:

5th Alpine Chasseur Brigade
7th Alpine Chasseur Battalion
13th Alpine Chasseur Battalion
27th Alpine Chasseur Battalion
7th Alpine Chasseur Brigade:
6th Alpine Chasseur Battalion
11th Alpine Chasseur Battalion
15th Alpine Chasseur Battalion
159th Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
99th Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
2nd Mountain Artillery Regiment (3 75mm btrys)
69th Mountain Artillery Regiment
Attached:
1st Regiment du Rhône
2nd Regiment du Rhône
1st Regiment (mech) du Drôme
1st Chasseur Battalion
2nd Chasseur Battalion
14th Chasseur Battalion
Batallion du 16 Aôut
9th (armored) Cuirassier Regiment
11th (mech) Cuirassier Regiment
XIII Military Division
Regiment Loire
Bataillon St. Etienne
Bataillon Sambre et Meuse
1st Free French Light Artillery Brigade

XII Military Division:
26th Regiment
63rd Regiment
100th Regiment
123rd Regiment
126th Regiment
unknown mechanized Regiment

XI Military Division:
93rd Regiment
Regiment Morbihan-sud
1st Hussar Regiment
X Military Division:
19th Infantry Division:
117th (?) Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
71st Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
41st (?) Infantry Regiment (3 bns)
Attached:
19th Dragoon Regiment
IX Military Division
32nd Regiment
50th Regiment
68th Regiment
78th Regiment
108th Regiment
114th Regiment
125th Regiment

VIII Military Division
27th Mechanized Regiment
VII Military Division
Groupement Lomont
6 battalions
1st Regiment Franche Comte
4 battalions
151st Regiment
21st Groupement
Bataillon Vincent
VI Miliary Division:
Groupe Lorraine
Alsace-Lorraine Brigade
(1st Brigade in 1st Free French Division)
80th Regiment (formerly Lnaguedoc Brigade)

V Military Division:
Groupe Vendôme
1st Regiment de Morvan
13th (?) Regiment

III Military Division:
192th Regiment

II Military Division:
67th (?) Regiment
1st Mechanized Regiment
43rd Regiment
110th Regiment

