Italian helper index

Many PoWs included in their accounts the names of Italian individuals and families who helped escapers and evaders, often at great risk to themselves. The following is an initial list of names provided by MSMT supporters.

ITALIANS WHO HELPED ESCAPING POWS

(Names supplied by MSMT supporters)

Name of helper POW assisted Village/town/area
Samuele Danti, Francesco Danti Frank Adams Magliano
Angelo Alberini & wife Frank Adams Magliano
Domenico Tonelli and daughter-in-law Francesca Tonelli Frank Adams Ponteccio
Sorelle Gelati Jack Clarke Fontanellato
Gotti family Jack Clarke Cannetolo
Maggi family Jack Clarke Secinaro
Buti family and Tarchiani etc. Jack Clarke Firenze
Giuseppe Baldini John Cowtan  
Don Enrico Porcignone (priest) etc. John Cowtan  
Matilda Marazzi John Crossthwaite-Eyre Careseto, Parma (Dec 1943)
Cesare Anselmi & family Anthony Dobson Ponte del Olio
Cresti Bertuzzi & family Anthony Dobson Ponte del Olio
Luigi Migliorini & family Anthony Dobson Ponte del Olio
? _____ Metti Anthony Dobson Piacenza
Francesco Cordani Anthony Dobson  
Falco Celidonio Binks Forster Villetta Barrea
Ranieri family Henry (Bill) Garton  
Marco Labadini & wife, Maria Benzino (?) MJD (Mike) Goldingham  
Francesco & Elena Loro Tony Gregson Lived beside Campo 19 Bologna
Umberto Vitali Eric Hilder Chiavalli, Ancona
Cosimati family John Joel Chiese
Marzialetti family Albert Jones Massa Fermana
Silvio Davide & parents; Concetta, mother of Rosa Secola, Goriano Valli Roger Lawrence Abruzzo
Silvestro Parapini (farmer) Hauser (shopkeeper) Frederick Lightfoot Melinignano Milan
Luciano family Dezi family Donald Robinson  
Giuseppe Porcheddu, Federico Assandria, Vincenzo Gismondi & many others, incl. partisans Michael Ross  
‘Canada’ (aka not known), Francesco Ciavarra, Laura Sanciaculo, Bianca Olivieri, Signor Alessandri Charles Simpson  
Antonel family Noel Sims  
Medici family Carlo Edigio Cristalli Gigi Cardona   Carlo Bernadini (café owner), Diali Zeno (tobacconist), Lucia Grifoni & husband (Baker) Michael (Mick) Wagner Bologna San Marino Near Fabriano Collamato   Esanatoglia
Agapite family Stephen Williams  
De Michaels family, Elfer family Leslie Young  
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