was an Italian air force general, who was killed by a faction the far-left terrorist organization Red Brigades
The Red Brigades was a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organisation, based in Italy, which was responsible for numerous violent incidents, assassinations, and robberies during the so-called "Years of Lead"...
Giorgieri was born in Trieste
Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of land lying between the Adriatic Sea and Italy's border with Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city...
He graduated in naval and mechanical engineering in the University of Trieste
The University of Trieste is a medium-sized university in Trieste in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The university consists of 12 faculties, boasts a wide and almost complete range of university courses and currently has about 23,000 students enrolled and 1,000 professors...
in 1949 and later enrolled as officer of the Italian Air Force
The Italian Air Force has gone under different names in different periods:*Regia Aeronautica , from 1923 to June 1946*Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana, the air force of Italian Social Republic during World War II...
Engineering Corps in 1950. In 1983 he was promoted to General Inspector, becoming commander of the Corps and director of the Air Force's Direction of Aircraft Weapons. He also taught Rockets and Space Propulsion in the universities of Trieste and Rome.
On 20 March 1987, Giorgieri was ambushed by a commando of the Red Brigades - Union of Combatant Communists in Rome. His car was flanked by a motorcycle whose riders fired five times, killing him. The general had notified a missing attempt against him in the December of the previous year, but his protection had been strengthened.
Giorgieri's assassins, Claudia Gioia, Francesco Maietta, Maurizio Locusta and Paolo Persichetti, were condemned to more than 20 years sentences in 1989.
A Lockheed F-104G exhibited in the Trieste Airport is entitled to Giorgieri's memory.