Independent Formations:
Gayardon (mot) Assault Battalion
Staoueli (mot) Assault Battalion
Marine (mot) Assault Battalion
Cluny Assault Battalion
Courson Assault Battalion
Provence (?) Assault Battalion
Assault Gruppe de France (4 mot bns)
Assault Gruppe d'Afrique (4 mot bns)
1st Parachute Regiment (2 mot bns)
2nd Parachute Regiment (2 mot bns)
3rd Armored Division: (forming)
2nd (?)(Armored) Dragoon Regiment
6th (?)(Armored) Cuirassier Regiment
4th (?)(Armored) Cuirassier Regiment
2nd Mechanidzed Infantry Regiment(?)
74th Armored Artillery (?)
5th Armored Division: General de Vernejoul
1st (Armored) Cuirassier Regiment
1st (Armored) African Chasseur Regiment
6th (Armored) African Chasseur Regiment
1st Foreign Legion March Regiment (3 mech bns)
1st French Foreign Legion Cavalry Regiment (Armored)
11th African (Mech) Anti-tank Battalion
62nd African (armored) Artillery Regiment
(3 105mm SP btrys)
31st (mot) AA Battery
96th (mot) Pioneer Battalion
14th (mot) Medical Battalion
96/84th (mot) Signals Battalion
661st (mot) Maintenance Battalion
2 (mot) Supply Battalions
2nd Armored Division: General leclerc
501st (Armored) Cuirassier Regiment
12th (Armored) Cuirassier Regiment
12th (Armored) African Chasseur Regiment
Chad March Regiment (3 mech bns)
1st Naval March Regiment (Armored)
1st Naval (Mech) Ant-tank Battalion
40th North African (armored) Artillery Regiment
(3 105mm SP btrys)
2nd (?) Colonial Armored Artillery Regiment (?)
22nd (mot) Colonial AA Battery
2nd (mot) Pioneer Battalion
13th (mot) Medical Battalion
? (mot) Signals Battalion
? (mot) Maintenance Battalion
297th (mot) Supply Battalion
1st Armored Division: General Sudre
2nd (Armored) Cuirassier Regiment
2nd (Armored) African Chasseur Regiment
5th (Armored) African Chasseur Regiment
1st Zouave Demi-brigade Regiment (3 mech bns)
3rd African Chasseur Cavalry Regiment (Armored)
9th African (Mech) Ant-tank Battalion
68th (armored) Artillery Regiment
(3 105mm SP btrys)
36th (mot) AA Battery
96th (mot) Pioneer Battalion
15th (mot) Medical Battalion
88th (mot) Signals Battalion
91/84th (mot) Signals Battalion
11th (mot) Maintenance Battalion
27th (mot) Supply Battalion
9th Colonial Division: General Malier (?)
6th Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
21st Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
23rd Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
1st Moroccan Spahis Regiment
1 Armored Car Battalion
1 (mot) Infantry Battalion
Colonial (SP) Anti-Tank Regiment
Moroccan Artillery Regiment (3 mot 105mm btrys &
1 mot 155mm btry)
? (mot) Medical Battalion
66/82nd (mot) Signals Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
4th Naval Division: General de Hesdin
1st Naval Rifle Regiment
6th Naval Rifle Regiment
Algerian Rifle Regiment
4th Marine Armored Car Battalion
? SP Anti-Tank Battalion
69th Mountain Artillery Regiment (3 75mm btrys)
64th (mot) Artillery Regiment (3 105mm mot btrys
& 1 mot 155mm btry)
1 (mot) Anti-Aircraft Battery
41st (mot) Engineer Battalion
? (mot) Medical Battalion
66/82nd (mot) Signals Battalion
? (mot) Maintenance Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
2nd Naval Division:
4th Naval Rifle Regiment
5th Naval Rifle Regiment
8th Naval Rifle Regiment
3rd Naval Armored Car Regiment
? (mot) Anti-Tank Battery
63rd (mot) Artillery Regiment (3 105mm mot btrys
& 1 mot 155mm btry)
32nd (mot) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
41st (mot) Engineer Battalion
? (mot) Medical Battalion
? (mot) Signals Battalion
7th (mot) Maintenance Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
8th Algerian Division;
2nd (?) Algerian Rifle Regiment
6th Algerian Rifle Regiment
8th Algerian Rifle Regiment
? Armored Car Battalion
? Anti-Tank Battalion
66th (mot) Artillery Regiment (3 105mm mot btrys
& 1 mot 155mm btry)
? (mot) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
? (mot) Engineer Battalion
? (mot) Medical Battalion
? (mot) Signals Battalion
? (mot) Maintenance Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
6th Algerian Division:
9th Zouave Rifle Regiment
9th Algerian Rifle Regiment
? Algerian Rifle Regiment
1st Algerian Spahis (Armored Car) Battalion
? Anti-Tank Battalion
66th (?)(mot) Artillery Regiment (3 105mm mot btrys
& 1 mot 155mm btry)
? (mot) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
? (mot) Engineer Battalion
? (mot) Medical Battalion
? (mot) Signals Battalion
? (mot) Maintenance Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
? (mot) Supply Battalion
3rd Algerian Division: General Guillaume
3rd ?) Algerian Rifle Regiment
7th Algerian Rifle Regiment
4th Algerian Rifle Regiment
3rd Algerian Spahis (Armored Car) Battalion
7th Algerian Anti-Tank Battalion
67th (mot) Artillery Regiment (3 105mm mot btrys
& 1 mot 155mm btry)
37th (mot) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
83rd (mot) Engineer Battalion
3rd (mot) Medical Battalion
83rd (mot) Signals Battalion
3rd (mot) Maintenance Battalion
3rd (mot) Supply Battalion
183rd (mot) Supply Battalion
1st Free French Division: General Garbay
1st Brigade
13th Battalion
1st Foreign Legion Battalion
2nd Foreign Legion Battalion
3rd Foreign Legion Battalion
11th March Battalion
2nd Brigade
2nd Battalion
4th March Battalion
5th March Battalion
22nd North African Battalion
3rd Brigade (3 bns)
4th Battalion
21st March Battalion
24th March Battalion
Pacific Naval Battalion
1st Naval Fusilier Armored Car Battalion
? Anti-Tank Battalion
1st (mot) Artillery Regiment (3 105mm mot btrys
& 1 mot 155mm btry)
21st (mot) Anti-Aircraft Battalion
1st (mot) Engineer Battalion
1st (mot) Medical Battalion
1st (mot) Signals Battalion
1st (mot) Maintenance Battalion
1st (mot) Supply Battalion
1st (mot) Supply Battalion

