The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Umberto Somma

Somma, Umberto


* 20th of November 1878

† 31st of December 1955


1918-01-XX Colonel
1932-02-02 Brigadier-General
1936-01-01 Major-General
1939-03-31 Lieutenant-General


1918-XX-XX Commanding Officer Porretta Machine Gun Detachment
1919-XX-XX 1924-XX-XX Commandant of the Infantry School
1924-XX-XX 1926-XX-XX Commanding Officer 83rd Infantry Regiment "Venezia"
1932-XX-XX Commanding Officer Pistoia Military District
1932-02-XX 1933-10-XX Commanding Officer 8th Infantry Brigade
1933-10-XX 1935-05-01 Inspector of Infantry
1935-05-01 1936-09-01 General Officer Commanding 2nd Black Shirt Division "XXVIII Ottobre" [East Africa]
1936-09-01 1937-10-XX General Officer Commanding 9th Infantry Division "Pasubio"
1937-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Attached to Firenze Corps
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding XXII Corps
1940-01-23 1941-01-27 Member of the Commission of the Affairs of Italian Africa, Senate
1941-01-27 1943-08-05 Secretary of the Commission of the Affairs of Italian Africa, Senate
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kursietis promotion: 1917 Lieutenant-Colonel