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Giacomo CARBONI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

by Valdis Kursietis

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

Giacomo CARBONI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Giacomo CARBONI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Born: 29 April 1889 in Reggio Emilia

Died: 2 December 1973 in Roma

Promotions:

Sottotenente: 19 May 1912

Tenente: 17 Jul 1913

Capitano: 1 Sep 1915

Maggiore: 13 Sep 1917

Tenente colonnello: 31 Mar 1926

Colonnello: 7 May 1931

Generale di brigata: 9 Sep 1937

Generale di divisione: 31 May 1940

Generale di corpo d’armata: 25 Jan 1943

Career:

26 Aug 1937 – 31 Mar 1939: Deputy General Officer Commanding, Division “Cacciatori delle Alpi”

31 Mar 1939 – 3 Nov 1939: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

3 Nov 1939 – 15 Sep 1940: Chief of the Military Information Service  

15 Sep 1940 – 1 Dec 1941: Commandant, Military Academy of Modena

1 Dec 1941 – 30 Nov 1942: General Officer Commanding, Division “Friuli”

30 Nov 1942 – 18 Mar 1943: General Officer Commanding, VII Army Corps

18 Mar 1943 – 25 Jul 1943: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

25 Jul 1943 – 18 Aug 1943: General Officer Commanding, Motorised Army Corps

18 Aug 1943 – 10 Sep 1943: Commissioner of the Military Information Service  

1 Feb 1945: Tranferred to the reserve

 

Awards & Decorations:
Cavaliere dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 7 Jun 1923

Grand’ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 10 May 1943

Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 19 Nov 1936

Uffiziale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 19 Dec 1940

Uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 27 Oct 1935

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

Cavaliere dell’Ordine coloniale della Stella d‘Italia

Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia

Cavaliere dell’Ordine di Vittorio Veneto

Medaglia di bronzo al merito di lungo comando

Medaglia commemorativa delle Campagne di Libia

Medaglia commemorativa della guerra italo-austriaca 1915 – 18 (4 anni di campagna)

Medaglia commemorativa dell’Unità d’Italia

Medaglia commemorativa italiana della vittoria

Croce al merito di Guerra (x2)

Croce d’oro per anzianità di servizio

Grand’ufficiale dell’Ordine dell’Aquila (Germany)

Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito d’Ungheria con Stella (Hungary)

Commendatore dell’Ordine del Sol Levante (Japan)

 

Notes:

Graduated from the Royal Military Academy of Infantry and Cavalry in Modena. In June 1944 an arrest warrant was issued against him for the lack of defense of Rome, but he evaded the provision and became a fugitive thanks to the protection of the Allied Intelligence services, in particular the American OSS. The Commission of Inquiry asked for his referral and he was placed on absolute leave on 1 March 1945.

After the war he was tried in absentia and, on February 19, 1949, was acquitted by the military court of all charges, for having adopted “decisions aimed at the intention of arresting the invasion by the German forces outside the gates of the capital”. Despite this, Carboni was not reinstated in active service as another investigation was immediately launched that ended with the confirmation of the placement of Carboni on absolute leave. In 1951, by government order, this provision was cancelled and it was decided to transfer Carboni to the reserve.

 

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.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giacomo_Carboni;

https://www.roma8settembre1943.it/i-personaggi/i-personaggi-di-parte-italiana/gen-c-a-giacomo-carboni;

 

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