The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Marshal of Italy Giovanni Messe

Messe, Giovanni

Marshal of Italy

* 10th of December 1883

† 19th of December 1968


1936-01-01 Brigadier-General
1938-06-30 Major-General promotion: 16.11.1942 General
1943-05-12 Marshal of Italy


1927-XX-XX 1935-XX-XX Commanding Officer 9th Bersaglieri Regiment
1935-XX-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Celere Brigade "Principe Amedeo Duca d'Aosta"
1935-XX-XX Deputy Officer Commanding 3rd Celere Division "Principe Amedeo Duca d'Aosta"
1935-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Deputy General Officer Commanding Armoured Division [East Africa]
1936-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Inspector of Celere Troops
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 3rd Celere Division "Principe Amedeo Duca d'Aosta" [Albania]
1939-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Column "Durazzo" [Albania]
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Deputy General Officer Commanding Occupation Corps Albania
1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Celere Corps [Greece]
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Special Corps
1941-08-07 1942-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Corpo Italiano di Spedizione in RĂ¹ssia
1942-XX-XX 1942-12-31 General Officer Commanding XXXV Corps
1942-XX-XX 1943-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 1st Army [North Africa]
1943-XX-XX Prisoner of War
1943-XX-XX Chief of the Army General Staff
1943-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Chief of the Supreme General Staff
1947-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kursietis