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Renato COTURRI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

by Valdis Kursietis

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

Renato COTURRI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Renato COTURRI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Born: 27 February 1883 in Genova

Died: 6 May 1951

Promotions:

Sottotenente: 5 Sep 1904

Tenente: 5 Sep 1907

Capitano: 4 Jan 1914

Maggiore: 4 Jan 1917

Tenente colonnello: 8 Dec 1918

Colonnello: 2 Jan 1928

Generale di brigata: 1 Jun 1936

Generale di divisione: 17 Aug 1939

Generale di corpo d’armata: 1 Jan 1942

Career:

1 Jul 1935 – Jul 1936: Commanding Officer, 4th Infantry Brigade

Jul 1936 – 9 Sep 1937: Deputy General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division of Monviso

9 Sep 1937 – 1 Sep 1938: assigned to Army Corps of Milano for Special Duties

1 Sep 1938 – 15 Dec 1938: Commanding Officer, Frontier Guards, Army Corps of Milano

15 Dec 1938 – 10 May 1939: General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division Acqui

10 May 1939 – 1 Jan 1942: General Officer Commanding, 54th Infantry Division Napoli

1 Jan 1942 – 18 Feb 1942: General Officer Commanding, XXX Army Corps

18 Feb 1942 – 9 Jan 1943: General Officer Commanding, V Army Corps

9 Jan 1943 – Sep 1943: General Officer Commanding, Territorial Defence of Treviso

7 Feb 1943: Transferred to the reserve, retaining command

 

Awards & Decorations:

Grand’uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 26 May 1942

Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 24 Apr 1935

Uffiziale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 15 Jan 1940

Uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 25 Oct 1932

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

Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia

Medaglia d’argento al valor militare

Medaglia di bronzo al valor militare (x3)

 

 

Notes:

Graduated from the Royal Military Academy of Infantry and Cavalry in Modena. After the armistice of 8 September 1943 he was arrested by the Germans and taken to the Camp 64/Z Schokken in Poland , where he joined the Italian Social Republic and took on the task of recruiting Italian soldiers interned at the various concentration camps in Germany.

 

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/Renato_Coturri;

 

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