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Mobilized Infantry Division
29 June 1941
 
Mobilized Infantry Division
 
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Infantry Divisions
20 June 1941
  Division
    Commander
Infantry Artillery [1] Engineers Signals Divisional Units
(with numbers 11–39)
  1st Division
    COL Paavo Paalu
35 Inf. Rgt.
56 Inf. Rgt.
60 Inf. Rgt. [2]
  8 Light Bn.   5 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (12×75 K/17)
 II Bn (12×75 K/17)
III Bn (12×75 K/17)
29 Engineer Battalion 33 Signal Battalion       
  2nd Division
    COL Aarne Blick
  7 Inf. Rgt.
28 Inf. Rgt.
49 Inf. Rgt.
  7 Light Bn. 15 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/36);
          (4×114 H/18);
      + 13th Fortress Artillery Battery (4×75 K/17)
 II Bn  (8×76 K/36);
          (4×114 H/18);
      + 14th Fortress Artillery Battery (4×75 K/17)
III Bn (8×76 K/36);
           (4×114 H/18);
      + 15th Fortress Artillery Battery (4×75 K/17)
IV Battalion (Koski Fortress Artillery Battalion)
           (16×90 K/77)
27 Heavy Artillery Battalion
           (8×155 H/15);
           (4×120 K/78-31)
33 Engineer Battalion 21 Signal Battalion       
  3rd Division
    COL Uno Fagernäs
11 Inf. Rgt.
32 Inf. Rgt.
53 Inf. Rgt.
  5 Light Bn. 16 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×75 K/02);
          (4×122 H/10-30)
  II Bn (8×75 K/40 Arg);
           (4×122 H/10-30)
III Bn (8×75 K/02)(motorized)
           (4×122 H/10-30)(motorized)
34 Engineer Battalion 31 Signal Battalion       
  4th Division
    COL Kaarlo Viljanen
  5 Inf. Rgt.
25 Inf. Rgt.
46 Inf. Rgt.
  9 Light Bn.   1 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (12×105 H/41)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/09-30)
 III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/09-30)
22 Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)
           (8×150 H//15)(motorized);
           (4×105 K/29)(motorized)
25 Engineer Battalion 25 Signal Battalion       
  5th Division
    COL Eino Koskimies
  2 Inf. Rgt.
23 Inf. Rgt.
44 Inf. Rgt.
  4 Light Bn.   3 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/02);
          (4×122 H/10)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/10)
III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/10)
24 Heavy Artillery Battalion (semi-motorized)
           (8×120 K/78-31);
           (4×152 H/17)(motorized)
21 Engineer Battalion 23 Signal Battalion       
  6th Division
    COL Verner Viikla
    CoS: MAJ V. Karanko
12 Inf. Rgt.
33 Inf. Rgt.
54 Inf. Rgt.
  3 Light Bn. 14 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/02);
          (4×H/10-30)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×H/10-30)
III Bn (4×75 K/01);
           (4×75 K/02);
           (4×H/10-30)
Myntti Fortress Artillery Battalion
    74 Fortress Artillery Battery (3×120 K/78)
    76 Fortress Artillery Battery (3×120 K/78)
36 Engineer Battalion
36 Engineer Column
35 Signal Battalion      
     27 Field Hospital

Attached from DFSHQ:
     264 AAMG Company,
     I Propaganda Platoon
     Hankikosi Replacement Center (Kemijärvi)
  7th Division
    COL Antero Svensson
  9 Inf. Rgt.
30 Inf. Rgt.
51 Inf. Rgt.
15 Light Bn.   2 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/02);
          (4×114 H/18)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×114 H/18)
III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×114 H/18)
27 Heavy Artillery Battalion (semi-motorized)
           (8×105 K/13);
           (4×150 H/15)(motorized)
35 Engineer Battalion 26 Signal Battalion       
  8th Division
    COL Claes Winell
  4 Inf. Rgt.
24 Inf. Rgt.
45 Inf. Rgt.
11 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/02);
          (4×122 H/10)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/10)
III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/10)
21 Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)
           (motorized)(8×150 H//15);
           (motorized)(4×105 K/29)
22 Engineer Battalion 27 Signal Battalion       
10th Division
    COL Jussi Sihvo
  1 Inf. Rgt.
22 Inf. Rgt.
43 Inf. Rgt.
12 Light Bn.   9 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/02);
          (4×122 H/10)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/10)
III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/10)
25 Heavy Artillery Battalion
           (8×152 H/17)
           (4×120 K/78-31)
26 Engineer Battalion

