Italian naval records in the US archives?

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Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by Felix C » 04 Aug 2019 12:30

Looking at finding individual submarine war diaries, submarine flotilla diaries, etc for Italian units.

Is there a finding guide similar to the ones published for German naval records?

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Re: Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by OpanaPointer » 04 Aug 2019 13:15

Contact the National Archives branch at College Park, Maryland. They've taken most of the USN archives from the period. They answer inquiries routinely, but may be not quickly.
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Re: Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by Felix C » 04 Aug 2019 17:28

Collection of Italian Military Records, 1935-1943. Microfilm Publication T821. 514 rolls.
Guide to Records of the Italian Armed Forces, Parts I-III (National Archives, 1967). Also available as Microfilm Publication T94, 1 roll.
https://www.archives.gov/files/research ... lm/t94.pdf

this is where I am at so far

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Re: Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by Felix C » 04 Aug 2019 21:49

OpanaPointer wrote:
04 Aug 2019 13:15
Contact the National Archives branch at College Park, Maryland. They've taken most of the USN archives from the period. They answer inquiries routinely, but may be not quickly.
Yes that is obvious. I am asking members here if they have discovered the information I am specifically requesting.
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Re: Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by OpanaPointer » 05 Aug 2019 01:55

You mean outside the Archives? That wasn't clear from your post. Have you Googled for them? archives.org has some really arcane shit.
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Re: Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by Felix C » 29 Aug 2019 12:28

FYI I found the following info: Submarine records can only be found in the Rome Archives. At NARA you can find a few naval-related records in the T821 microfilm series but that is about all. These are mostly records captured during the invasion of Sicily. The Italian naval archives were hidden near Rome and avoided falling in the hands of the Germans. They remained in Italian hands and thus were not microfilmed as the German ones.

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Re: Italian naval records in the US archives?

Post by Darius333 » 31 Aug 2019 15:47

Thank you Felix C for sharing.

Regards

Darius

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