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NH 72653 Marshall Italo Balbo, the noted Italian air man, taking off as a guest of the United States from Floyd Bennett Field, New York.

Marshall Italo Balbo, the noted Italian air man, taking off as a guest of the United States from Floyd Bennett Field, New York.
Title: Marshall Italo Balbo, the noted Italian air man, taking off as a guest of the United States from Floyd Bennett Field, New York.
Caption: Marshall Italo Balbo, the noted Italian air man, taking off as a guest of the United States from Floyd Bennett Field, New York, 1933. He is flying the Douglas RD amphibian which was ostensibly outfitted for use by the president. Marshall Balbo Later Fell out of Mussolini's favor by being anti Hitler. He was "accidentally" shot down over Tobruk, North Africa by Italian anti-aircraft gunners in 1940. He was born 1896. A ford trimotor is in the background.
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Catalog #: NH 72653
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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After this Year: 1930
Before this Year: 1939
Original Medium: BW Photo
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