please correct me if wrong and additional information is always welcome!!!!!!!!!:
Bagheria family Scaduto
Salvatore Scaduto and his wife Greco (daughter of Ciaculli boss Salvatore Greco “the senator”) had as son Giuseppe “Pino” Scaduto (his daughter Maria Catena Scaduto). Giuseppe “Pino” Scaduto’s nephews the brothers Paolo Scaduto, Giacinto Scaduto and Lorenzo Scaduto.
Bagheria family Lo Presti
Francesco Lo Presti (his wife is Francesca Battaglia) and his sister Epifania Letizia Lo Presti.
14 Febbraio 2004
Arrestate a Palermo 6 persone accusate di associazione mafiosa, estorsioni e traffico di droga. Tra loro Francesco Paolo e Davide Romano, figli di Giovanbattista ucciso nel ’95 e indicati come reggenti della cosca del rione Borgo Vecchio, e Tommaso Lo Presti, figlio di Salvatore scomparso per lupara bianca nel ’97 e indicato come reggente della mandamento di Porta Nuova. L’inchiesta è nata dalle dichiarazioni di un pregiudicato, “esattore” del pizzo per conto di Lo Presti, a cui i Romano avevano chiesto di spacciare cocaina a un prezzo inferiore rispetto a quello praticato da Lo Presti: temendo di essere ucciso dai Romano se rifiutava o da Lo Presti se accettava, aveva deciso di rivolgersi agli inquirenti. Secondo quanto dichiarato dall’esattore “pentito”, a Palermo pagano tutti, commercianti e imprenditori, anche con quote mensili o periodiche minime. Dice il procuratore Piero Grasso: «Purtroppo dobbiamo constatare ancora una volta che nessuno ha ritenuto di dovere denunciare».
San Giuseppe Jato (about 10000 people) is about 1,5 km from nearby San Cipirello (about 5000 people)
San Cipirello (Palermo province)
Capomafia Giuseppe Agrigento and his son Romualdo Agrigento the bosses of San Cipirello (Pa), Giuseppe Agrigento is the father in law of pentito Giuseppe Monticciolo. Brusca man Salvatore Fascellaro is close with the bosses Agrigento and is a friend of Monticciolo.
San Giuseppe Jato (Palermo province) mafiafamily Brusca
Capofamiglia Bernardo Brusca (brother in law is Angelo Siino) and his sons are Vincenzo “Enzo” Brusca and Giovanni Brusca (born 20 february 1957 and married to Rosaria Cristiano), his underboss is Balduccio Di Maggio. Giovanni and Enzo Brusca’s nephews were Emanuele, Raffaele, Giuseppe and Salvatore Reda.
San Giuseppe Jato (Palermo province) mafiafamily Di Maggio
Baldassare “Balduccio” Di Maggio (his son Andre Di Maggio) and his 3 brothers under whom Emanuele Di Maggio (52 when he was killed) and Salvatore Di Maggio (his son Andrea Di Maggio, or was he the son of an other brother?)
Altofonte (Palermo province) mafiafamily Di Matteo
Capofamiglia Giuseppe Di Matteo had as son Mario Santino “Santo” Di Matteo aka "Mazzanasca" who was born 7 december 1954 and had as son Giuseppe (who was killed at age 11 in january 1996)
Altofonte (Palermo province) mafiafamily La Barbera
Girolamo La Barbera (born in 1925 in Altofonte) had as son Gioacchino La Barbera who was born in Altofonte 23 november 1959.
Trabia mafiafamily Rancadore
Trabia’s old capomafia was Giuseppe Rancadore whose son is Domenico Rancadore.
Roccapalumba (Palermo province) mafiafamily Pravata
Roccapalumba capomafia was Gaetano Pravata in the 70ties and his sons are Francesco Pravata and Placido Pravata.
Partinico (Palermo province)
capocosca Antonino "nene" geraci aka ‘il vecchio” (born 2 january 1917 and his daughter is married with Antonino carollo from Resuttana), sottocapo Filippo nania . His nephew Antonino Geraci “Nino il giovane” (born 11 november 1929 and killed 23 november 1997).
Partinico family Alduino
Francesco Paolo Alduino and his son Vito Alduino, nephews Salvatore and Angelo Alduino
Partinico family Bonomo
Capofamiglia Giovanni Bonomo (his sons are Antonino and Giuseppe Bonomo), his brother Vincenzo Bonomo and the boss his nephew Giuseppe Mollame
Partinico family Vitale
capofamiglia Vito Vitale “Farduzza” (his sons are Vito jr and Giovanni Vitale), his brother Leonardo Vitale (his wife is Maria Gallina and their daughter Maria Vitale is married with Nicola Lombardo), brother Michele Vitale (his reputedly illegit son Giovanni Intravaia) and their sisters Giusy (Giusi) Vitale and Antonina Vitale.
