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Columbo Riani

Civilian. Italian

Died  29 Oct 1942

Roster information listed for Columbo Riani

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Arandora StarSteam passenger shipPassenger (Internee)2 Jul 1940U-47 (1)
AbossoMotor passenger shipPassenger (Internee)29 Oct 1942 (+)U-575 (1)

Personal information

Columbo Riani was an Italian immigrant who had settled with his wife and four children in County Durham. He was interned after the outbreak of war and was deported to Australia aboard the Dunera after surviving the sinking of Arandora Star. He was one of 42 of the 43 internees returning to the UK aboard Abosso who were lost.


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