Ludovico de Filippi

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Ludovico de Filippi
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Lt. Ludovico de Filippi
Born (1872-09-27)27 September 1872
Turin, Italy
Died 16 November 1918(1918-11-16)
Ližnjan, Croatia
Occupation Italian naval officer

Ludovico de Filippi (Turin, 27 September 1872 -Ližnjan, 16 November 1918) was an Italian naval officer and a pioneer of Italian aviation.

He was born in 27 September 1872 and joined the Regia Marina, where he attained the rank frigate captain and received his pilot's license, numbered "5", flying his own aircraft Farman in Mourmelon, France, on 4 July 1910.[1] He later became the first Head Officer of the submarine and aviation department of the Regia Marina. He died on 16 November 1918 while commanding the scout cruiser Cesare Rossarol when she sank after hitting a mine near the city of Ližnjan, on the Istrian Peninsula. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor for conduct and bravery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cross & Cockade, the Society of World War I Aero Historians (1978), Cross & Cockade journal, vol. 19, p. 233, OCLC 3776345
  2. ^ "Ludovico De Filippi". Early Aviators. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Antonellini, Mauro (2008), Salvat ubi lucet : la base idrovolanti di Porto Corsini e i suoi uomini : 1915-1918, Casanova, 245 p., ISBN 8895323157 (Italian)

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