Partinico family Nania
Brothers Antonino “Nino” Nania aka “Fifeto?” (his son Francesco Nania, who is the son in law of Francesco Rappa) and Filippo Nania and his son in law Bonaventura Di Giorgio (his brother in law is Gioacchino Giovia)
come Leonardo D'Arrigo, e mafiosi come il reggente di Partinico (pentito) Michele Seidita “u zimmilaru” (his brother in law and underboss Francesco Pezzino), detenuto in semilibertà ma con una condanna a 27 anni per l'omicidio di un carabiniere e ora accusato di avere diretto un traffico di droga in Toscana e sospettato di avere partecipato ad un omicidio il 13 agosto scorso.
Cattolica Eraclea (Ag) capomafia Saro Terrasi
Cattolica Eraclea’s old capomafia was Saro Terrasi and his son is Liborio Terrasi (killed 21 february 1981 at age 47).
Palermo family Taormina
Brothers Giacomo (25 january 1933), Giuseppe (13 may 1946) and Francesco Taormina had as sister maria Taormina
Palermo family Quartarano
Brothers Antonino and Gaetano Quartarano, the last is married with Gaetana Buscemi.
Palermo family Ciulla
Brothers Giuseppe (28 february 1937), Giovanni and Michele Ciulla.
Catania family Guzzardi
Brothers Michele (28 september 1942), Calogero and Francesco Guzzardi (2 june 1934)
Santa Ninfa (Trapani province) family Cordio
Brothers Ernesto, Antonio and mario Cordio from Sant Ninfa.
Montelepre (Palermo province) family Ugone
Brothers Salvatore (2 january 1937 and his son is Giuseppe ugone jr), Giuseppe Ugone sr (6 october 1939) the last is married with teresa Tino.
Brancaccio (Palermo borough) family Savoca
Brothers Pino Savoca and Vincenzo Savoca. Their nephews the brothers Salvatore Savoca (disappeared in 1991) and Giuseppe Savoca (killed in 1991 with his son Andrea, 4) and his wife Diana Seggio (her brother is Lorenzo Seggio) and their son Massimiliano. The Savocas had supported Bontate but changed sides during the war. Riina replaces them by the Graviano brothers.
Brancaccio family Graviano
The brothers Benedetto Graviano, Filippo Graviano and Giuseppe Graviano (killer) and their sister Nunzia Graviano.
Giuseppe Garofalo and his brother Francesco Garofalo.
Giuseppe Lucchese and his brother Antonino "Nino" Lucchese.
Brothers Girolamo Mangano, Antonino Nino Mangano and Giovanni Mangano
Brancaccio?? Lo Nigro family
Pietro Lo Nigro and his son Cosimo Lo Nigro
Misilmeri family Formosa
Capomafia Giovanni Formoso and his brother Tommaso Formoso. Giovanni Formoso is a trustee of Brancaccio’s Graviano brothers and Leoluca Bagarella.
Stefano Giaconia (killed in 1976) and his son Luigi Giaconia
Alcamo mafiafamily Rimi (Trapani province, Rimi Greco cosca)
Alcamo’s capomafia was Vincenzo Rimi (born 6 may 1902, died 28 march 1975). Vincenzo Rimi's sons are Filippo (born 9 march 1923 and married to ?? Vitale and brother in law of Gaetano Badalamenti who married her sister Theresa Vitale) and Natale Rimi. Filippo Rimi’s son Leonardo Rimi had as wife Giusy Di Trapani, the daughter of Francesco “Ciccio” Di Trapani a Cinisi capo, but much later Capaci capomafia and then even capomandamento.
The brothers Antonino Nino Troia (born 28 october 1934 in Capaci), Vincenzo Troia (57 so born in 1936?? ), Tullio Troia.
The brothers Salvatore Biondino (born 10 january 1953 in Palermo), Carlo Biondino (48 so born in 1945??), Girolamo Biondino (45 so born in 1948??), Guido Biondino (43 so born in 1950) and Vito Biondino (46 so born in 1947??)
brothers Pietro Prestigiacomo
the brothers Pietro Prestigiacomo (45 so born in 1948??) and Salvatore Prestigiacomo.
