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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
21st Infantry Brigade
Headquarters:
   Losonc (VII Corps)
Lineage:
   Constituted:       23.01.1939    as 21st Infantry Brigade. [New]
   Activated:    01.09.1941    as a headquarters with a reduced-strength staff plus some service units for the occupation forces
   Redesignated:    01.10.1941    as 121st Infantry Brigade Headquarters
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 121st Light Division Headquarters
   Disbanded:    10.08.1943    Removed from the peace time order of battle. [1]
   Discontinued:    15.05.1944     
Commanding Officers:
   23.01.193901.08.1941    BG Jenö Röder     
   01.08.194100.02.1942    BG Ferenc Tilger     
   00.02.194201.06.1943    BG Béla Tarnay     
   01.05.194310.08.1943    COL Géza Pusztakürthy     
   10.08.194300.00.1944    BG Géza Ehrlich     
   00.00.194400.03.1944    BG László Miskey     
   [00.03.194415.05.1944]    position not filled
Administrative Subordination:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    HM (peace time garrisons)
   01.03.194001.09.1941    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   01.09.194109.02.1942    (Headquarters only) H.O.C.
   09.02.194217.02.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. West
   17.02.194301.05.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. West, Second Army
   01.05.194315.08.1943    (Headquarters only) VII Corps, H.O.F.C.
   15.08.194301.04.1944    (Headquarters only) VII Corps, Second Army
   01.04.194419.04.1944    (Headquarters only) VII Corps, First Army
   19.04.194415.05.1944    (Headquarters only) Reserves, First Army
Tactical Subordination:
   01.09.194108.10.1943    WB Ukraine
   08.10.194301.04.1944    Befh. Weissruthenien
 
Peace Time Organization to 1943:
   21st Brigade / Light Division Division Headquarters
   Artillery Commander
   23rd Infantry Regiment
     I./23rd Infantry Regiment
     II./23rd Infantry Regiment
     III./23rd Infantry Regiment
   53rd Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   I./21st Artillery Regiment
   II./21st Artillery Regiment
   21st Cavalry Company
   21st Anti-Aircraft Company
   21st Signal Company
   21st Divisional Service Headquarters
   (Losonc)
   (Losonc)
   (Losonc)
   (Losonc)
   (Balas sagyarmat)
   (Salgótarján)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Losonc)
   (Losonc)
   (Rimas zombat)
   (Losonc)
   (Losonc)
   (Losonc)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 01.10.1941:
   121st Brigade Headquarters
   Headquarters 41st Infantry Regiment with II./41, III./41, ...
   Headquarters 44th Infantry Regiment with II./44, III./44, II./55
   15th [?] Cavalry Company
   22nd Anti-Aircraft Company
   21st Signal Company
 
 
NOTES:
[1] The 21st Light Division had been removed from the official peace time order of battle on 01.10.1943. However, the Headquarters, 21st Division remained in being with the occupation forces on the East Front (owing the critical situation there), and was finally dissolved in May 1944. Its remnants were transferred to the 18th Reserve Division.
 
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