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Pietro Pintor: Generale d’armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale d’armata Pietro Pintor.

Generale d’armata Pietro Pintor.

Generale d’armata Pietro Pintor.

Born: 20 May 1880 in Cagliari

Died: 7 December 1940 near Cartosio

Promotions

Sottotenente: 8 September 1900
Tenente: 11 August 1903
Capitano: 30 September 1911
Maggiore: 29 April 1916
Tenente colonnello: 31 May 1917
Colonnello: 6 January 1918
Generale di brigata: 17 August 1928
Generale di divisione: 29 October 1932
Generale di corpo d’armata: 16 April 1936
Generale d’armata: 10 September 1938

Assignments

29 December 1925 – 17 August 1928: Commanding Officer Artillery, Tripolitania
17 August 1928 – 24 September 1933: Commandant, War School
24 September 1933 – 8 February 1934: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Imperia
8 February 1934 – 1 January 1935: General Officer Commanding, Military Division “Cosseria”
1 January 1935 – 1 December 1935: General Officer Commanding, 5th Infantry Division “Cosseria”
1 December 1935 – 9 May 1937: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Udine
9 May 1937 – 16 September 1938: General Officer Commanding, XX Army Corps
16 September 1938 – 30 September 1939: Designated Commander-in-Chief, 3rd Army
30 September 1939 – 27 June 1940: Commander-in-Chief, 1st Army
27 June 1940 – 7 December 1940: President of the French-Italian Armistice Commission

Awards & Decorations

Commendatore dell’Ordine Militare di Savoia: 16 January 1941 (posthumously)
Ufficiale dell’Ordine Militare di Savoia: 17 May 1919
Cavaliere dell’Ordine Militare di Savoia: 12 August 1916
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1938
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 12 July 1925
Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 13 September 1917
Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 3 June 1916
Medaglia d’argento al Valor Militare

Additional Notes

Pietro Pintor was considered as a possible replacement for Pietro Badoglio as Chief of the General Staff, before the appointment of Ugo Cavallero. Pintor was killed together with Generale di Squadra aerea Aldo Pellegrini in a plane crash on 7 December 1940 on his way from Rome to Turin.

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
Gazette
La Stampa
Wikipedia

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