Giuseppe Agrigento was born in San Cipirrello 25 november 1941.
Capomafia and pentito (but then he withdrew his testimony) Giuseppe Battaglia. Giovanni Battaglia was born in Capaci 29 september 1948.
Salvatore Cancemi was born in Palermo 19 march 1942.
Vincenzo D’Agostino was born in Capaci 1 april 1929.
Pentito?? Giovan Battista Ferrante was born in Palermo 10 march 1958. murder Salvo Lima??
Pentito?? “Tanino” Cina was born in Palermo in 1930 and married a sister of capomafia Benedetto Citarda. arrested in 1996. An other relative of “Tanino” Cina is Salvatore Sbeglia. Salvatore Sbeglia was born in Palermo 25 november 1939.
Giusto Sciarabba was born in Palermo 16 december 1932. Belmonte Mezzagno capomafia
Francesco Di Carlo’s wife Giuseppe Di Maio
Tommaso Cannella and his wife Antonia Benanti and cognato Antonio Pipitone
Giuseppe Greco had as sons Michele (his wife is Rosaria Assunta Castellana and their son is Giuseppe Greco), Salvatore Greco (his cognato is Giovanni Di Pace and his cognata are Maria and Paola Cottone, his suocera is Rosa Di Fresco, his son in law is the Bagheria capo Scaduto) and Francesco Greco and as daughters he had Nunzia and Rosa Greco the last is married with Andrea Notaro.
Matteo Tusa, cognato del capomafia Giuseppe Buffa, condannato nel ’93 per una tangente e ora accusato di essere uno dei “consigliori” di Bevilacqua, e le avvocatesse Maria Catena Scaduto, figlia del capomafia detenuto Giuseppe di Bagheria (Pa) e nuora di Giuseppe Buffa,
Francesco Drago Ferrante and his sons Pietro and Manlio Drago Ferrante (Bagheria)
capomafia Salvatore Lo Piccolo (fugitive, before he had been underboss of the former capomandamento Biondino?) his son is Sandro Lo Piccolo
Capaci family Di Trapani
Francesco “Ciccio” Di Trapani (has already died) and his son Nicola Di Trapani and his daughter Giusy Di Trapani (married with Filippo Rimi’s son Leonardo Rimi who was killed). Francesco “Ciccio” Di Trapani’s brother Michele Di Trapani’s wife, is the daughter of the brother of Vito Palazzolo Mommo "Varvazzedda". now acting capomafia Diego Di Trapani (the son of Nicola Di Trapani).
Resuttana (Pa) mafiafamily Madonia
Francesco “Ciccio” Madonia (born 31 march 1924) and his sons Giuseppe Madonia, Antonino Madonia who was born 1952, Aldo Madonia and Salvatore “Salvo??” Madonia. Francesco “Ciccio” Madonia’s brother acting capomafia Diego Madonia (capomandamento and free). Aldo Madonia’s wife is Carla Cottone. Salvino Madonia (son of Francesco madonia) marries in Ucciardone prison Mariangela Di Trapani (daughter of Salvatore Di Trapani capomafia of Capaci) during the bombattack at judge Falcone.
Resuttana (Pa) mafiafamily Carollo
Gaetano Carollo (killed 1 june 1987) was married with Antonietta Ciulla (a niece of Fidanzati`s capo Giuseppe Ciulla) and their sons are Antonino (married with Geraci`s daughter) and Pietro Carollo (lupara bianca victim in 1987).
Resuttana (Pa) mafiafamily Bonanno
Armando Bonanno (lupara bianca victim in january 1988) and his sons Francesco Bonanno (died december 2003 at age 38) and Giovanni Bonanno (lupara bianca victim on 13 january 2006 at age 35).
Guadagna capomafia Carlo Greco
Pagliarelli with capomafia Antonino Rotolo, capomafia Lorenzo Motisi, capomafia Matteo Motisi (died in 1998) and now capomafia his nephew Giovanni Motisi ( born 1 january 1959, fugitive and capomandamento). Men of honour Ignazio Motisi, Mario Marchese
capomafia Lorenzo Motisi, Ignazio Motisi, Matteo Motisi, Antonino Rotolo , Mario Marchese
Vito Motisi e la moglie Maria Rosa Palazzolo, sorella di Vito Roberto Palazzolo latitante in Sudafrica
Santa Maria di Gesù Salvatore Fileccia (FU) – capo mandamento
Santa Maria del Gesu bosses
boss Stefano Bontate, underboss Girolamo "Mimmo" Teresi, consiglieri Giovanni "Pacchione" Teresi, capo Pietro Lo Iacono,
Santa Maria di Gesu mafiafamily Bontate
Deceased capofamiglia Paolino Bontate and his sons capomafia Stefano Bontate (freemason and killed in 1981) and Giovanni Bontate (his wife is Francesca Giovanna Citarda and both were killed 28 september 1988, Francesca is the daughter of capomafia Matteo Citarda) and their sister Rosa Bontate (married with Giacomino “Giacomo” Vitale, a freemason just as Bontate and involved in the fake kidnapping of banker Sindona). Bontate’s nephew the banker francesco LoCoco.
