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Senior Italian Generals

Post by AJK » 12 Sep 2002 15:42

Below is a list, from my files, of Italian officers with the rank of Generale di Armata (including Generale di Corpo di Armata designato di Armata), promoted between 1919 and June 1946 (when King Umberto II abdicated). Does anyone know of any others?

Pietro AGO
Alberico ALBRICCI
Luigi AMANTEA
Vittorio AMBROSIO
Mario ARISIO
Conte Federico BAISTROCCHI
Adalberto Luitpoldo, Principe di Savoia-Genoa, Duca di BERGAMO
Mario BERTI
Valentino BOBBIO
Alberto BONZANI
Roberto BRUSATI
Conte Ugo BRUSATI
Riccardo CALCAGNO
Mario, Principe CARACCIOLO di Feroleto
Lorenzo DALMAZZO
Giuseppe Francesco FERRARI
Pietro FRUGONI
Luigi FRUSCI
Melchiade GABBA
Italo GARIBOLDI
Pietro GAZZERA
Carlo GELOSO
Francesco Saverio GRAZIOLI
Camillo GROSSI
Francesco GUIDI
Alfredo GUZZONI
Ettore MAMBRETTI
Pietro MARAVIGNA
Adriano MARINETTI
Pasquale MEOMARTINI
Umberto MONTANARI
Luca MONTUORI
Paolo MORRONE
Guglielmo NASI
Mario NICOLIS dei Conti Di Robilant
Alberto PARIANI
Carlo PERRIS
Conte Carlo PETITTI di Roreto
Pietro PINTOR
Alessandro PIRZIO-BIROLI
Filiberto, Principe di Savoia, Duca di PISTOIA
Carlo PORRO nob. dei Conti di Santa Maria della Bicocca
Mario ROATTA
Mario ROBOTTI
Ezio ROSI
Conte Ugo SANI NAVARRA
Ruggero SANTINI
Fabio SCALA
Ubaldu SODDU
Conte Giulio TASSONI
Giuseppe TELLERA
Vittorio Emanuele Torino Giovanni Maria, Principe di Savoia-Aosta, Conte di TORINO
Claudio TREZZANI
Angelo TUA
Arturo VACCA MAGGIOLINI
Carlo VECCHIARELLI
Mario VERCELLINO
Sebastiano VISCONTI PRASCA
Gaetano ZOPPI
Ottavio ZOPPI dei Conti nob.
Vittorio ZUPELLI

Thank you in advance,

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Senior Italian Generals (A-M)

Post by askropp » 14 Mar 2015 15:38

Based on informations available in the web, notably the websites of Steen Ammentorp and the Italian Senate, I tried to add the dates of birth, death and rank to the list:

Pietro Ago (20.11.1872 - 04.01.1966)
02.07.1933 (designato)

Alberico Albricci (06.12.1864 - 02.04.1936)
xx.xx.1926 (GdA)

Luigi Amantea (30.11.1869 - 09.04.1949)
15.09.1932 (designato)

Vittorio Ambrosio (28.07.1879 - 20.11.1958)
10.12.1938 (designato)
29.10.1942 (GdA)

Mario Arisio (05.07.1885 - xx.xx.1950)
20.08.1943 (designato)

Federico Baistrocchi (09.06.1871 - 31.05.1947)
15.04.1936 (GdA)

Mario Berti (03.02.1881 - xx.xx.1960)
xx.xx.19xx (designato)

Valentino Bobbio (29.09.1872 - 13.06.1940)
30.11.1935 (designato)

Alberto Bonzani (01.02.1872 - 27.04.1935)
xx.xx.1934 (designato)

Roberto Brusati (03.07.1850 - 23.11.1935)
03.05.1914 (designato)
03.11.1922 (GdA)

Ugo Brusati (25.06.1847 - 04.11.1936)
xx.xx.1925 (GdA)

Riccardo Calcagno (01.09.1872 - 18.02.1953)
01.09.1938 (designato)