Source:THE NAFZIGER COLLECTION WORLD WAR II 1937-1945
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« Reply #2 on: 26 July 2012, 23:05:48 »
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Monty. youre a crack!  salute

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« Reply #3 on: 27 July 2012, 01:10:36 »
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Monty. youre a crack!  salute

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I did what now?

The information I posted is far from complete but I figured it would be a start as I know we have several people around with far better access to OOB's than I.

It also shows someone had at least read his post and maybe he can use some of it to complete his information.
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Free French Forces
2 June 1944

IN ITALY
I Expeditionary Corps:
3rd Aglerian Infantry Division:
3rd Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
6th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
4th Tunisian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
Other:
83rd Infantry Headquarters Company
3rd Algerian Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored car bn)
67th Algerian Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
37th Anti-aircraft Group
Det/34th (mot) Engineer Battalion
83rd (mot) Signals Battalion
? Transportation Company
3rd Ordnance Company
3rd Administration Group
3rd Medical Battalion

2nd Moroccan Infantry Division:
4th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
5th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
8th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
Other:
87th Infantry Headquarters Company
3rd Moroccan Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored car bn)
63rd African Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
Det/33rd (Algerian) Engineer Regiment
84th (mot) Signals Battalion
187th Transportation Company
7th Ordnance Company
9th Administration Group
9th Medical Battalion

4th Moroccan Infantry Division:
1st Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
2nd Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
6th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
Other:
4th Moroccan Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored car bn)
64th African Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
69th Mountain Artillery Regiment
3 (mot) Mountain 75mm Batteries
Det/31st Engineer Regiment
66/82nd (mot) Signals Battalion

1st French Division de Marche:
1st Infantry Brigade
22nd (mot) North African Infantry March Battalion
Naval and Pacific Infantry Battalion
4th Infantry March Battalion
76th Foreign Legion Battalion
2nd (mot) Infantry Brigade
21st (mot) Infantry March Battalion
93/13th Infantry March Battalion
Moroccan Colonial Battalion
21st North African Infantry March Battalion
4th (mot) Infantry Brigade
5th Infantry March Battalion
10th Infantry March Battalion
11th Infantry March Battalion
Antillies Infantry March Battalion
21st (Self Propelled) Anti-Tank Company
Artillery:
22nd Algerian Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored car bn)
1st Colonial Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
1st (mot) Engineer Battalion
6th (mot) Engineer Battalion
7th (mot) Engineer Battalion
1st (mot) Signal Battalion
1st Transportation Company
? Transportation Company

2nd French Armored Division:
501st Armored Regiment (3 medium armored bns)
12th Armored Regiment (1 medium and 2 light armored bns)
Chad (Mechanized) Infantry Regiment (3 half track bns)
2nd African Anti-Tank Regiment (2 SP battalions)
1st Spahi Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
2nd Colonial Armored Artillery Regiment
3 Armored 105mm Batteries
2nd (mot) Engineer Battalion
101st Transportation Company