Santa Maria del Gesu mafiafamily Teresi
Girolamo "Mimmo" Teresi and his brothers Pietro and Francesco Paolo Teresi. consiglieri Giovanni "Pacchione" Teresi (father of Teresi brothers???)
Santa Maria del Gesu mafiafamily Pullara
brothers Ignazio Pullara and Giovanbattista Pullara and their mother (killed).
Santa Maria del Gesu mafiafamily Mannoia
soldier Francesco Mannoia (son in law of Pietro Vernengo and confessed 17 murders?)
Santa Maria di Gesu soldati
Bontate's soldiers Emanuele D'Agostino (killer). Soldiers Salvatore Federico??, Angelo Federico, soldiers Giuseppe DiFranco and Stefano De gregorio.
Anna Maria Di Bartolo, moglie del mafioso Domenico Federico???
Santa Maria del Gesu mafiafamily Grado
Antonino Grado and his brothers Gaetano Grado and Salvatore Grado had a heroinlab in North-Italy. The Grado clan bought its drugs from a Syrian named Wakkas Salah Al Din who worked for the Turkish crime family Cil.
Santa Maria del Gesu mafiafamily Contorno
Salvatore “Totuccio” Contorno (born 28 may 1946 and killer) and his wife Lombardo, her brothers are Giuseppe Lombardo (killed 27 september 1988) and Sebastiano Lombardo. Contorno’s nephew Gaetano Grado.
Giovannello Greco (born 1956??) and his wife Francesca Ficano (her brothers Gaspare Ficano and Michele Ficano were killed 4 october 1997). Giovanello's father is Salvatore Greco and Giacomo Cina is his uncle (both killed). Giovannello Greco was from Ciaculli but had become a killer for the Bontate clan and was a trustee of Gaetano Badalamenti and had been a friend of Pino Greco but they had become bitter enemies.
Santa Maria del Gesu bosses
capomafia Pietro Aglieri, underboss Salvatore Profeta, Profeta's brother in law and pentito Sacarantino
Santa Maria del Gesu mafiafamily Marsalone
The Marsalone family works for Santa Maria di Gesu boss Aglieri. The brothers Rocco Marsalone (his son is Giuseppe Marsalone), Salvatore Marsalone and Giuseppe Marsalone (killed in september 1988).
Genero del vecchio boss di Villagrazia Giovanni Adelfio, già denunciato nell’81 per tentato omicidio e reati contro il patrimonio, segnalato quale ‘presunto mafioso’ l’anno successivo, nel 1984 Carlo Greco riesce a sfuggire a un controllo di polizia a Mondello esibendo un documento falso, proprio come l’amico-socio Gerlando Alberti avrebbe poi fatto a Villafranca. Sottoposto al soggiorno obbligato a partire dal dicembre ‘89, il Greco si darà ad una lunga latitanza conclusasi appena un anno fa con l’arresto in una villa di Buonfornello. Il suo nome è legato alle maggiori vicende di sangue della mafia: accusato delle morti di Giovanni Bontade, di Antonino Bonanno a Misilmeri e di Benedetto Grado, condannato per il cosiddetto ‘libro mastro’ delle estorsioni scoperto nel covo della famiglia Madonia, Carlo Greco è oggi imputato ai processi ‘maxiquater’ (in stralcio), ‘Golden Market’, a quello sui ‘Dieci anni di mafia’ (insieme a Giovanni Scaduto e Leonardo Greco di Bagheria, Pippo Calò, e Antonino Rotolo). Greco è anche considerato un vero e proprio ‘cervello dell’intelligence’ delle cosche, capace di coordinare l’infiltrazione di mafiosi negli apparati dello Stato per la raccolta di informazioni utili alle attività di Cosa Nostra. Secondo quanto riferito al processo maxi-quater dal pentito Giovanbattista Ferrante, autoaccusatosi dell’omicidio di Salvo Lima e dell’agente Emanuele Piazza collaboratore del Sisde, “grazie a Carlo Greco mi si fece sapere che la Dia stava indagando su di me e che c’erano delle foto che mi ritraevano (...). Un’altra volta Carlo Greco c’informò che la Dia aveva piazzato una telecamera in un palazzo che aveva fatto oltre duemila or
Rodolfo Virga e' genero del capomafia Benedetto Capizzi, detenuto, mentre il fratello Domenico e' sposato con la figlia di un altro boss, Francesco Adelfio della famiglia mafiosa di Villagrazia di Palermo.
