Balbo, Italo

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Born: Jun 06, 1896 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 44 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Aviators, Politician


Italian aviator, blackshirt leader

 

1896 - Born on the 6th of June in in Quartesana, near Ferrara, Italy.

 

1923 - Charged with the murder of anti-fascist parish priest Giuseppe Minzoni in Argenta.

 

1924 - Fled to Rome, and became General Commander of the Fascist militia.

 

1925 - He served as undersecretary for National Economy.

 

1926 - Appointed Secretary of State for Air.

 

1928 - He became General of the Air Force.

 

1929 - Served as Minister of the Air Force.

 

1933 - Appointed governor general of Italian-held Libya.

 

Visited Rome to express his displeasure with Mussolini's support for Hitler.

 

1940 - Killed on 28th of June while on a reconnaissance flight on top of Italian positions in Tobruk, Libya.

 

 

 

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