31 Oct 1940

Italy
8 Feb 1941

Italy
12 Feb 1941

Italy
  • The second German convoy, consisted of ships Adana, Aegina, Kybfels, and Ruhr with German troops on board, departed Naples, Italy for North Africa. Italian destroyer Camicia Nera and torpedo boat Procione escorted the transports. ww2dbase [Operation Sonnenblume | Naples, Campania | CPC]
4 Dec 1942

Italy
4 Aug 1943

Italy
1 Sep 1943

Italy
9 Sep 1943

Italy
10 Sep 1943

Italy
  • A group of civilians blocked a German military vehicular column in Naples, Italy; in the subsequent clash, six German servicemen were killed. German troops fired on a group of civilians at the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III (Vittorio Emanuele III National Library) in retaliation. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
12 Sep 1943

Italy
  • Several German troops were killed by resistance fighters in Naples, Italy while 4,000 Italians were deported from the Naples region (many of whom would become forced laborers). On the same day, Colonel Walter Schöll took command of the military occupation of Naples. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
22 Sep 1943

Italy
  • German occupation administration in Naples, Italy announced that all men between 18 and 33 years of age were to be sent to labor camps in northern Italy and in Germany. On the same day, Italian resistance fighters captured a stock of weapons and ammunition from a military warehouse in the Vomero district of Naples. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
23 Sep 1943

Italy
  • Colonel Walter Schöll issued the complete evacuation of the coast near Naples, Italy within a day; the area had a population of over 200,000. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
25 Sep 1943

Italy
  • Italian resistance fighters captured a stock of 250 rifles which had been previously confiscated by German authorities in Naples, Italy. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
26 Sep 1943

Italy
27 Sep 1943

Italy
  • German occupation administration arrested thousands of rioters in Naples, Italy; Italian resistance fighters took the opportunity to begin an armed uprising, capturing Castel Sant'Elmo by the end of the day. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
28 Sep 1943

Italy
  • Italian resistance fighters and German occupation troops clashed in the Materdei district, the Vomero district, the Porta Capuana city gate, the Castel Nuovo fortress, the Sant'Anna dei Lombardi church, and other locations in Naples, Italy. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
29 Sep 1943

Italy
  • Italian resistance fighters and German occupation troops clashed in the Giuseppe Mazzini Square (where a German tank fired on the Italians), the Ponticelli district, the Capodichino military airfield, the Piazza Ottocalli square, and other locations in Naples, Italy. As the scale of the uprising continued to grow, Colonel Walter Schöll began negotiating with some of the Italian leaders, using captured resistance fighters as collateral. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
30 Sep 1943

Italy
  • German troops began evacuating Naples, Italy amidst continued fighting, leaving behind a burning city historical archive and many booby traps. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | CPC]
1 Oct 1943

Italy
  • Allied troops reached Naples, Italy at 0930 hours, which had already been taken over by Italian resistance fighters. The arriving troops found the port facilities were destroyed by the Germans. ww2dbase [Naples Uprising | Naples, Campania | TH, CPC]
16 Jul 1944

Italy
  • Brazilian 6th Infantry Regiment arrived in Naples, Italy. ww2dbase [Naples, Campania | CPC]
7 Nov 1968

Italy

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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