Mario Caracciolo di Feroleto (25.02.1880 - 21.12.1954)
14.11.1942 (GdA)

Lorenzo Dalmazzo (23.01.1886 - xx.xx.19xx)
20.02.1943 (designato)

Giuseppe Ferrari (28.03.1865 - 23.10.1943)
03.04.1926 (GdA)

Rino Fougier (14.11.1894 - 24.04.1963)
28.10.1942 (GdA Aerea)

Pietro Frugoni (21.01.1851 - 10.07.1940)
xx.xx.1923 (GdA)

Luigi Frusci (16.01.1879 - xx.xx.1949)
xx.xx.19xx (designato)

Melchiade Gabba (20.08.1874 - 17.11.1952)
23.05.1936 (designato)

Italo Gariboldi (20.04.1879 - 09.02.1970)
29.10.1942 (GdA)

Pietro Gazzera (11.12.1879 - 30.06.1953)
02.07.1933 (designato)

Carlo Geloso (20.08.1879 - 25.07.1957)
28.10.1942 (GdA)

Francesco Grazioli (18.12.1869 - 20.02.1951)
06.02.1927 (designato)
21.10.1937 (GdA)

Camillo Grossi (30.09.1876 - 16.06.1941)
02.09.1937 (designato)

Francesco Guidi (22.01.1876 - 20.02.1970)
29.06.1939 (designato)

Alfredo Guzzoni (12.04.1877 - 15.04.1965)
09.04.1939 (designato)

Ettore Mambretti (05.01.1859 - 12.11.1948)
31.12.1923 (GdA)

Pietro Maravigna (14.03.1876 - 24.05.1964)
14.03.1939 (designato)

Adriano Marinetti (30.09.1875 - 25.10.1954)
01.07.1937 (designato)

Pasquale Meomartini (01.08.1859 - 03.04.1934)
xx.xx.19xx (GdA)

Umberto Montanari (12.04.1867 - 23.08.1932)
06.02.1927 (designato)

Luca Montuori (18.02.1859 - 08.03.1952)
25.01.1923 (GdA)

Paolo Morrone (03.07.1854 - 04.01.1937)
22.07.1923 (GdA)
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Senior Italian Generals (N-Z)

Post by askropp » 14 Mar 2015 17:38

Guglielmo Nasi (21.02.1879 - 21.09.1971)
30.08.1941 (GdA)

Mario Nicolis di Robilant (28.04.1855 - 23.07.1943)
27.11.1924 (GdA)

Alberto Pariani (27.12.1876 - 01.03.1955)
16.09.1934 (designato)

Carlo Perris (28.10.1869 - 26.12.1944)
28.11.1932 (designato)

Carlo Petitti di Roreto (18.12.1862 - 27.01.1933)
08.08.1925 (designato)

Pietro Pintor (20.05.1880 - 07.12.1940)
10.09.1938 (deisgnato)

Alessandro Pirzio Biroli (23.07.1877 - 20.05.1962)
15.04.1936 (GdA)

Carlo Porro (03.10.1854 - 19.04.1939)
xx.xx.1923 (GdA)

Francesco Pricolo (30.01.1891 - 14.10.1980)
24.01.1940 (designato Aerea)

Mario Roatta (02.02.1887 - 07.01.1968)
18.02.1942 (designato)
01.07.1943 (GdA)

Mario Robotti (25.11.1882 - xx.xx.1955)
20.04.1943 (designato)

Ezio Rosi (19.03.1881 - xx.xx.1963)
20.01.1942 (designato)
01.07.1943 (GdA)

Ugo Sani (21.09.1865 - 07.01.1945)
xx.xx.19xx (designato?)

Ruggero Santini (16.04.1870 - 04.04.1958)
15.04.1936 (GdA)

Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta, Duca d'Aosta (21.10.1898 - 03.03.1942)
xx.xx.19xx (designato Aerea)
18.02.1941 (GdA Aerea)

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia-Aosta, Conte di Torino (24.11.1870 - 02.06.1946)
xx.xx.1923 (GdA)

Adalberto di Savoia-Genova, Duca di Bergamo (19.03.1898 - 15.12.1982)
xx.xx.19xx (designato?)