Biondino, Salvatore Op 21 maart 2001 levenslang tegen hem geeist voor de moorden op Giuseppe en Salvatore Sceusa. Eveneens - in een ander proces - beschuldigd van banden met de mafia en betrokkenheid bij de moorden op Liborio Lucera (1974) en Francesco Adelfio (1988).
David and Hollander i am going to review a bit my material from world war !!
please remind me if i forget something or if you know extra:
(others also welcome):
Sicily invasion by british troops
In januari 1943 haalt Winston Churchill dan Roosevelt over om Sicilië als springplank te gebruiken naar Italië en begint de planning van de invasie. De Engelse geheime dienst speelde al langer met het plan en had voor haar dienst o.a. de advocaat Vito Guarrasi en de communist Antonio Canepa werken en had contact met de voor de fascisten naar Londen gevluchtte Siciliaanse Separatisten Luigi Sturzo en Andrea Finocchiaro Aprile. De VS moet echter snel wat regelen en schakelen Luciano en zijn vrienden in, om contact te leggen met de mafiosi op Sicilië. In januari, februari en juni dropt men agenten op Sicilië, onder hen Charles Poletti (de rechterhand van Dewey) die ondergedoken zit bij de graaf Lucio Tasca, een separatist. De Separatisten gegroepeerd rond de Tasca's in Palermo, de Carcasi's in Catania, Stefano La Motta in Nicosia en de linksen rond de communist Canepa genieten het vertrouwen van de geallieerden.
General George Smith Patton, Jr
Patton commanded the Seventh Army during the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, and in conjunction with the British Eighth Army restored Sicily to its citizens.
10 July 1943 American and British forces invaded Sicily, the armies under Patton and Alexander landed on Sicily's south coast, under them is colonel Poletti.
Palermo mayor Alberto Monroy
General Alberto Monroy (Real Commissario) 15/7/1943 21/7/1943.
Colonel Charles Poletti (Commissario affari civili G.M.A.) 22/7/1943 27/9/1943. Charles Poletti wordt militair gouverneur van Sicilië ( en later van Rome) en behoudt de functies lange tijd. Na de bevrijding van Palermo wordt de graaf Tasca burgemeester en ook benoemd Poletti Calogero Vizzini en Genco Russo tot burgemeesters, de laatste in Mussumeli, als verklaarde anti-fascisten. Als de overgave op Sicilië wordt getekend is dat het eerste stukje bevrijde Europa en alle officiele afgevaardigden van de gealieerde landen zijn aanwezig, ook Poletti is er met in zijn enkele mafiosi.
Villalba mayor Calogero Vizzini
Calogero Vizzini was made mayor of Villalba.
Mussumeli mayor Genco Russo
Genco Russo was made mayor of Mussumeli.
Siculiana, Nick Gentile
After the invasion in 1943, Gentile helped the military set up its civil administration (AMGOT) in the Agrigento province and became involved in intelligence and the Sicilian separatist movement. Later he became a important canvasser for politicians from the Christian-democratic Party, who quarrelled for his support.
Siculiana born Cuntrera Caruana clan
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the Cuntrera Caruana family was part of heroin-smuggling networks to the U.S. the 1940s onwards. A good guess would be that they were introduced by the notorious Sicilian-American gangster and associate of Lucky Luciano, Nicola Gentile.
France resistance man Paul Joly arrested
21 July 1943 Paul Joly was arrested and he died in a camp.
24 July 1943 was Mussolini put aside by the 28 members of the Great Council under whom general De Bono (80), Ciano and Dino Grandi. 25 July was Mussolini imprisoned after a coup.
Abwehr leader Canaris
From 29 till 31 july 1943 talked Canaris in Italy with Italy’s head of the militairy intelligenceservice general Cesare Ame.
23 july 1943 asked the Separatists the support of the Americans for their cause what was asked by Finocciaro Aprile.
