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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
Szt. László Division
Headquarters:
   (Without a peace time Headquarters, Corps, or Military District assigned)
Lineage:
   Constituted:       12.10.1944    at Pápa
   Activated:    12.10.1944     
   Discontinued:    08.05.1945    Surrendered to British forces at Preitenegg, (near Maribor) Austria
Commanding Officers:
   12.10.194408.05.1945    BG Zoltán Szügyi
Tactical Subordination:
   12.10.194419.12.1944    Reserves, Third Army
   19.12.194415.03.1945    LVII. Panzerkorps, 8. Armee
   15.03.194519.03.1945    XXII. Armeekorps, 2. Panzerarmee
   19.03.194512.04.1945    (Remnants) II Corps, 6. Armee
   12.04.194508.05.1945    XXII. Armeekorps, 1. Panzerarmee
 
Initial Mobilized Combat Organization:
   Szt. László Division Headquarters
   1st (Parachute) Regiment
   2nd (Infantry) Regiment
   3rd (Air Force) Regiment
   1st Artillery Battalion
   6th Artillery Battalion (motorized)
   9th Artillery Battalion
   76th Artillery Battalion
   1st Rocket Launcher Battalion
   20th Assault Gun Battalion
   Szt. László Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized)
   Szt. László Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
   Szt. Lászlo Signal Battalion (motorized)
   Szt. Lászlo Divisional Service Headquarters
 
NOTES:
As training of the elite Szt. László Division was not finished until early December 1944, the individual units of the division fought separately. Upon reaching combat readiness on 07.12.1944, the battalions were used in large part in the front around Budapest at the Gran River, etc. as ad-hoc emergency troops.
The division did not see combat as a complete formation until April 1945, and only after having been filled up by the remnants of the 20th Infantry Division, the 7th Field Replacement Division, and the so-called 8th Infantry Division, as well as the Fortress Regiment. The latter was used to replace the former 3rd (Air Force) Regiment, which had been annihilated in the previous fighting.
The British kept the division under arms until matters regarding the Yugoslavian partisans had been settled.
 
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