In January 1942 the Pasubio division has helped German troops fighting in Izium area, where it fend off a heavy Soviet attack near village of Novaya Orlovka. By July 1942, Pasubio division was fighting near town of Krasnyi Luch. In August, it reached Don River (Russia), where the right flank of Pasubio Division was heavily attacked by Soviet forces 20 August 1942. Attack was repelled in few days, and position warfare was established until 11 December 1942, when Soviets attacked again with large amount of tanks. 16 December 1942 the Pasubio Division has counterattacked and returned to initial position. But by that time general front-line collapse was already underway. Nearby 52nd Motorised Division Torino and 2nd Mountain Infantry Division Sforzesca has failed to maintain their positions, therefore Pasubio Division was forced to retreat to avoid encirclement. After few days of retreat, Pasubio Division was no longer able to maintain front-line, instead covering only roads. 25 December 1942 rearguard of 600 men was surrounded in village of Krasnoyarovka in Rostov Oblast and annihilated by 28 December 1942. Main body of Pasubio division has barricaded in the northern part of Chertkovo village together with shattered remnants of various German units, and repelled several attacks starting from 23 December 1942. Grueling march to first avoid, and then to break the encirclement, has continued. 15 January 1943 the fight to break through the Soviet lines has started. Finally, 2000 men remained of Pasubio division have broken the encirclement 17 January 1943 near town of Belovodsk, Luhansk oblast.
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8th Pasubio Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Group with 100/17 Field Cannons
2nd Artillery Group with 75/27 Field Cannons
3rd Artillery Group with 75/27 Field Cannons
85th Anti-Aircraft Battery with 20mm Anti-Aircraft Guns
309th Anti-Aircraft Battery with 20mm Anti-Aircraft Guns