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SAVOIA-MARCHETTI SM.55X

A WINGED armada of 24 Savoia-Marchetti SM.55X flying boats transported Italo Balbo and his 96 colleagues in their mass flight from Orbetello, Italy, to the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair (www.wp.me/p2ETap-1q1). One … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

ITALO BALBO’S CHICAGO VISIT

IMAGINE THE sight in Chicago at 5:45 p.m., July 15, 1933: To the east over Lake Michigan, an airplane comes into view, then another two droning just aft of its … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment