Italian officers who received the Knights Cross

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Italian officers who received the Knights Cross

Post by Panzermahn » 13 Mar 2005 05:46

Hi, i hope we can make this sticky..

I had one name,

Capitan Carlo Fecia di Cossato, commander of the Italian submarine, Tazzoli, awarded KC in 1943

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Post by USAF1986 » 13 Mar 2005 05:59

Italian Recipients of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross: 9

Generale di Brigata Ugo de Carolis
9 February 1942 (posthumous): Infantry Commander of the 52nd Torino Semi-Motorized Infantry Division.

Generale d’Armata Ugo Cavallero
14 February 1942: Chief of the Italian Supreme General Staff.

Capitano di Fregata Carlo Conte Fecia di Cossato
19 March 1943: Commander of the Italian submarine Enrico Tazzoli.

Generale d’Armata Italo Gariboldi
1 April 1943: Commander-in-Chief of the Italian 8th Army.

Capitano di Corvetta Gianfranco Gazzana-Priaroggia
26 May 1943 (posthumous): Commander of the Italian submarine Archimedos.

Generale di Divisione Fedele de Giorgis
9 January 1942: Commander of the 55th Savona Infantry Division.

Capitano di Fregata Enzo Grossi
7 October 1942: Commander of the Italian submarine Barbarigo.

Generale di Brigata Giulio Martinat
3 April 1943 (posthumous): Chief of Staff of the Italian Alpine Corps.

Generale di Corpo d’Armata Giovanni Messe
23 January 1942: Commander of the Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia (Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia – C.S.I.R.)

Italian Recipients of the German Cross in Gold: 3 Known

Maresciallo d’Italia Ettore Bastico
5 December 1942: Governor of Libya.

Colonnello Mario Carloni
28 March 1943: Commander of the 6th Bersaglieri Regiment (3rd Celere Division “Principe Amedeo Duca d’Aosta”). Note: Carloni later attained the rank of Generale di Dvisione in the army of the Italian Socialist Republic.

Generale di Corpo d’Armata Enea Navarini
21 December 1942: Commanding General of the XXI Corps.

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Post by Panzermahn » 13 Mar 2005 06:04

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the list...

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Post by USAF1986 » 13 Mar 2005 06:11

Not a probelm! BTW, I believe this is actually the correct spelling of one: Generale di Divisione Fedele di Giorgis (corrected above). I always misspell his name!

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Mar 2005 10:00

Here # 1 Gazzana-Priaroggia, # 2 Carolis, # 3 Cavallero
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Mar 2005 10:06

di Giorgio and Gariboldi

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Mar 2005 10:42

Grossi, Fecia di Cossato and Gariboldi

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Mar 2005 10:46

Martinat and Messe

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Post by USAF1986 » 13 Mar 2005 17:17

Great pictures! At this link you can find photos of DKiG holders Generale di Corpo d’Armata Enea Navarini and Colonnello Mario Carloni plus many other non-German recipients.

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BTW, has anyone ever seen a photo of Ettore Bastico displaying the DKiG?

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Post by USAF1986 » 13 Mar 2005 21:12

Hello! Here are a few interesting notes and links on the Italian Knight’s Cross recipients.

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Generale di Divisione Fedele de Giorgis was awarded the Commander grade of the Military Order of Savoy on 15 January 1942 (Royal Decree No. 262). Note how this site spells his last name as one word: DEGIORGIS. I’ve seen so many variations of his name (di Giorgis, di Giorgio, Degiorgis, de Giorgis) that I’m thoroughly stumped at this point! For now, I’m going with “de Giorgis” until our colleagues from Italy can, perhaps, offer some guidance.

http://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/De ... orato=3331

In 1949, Capitano di Fregata Fecia di Cossato was awarded the Medaglia d’Oro al Valore Militare.

http://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/De ... rato=14249

In 1949, Capitano di Corvetta Gazzana Priaroggia was posthumously awarded the Medaglia d’Oro al Valore Militare.

http://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/De ... rato=14114

On 12 December 1941, Generale di Brigata de Carolis was killed in action in southern Russia. He was posthumously awarded the Medaglia d’Oro al Valore Militare.

http://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/De ... rato=13265

On 26 January 1943, Generale di Brigata Martinat was killed in action at Nikolajevka, Russia. He was posthumously awarded the Medaglia d’Oro al Valore Militare.

http://www.quirinale.it/onorificenze/De ... rato=45542

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Post by Lupo Solitario » 13 Mar 2005 23:55

Hi, I beleive that the most correct spelling should be "de giorgis" but in italian can be found also others

A note: it's strange that the medal of Fecia di Cossato is not considered "at memory" as other three, perhaps cause he didn't die in action. (Fecia di Cossato committed suicide in July 1944)

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Post by Panzermahn » 14 Mar 2005 05:42

Guten Tag Dieter,

Als danke fur die photos! That's a great collection!

A note: it's strange that the medal of Fecia di Cossato is not considered "at memory" as other three, perhaps cause he didn't die in action. (Fecia di Cossato committed suicide in July 1944)


Buonoserra Lupo,

I remember reading from somewhere (i think it's La Legione - internal newsletter of the UNCRSI) stating that Fecia di Cossato committed suicide in 1943...but i'll recheck it back again

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 14 Mar 2005 10:20

Fecia di Cossato committed suicide 27.08.1944 in Neapel / Napoli / Naples.

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Post by Panzermahn » 15 Mar 2005 12:58

Fecia di Cossato committed suicide 27.08.1944 in Neapel / Napoli / Naples.


Hi Dieter and Lupo,

You both are correct...i think my eyes need to get some fixing..i had a translated last letter from Carlo Fecia di Cossato to his mother before his suicide...

Thanks again!

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