GENERAL BALBO & FLEET REACH AMERICA - 1 Excited crowds gather on land and at sea to cheer General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four seaplanes as they reach their final destination of the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois.
EUROPEAN LEADERS SIGN MUNICH AGREEMENT Tensions in Europe grow as Hitler's armies expand and set their sights on Czechoslovakia for annexation. In a final deal to avert war the leaders of France, England, Italy and Germany meet at the Fuhrerbau in Munich and on September 30, 1938 they sign the Munich Agreement.
BALBO & CREW STOP IN IRELAND News updates keep the public informed of the whereabouts of General Italo Balbo and his crew of 24 seaplanes coming from Italy to the United States. The fliers receive a warm welcome when they stop off in Londonderry, Ireland after leaving Amsterdam. Great pilot POV in one of the seaplanes. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
BALBO & AIR FLEET REACH CHICAGO STATE FAIR An estimated one million people throng the shores of Lake Michigan, Illinois cheering Italo Balbo and his fleet of twenty-four seaplanes as they arrive on their unprecedented journey from Italy to the Chicago World Fair.
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.
GENERAL BALBO & CREW OF FLYING BOATS Air Marshal and famed aviator Italo Balbo and his fleet of flying boats demonstrate the might of Italy's naval and air operations to a group of impressed officials. Pilot POV of the flying boats floating in formation.
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.
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