- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generale di Brigata aerea (Air Brigade General)
"Having received very vague news and very imprecise indications about enemy naval movements in the western Mediterranean, he immediately departed on offensive reconnaissance and persisted with intelligent, passionate and tenacious initiative in the long search until he managed to spot the powerful enemy formation that was definitely attacking. He therefore scrambled all the planes of his brigade for an effective intervention. The audacity, the firmness of his decision and the contempt of danger were an inspiring example for his wingmen, who hit numerous ships of the enemy fleet and forced it to retreat. Balearics, 9 July 1940."