Moroccah Serifish Mellah Forces:
3rd Tabor Group (3 bns)
4th Tabor Group (3 bns)
5th Tabor Group (3 bns)
6th Tabor Group (3 bns)

IN CORSICA
II Expeditionary Corps:
6th Algerian Division:
9th Zouave Regiment (3 bns)
Unidentified Regiment (3 bns)
29th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment
1st Algerian Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored car bn)
65th Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
Support units unknown

9th Colonial Division:
4th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
6th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
Moroccan Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
9th Chasseurs d'Afrique Reconnaissance Regiment
Moroccan Colonial Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
71st (mot) Colonial Engineer Battalion
71/84th (mot) Signals Company
271st Transportation Company

Unidentified Force:
2 Commando Groups (1 bn ea)
2/1st Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment
2nd Parachute Regiment (2 mot battalions)
2 unidentifed (mot) Infnatry Companies
Det/32nd (mot) Engineer Battalion
201st Engineer Park
3/51st (mot) Signal Company
66/81st (mot) Signal Company
2/82nd (mot) Signal Company

Other Forces:
2nd Tabor Group (4 bns)

IN NORTH AFRICA
2 Expeditionary Corps:

8th Algerian Division:
2nd Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
6th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
8th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
2nd Algerian Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment (1 armored car bn)
66th Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
Det/39th (mot) Engineer Battalion
Det/201st Engineer Park Battlaion
680th (mot) Signals Company
35th(?) Transportation Company

3rd Moroccan Division:
7th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
9th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
1st Foreign Legion March Regiment (3 bns)
5th (?) Moroccan Spahis Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored car battalion)
70th Artillery Artillery Regiment
2 (mot) 105mm Batteries
1 (mot) 155mm Battery
Det/32nd (mot) Engineer Battalion

1st Armored Division:
3rd Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment (1 medium & 2 light armored bns)
8th Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment (1 medium & 2 light armored bns)
2nd Mechanized Zouave Regiment (3 bns inhalf tracks)
7th Chasseurs d'Afrique Anti-Tank Battalion (2 SP Companies)
5th Chasseurs d'Afrique Reconnaissance Regiment (1 armored bn)
68th Artillery Regiment
2 (self propelled) 105mm Batteries
1 (self propelled) 155mm Battery
88th(mot) Signals Battalion
91/84th Signals Company
191st Transportation Company

2nd Armored Division:
1st (?) Armored Regiment (3 bns)
2nd (?) Armored Regiment (3 bns)
1st Mechanized Cuirassier Regiment (3 bns in half tracks)
12th Chasseurs d'Afrique Anti-Tank Battalion (2 SP Companies)
10th Chasseurs d'Afrique Reconnaissance Regiment (1 armored bn)
40th (?) Artillery Regiment
2 (self propelled) 105mm Batteries
1 (self propelled) 155mm Battery
96th (mot) Engineer Battalion (1 co)
118th Transportation Company

3rd Armored Division:
4th Armored Regiment (3 bns)
5th Armored Regiment (3 bns)
4th Mechanized Cuirassier Regiment (3 bns in half tracks)
1st Chasseurs d'Afrique Anti-Tank Battalion (2 SP Companies)
13th (?) Chasseurs d'Afrique Reconnaissance Regiment
(1 armored bn)
62nd Artillery Regiment
2 (self propelled) 105mm Batteries
1 (self propelled) 155mm Battery
Det/96th (mot) Engineer Battalion

5th Armored Division:
1st Chasseurs d'Afrique Armored Regiment (1 light & 2 medium bns)
6th Chasseurs d'Afrique Armored Regiment (2 light & 1 medium bns)
2nd(?) Mechanized Cuirassier Regiment (3 bns in half tracks)
11th Chasseurs d'Afrique Anti-Tank Battalion (2 SP Companies)
10th Chasseurs d'Afrique Reconnaissance Regiment (1 armored bn)
62nd Artillery Regiment
2 (self propelled) 105mm Batteries
1 (self propelled) 155mm Battery
Det/96th (mot) Engineer Battalion (1 co)
101st Transportation Company

