GENERAL BALBO & FLEET LEAVE FOR HOME General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four Italian seaplanes begin the return trip on their then unprecedented round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair. Gorgeous aerials of the mass flight include their passage over New York City and the Statue of Liberty.
NYC HONORS GENERAL BALBO & FLEET General Italo Balbo and the crew of his 24-seaplane armada are given an enthusiastic ticker tape parade on their way to City Hall by New York City officials and citizens alike. The Italians are the first in history to attempt a round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair.
GENERAL BALBO & FLEET REACH AMERICA General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four seaplanes reach their final destination of the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois while hundreds cheer them on for their record-breaking flight. General Balbo gives a brief, "Vive la America" to reporters.
NEW YORK TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR ITALO BALBO & CREW A 1933 ticker tape and reception in New York honor aviation luminaries including Air Marshal Italo Balbo and crew for their flight from Rome to Chicago in 25 Italian seaplanes. New York held no less than 9 New York ticker tape parades during the decade for aviation luminaries setting new records.
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