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Angelo Iachino

SurnameIachino
Given NameAngelo
Born4 Apr 1889
Died3 Dec 1976
CountryItaly
CategoryMilitary-Sea
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseAngelo Iachino was born in Sanremo, Italy in 1889 to a middle school teacher. He entered the naval academy at Livorno, Italy in 1904, and graduated in 1907. He served off Libya in North Africa before WW1. During WW1, he served as the commanding officer of a torpedo boat. Between 1923 and 1928, he served in the Italian embassy in Tianjin, China as a naval attaché as well as commanding officer of a river gunboat. In 1928, he was given command of a destroyer. In the early 1930s, he was the commanding officer of a cruiser. He commanded groups of light warships during the Spanish Civil War.

ww2dbaseDuring WW2, Iachino participated in the occupation of Albania in Apr 1939. In Nov 1940, he was the commander of a cruiser squadron during the Battle of Cape Spartivento (also known as Battle of Cape Teulada, primarily in Italy). On 9 Dec 1940, he was promoted to the rank of vice admiral and became the commander-in-chief of the Regia Marina, the Italian Navy. In this role, he personally led ships in action at the Battles of Cape Matapan, First Sirte, and Second Sirte. On 5 Apr 1943, he was replaced by Carlo Bergamini, and held no further significant posts during WW2.

ww2dbaseIachino retired from naval service in 1954 at the rank of admiral. He passed away in Rome, Italy in 1976.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Nov 2007

Angelo Iachino Timeline

4 Apr 1889 Angelo Iachino was born.
3 Dec 1976 Angelo Iachino passed away.

Photographs

Benito Mussolini reviewing a warship, Taranto, Italy, 21 Jun 1942; note Angelo Iachino and Arturo Riccardi behind Mussolini, and sailor Antonio Angelo Caria sixth from right who released this photo into public domain




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Event(s) Participated:
» The Spanish Civil War
» Invasion of Albania
» Malta Campaign
» Battle of Matapan

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Benito Mussolini reviewing a warship, Taranto, Italy, 21 Jun 1942; note Angelo Iachino and Arturo Riccardi behind Mussolini, and sailor Antonio Angelo Caria sixth from right who released this photo into public domain


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