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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
23rd Infantry Brigade
Headquarters:
   Kassa (VIII Corps)
   Constituted:       23.01.1939    as 23rd Infantry Brigade. [New]
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 23rd Light Division
   Activated:    24.03.1942     
   Redesignated:    10.08.1943    as 23rd Reserve Division
   Discontinued:    06.05.1945    Surrendered to Soviet forces in Styria, Austria
Commanding Officers:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    COL József Heszlényi
   01.03.194011.02.1942    BG Kálmán Máthé
   00.03.194201.10.1942    BG István Kiss
   01.10.194201.06.1943    BG Gyula Vargyassy
   01.06.194301.07.1943    BG Miklós Dépold
   01.07.194330.01.1944    BG Pál Magyar
   30.01.194400.05.1944    COL Jenö Sövenyházi-Herdiczky
   00.05.194400.10.1944    BG Gusztáv Deseö
   00.10.194420.10.1944    BG Ferenc Osztovics
   00.11.194400.04.1945    BG Géza Fehér
   00.04.194506.05.1944    COL István Miklóssy
Administrative Subordination:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    HM (peace time garrisons)
   01.03.194024.03.1942    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   24.03.194209.07.1942    VII Corps
   09.07.194211.02.1943    VII Corps, Second Army
   11.02.194304.03.1943    (Remnants) Reserves, Second Army
   04.03.194301.05.1943    H.O.G. East, Second Army
   01.05.194318.05.1943    H.O.G. East, H.O.F.C.
   18.05.194315.08.1943    VIII Corps, H.O.F.C.
   15.08.194301.04.1944    VIII Corps, Second Army
   01.04.194401.05.1944    H.O.C.
   01.05.194405.09.1944    II Res. Corps
   05.09.194409.09.1944    Returned to Hungary
   09.09.194407.11.1944    VIII Corps, Third Army
   07.11.194402.12.1944    II Corps, Third Army
   07.01.194502.03.1945    Reserves, Third Army
   02.03.194506.05.1944    VIII Corps, Third Army
Tactical Subordination:
   23.01.194311.02.1943    Korps Cramer, Heeresgruppe B
   11.02.194304.03.1943    (Remnants) Reserven, Heeresgruppe B
   04.03.194301.05.1943    2. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte
   01.05.194307.07.1943    Befh. HG Süd
   07.07.194308.10.1943    Befh. HG Mitte
   08.10.194301.04.1944    Befh. HG Weissruthenien
   05.05.194415.07.1944    Reserven, Heeresgruppe Mitte
   15.07.194431.08.1944    Reserven, 2. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte
   31.08.194409.09.1944    Reserven, 9. Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte
   02.12.194430.12.1944    LVII. Panzerkorps, 6 Armee
   30.12.194407.01.1945    IX. SS-Gebirgskorps, 6. Armee
   11.01.194513.01.1945    III. Panzerkorps, 6. Armee
   13.01.194526.01.1945    I. Kavalleriekorps, 6. Armee
   26.01.194501.02.1945    IX. SS-Gebirgskorps, 6. Armee
   01.02.194502.03.1945    I. Kavalleriekorps, 6. Armee
 
Peace Time Organization to 1943:
   23rd Brigade / Light Division Headquarters
   Artillery Commander
   21st Infantry Regiment
     I./21st Infantry Regiment
     II./21st Infantry Regiment
     III./21st Infantry Regiment
   51st Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   I./23st Artillery Regiment
   II./23st Artillery Regiment
   23st Cavalry Company
   23rd Anti-Aircraft Company
   23rd Signal Company
   23rd Divisional Service Headquarters
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Szerencs)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 01.06.1942:
   23rd Light Division Headquarters
   Headquarters 21st Infantry Regiment with III./21, I./32, III./32
   Headquarters 51st Infantry Regiment with III./31, II./54, III./54
   I./23st Artillery Regiment
   II./23st Artillery Regiment
   23rd Cavalry Company
   23rd Anti-Aircraft Company
   23rd Signal Company
   23rd Divisional Service Headquarters
 
Peace Time Organization from 1943:
   23rd Reserve Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   Artillery Commander
   42nd Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   51st Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   54th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   52nd Artillery Battalion
   53rd Artillery Battalion
   88th Artillery Battalion
   23rd Reconnaissance Battalion
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Mobilization Unit)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 01.10.1943:
   23rd Reserve Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   51st Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   54th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   8th Cavalry Company
   23rd Anti-Aircraft Company
   23rd Signal Company
   23rd Divisional Service Headquarters
 
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 05.05.1944:
   23rd Reserve Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   42nd Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   51st Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   54th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   23rd Cavalry Company
   23rd Anti-Aircraft Company
   1/78th Combat Engineer Company
   23rd Signal Battalion
   23rd Divisional Service Headquarters
 
 
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