Sicily, High commissioner Musotto
10 Sep 1943 - Jul 1944 Francesco Musotto (b. 1881 - d. 1961)
SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (1908-1975)
Thanks to his close links with the Austrian SS police leader and later SS General Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Skorzeny took command of a new SS commando unit in 1943.
SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (1908-1975)
On 12 September 1943 he entered the history books when his special glider forces liberated the deposed Mussolini from a mountaintop hotel in the Gran Sasso, where he was being held prisoner by the new Italian government.
North Italy, Mussolini
Mussolini withdrew to North Italy and was there supported by the Decima Mas of Borghese they work the latest years for Mussolini, they kill partisans as well as civillians who were suspected of helping the partisans. They were the most violent italian fascist unit, under its members Mauro de Mauro and his wife.
American and British forces invaded Italy in September 1943.
Brunner in Nice
15 September 1943 arrived Brunner in the by Italy occupied zone near Nice to deport all jews in the area. Till than had the jews in the by Italy occupied zone in France, a relatively easy life. Brunner and his helper Rolf Bilharz deport almost all jews. When Brunner left France he had 23.500 jews deported, now he went to Slowakia and in short time he deported 14.000 jews.
cavaliere Lucio Tasca 29/9/1943 30/8/1944
24 March 1944 had Gestapo chief Kappler in Rome 335 Italian civillians killed as revenge for an ambush in which were 33 german soldiers (from South Tirol) killed, de SS officer Erich Priebke headed the firing squads. Priebke is the righthand of Herbert Kappler the commander of Rome.
In march 1944 the Gestapo arrest 16 jewish children and 2 grownups in french Voiron that was ruled by Italy.
in 1944 laat SS majoor Walter Reder 1800 inwoners van het dorp Marzabotto vermoorden.
Corleone, Sicily, Liggio
In 1944 Francisco Barbaccia disappeared and his presumed killer Luciano Liggio became head of the bandit gang.
Na een actie van partizanen halen de Duitse bezetters 10 augustus 1944 vijftien verzetsmensen uit de San Vittore gevangenis in Milaan. Op de Piazza Loreto worden de gijzelaars doodgeschoten door een vuurpeloton dat bestond uit vrijwilligers van de milities van Mussolini’s fascistische Republiek van Salo. Medeverantwoordelijk is de SS kapitein Theodor Sawecke, commandant van de SS in Milaan. Het bevel tot de represaille kwam van de opperbevelhebber van de duitse troepen in Italie maarschalk Kesselring.
Italy, Vito Genovese
27 August 1944 was in Italy Vito Genovese arrested, he was the adjunct of Charles Poletti. When Genovese was grabbed up in Naples, Italy for black market activities, there was a guy living in the apartment below Vito, who was supposedly good friends with him, he was a Mobster from St. Louis, who supposedly had been deported as well, His name was Umberto Costello. He went by the name Humbert Costello in St. Louis. He was a lt. in the Hogan Gang and its chief gunman. He was deported after spending jail time for a jewelry store robbery. His boss, Edward Hogan, kept getting continuances for him, but he was finally deported in probab1y 1936, his real name was probably Umberto Miri.
barone Enrico Merlo (Comm. Prefettizio) 31/8/1944 3/11/1944
Corleone Bianchi Hospital director Michele Navarra
dr Michele Navarra was born in Palermo in 1905 and had graduated as a medical doctor in 1929. Dr Carmelo Nicolosi was found shot dead in an alley in Corleone (in 1944?????), two in the head. Thereafter, Navarra assumed position as head of the Bianchi Hospital. (source : Mafiosi by Gai Servadio).
Villalba capomafia Calogero Vizzini
When 16 september 1944 Michele Pantaleone and communist leader Girolamo Li Causi, challenged Calogero Vizzini in his home town of Villalba by holding a political rally there, 19 demonstators were left wounded when Calo's men opened fire.
Bordeaux (France) liberated by De Gaulle
17 September 1944 De Gaulle liberates Bordeaux.
After the liberation of France Paul Cole starts to work for an American police service but they find out who he was and arrest him, he escapes and when french police want to arrest him he resists and was killed.
Castellammare lawyer Bernardo Mattarella
Een week na de aanslag, 24 september 1944, schrijft Bernardo Mattarella ( een advocaat uit Castellammare) een artikel in de christen-democratische krant Il Popolo waarin hij in zekere zin de mafiastemmen aanbiedt. Hetzelfde jaar dragen de Amerikanen het bestuur over Sicilië over aan Italië en vormen de Separatisten een leger genaamd EVIS waarvoor ze openlijk bandieten werven onder wie Salvatore Guilano.
