Aldo Icardi, American Master Spy

Title:                      Aldo Icardi, American Master Spy

Author:                Aldo Icardi

Icardi, Aldo (1956). Aldo Icardi, American Master Spy. New York, University Books

LCCN:    56007827

D810.S8 I3 1956


Date Posted:      February 22, 2017

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

Lieutenant Icardi was the Italian-American interpreter with an OSS team operating near German-occupied Milan in December 1944. The team was headed by Major William V. Holohan, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. An Italian court later found Icardi guilty in abstentia of Holohan’s murder. Following an extradition hearing, a congressional investigation (a report of which was published), and a perjury trial, Icardi won a technical acquittal in 1956. This memoir was his defense and he relates everything that happened the night Major Holohan disappeared. There is also quite a bit of detailed information on OSS operations and on the training he underwent upon joining the OSS.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p.

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