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Francesco ZINGALES GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

by Valdis Kursietis

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

Francesco ZINGALES GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Born: 10 January 1884 in Longi

Died: 30 November 1950 in Milano

The Italian invasion of Egypt in 19...
The Italian invasion of Egypt in 1940

Promotions:

Sottotenente: 7 Sep 1905

Tenente: 7 Sep 1908

Capitano:

Maggiore: 14 Apr 1917

Tenente colonnello: 7 Oct 1917

Colonnello: 13 Jun 1926

Generale di brigata: 5 Sep 1934

Generale di divisione: 9 Sep 1937

Generale di corpo d’armata: 31 May 1940

Assignments:

1 May 1934 – 16 Sep 1934: Inspector of Mobilisation, Military Division of  Timavo

16 Sep 1934 – 7 Jan 1936: Commanding Officer, 12th Infantry Brigade”Timavo”

7 Jan 1936 – 23 Sep 1937: Commandant, School of Infantry

23 Sep 1937 – 1939: General Officer Commanding, 10th Infantry Division “Piave”

1939 – 31 May 1940: General Officer Commanding, 10th Mobile Division “Piave”

31 May 1940 – 14 Jul 1941: General Officer Commanding, Motorized Corps

14 Jul 1941 – 25 Jul 1941: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

25 Jul 1941 – 24 Dec 1941: General Officer Commanding, Special Army Corps (XX Army Corps)

1941 – 1941: Acting Commander-in-Chief, 7th Army

24 Dec 1941 – 1 Jan 1942: assigned to High Command, Armed Forces of North Africa

1 Jan 1942 – 20 Mar 1942: General Officer Commanding, XX Army Corps

20 Mar 1942 – 24 Mar 1942: assigned to High Command, Armed Forces of North Africa

24 Mar 1942 – 1 May 1942: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

1 May 1942 – 10 Oct 1942: General Officer Commanding, XXI Army Corps

10 Oct 1942 – 1 Dec 1942: assigned to 8th Army for Special Duties

1 Dec 1942 – 12 Jul 1943: General Officer Commanding, XXV Army Corps

12 Jul 1943 – 13 Sep 1943: General Officer Commanding, XII Army Corps

 

Awards & Decorations:

Uffiziale dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 9 Jun 1943

Cavaliere dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 12 Jan 1942

Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 19 Dec 1940

Uffiziale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 Jan 1938

Uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 18 Apr 1931

Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro

Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia

Medaglia d’argento al Valore Militare (x3)

Medaglia di bronzo al Valore Militare (x2)

 

Notes:

Graduated from the Royal Military Academy of Infantry and Cavalry in Modena.

 

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/Francesco_Zingales;

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