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11 Jun 1930

Italy
  • The keel of cruiser Bolzano was laid down by Ansaldo Sestri Ponente at Genoa, Italy. ww2dbase [Bolzano | Genova, Liguria | CPC]
31 Aug 1932

Italy
2 Jun 1940

Italy
  • US passenger liner Manhattan departed Genoa, Italy with 1,905 passengers fleeing the European war zone. ww2dbase [Genova, Liguria | CPC]
14 Jun 1940

Italy
  • Cruiser Dupleix, as a part of the French 3rd Squadron (4 heavy cruisers and 11 destroyers in total), bombarded Genoa, Italy, damaing oil storage tanks and military facilities. ww2dbase [Dupleix | Genova, Liguria | CPC]
  • Colbert bombarded Genoa, Italy as a part of Operation Samoy√®de. ww2dbase [Colbert | Genova, Liguria | CPC]
19 Apr 1945

Italy
  • Italian frogmen piloting British-built Chariot manned-torpedoes sank the uncompleted aircraft carrier Aquila to prevent the Germans from scuttling the ship to block the entrance to Genoa harbour, Italy. ww2dbase [Chariot-class | Genova, Liguria | AC, CPC]
23 Apr 1945

Italy
27 Apr 1945

Italy Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1945
African-American soldiers of the US Army 92nd Infantry Division entering the Galleria Giuseppe Garibaldi, Genoa, Italy, 27 Apr 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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