African Free Corps:
Chad March Brigade (4 bns)
Commando Group (2 bns)
Assault Battalion
Parachute and Air Landing Troops
1st Parachute Regiment (3 mot bns)
11th (mot) Parachute Battalion
3rd (mot) Parachute Battalion
15th (mot) Air Landing Battalion

NORTH AFRICAN LAND FORCES COMMAND
Tunisian Command


4th Mixed Zouave Regiment (3 bns)
8th Tunisian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
41st Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
4th Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment (2 mot inf bns & 1 cav bn)
4th Tunisian Spahis Regiment (2 cav bns)
Det/62nd Artillery Regiment
34th Pioneer Battalion
44th Signal Battalion
2/806th Signals Company
26th Transportation Battalion

XIX Corps in Algeria:
Constantine Division:
3rd Zouave Regiment (3 bns)
5th Zouave Regiment (3 bns)
15th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
3rd Algerian Spahis Regiment (detached)
6th Algerian Spahis Regiment (2 cavarly bns)
9th Algerian Spahis Regiment (2 cavarly bns)
67th Artillery Regiment
29th Construction Company
25th Transportation Battalion
Algerian Division:
1st Aglerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
5th Aglerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
9th Aglerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
10th Aglerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
29th Aglerian Tirailleur Regiment (1 bn)
5th Algerian Spahis Regiment (3 cavalry bns)
7th Algerian Spahis Regiment (3 cavalry bns)
Cavalry School (1 cavalry bn)
65th Artillery Regiment
19th Engineer Regiment (4 bns)
43rd Signals Battalion
45th Signals Battalion
1/806th Signals Company
27th Transportation Battalion
Oran Division:
4th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
6th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
11th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
12th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
16th Tunisian Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
1st Foreign Legion Staff Regiment (3 bns)
8th Algerian Spahis Regiment (3 cavalry bns)
66th Artillery Regiment
30th Engineer Battalion
29th Indochinese Construction Company
680th Signals Company
46th (mot) Signals Battalion
28th Transportation Battalion
29th Transportation Battalion
35th Transportation Battalion

Moroccan Command, Morocco
Fez Division:
10th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
12th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
14th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
1st Foreign Legion Regiment (3 bns)
4th Foreign Legion Regiment (3 bns)
Moroccan Tirailleur March Regiment (3 bns)
7th Moroccan Spahis Regiment (3 cavarly bns)
Colonial Artillery Group (2 btrys)
63rd Artillery Regiment (3 btrys)
69th Artillery Regiment (3 btrys)
52nd Mountain Artillery Regiment (?)
29th Engineer Battalion
33rd Engineer Battalion
4/41st Signals Company
14/41st Signals Company
142nd Signals Battalion
4/806th Signals Company
30th (?) Transportation Battalion
33rd Transportation Battalion

Meknes Division:
15th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
16th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
2nd Foreign Legion March Regiment (3 bns)
Moroccan Tirailleur March Regiment (3 bns)
6th Moroccan Spahis Regiment (3 cavalry bns)
64th Artillery Regiment
7th Mountain Artillery Regiment (?)
29th Engineer Battalion
32nd Engineer Battalion
2/41st Signals Company
5/41st Signals Company
12/41st Signals Company
Det/33rd Transportation Company

Casablanca Division:
3rd Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
11th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
21st Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
25th Moroccan Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
13th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
Moroccan Tirailleur March Regiment (3 bns)
Moroccan Colonial Regiment (2 bns)
1st Moroccan Spahis Reigment (3 mot inf bns)
Det/Moroccan Colonial Artillery Regiment
51st Artillery Regiment (3 btrys)
50th Artillery Regiment (?)
58th Artillery Regiment (?)
60th 50th Artillery Regiment (?)
Det/31st Engineer Battalion
56th (?) Engineer Battalion
92nd Engineer Battalion
Moroccan Construction Company
1/41st Signal Company
6/41st Signal Company
11/41st Signal Company
17/41st Signal Company
21/41st Signal Company
32nd Transportation Battalion
123rd Transportation Battalion

