Bastico, Ettore

Date of birth:
April 9th, 1876 (Bologna/Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Date of death:
December 2nd, 1972 (Roma, Italy)
Nationality:
Italian

Biography

Military career:

Military school (October 14, 1894)
Army Staff College (1905)
General of the Army Corps (February 10, 1936)
Designated Army Commander (21 October 1937)
Army General (29 June 1940)
Commander of the armed forces in North Africa (12 July 1941)
Governor of the Dodecanese (December 1940-July 1941)
Governor General of Libya (July 1941-February 1943)
Marshal of Italy (12 August 1942)

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Awarded on:
December 29th, 1910
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere
Periode:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1916
Action:
For several reconnaissance missions under heavy enemy fire.
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
Periode:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1917
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Cavaliere
Periode:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1918
Croce al Merito di Guerra
Periode:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1918
Action:
"As Chief of Staff of a division, with tireless, intelligence and courageous work, Bastico undertook several dangerous reconnaissance missions in forward positions under heavy enemy fire. He effectively contributed to the operation command under all circumstances and to the brilliant success of major offensive actions.
Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1933
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Ufficiale
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1925
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Ufficiale
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1931
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
Awarded on:
December 28th, 1933
Colonial Order of the Star of Italy - Cavaliere
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1936
Ordine Militare di Savoia -Commander
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1936
Colonial Order of the Star of Italy - Cavaliere Commendatore
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1938
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Commendatore
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1938
Colonial Order of the Star of Italy - Cavaliere della Croce Grande
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1939
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Grand'Ufficiale
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Ordine Militare di Savoia -Grand Cross
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Maresciallo d’Italia
Unit:
Gouverneur von Italien und von Libyen
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
7 citations
Croce Al Valore di Guerra

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