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Carlo SPATOCCO GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Carlo SPATOCCO GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA.

Carlo SPATOCCO GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Carlo SPATOCCO
GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Born: 31 May 1883 in Chieti

Died: 28 January 1945 near Shelkow, Poland

Promotions:

Sottotenente: 5 Sep 1904

Tenente: 5 Sep 1907          

Capitano:

Maggiore: 12 Apr 1917

Tenente colonnello: 21 Nov 1918

Colonnello: 9 Jun 1927

Generale di brigata: 16 Jun 1935

Generale di divisione: 1 Sep 1937

Generale di corpo d’armata: 1 Jul 1941

Assignments:

16 Jun 1935 – 1935: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

1935 – 18 Jan 1936: Chief of Staff, I Special Army Corps East Africa

18 Jan 1936 – 11 Nov 1936: Commanding Officer, Infantry Brigade “Sila 1”

18 Jan 1936 – 11 Nov 1936: concurrently Deputy General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division “Sila 1”

1 Jan 1937 – 15 Feb 1937: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

15 Feb 1937 – 1 Oct 1937: Director General, Personnel, Ministry of War

1 Oct 1937 – 26 Sep 1940: General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division “Cirene”

26 Sep 1940 – 20 Dec 1940: General Officer Commanding, XXI Army Corps

16 Mar 1941 – 15 Aug 1941: General Officer Commanding, Comando Campo Trincerato di Tripoli

15 Aug 1941 – 15 Oct 1941: General Officer Commanding, Fortified Command of Tripoli

15 Oct 1941 – 20 Nov 1941: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

20 Nov 1941 – 29 Nov 1941: assigned to High Command of Armed Forces of Albania

29 Nov 1941 – 8 Sep 1943: General Officer Commanding, IV Army Corps

 

Awards & Decorations:

Cavaliere dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 24 Aug 1936

Grand’uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 19 Dec 1940

Commendatore dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 11 Jan 1943

Commendatore dell’Ordine Coloniale della Stella d‘Italia: 3 Dec 1931

Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 28 Feb 1935

Uffiziale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 1 Jun 1930

Uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 4 Nov 1922

Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 24 Jul 1919

Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia

Medaglia d’argento al valor militare

Medaglia di bronzo al valor militare (x2)

 

Notes:

German prisoner of war from 21 September 1943. Interned in Poland in the 64/Z concentration camp of Schokken. In January 1945 he was evacuated from Schokken along with numerous high-ranking Italian officers following the advance of the Red Army. Exhausted from the long march, he was killed by an SS soldier on January 28, 1945.

 

Sources:

Bollettino ufficiale delle nomine, promozioni e destinazioni negli ufficiali e sottufficiali del R. esercito italiano

e nel personale dell’amministrazione militare;

Annuario militare del Regno d’Italia;

http://augusto.agid.gov.it/gazzette/index;

https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Spatocco;

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