Italian generals who died during the war

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 17 Feb 2007 09:17

I have question about Generale di corpo d'armata Hazon Azzolino. Was he an army or police officer? He died when? Steen's website mentioned him as killed during an air raid in Rome. Does anyone know his death report?

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 17 Feb 2007 09:21

Additional fallen or killed Italian Generals:

General Giulio Martinat
General Giudo Piacenza
General Antonio Gandin
General Luigi Gherzi
General Giuseppe Perotti
General Ugo De Carolis
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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 17 Feb 2007 09:28

Was there any Italian General who died during the war because of airplane crash?

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Post by Oasis » 17 Feb 2007 18:46

Baron.waffen wrote:Was there any Italian General who died during the war because of airplane crash?


Marshal Italo Balbo excluded ??

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 18 Feb 2007 07:05

Yes.. I mean Army and Milizia generals.

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Post by FB » 19 Feb 2007 10:09

Baron.waffen wrote:Was there any Italian General who died during the war because of airplane crash?


There was General Enrico Pezzi, C.O. of Regia Aeronautica in Russia.

His plane (an S. 81) never returned to its base (Voroshilovgrad) from Cerkovo, where it went in order to carry there food and sanitary material to the encircled garrison (Germans and Italians). It is known that the plane arrived to the encircled town, delivered the goods and boarded several wounded soldiers. Then it took off headed back to it's base, where it never arrived. It was Dec. 29, 1942.

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P.S.: general Pezzi was, of course, a pilot and a Regia Aeronautica officer, not Army.

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Post by FB » 19 Feb 2007 10:25

Baron.waffen wrote:I have question about Generale di corpo d'armata Hazon Azzolino. Was he an army or police officer? He died when? Steen's website mentioned him as killed during an air raid in Rome. Does anyone know his death report?


He was a Carabinieri Reali Officer (to be precise he was the Carabinieri Reali Commander, the big boss, so to say). He died under the allied bombs in Rome, July 19, 1943.

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Post by Lupo Solitario » 19 Feb 2007 11:35

Baron.waffen wrote:Was there any Italian General who died during the war because of airplane crash?


General Pietro Pintor died in November 1940 in a such way

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 15 Mar 2007 10:49

Does General Cesare Rossi, formerly head of the Fascist Press Bureau, is same with General Cesare Rossi who died in Borgansco on April 23, 1945?

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Post by Oasis » 17 Mar 2007 16:42

Baron.waffen wrote:Does General Cesare Rossi, formerly head of the Fascist Press Bureau, is same with General Cesare Rossi who died in Borgansco on April 23, 1945?


No, not at all....
the first was head of Fascist Press in the years twenty;
the second was an antifascist army general, passed with CLN (National Liberation Committee) after 8th september, chief of the regional military command of Liguria.
He was token by retreating germans from Genova as human shield together with other about 20 prisoners. Near Bornasco he was killed during an allied air attack (24th april 1945) with some others, whilst other hostages were massacred by the SS.

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 18 Mar 2007 10:58

Thanks! I have completed a list of more than 60 Italian generals who died during the war (September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945). Give me few hours to post it.

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 18 Mar 2007 11:00

Oasis wrote:
It results to me that Gen di Div Giuseppe Cremascoli was very ill in N.A., then sent back to Italy where he died; he left the command of Brescia division to Gen. Bortolo Zambon 2nd march 1941.


When he was killed and where? Do you know his assignments before his death?

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Post by Oasis » 18 Mar 2007 11:36

I have a pending request of informations about gen. Cremascoli from some possible veterans.
I'll keep you informed.
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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 18 Mar 2007 12:32

Baron.waffen wrote:Oasis wrote:
It results to me that Gen di Div Giuseppe Cremascoli was very ill in N.A., then sent back to Italy where he died; he left the command of Brescia division to Gen. Bortolo Zambon 2nd march 1941.


When he was killed and where? Do you know his assignments before his death?


According to Guido Boselli in his: I Generali dell'Esercito Italiano caduti nella Seconda Geurra Mondiale then Cremascoli died of illness in North Africa

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Post by Lornito Uriarte Mahinay Jr. » 18 Mar 2007 14:01

Generale di Corpo d'Armata Sebastiano Gallina became POW in North Africa. Other sources says he was killed during an Allied bombings. I'm confused with this. can anyone help me?

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