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Riccardo PENTIMALLI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

by Valdis Kursietis

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

Riccardo PENTIMALLI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Riccardo PENTIMALLI GENERALE DI CORPO D’ARMATA

Born: 29 February 1884 in Palmi

Died: 23 May 1953 in Venezia

Promotions:

Sottotenente: 28 Sep 1906

Tenente: 4 Aug 1909

Capitano: 14 Jan 1915

Maggiore:

Tenente colonnello: 13 Jun 1926

Colonnello: 26 Dec 1930 (sen.)

Generale di brigata: 9 Sep 1937

Generale di divisione: 31 May 1940

Generale di corpo d’armata: Aug 1943

Assignments:

9 Sep 1937 – 9 Sep 1938: assigned to Army Corps of Alessandria (I Borderguard Sector)

9 Sep 1938 – 31 Mar 1939: Deputy General Officer Commanding, 5th Infantry Division “Cosseria”

31 Mar 1939 – 30 Apr 1939: assigned to XIV Army Corps (Treviso)

30 Apr 1939 – 1 Feb 1940: Commander of Artillery, XIV Army Corps

1 Feb 1940 – 7 Jul 1941: General Officer Commanding, 32nd Infantry Division “Marche”

7 Jul 1941 – 13 Aug 1941: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

13 Aug 1941 – 30 Aug 1943: General Officer Commanding, 151st InfantryDivision “Perugia”

30 Aug 1943 – 11 Sep 1943: General Officer Commanding, XIX Army Corps

27 Jan 1944: Retired

 

Awards & Decorations:

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

Uffiziale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 21 Jan 1937

Uffiziale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia

Cavaliere dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 1 Jun 1919

Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia

Medaglia d’argento al valore militare: 1941

 

Notes:

Graduated from the Royal Military Academy of Artillery and Engineering in Torino. Condemned to 20 years imprisonment on 24 December 1944 for misconduct of the defence of Naples. Released on 27 December 1945 after the Court of Appeal quashed the judgement and ordered his immediate release. Died of cancer.

 

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/Riccardo_Pentimalli;

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