25 April 1945 wordt heel Italië bevrijdt.
29 april 1945 wordt de door de partisanen gevangen genomen Mussolini met o.a. zijn minnares Clara Petacci doodgeschoten en als wraak opgehangen op het Piazza Loreto plein in Milaan vanwege de eerdere executies.
Corleone, Strasatta gabelloto Liggio
29 april 1945 Luciano Liggio (20) murdered Stanislao Punzo and takes over his job as gabelloto (caretaker) of the Strasatta estate, he is now the youngest gabelloto. Liggio was born 6 january 1925 and was one of 10 children.
30 April 1945 plegen Hitler en Eva Braun zelfmoord, in de nacht na Hitler’s zelfmoord kwam generaal Krebs uit de bunker en werd naar generaal Vassili Zjoekov geleid die slechts een onvoorwaardelijke overgave wenst. Krebs keert terug naar de bunker en pleegd daar samen met generaal Burgdorf zelfmoord. Ook Goebbels en zijn gezin pleegt zelfmoord en de volgende dag komt Martin Bormann om als hij probeert te vluchten. De nieuwe tijdelijke leider wordt Admiraal Karl Doenitz. Before the end of the month, Hitler committed suicide and the German commander in Italy surrendered.
4 May 1945 withdrew the germans their troops from Yugoslavia.
Admiraal Karl Doenitz geeft Duitsland op 7 mei 1945 over, een overgave die wordt getekend door Jodl namens Doenitz. Een aantal familieleden van Adolf hitler worden later opgepakt door de russische contraspionagedienst en een nicht en 4 neven van hitler komen om in Russische gevangenissen. Het waren echter geen nazis en ze werden slechts opgepakt wegens hun verwantschap. In de eerste dagen van mei heeft een speciale afdeling van de Reichsbank (die de buit uit de concentratiekampen beheerdde) enkele kisten met tandgoud gestuurd naar Altaussee, dat pas 9 mei valt.
In juni 1945 organiseerd Giuliano een reeks aanslagen op kazernes van de Carabinieri waarop de Separatisten met hem breken.
Vito cascioferro dies
In 1945 vraagd de gevangen zittende baas Vito cascioferro gratie wat afgewezen wordt en hij zal in de gevangenis sterven.
Hiroshima (Japan) atombomb massacre
6 August 1945 exploded the first atombomb above Hiroshima.
Luciano gets deported
2 Februari 1946 the US state let Charlie Luciano walk from jail because of his works during World War 2 he is still getting deported to Italy.
Luciano ‘s travel with the Laura Keena
9 Februari 1946 there is a goodbye party for Luciano on the Laura Keene which will bring him to Italy. The party is attended by Lansky, Costello, Siegel, Moretti, Adonis, Zwillman, Lucchese, Bonanno, Anastasia, Steve Maggadino, Carlo Gambino, Kastel, Madden and Moe Dalitz.
Luciano in Palermo
First Luciano has to settle in Palermo.
Luciano in Naples
but later he is allowed to live in Naples.
Ravanusa capomafia Antonio Gattuso killed
In 1946 was Ravanusa capomafia Vito Gattuso killed, his wife is Crocifissa Cimino and their son is Vito Gattuso. Vito Gattuso (killed 10 august 1970) later married Calogera Pitrola.
Palermo mayor Gennaro Patricolo
Gennaro Patricolo was Palermo’s mayor from 27 november 1946 till 8 march 1948.
Giuseppe "the lieutenant" Greco (the father of Salvatore "the engineer") was gabelloto (protector) at the estate Ciaculli and his brother in law Giuseppe is gabelloto at a nearby estate. Both started to eye eachothers area. In 1946 was the brother in law Giuseppe shot dead and in 1947 was Antonio Conigliano, a friend of "the lieutenant", shot dead. "The lieutenant then called for the help of Antonio Cottone, the boss of Villabate to make peace. The nephews Salvatore "the engineer" and Salvatore "little bird" Greco, then got the positions of their fathers, while "the lieutenant" became consiglieri. In 8 years there had been 11 killings in this feud.
Japan’s Yamaguchi gumi oyabun Nobura dies
In 1946 dies Nobura and Kazuo Taoka becomes the boss of the gang
Japan’s Yamaguchi gumi oyabun Kazuo Taoka
Luciano in Cuba’s Hotel Nacional
22 December 1946 begins a convention in Havana which is attended by Genovese, Adonis, Anastasia, Bonanno, Costello, Lucchese, Profaci, Magliocco, Moretti, Pisano, Miranda, Maggadino, accardo, Charlie and Rocco Fisschetti, Marcello, Trafficante, Gambino, Lansky, Kastel and Stacher. Siegel wasn’t there because he was a point of discussion at the meeting. When Siegel’s casino The Flamingo opens it looses money and when his friends Lansky and Luciano phone him he curses them and they put a contract on his head.
