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I have an uncle who died during Italy's WW II incursion into Russia. I have no details of the military unit he was in.

Is it possible to:

  1. establish the miltary unit my uncle served under?
  2. identify the area that it was sent to?
  3. research the names of those who died in that specific campaign?

Any reference to relevant on line web sites would be good, otherwise any references to relevant Italian archives would also be good.

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    May 29 '18 at 8:01
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    Hi, welcome to G&FH.SE! Could you add to your question how you know that your uncle died in WW2? Is this oral history which has been passed down in the family?
    – Jan Murphy
    May 29 '18 at 8:52
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Yes, it's oral history. My late grandmother's son was killed during the Italian campaign in Russia. My efforts to obtain details of his service from the Italian bureaucracies have yielded very minimal results.

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    Please edit this into your question, rather than posting it as an answer. Jul 24 at 8:11
  • I'm not sure how this system works. I thought I'd responded to a question posed by Jan Murphy on 29th May, but apparently I didn't. I'll try posting my answer as follows: "Yes, it's oral history. My late grandmother's son was killed during the Italian campaign in Russia. My efforts to obtain details of his service from the Italian bureaucracies have yielded very minimal results." Jul 25 at 9:15

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