Marakesch Division:
Senegalese Tirailleur AEF Regiment (3 bns)
6th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (1 bn)
11th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (1 bn)
56th Moroccan Tirailleur March Tbattalion (1 bn)
2nd Moroccan Spahis Regiment (2 cavalry bns)
9th Moroccan Spahis Regiment (?)
3/41st Signals Company
13/41st Signals Company
Det/31st Transportation Battalion
Agadir Border District Independent Group:
3rd Foreign Legion Regiment (1 mot infantry co, 1 mixed
mobility infantry co, 1 mot cavarly co, 1 mot
infantry battalion)
Det/6th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (1 bn)
Det/2nd Moroccan Spahis Regiment (1 bn)
15/41st Signal Company
Det/31st Transportation Company

Colonial Troops
1st Colonial Division
organization unknown
2nd Colonial Division
organization unknown
10th Colonial Division
organization unknown
Regiments known to exist
1st Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (1 bn present, 2 detache)
2nd Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
3rd Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
5th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
7th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
8th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
9th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
10th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
11th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
12th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
14th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
16th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
17th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
18th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
19th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (3 bns)
20th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
31st Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
22nd Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
23rd Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
30th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment (2 bns)
43rd Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
Mixed Colonial Regiment (3 bns)
6th Colonial Artillery Regiment
10th Colonial Artillery Regiment
75th Colonial Artillery Regiment
Levant Colonial Artillery Regiment
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This adds more detail to what I have to date, thanks all.
I see only 2 105 bns, which means I was relying on a US based artillery support at the division level (3 105 bns).
What was the breakout of a Tabor Group- I see there were probably 3 Bns- what was the normal combat strength?
Were the AA Groups similar to Bns?

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This may help or it may not: I am hoping someone will one day get all this information into a more presentable order and post it.

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Morroccan Tabors - Morroccan “goums” were initially formed for internal security in 1908. They were eventually absorbed into the military with a ‘goum” equivalent to a ‘company’. A “tabor” was the equivalent to a battalion and consisted of three goums. Three tabors formed a “group”. The tabors were never used on the battlefield as a group but were deployed as replacements for infantry units. “Goumiers” were the name of those serving in these units.

Here is a further break down of French forces in Italy (1943 onwards) from the book:
"La campagne d'Italie - Les victoires oubliés des Français, 1943-1945"
by Jean-Christophe Notin
editor : Perrin
ISBN : 2262017344


FRENCH EXPEDITIONARY FORCES
Order of Battle
Including dates of arrival in Italy

Commanding General: General Alphonse Juin
1e DIVISION FRANCAISE LIBRE (DFL) - (Motorized Infantry Div, aka Free French Division)
General Diego Brosset - arrived in Italy in April 1944
- 1st Brigade - Colonel Delange
13th DBLE Demi-Brigade de la Légion Etrangère, {Half Brigade of Foreign Legion} Chief Battalion Bablon
1 Battalion of Foreign Legion{BLE}
2 BLE
22nd BMNA Bataillon de Marche Nord Africain {North African "Walking" Battalion *}
- 2nd Brigade - Lieutenant-Colonel Garbay
4th Bataillon de Marche {BM}
5th BM
11th BM
- 4th Brigade - Colonel Raynal
21st BM
24th BM
Bataillon d'Infanterie de Marine du Pacifique(BIMP) {Marine Infantry Battalion of Pacific}
- 1st Regiment d'Artillerie Coloniale(RAC) {Colonial Artillery Rgt} Lieutenant-Colonel Maubert
1/1 Squadron
2/1 Squadron
3/1 Squadron
155 Group (Long Tom)
- 1st Regiment de Fusiliers Marins (RFM) - (Marine Fusilier Regiment) Capitaine de Fregate Amyot d'Inville (KIA 10 June 44) succeded by Capitaine de Corvette de Morsier. Light Armor.
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron
E.H.R.
- FTA 21st Groupe Antillais DCA {West Indies AA Group} -Chief Battalion Lanlo

