Colonel Visiedo

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Colonel Visiedo

Post by Spearfish » 25 Mar 2018 09:56

Can anyone provide me with the full name of Colonel Visiedo, Republican Air Force Operations officer in the early weeks of the Battle of the Ebro? I would be interested to hear more about his career such as when he was relieved and what did he do afterwards?

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Re: Colonel Visiedo

Post by GregSingh » 25 Mar 2018 10:45

Martinez Visiedo, see here: Recompensas de la Aviación
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Re: Colonel Visiedo

Post by Spearfish » 25 Mar 2018 14:14

GregSingh
Very many thanks for both providing the information so quickly and another source of information. Just what I needed

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Re: Colonel Visiedo

Post by GregSingh » 25 Mar 2018 22:36

You're welcome!
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Re: Colonel Visiedo

Post by Ironmachine » 26 Mar 2018 07:53

Joaquín Martínez Visiedo was an officer of the Engineers Branch, serving in the "Arma de Aviación". He was a qualified pilot and observer. On 18 July 1936 he was doing practices as staff officer with the 7th Artillery Regiment in Barcelona.
According to Hugh Thomas' La guerra civil española: Una guerra de dos contrarrevoluciones, Visiedo was one of those loyal to the "Republic" for "razones geográficas", that is, only because he was in the Republican zone and so was more or less forced to serve in the Republican armed forces, but given his service and his later fate I find that doubtful.
Aparently, during the Battle of the Ebro Modesto and Lacalled wanted to bomb Gandesa from the air, but Visiedo refused to make the attack.
In 1939 he was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to 30 years. He obtained the pardon and was released of prison in 1945.

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Re: Colonel Visiedo

Post by Spearfish » 26 Mar 2018 16:20

Ironmachine
Very many thanks for the background detail

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