Richard Abruzzo

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Richard Abruzzo
Born May 19, 1963
Died September 29, 2010
Nationality American
Occupation balloonist

Richard Abruzzo (May 19, 1963[1]–2010) was an American balloonist.

His father was Ben Abruzzo[2] and was from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He and Carol Rymer Davis won the 2004 Gordon Bennett Cup.[3] He was awarded the Harmon Trophy in 2001, 2003 and 2005.

He and Rymer Davis were lost at sea on September 29, 2010 while competing in the 54th Gordon Bennett Cup.[3][4][5][6][7] Their bodies were found off the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea on December 6, 2010.[8]


  1. ^ Richard Abruzzo at Find a Grave
  2. ^ "Double Eagle II – Richard Abruzzo". 1978-08-11. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American balloonists missing during race over Europe". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Balloonist Richard Abruzzo's Wife, Nancy, Insists Her Missing Husband Will Be Found Safe And Well". World News | Sky News. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Richard Abruzzo Still Missing Over Adriatic Sea After Balloon Race". Third Age. 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Race organizers: U.S. balloonists likely dead". MSNBC. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (2010-09-29). "American Balloonists Missing Over Adriatic". NPR. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  8. ^ Bodies Of Missing Balloonists Found In SeaSky News

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