Filiberto di Savoia-Genova, Duca di Pistoia (10.03.1895 - 07.09.1990)
xx.xx.19xx (designato?)

Fabio Scala (01.11.1876 - 24.03.1955)
10.11.1939 (designato)

Ubaldo Soddu (23.07.1883 - 20.07.1949)
xx.xx.19xx (designato?)

Giulio Cesare Tassoni (27.02.1859 - 10.10.1942)
xx.xx.1923 (GdA)

Giuseppe Tellera (14.03.1882 - 07.02.1941)
xx.xx.19xx (designato or only GdCdA?)

Claudio Trezzani (22.03.1881 - xx.xx.19xx)
01.03.1943 (designato)

Angelo Tua (20.04.1874 - 20.01.1955)
28.04.1937 (designato)

Arturo Vacca Maggiolini (22.11.1872 - 30.07.1959)
01.07.1937 (designato)

Giuseppe Valle (17.12.1886 - 20.07.1975)
04.06.1936 (GdA Aerea)

Carlo Vecchiarelli (10.01.1884 - 13.12.1948)
03.05.1943 (designato)

Mario Vercellino (10.02.1879 - 11.07.1961)
29.10.1942 (GdA)

Sebastiano Visconti Prasca (23.01.1883 - 25.02.1961)
xx.xx.19xx (designato?)

Gaetano Zoppi (03.03.1850 - 19.10.1948)
xx.xx.19xx (GdA)

Ottavio Zoppi (16.01.1870 - 17.03.1962)
xx.xx.19xx (designato?)

Vittorio Zupelli (06.03.1859 - 22.01.1945)
xx.xx.19xx (GdA?)
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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 15 Mar 2015 16:38

Hi,

I can add a few dates:

Alberico Albricci (06.12.1864 - 02.04.1936)
16.03.1926 (GdA)

Mario Arisio (05.07.1885 - 07.07.1950)
20.08.1943 (designato)

Mario Berti (03.02.1881 - xx.xx.1960)
07.08.1940 (designato)

Alberto Bonzani (01.02.1872 - 27.04.1935)
10.10.1934 (designato)

Lorenzo Dalmazzo (23.01.1886 - 12.12.1959)
20.02.1943 (designato)

Luigi Frusci (16.01.1879 - xx.xx.1949)
xx.xx.19xx (designato) I can find no record of him being promoted to “designato”, what is your source, please?

Ezio Rosi (19.03.1881 - 05.08.1963)
20.01.1942 (designato)
01.07.1943 (GdA)

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia-Aosta, Conte di Torino (24.11.1870 - 02.06.1946)
04.02.1923 (GdA)

Adalberto di Savoia-Genova, Duca di Bergamo (19.03.1898 - 15.12.1982)
xx.12.1939 (designato?)

Filiberto di Savoia-Genova, Duca di Pistoia (10.03.1895 - 07.09.1990)
xx.12.1939 (designato?)

Claudio Trezzani (22.03.1881 - 13.09.1955)
01.03.1943 (designato)

Sebastiano Visconti Prasca (23.01.1883 - 25.02.1961)
01.07.1940 (designato?)

Gaetano Zoppi (03.03.1850 - 19.10.1948)
01.02.1923 (GdA)

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 15 Mar 2015 17:31

Beside what VJK has provided. I can add the following.


