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Ferdinando Cona

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Allegiance  Italy
Rank  Lieutenant general
Battles and wars  World War II
Name  Ferdinando Cona

Ferdinando Cona
Battles/wars  World War II Western Desert Campaign Operation Compass (1940)

Service/branch  Royal Italian Army

Ferdinando Cona (25 April 1882 – unknown) was an Italian military officer who participated in World War II.

His positions included C.O. XXI. Granatieri di Sardegna Infantry Brigade; C.O. XXIX. Infantry Brigade; Deputy Chief of Staff, East Africa (1935–36); General Officer Commanding 7th Division Leonessa (?–1939); General Officer Commanding XV Corps (1940); General Officer Commanding XX Corps, North Africa (1940–41).

He took over as commander-in-chief of X Army when General Tellera was killed in action at the battle of Beda Fomm in February 1941. His command was short-lived as he was captured by Allied forces during the same battle.

References

Ferdinando Cona Wikipedia


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