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Frederick Salvini


Salvini, Frederick. (Federico), b. April 9, 1898, Vela Banale, Italy, Italian American, POW, 2 yrs. prior military service, Single, Building construction worker, CP, received passport# 361243 on January 12, 1937 which listed his address as 576 9th Avenue, NYC, Sailed January 20, 1937 aboard the Berengaria, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN.  Captured September 1938.  Exchanged April 22, 1939, Returned to the US  on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France, d. January 1977. [Possibly two Salvinis – Ottanelli states Federico Salvini was captured, and after interrogation by Italian Military Police was executed on October 12, 1938.]


Sources: Sail, SACB, Americans, “Federico Salvini,” RA Fond 545 Opis 6 File 505, 19-20; USSDA 2:0890, 59:0659; for the details of his capture, interrogation and execution see: “Federico Salvini.” CPC busta 4554; PS; Italian, AICVAS; Ancestry, SSN.

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Additional Notes Ottanelli states he was captured and after interogation by Italian Military Police was executed on October 12,1938.; Salvini had fought in all the major engagements of the war during which he had shown leadership qualities, discipline, and courage, and was promoted from private to sergeant to lieutenant in charge of a machine gun company.; Menella (a.k.a. “Landy”) and Mellina held lesser positions in the Communist party's Italian Committee for the New York district. In addition, together with Federico Salvini, Paolo Sarti, Domenico Medelin and Salvatore Menis, they belonged to the “Garibaldi” section of the I.W.O.; FRED SALVINI 09 Apr 1898 Jan 1977 07456 (Ringwood, Passaic, NJ) 07111 (Irvington, Essex, NJ) 141-14-3680 New Jersey