2e DIVISION d'INFANTERIE MAROCAINE {Moroccan Infantry Division}
General André Dody - arrived in Italy in end november 1943
- 4th Regiment de Tirailleurs Marocains (RTM)- {Moroccan Skirmisher Rgt} Col Lappara succeded by Col Bridot
1/4 Battalion
2/4 Battalion
3/4 Battalion
- 5th RTM - Colonel Joppé succeded by Lt-Col Piatte
1/5 Battalion
2/5 Battalion
3/5 Battalion
- 8th RTM - Colonel Molle succeded by Col de Berchoux
1/8 Battalion
2/8 Battalion
3/8 Battalion
- 3rd Regiment de Spahis Marocains (RSM) {Moroccan Spahis Rgt}Colonel Pique-Aubrun - light armor M5
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron
E.H.R.
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- 63rd Regiment d'Artillerie d'Afrique (RAA)- {African Artillery Rgt}
1/63 Squadron
2/63 Squadron
3/63 Squadron
4/63 Squadron
- 87th Engineers Battalion Lieutenant-Colonel Berthezène
- FTA 41st DCA group Chief Squadron Blanchet/ Juigner/ Bescond

3e DIVISION d'INFANTERIE ALGERIENNE - {Algerian Infantry Division}
General Joseph de Goiselard de Monsabert - arrived in Italy in end December 1943
- 3rd Regiment de Tirailleurs Algériens (RTA) - {Algerian Skirmisher Rgt} Colonel Gonzalès de Linarès
1/3 Battalion
2/3 Battalion
3/3 Battalion
- 4th Regiment de Tirailleurs Tunisiens (RTT) - {Tunisian Skirmisher Rgt} Colonel Roux( KIA 27 January 44) succeded by Lieutenantt-Colonel Guillebaud
1/4 Battalion
2/4 Battalion
3/4 Battalion
- 7th RTA - Col Chapuis
1/7 Battalion
2/7 Battalion
3/7 Battalion
- 3rd Regiment de Spahis Algériens de Reconnaissance (RSAR) {Recon Algerian Spahis Rgt} Lieutenant-Colonel Bonjour (light armor M5)
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron
E.H.R.
Auto Services
- 67th RAA (African Artillery Rgt)
1/67 Squadron
2/67 Squadron
3/67 Squadron
4/67 Squadron
- 83rd Engineers Battalion Chief Battalion Vilette / Colin
- FTA 37th DCA Group Col Blanchet

4e DIVISION MAROCAINE de MONTAGNE (DMM) {Moroccan Mountain Division}
General François Sevez - arrived in Italy in February 44
- 1st Regiment de Tirailleurs Marocains (RTM) {Moroccan Skirmisher Rgt} Colonel Brissaud-Desmaillet
1/1 Battalion
2/1 Battalion
3/1 Battalion
- 2nd RTM - Colonel Buot de l'Epine succeded by Colonel Deleuze
1/2 Battalion
2/2 Battalion
3/2 Battalion
- 6th RTM - Colonel Cherrière
1/6 Battalion
2/6 Battalion
3/6 Battalion
- 4th RSM - (light armor M5) Colonel Lambilly (KIA 18 May 44) succeded by Chief Squadron Dodelier
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron
E.H.R.
Auto Services
- 69th Regiment d'Artillerie de Montagne (RAM) - {Mountain Artillery Rgt} Lieutenant-Colonel Cerisier
1/69 Squadron
2/69 Squadron
3/69 Squadron
4/69 Squadron
- 82nd Engineers Battalion Chief Battalion Labouerie