Attached from DFSHQ:
   11 Engineer Battalion
29 Signal Battalion      
11th Division
    COL Kaarlo Heiskanen
  8 Inf. Rgt.
29 Inf. Rgt.
50 Inf. Rgt.
10 Light Bn.   4 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/36);
          (4×114 H/18)
 II Bn (8×76 K/36);
           (4×114 H/18)
III Bn (8×76 K/36);
           (4×114 H/18)
30 Heavy Artillery Battalion
           (4×107 K/13);
           (4×152 H/10);
           (4×152 H/09-30)
28 Engineer Battalion 32 Signal Battalion      
12th Division
    COL Einar Vihma
26 Inf. Rgt.
47 Inf. Rgt.
61 Inf. Rgt.
  1 Light Bn.   7 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (12×75 K/17)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/09-40)
III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×122 H/09-40)
23 Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)
           (8×152 H/09-30)(motorized);
           (4×105 K/29)(motorized)
27 Engineer Battalion 22 Signal Battalion      
14th Division
    COL Erkki Raappana
10 Inf. Rgt.
31 Inf. Rgt.
52 Inf. Rgt.
  2 Light Bn. 18 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/02);
          (4×120 H/13)
 II Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×120 H/13)
III Bn (8×76 K/02);
           (4×120 H/13)
29 Heavy Artillery Battalion
           (8×155 H/17);
           (4×107 K/10)
Attached from DFSHQ:
   60 Fortress Artillery Battery (4×107 K/77)
   61 Fortress Artillery Battery (4×107 K/77)
   63 Fortress Artillery Battery (4×107 K/77)
24 Engineer Battalion

Attached from DFSHQ:
      1 Engineer Road Construction Company
      7 Engineer Road Repair Company
30 Signal Battalion      

Attached from DFSHQ:
     10 Propaganda Company
     19 Graves Registration Company
15th Division
    COL Niilo Hersalo
15 Inf. Rgt.
36 Inf. Rgt.
57 Inf. Rgt.
16 Light Bn. 12 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (12×75 K/17)
 II Bn (12×75 K/17)
III Bn (12×75 K/17)
      + 13th Fortress Artillery Battery (4×75 K/17)
31 Engineer Battalion 36 Signal Battalion      
17th Division
    COL Aarne Snellman
13 Inf. Rgt.
34 Inf. Rgt.
55 Inf. Rgt.
19 Light Bn.   8 Artillery Regiment (motorized)
  I Bn (8×84 K/18)(motorized);
          (4×122 H/09-30)(motorized)
 II Bn (8×84 K/18)(motorized);
           (4×122 H/09-30)(motorized)
III Bn (12×84 K/18)(motorized)
32 Engineer Battalion
32 Engineer Column
34 Signal Battalion   
     39 Antitank Company
     35 Chemical Defense Company
      5 MP Plt.
Attached from DFSHQ:
     Replacement Center
Attached from Air Defences:
    78 Truck Company
   255 AAMG Company
   Salo IVAK
   Karjaa IVKE
18th Division
    COL Aaro Pajari
  6 Inf. Rgt.
27 Inf. Rgt.
48 Inf. Rgt.
  6 Light Bn. 19 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (8×76 K/36);
          (4×114 H/18)
 II Bn (8×76 K/36);
           (4×114 H/18)
III Bn (8×76 K/36);
           (114 H/18)
26 Heavy Artillery Battalion
           (8×155 H/15);
           (4×120 K/78-31)
23 Engineer Battalion 24 Signal Battalion      
19th Division
    COL Hannu Hannuksela
16 Inf. Rgt.
37 Inf. Rgt.
58 Inf. Rgt.
18 Light Bn. 10 Artillery Regiment
  I Bn (12×75 K/17)
 II Bn (12×75 K/17)
III Bn (12×75 K/17)
14 Light Artillery Battalion (motorized)
           (12×76 LK/13)(motorized)
30 Engineer Battalion 28 Signal Battalion      
[1] The desigantion for the arrtillery is as follows: first the caliber in milimeters, then K for gun and H for howitzer, followed by the model identification.
[2] The 60th Infantry Regiment, formerly and independent unit, had been assigned to the 1st Infantry Division to replace the 14th Infantry Regiment, which in turn had been reassigned to the 7th Coastal Brigade, (Naval Forces), at Ahvenanmaa.
 
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