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Camillo Grossi: Generale Designato d’armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale Designato d’armata Camillo Grossi.

Generale Designato d’armata Camillo Grossi

Generale Designato d’armata Camillo Grossi

Born: 30 September 1876 in Grosseto
Died: 16 June 1941 in Turin

Promotions

Sottotenente: 30 October 1895
Tenente: 21 December 1899
Capitano: 5 September 1909
Maggiore: 28 October 1915
Tenente colonnello: 23 November 1915 (Sen. 10 August 1915)
Colonnello: 25 July 1917
Generale di brigata: 3 June 1926
Generale di divisione: 1 October 1931
Generale di corpo d’armata: 28 February 1935
Comandante designato di corpo d’armata: 2 September 1937

Assignments

14 December 1925 – 20 June 1932: Chief of Cabinet, Ministry of War
20 June 1932 – 15 September 1932: at disposition
15 September 1932 – 8 February 1934: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Cuneo
8 February 1934 – 16 January 1935: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Monviso
16 January 1935 – 1 October 1937: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Torino
1 October 1937 – June 1938: Designated Commander-in-Chief, Army of Verona
June 1938 – 1939: Designated Commander-in-Chief, 4th Army
1939 – 1 December 1939: Commander-in-Chief, 4th Army
1 December 1939 – 1940: at disposition of Chief of the General Staff of the Army
1940 – 10 July 1940: Commander in Chief, Army Group East
30 September 1940 – 8 December 1940: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
8 December 1940 – 16 June 1941: Head of Italian Armistice Commission to France

Awards & Decorations

Cavaliere dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 15 November 1918
Gran cordone dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 24 July 1936
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 17 June 1932
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 2 January 1926
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 24 July 1931
Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 9 March 1919
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 29 January 1922
Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 13 September 1917
Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 6 November 1913
Distintivo d’onore per merito di guerra
Croce d’oro per anzianità di servizio
Croce al merito di guerra
Medaglia commemorativa nazionale della guerra 1915-1918
Medaglia interalleata della Vittoria
Medaglia a ricordo dell’Unità d’Italia
Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona di Romania: 28 November 1928
Grande Ufficiale del merito militare di Bulgaria: 24 January 1931
Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona di Romania: 21 September 1932
Cavaliere dell’Ordine Abdon Calderon (Ecuador): 4 June 1928

Additional Notes

Camillo Grossi was appointed Senator on 5 April 1939. He was a member of the Commission for the Armed Forces from 17 April 1939 to 16 June 1941. Grossi died suddenly of a heart attack.
Sources:
Bollettino ufficiale delle nomine, promozioni e destinazioni negli ufficiali e sottufficiali del R. esercito italiano
e nel personale dell’amministrazione militare
Senato.it
Wikipedia

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