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Eugene Giannobile oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH330

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Giannobile's experiences: assignment in Naples, Italy; climbing Mt. Belvedere and machine gun fire; mortar fire at Castel d'Aiano; crossing Lake Garda on a DUKW; arrival at Lago di Garda and entering Mussolini's villa; capture of Mussolini; emigration to the United States from Italy and being classified as an enemy alien; irony of being an enemy alien and also having a US draft card.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Eugene Giannobile was born in Monteferrante, Italy in 1921 and emigrated to Bayonne, N.J. with his family in April 1938. He enlisted in the Army on October 14, 1942 at Newark, N.J. At the time of his enlistment, he had not yet become an American citizen, was unmarried, had completed four years of high school and working in the manufacture of electrical machinery. Giannobile was sent to North Africa and was assigned to the Allied Control Commission. After Naples, Italy was secured by the Allies, he was sent there to work as a translator. In February 1945, Giannobile joined the newly arrived 10th Mountain Division as part of Company K of the 86th Infantry Regiment and participated in all of the Division's combat operations.



Other Finding Aids

Partial transcript of tape available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Eugene Giannobile;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Finding Aid for the Eugene Giannobile oral history,2003[videorecording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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