Balbo, Italo

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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