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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:57 PM

A member posted images from WWI era magazines and this piece caught my eye: an American killed while flying with the "American Aviation unit of the Italian Army."

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:55 AM

Bob - There was a fairly large contingent of US aviators in Italy during WWI, including US Air Service AND US Naval aviators. Like WWII they got less publicity than those in France. The most famous Italian-based US Air Service pilot likely was Lt. Fiorello La Guardia who later became a beloved Mayor of New York City. Bobgee

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

A good page on this here.

 

http://www.historyne...ts-in-italy.htm




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