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Giuseppe DE STEFANIS GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Giuseppe DE STEFANIS GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA.

Giuseppe DE STEFANIS GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Giuseppe DE STEFANIS GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Born: 20 December 1885 in La Spezia

Died: 11 December 1965 in Roma

Promotions:

Sottotenente: 28 Sep 1905

Tenente: 25 Aug 1908

Capitano: 1 Feb 1915

Maggiore: 16 Jun 1917

Tenente colonnello: 30 Jun 1926

Colonnello: 29 Oct 1929

Generale di brigata: 9 Sep 1937

Generale di divisione: 1 Jan 1941

Generale di corpo d’armata: 7 Dec 1942

Career:

9 Sep 1937 – 9 Sep 1938: Commander of Artillery, Army Corps of Firenze

9 Sep 1938 – 25 Nov 1938: assigned to Army Corps of Firenze for Special Duties

25 Nov 1938 – 10 Jun 1940: Commander of Artillery, Armoured Army Corps
10 Jun 1940 – 14 Aug 1941:  General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division Pinerolo

14 Aug 1941 – 25 Aug 1941: at disposition of High Command of Armed Forces of North Africa
25 Aug 1941 – 20 Jan 1942: General Officer Commanding, Motorized Division Trento
20 Jan 1942 – 27 Jun 1942: General Officer Commanding, Armoured Division Ariete
27 Jun 1942 – 29 Nov 1942: General Officer Commanding, XX Army Corps

29 Nov 1942 – 1 Dec 1942: assigned to High Command of Armed Forces Libia for Special Duties

1 Dec 1942 – 1 Jan 1943: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

1 Jan 1943 – 10 Feb 1943: General Officer Commanding, Troops in Mareth

10 Feb 1943 – 3 May 1943: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
3 May 1943 – 14 Sep 1943: Vice Chief of the General Staff (Operations)

18 May 1943 – 1 Jun 1943: Chief of the General Staff (acting)

14 Sep 1943 – Oct 1943: General Officer Commanding, LI Army Corps

7 Jun 1944 – 5 Oct 1944: Head of “A” delegation, General Staff

5 Oct 1944 – : at disposition of Ministry of War for Special Duties

 

Awards & Decorations:
Uffiziale dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 26 May 1942

Cavaliere dell’Ordine militare di Savoia: 3 Oct 1941

Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 14 Nov 1935

Uffiziale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 16 Jan 1941

Uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 20 Apr 1934

Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 12 Jan 1933

Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d‘Italia

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

Medaglia commemorativa dell’Unità d’Italia

Medaglia commemorativa italiana della vittoria

 

Notes:

Graduated from the Royal Military Academy of Artillery and Engineering in Torino.

 

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/Giuseppe_De_Stefanis;

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