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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
1st Infantry Brigade
Headquarters:
   Budapest (I Corps)
Lineage:
   Constituted:       23.01.1939    as 1st Infantry Brigade. [From the 1/1 Infantry Commander, 1st Mixed Brigade]
   Activated:    07.04.1941     
   Inactivated :    17.04.1941     
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 1st Light Division
   Disbanded:    01.10.1942    Removed from the order of battle [1]
   Activated:    05.11.1942    The reduced-strength headquarters staff, and some services for the occupation forces.
   Discontinued:    10.05.1944    Dissolved [2]
Commanding Officers:
   23.01.193901.02.1940    BG József Makay
   01.02.194001.11.1941    BG Béla Aggteleky
   01.11.194101.10.1942    BG János Legeza
   01.10.194210.08.1943    BG Károly Ungár
   00.08.194310.05.1944    BG Gusztáv Deseö

Administrative Subordination:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    HM (peace time garrisons)
   01.03.194007.04.1941    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   07.04.194117.04.1941    I Corps, Third Army
   17.04.194106.10.1942    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   06.10.194231.12.1942    (Headquarters only) Being activated and transported to East Front
   31.12.194309.02.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. East
   09.02.194301.05.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. East, Second Army
   01.05.194315.08.1943    (Headquarters only) VIII Corps, H.O.F.C.
   15.08.194301.04.1944    (Headquarters only) VIII Corps, Second Army
   01.04.194401.05.1944    (Headquarters only) H.O.C.
   01.05.194410.05.1944    (Headquarters only) II Res. Corps
Tactical Subordination:
   31.12.194201.03.1943    Befh. HG Süd, Heeresgruppe Süd
   01.03.194308.10.1943    Korück 580, 2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Süd
   08.10.194305.05.1944    Befh. HG Weissruthenien, WB Ostland
   05.05.194410.05.1944    WM Weissruthenien, Heeresgruppe Mitte
 
Peace Time Organization to 1942:
   Brigade / Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   Artillery Commander
   1st Infantry Regiment Headquarters
     I./1st Infantry Regiment
     II./1st Infantry Regiment
     III./1st Infantry Regiment
   31st Infantry Regiment
   I./1st Artillery Regiment
   II./1st Artillery Regiment
   1st Cavalry Company
   1st Anti-Aircraft Company
   1st Signal Company
   1st Divisional Service Headquarters
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Aszód)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
   (Budapest)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 31.12.1942:
   Division Headquarters
   Headquarters 33rd Inf. Rgt. with II./33, 31st March Bn., 41th March Bn.
   Headquarters 252nd Inf. Rgt with II./40, I./41, 40th March Bn.
   8th Light Antiaircraft Company
   2nd Signal Company
   1st Divisional Service Headquarters
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 01.07.1943:
   Division Headquarters
   Headquarters 33rd Inf. Rgt. with II./33, II./37, 41st March Bn.
   Headquarters 46th Inf. Rgt. with II./40, III./46, 44th March Bn.
   1st Cavalry Company
   8th Light Anti-Aircraft Company
   2nd Signal Company
   1st Divisional Service Headquarters
 
 
NOTES:
[1] Although the division was removed from the order of battle, the dissolution of the formation itself was only partially carried through.
The 1st Infantry Regiment the House Regiment of Budapest also remained in existence. It was assigned on 01.10.1943 to the 25th Infantry Division as its third infantry regiment in accordance with the Szabolcs Plan.
[2] The reduced-strength Headquarters, 1st Division and some of its service units were sent to the East Front late 1942, and remained in existence there until April and May 1944, when the units under the division command were amalgamated into the 5th, 12th and 23rd Reserve Divisions. The headquarters was then dissolved.
 
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