Pz.Sp.Wg.Lancia 1ZM(i)

 from the I. Btl./SS-Pol.Rgt. Bozen

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  On 1st October 1943, the Police Regiment South Tyrol was etablished in Bozen. On 29 October it was renamed Police regiment Bozen. Saw action in Abazzia and Fiume areas of Istria until May 1944. The first battalion had an armored car platoon with an old Lancia 1ZM and an AB41. From June 1944 to beginning of 1945, saw action in the Pola area, Fiume, on the Trieste-Abbazia and Santa Lucia-Isonzo roads. In February 1945, I. / Bozen was in Aidussina (east of Gorizia).

On March 1945, was in Tolmino in the upper valley of the Isonzo, where it operated until the end of the war.

Actions in Abazzia and Fiume areas of Istria as of May 1944.

( Picture from Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936 - 1945. Werner Regenberg. Podzun-Pallas)

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz.)

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz.)

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(Picture from Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936 - 1945. Werner Regenberg. Podzun-Pallas)

(From "Das letzte jahr der waffen SS" Dorfler)

(From "Das letzte jahr der waffen SS" Dorfler )

The Lancia 1ZM during a convoy escort; it is followed by a Ford BB 1,5 ton. truck, produced in an occupied country. The I./SS-Pol.Rgt. Bozen was completely motorised but was equipped with vehicles from a very wide variety of producers.

(Picture from "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto)

Close-up of the Lancia 1ZM show the damages to the paintwork, partially caused by bullet hits (some penetrations are also visible). The interior of the door was painted in white.

(Picture from "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto)

Close-up of the Lancia 1ZM on drawing.