List of World War I flying aces from Italy

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This list contains a complete list of all World War I flying aces who flew for the Kingdom of Italy.

A military intelligence committee, the Bongiovanni Commission, verified the aerial victories of Italian aces during World War I and released its listing of Corpo Aeronautico Militare flying aces on 1 February 1919. The Bongiovanni report served as the basic source for this list.[1] Additions, and later adjustments in victory scores, are noted separately below.

Ace's name No. of victories
Francesco Baracca 34
Silvio Scaroni 26
Pier Ruggero Piccio 24
Flavio Baracchini 21
Fulco Ruffo di Calabria 20
Marziale Cerutti 17
Ferruccio Ranza 17
Luigi Olivari 12
Giovanni Ancillotto 11
Antonio Reali 11
Flaminio Avet 8
Ernesto Cabruna 8
Alvaro Leonardi 8
Carlo Lombardi 8
Giovanni Nicelli 8[2]
Gastone Novelli 8
Leopoldo Eleuteri 7
Guglielmo Fornagiari 7
Mario Fucini 7
Orazio Pierozzi 7[3]
@ Cosimo Rennella 7
Antonio Riva 7
Aldo Bocchese 6
Antonio Chiri 6[4]
Bartolomeo Costantini 6
Attilio Imolesi 6
Cesare Magistrini 6
Guido Nardini 6
Luigi Olivi 6
 % Giorgio Pessi 6
Cosimo Rizzotto 6
Mario Stoppani 6
Romolo Ticconi 6
Michele Allasia 5
Antonio Amantea 5
Sebastiano Bedendo 5
Alessandro Buzio 5
Umberto Calvello 5[5]
Giulio Lega 5
Federico Martinengo 5[6]
Guido Masiero 5
Amedeo Mecozzi 5
Giorgio Michetti 5
Alessandro Resch 5
Giovanni Sabelli 5

@ Ecuadorian citizen

% Austro-Hungarian citizen

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Franks et al 1997, pp. 167-168.
  2. ^ Franks et al 1997, p. 147.
  3. ^ Franks et al 1997, pp. 152-153.
  4. ^ Franks et al 1997, p. 138.
  5. ^ Franks et al 1997, p. 136
  6. ^ Franks et al 1997, p. 144.

References[edit]

  • Franks, Norman; Guest, Russell; Alegi, Gregory. Above the War Fronts: The British Two-seater Bomber Pilot and Observer Aces, the British Two-seater Fighter Observer Aces, and the Belgian, Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Fighter Aces, 1914–1918: Volume 4 of Fighting Airmen of WWI Series: Volume 4 of Air Aces of WWI. Grub Street, 1997. ISBN 1-898697-56-6, ISBN 978-1-898697-56-5.