GOUMS MAROCCAINS {Moroccan Goum}
General Augustin Guillaume - Arrived in Italy between November 43 and April 44.
- 1st Groupe de Tabors Marocains (GTM) {Moroccan Tabor Group} Colonel Leblanc
*2nd Tabor - Chief Battalion Roussel
51st Goum
61st Goum
62nd Goum
*3rd Tabor - Chief Battalion Colbert-Turgis
4th Goum
65th Goum
101st Goum
*12th Tabor - Chief Battalion Leboîteux
12th Goum
63rd Goum
64th Goum
- 3rd GTM - Col Massiet du Biest
*9th Tabor - Commandant Picardat
81st Goum
82nd Goum
83rd Goum
*10th Tabor - Commandant Boulet-Desbarreaux
84th Goum
85th Goum
86th Goum
*17th Tabor - Commandant Alès(KIA 5 June 44) Commandant Parlange
14th Goum
18th Goum
22nd Goum
- 4th GTM - Lieutenant-Colonel Soulard succeded by Colonel Gautier
*5th Tabor - Captain Parlange / Commandant Villemandy
41st Goum
70th Goum
71st Goum
*8th Tabor - Commandant Aunis succeded by Commandant Pantalacci
78th Goum
79th Goum
80th Goum
*11th Tabor - Commandant Pejorlas
88th Goum
89th Goum
93th Goum

RESERVES GENERALES {General Reserves}
- 7th Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique (RCA) Lieutenant-Colonel Van Hecke . Tank Destroyer M10
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron
E.H.R.
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- 8th RCA - Lieutenant-Colonel Simon - Tank Destroyer M10
1st Squadron
2nd Squadron
3rd Squadron
4th Squadron
E.H.R.
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- 64th RAA - Colonel Latarse
1/64 Squadron
2/64 Squadron
3/64 Squadron
- Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale du Levant (Colonial Artillery Rgt of the Levant), Colonel Missonier
1st Group
2nd Group
Groupe de Canonniers Marins (Gunners Sailors Group)
1st Battery Capitaine de Frégate Le Coroller equipped with 155mm GPF (long range Fillioux) these are French guns that the Italians had taken from south France between 40/43 and retrieved after the landing of the allied forces. 2nd Battery Lieutenant de Vaisseau Jourden / Capitaine de Corvette Acloque

* 'Bataillon de Marche' is a general term use by French for assembling
diverse elements from different units in a temporary unit and to distinguish
it from the regular formations.

French Abbreviations of units sorted by size of unit
DIM = Division d'Inanterie Maroccaine {Moroccan Infantry Division}
DMM = Division Marocaine de Montagne {Moroccan Mountain Division}
GTM = Groupe de Tabors Maroccains {Moroccan Tabor Group}
BM = Bataillon de Marche {March battalion--general term for diverse unit}
RAA = Regiment d'Artillerie d'Afrique {African Artillery Rgt}
RAC = Regiment d'Artillerie Coloniale {Colonial Artillery Rgt}
RAM = Regiment d'Artillerie de Montagne {Mountain Artillery Rgt}
RCA = Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique {African Light Infantry Rgt}
RFM = Regiment de Fusiliers Marins {Marine Fusilier Regiment}
RTA = Regiment de Tirailleurs Algériens {Algerian Skirmisher Rgt}
RTM = Regiment de Tirailleurs Maroccains {Moroccan Skirmisher Rgt}
RTT = Regiment de Tirailleurs Tunisiens {Tunisian Skirmisher Rgt}
RSM = Regiment de Spahis Maroccains {Moroccan Spahis Rgt}
BLE = Brigade de la Légion Etrangère {Brigade of French Foreign Legion}
DBLE = Demi-Brigade de la Légion Etrangère {Demi-Brigade of French Foreign Legion}
FTA = Forces Terrestres Antiaérienne {AA Ground Forces}
EHR = Escadron Hors Rang {Outstanding Squadron}- a supply & administrative unit
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