There have been unconfirmed reports that the Italians are organizing "parachute
divisions," but it is more likely that they are forming mixed divisions of
parachute and air-landing troops. The 126th Infantry Regiment was described in
midsummer 1942 as transported by air, presumably meaning that it was specially
trained for use in an air-landing operation. This regiment, along with the
125th, formed part of the "45 Spezia" Division, which had been much below
strength and was doubtless intended to be reconstituted as an air-borne
division of mixed parachute and air-landing troops. Its headquarters were at Pisa.