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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
24th Infantry Brigade
Headquarters:
   Ungvár (VIII Corps)
   Constituted:       23.01.1939    as 24th Infantry Brigade. [New]
   Activated:    31.08.1941    as a headquarters with a reduced-strength staff plus some service units for the occupation forces
   Redesignated:    01.10.1941    as 124th Infantry Brigade
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 124th Light Division
   Resignated:    01.06.1943    as 24th Light Division
   Disbanded:    10.08.1943    on the East Front [1]
   Constituted:    10.08.1943    as 24th Infantry Division [1]
   Activated:    06.01.1944     
   Discontinued:    00.05.1945    Surrendered to Soviet forces in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Commanding Officers:
   23.01.193901.08.1941    BG Andor Vásárhelyi
   01.08.194115.10.1942    BG György Sziklay
   15.10.194201.06.1943    BG Imre Széchy
   01.06.194310.08.1943    BG Ferenc Loskay
   10.08.194301.06.1944    BG Aidár Pintér
   01.06.194415.10.1944    BG János Markóczy
   15.10.194400.11.1944    COL Ferenc Karlóczy
   00.11.194400.03.1945    COL Gyula Keresztes
   00.03.194500.05.1945    COL Lajos Rumy
Administrative Subordination:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    HM (peace time garrisons)
   01.03.194030.08.1941    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   30.08.194101.10.1941    (Headquarters only) VIII Corps
   01.10.194109.02.1942    (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
   01.05.194318.05.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. East, H.O.F.C.
   18.05.194315.08.1943    (Headquarters only) VIII Corps, H.O.F.C.
   15.08.194321.10.1943    (Headquarters only) VII Corps, Second Army
   21.10.194306.01.1944    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   06.01.194424.07.1944    First Army
   24.07.194408.08.1944    VII Corps, First Army
   08.08.194427.09.1944    III Corps, First Army
   27.09.194420.10.1944    VI Corps, First Army
   20.10.194431.12.1944    Reserves, First Army
   31.12.194400.04.1945    V Corps, First Army
Tactical Subordination:
   30.08.194101.10.1941    Heeresgruppe Süd
   01.10.194101.05.1943    WB Ukraine
   01.05.194307.07.1943    Befh. HG Süd
   07.07.194308.10.1943    Befh. HG Mitte
   08.10.194321.10.1943    WB Ukraine
   10.05.194421.07.1944    XI. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
   20.10.194431.12.1944    XVII. Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe Süd
   05.02.194500.05.1945    XXIX. Armeekorps, 8. Armee
 
Peace Time Organization to 1943:
   24th Brigade / Light Division Headquarters
   Artillery Commander
   24th Infantry Regiment
     I./24th Infantry Regiment
     II./24th Infantry Regiment
     III./24th Infantry Regiment
   54th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   I./24th Artillery Regiment
   II./24th Artillery Regiment
   24th Cavalry Company
   24th Anti-Aircraft Company
   24th Signal Company
   24th Divisional Service Headquarters
   (Ungvár)
   (Munkács)
   (Ungvár)
   (Ungvár)
   (Huszt)
   (Munkács)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Munkács)
   (Munkács)
   (Nagyszöllös)
   (Ungvár)
   (Ungvár)
   (Ungvár)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 31.12.1941:
   124th Brigade Headquarters
   Headquarters [?] Infantry Regiment with II./48, ...
   Headquarters [?] Infantry Regiment with ...
   1st Cavalry Company
   24th Anti-Aircraft Company
   27th Signal Company
 
Peace Time Organization from 1943:
   24th Infantry Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   Artillery Commander
   12th Infantry Regiment
     I./12th Infantry Regiment
     II./12th Infantry Regiment
     III./12th Infantry Regiment
   21st Infantry Regiment
     I./21st Infantry Regiment
     II./21st Infantry Regiment
     III./21st Infantry Regiment
   24th Infantry Regiment
     I./24th Infantry Regiment
     II./24th Infantry Regiment
     III./24th Infantry Regiment
   22nd Artillery Battalion
   23rd Artillery Battalion
   24th Artillery Battalion
   24th Reconnaissance Battalion
   (Ungvár)
   (Nyiregyháza)
   (Ungvár)
   (Nyiregyháza)
   (Nyiregyháza)
   (Nyiregyháza)
   (Nyiregyháza)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Kassa)
   (Szerencs)
   (Ungvár)
   (Ungvár)
   (Huszt)
   (Munkács)
   (Nyiregyháza)
   (Kassa)
   (Munkács)
   (Nagyszöllös)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 06.01.1944:
   24th Infantry Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   Artillery Commander
   12th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   21st Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   24th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   22nd Artillery Battalion
   23rd Artillery Battalion
   24th Artillery Battalion
   78th Artillery Battalion
   VIII Artillery Battalion
   24th Reconnaissance Battalion
   24th Anti-Aircraft Company
   58th Combat Engineer Battalion
   24th Signal Battalion
   24th 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
 
 
NOTES:
[1] The 124th Light Division was disbanded on 10.08.1943 on the East Front; simultaneously, the new 24th Infantry Division was raised on 10.08.1943 in Hungary. The Headquarters was relieved by the Headquarters of the 12th Light Division, the staff personnel were sent back to Hungary on 21.10.1943 where they were absorbed by the new division.
 
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