Balbo, Italo, 1896-1940

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Italo Balbo (b. June 5, 1896-d. June 28, 1940), an officer in the Italian Royal Army during World War I and a leader in the Italian Fascist movement, is perhaps best known for the Summer 1933 round-trip flight of twenty-four flying boats from Rome to Chicago, Illinois's Century of Progress fair. He served as Libya's governor-general until 1940 when his plane was shot down by friendly fire near Tobruk, Libya.

From the description of Balbo, Italo, 1896-1940 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10567860

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referencedIn Quilici, George L. (George Lancelot), 1897-1969. Papers, 1934-1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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referencedIn National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized. 1675 - 1958. Motion Picture Films From G-2 Army Military Intelligence Division. 1918 - 1947. GIORNALE DI GUERRA, NO. 1619
referencedIn Olga Gralton Collection, 1933-1936 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Gralton, Olga. Collection, 1933-1936. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Cesare, Oscar Edward, 1885-1948. Drawings by Oscar Edward Césare, 1912-1943. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. HISTORICAL GERMAN AND ITALIAN FILM, 1912-1930
referencedIn Caselli, Alberico. Papers, 1918-1947. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn George J. Spatuzza Order Sons of Italy in America collection, 1920-1960 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Spatuzza, George J., 1896-1979. George J. Spatuzza Order Sons of Italy in America collection, 1920-1960. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. MOVIETONE NEWS
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associatedWith Caselli, Alberico. person
associatedWith Cesare, Oscar Edward, 1885-1948. person
associatedWith Gralton, Olga. person
associatedWith Gralton, Olga. collector. person
associatedWith Quilici, George L. (George Lancelot), 1897-1969. person
associatedWith Spatuzza, George J. person
associatedWith Spatuzza, George J., 1896-1979. person
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Birth 1896-06-06

Death 1940-06-28

Italians

Italian,

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