Pietro Frugoni (21.01.1851 - 10.07.1940)
01.02.1923 (GdA)

Luigi Frusci (16.01.1879 - xx.xx.1949)
Doubtful - By March 1943 he is still listed as Generale di Corpo d'Armata (21.04.1938)

Pasquale Meomartini (01.08.1859 - 03.04.1934)
Doubtful - By September 1933 he is still listed as Generale di Corpo d'Armata (01.08.1928)

Carlo Porro (03.10.1854 - 19.04.1939)
01.02.1923 (GdA)

Ugo Sani (21.09.1865 - 07.01.1945)
Doubtful - By November 1938 he is still listed as Generale di Corpo d'Armata (01.02.1928)

Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta, Duca d'Aosta (21.10.1898 - 03.03.1942)
23.01.1940 (designato Aerea)
18.02.1941 (GdA Aerea)

Giulio Cesare Tassoni (27.02.1859 - 10.10.1942)
01.02.1923 (GdA)

Ottavio Zoppi (16.01.1870 - 17.03.1962)
01.03.1928 (designato)

Vittorio Zupelli (06.03.1859 - 22.01.1945)
Doubtful - By November 1938 he is still listed as Generale di Corpo d'Armata (01.02.1923)
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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 15 Mar 2015 20:33

Many thanks Steen. Here are 5 more for the list:

Giovanni Cattaneo (20.11.1865 - 03.12.1944)
18.04.1940 (designato)

Augusto Grassi (30.05.1875 - xx.xx.19xx)
xx.05.1935 (designato)

Amedeo Guillet (16.05.1874 - 26.11.1939)
28.04.1937 (designato)

Edoardo Monti (19.07.1876 - 27.10.1958)
19.07.1939 (designato)

Mario Nicolosi (14.01.1877 - 27.04.1943)
xx.xx.19xx (designato)

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by askropp » 15 Mar 2015 23:25

The two of you are real cracks! Thank you very much for your valuable help!

Usually, the GdA should have been designato before. Do you have any designato dates for the following officers who were promoted to GdA during WW2: Caracciolo di Feroleto, Cavallero, Fougier (Aerea), Gariboldi, Geloso, Messe, Nasi and Vercellino?
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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 16 Mar 2015 11:56

Hi,

Very little, I'm afraid.

Promotions to Generale designato d’armata:

Caracciolo di Feroleto
xx.12. 1940

Geloso
xx.05.1941

According to La Stampa, Messe appears to have received a straight promotion form GdCA to GdA.

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 16 Mar 2015 17:06

A bit more

Ubaldo Soddu (23.07.1883 - 20.07.1949)
xx.10.1940 (GdA)

Augusto Grassi (30.05.1875 - xx.xx.19xx)
I think that it doubtful that he should be on the list. By November 1938 he were still listed as Generale di Corpo d'Armata (28.04.1935)
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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 16 Mar 2015 20:57

Hi Steen,

I have Soddu as GdA on 30.11.1940.
As regards Grassi, the following editions of the Gazzetta Ufficiale del Regno have him as designato:
http://augusto.digitpa.gov.it/gazzette/ ... 1942132_P2
http://augusto.digitpa.gov.it/gazzette/ ... 1942228_P2

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 16 Mar 2015 21:49

Hi VJK,

Soddu - Yes meant to say november. Is your source this La Stampa article: http://www.archiviolastampa.it/componen ... _22567850/
I notice that while the paper is the 30th, then the date in the article is Roma, 29th. Or do you have the Royal Decre?

Thank you for this on Grazzi, then his promotion date much be after september 1938.
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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 17 Mar 2015 14:15

Hi Steen,

After some digging, I found that Soddu was promoted to GdA on 8 November 1940, the same day he replaced Visconti Prasca as CinC Comando Superiore Truppe Albania. Source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubaldo_Soddu, which references the source of the date of promotion as "Francesco Pricolo, Ignavia contro eroismo: l’avventura italo-greca: ottobre 1940 – aprile 1941, Roma, Ruffolo Editore, 1946, ISBN 88-428-1604-3", age 31.

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 17 Mar 2015 19:04

There is one more Generale d'armata to be added:

Luigi Nava (11.06.1861 - 09.07.1928)
xx.11.1924 with seniority from 01.02.1923 (GdA)

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by VJK » 29 Mar 2015 08:44

Hi,

I just found out that Augusto Grassi was promoted to "designato" on the same day as Guidi - 29 Jun 1939.

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Re: Senior Italian Generals

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 29 Mar 2015 09:03

Thanks VJK!
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