Singer Frank Sinatra in Colonial Inn (casino?)
10 Februari 1947 are Frank Sinatra and the brothers Rocco, Charlie and Joseph Fischetti in the Colonial Inn that is owned by Adonis and Lansky.
Luciano meeting in Cuba’s Hotel Nacional attended by singer Sinatra
The next day (so 11 february 1947) Frank Sinatra and the brothers Rocco, Charlie and Joseph Fischetti fly to Cuba where they visit in Hotel Nacional Charlie Luciano. Also in Cuba are Albert Anastasia, Carlo Gambino, Willie Moretti, Vito Genovese, Frank Costello, Augie Pisano, Joe Magliocco, Joe Bonanno, Tommy Lucchese, Joe Profaci, Joe Adonis, Tony Accardo, Carlos Marcello, Phil Kastel, Santo Trafficante, Meyer Lansky, Joseph “Doc” Stacher, Mike Miranda, Steve Maggadino and Moe Dalitz.
Luciano deported from Cuba
In march 1947 deports Cuba Luciano under pressure of the US.
Luciano arrives in Genua
He arrives 11 april 1947 at Genua and gets promptly arrested.
Luciano free in Italy
14 may 1947 Luciano is free again and goes to Palermo but then he goes first to Naples and settles then in Rome.
singer Sinatra and Moretti
In 1947 Sinatra sings at the wedding of Moretti's son.
Bandit Salvatore Giuliano
27 April 1947 Salvatore Giuliano went with the brothers Pianelli and Salvatore Ferrari to visit his brother in law Giovanni Genovese, later also arrived Pasquale Sciortino with a letter and after reading Giuliano told them that they had to teach the communists a lesson. The informer Salvatore Ferrari told this inspector Ettore Messana (the righthand of Scelba) and he did nothing with the warning.
bandit Giuliano and Portella Delle Ginestre massacre
1 May 1947 the communist demonstration at Portella Delle Ginestre became a bloodbath when Salvatore Giuliano's men opened fire, he probably was ordered to do this by the mafiabosses. On May 1st, 1947, hundreds of peasants drove their gaily painted donkey carts to Portella delle Genestre to celebrate Labor Day. As the speeches began, submachine guns opened up on the crowd from the surrounding hills. Eleven people were left dead and 56 wounded. Killed were Margherita Clesceri; Giovanni Crifò (12); Giorgio Cusenza; Castrense Intravaia; Vincenzina La Fata (8); Serafino Lascari (15); Giovanni Megna; Francesco Vicari; Vito Alotta; Lorenzo Di Maggio (7); Filippo Lascari and Filippo Di Salvo. Nearby had Giuliano that day also the campiere and mafioso Emanuele Busellini killed who was a witness of the massacre.
bandit Salvatore Giuliano in Partinico
22 June 1947 two people were killed at a bureau of the communist party in Partinico when handgrenades were thrown by Giuliano's men.
Palermo, mayor Giovanni Cusenza
In 1947 got the Palermitan entrepeneur Vassallo the order to make sewers in Palermo, this was arranged by its mayor Giovanni Cusenza the father in law of parliament member Giovanni Gioia. Vassallo got even more orders and loaned the money from the bank of which Cusenza was president.
Bandit Salvatore Giuliano
1 May 1948 was in Saraceno the carabiniere Giuseppe Esposito killed by Salvatore Giuliano’s men.
Siderno (RC) n’dranghisti Girolamo Commisso killed
N’dranghista Girolamo Commisso and his sons Cosimo Commisso, Rocco Remo Commisso and Michele Commisso. In 1948 N’dranghista Girolamo Commisso gets killed in Siderno and the prime suspect in his murder is Michele Alberti (killed in 1982).
Bandit Salvatore Giuliano
19 gennaio 1949 vennero arrestati in Carini i fratelli Giuseppe e Giovanni Genovese.
Partinico capomafia Santo Fleres killed
Giuliano fell out with the mafiabosses and had his men kill in july 1949 Santo Fleres the mafiaboss of Partinico.
7 August 1949 Giuliano tried to kidnap minister Mattarella (who originated from Castellammare) what went wrong and Coppola got the order to finish Giuliano.