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Name: Antonio Amantea
3 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal for Military Valor
Country: Italy
Rank: Sottotenente
Units: 43a, 71a
Victories: 5
Born: 28 September 1894
Place of Birth: Lecce
Died: 13 July 1983
Place of Death: Lecce
 
 
Called up in 1914, Antonio Amantea served with the 13th Field Artillery Regiment before transferring to the Battaglione Aviatori. He was the last surviving Italian ace of World War I.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Aug 1917 71a   EA N of Arsiero
u/c 23 Aug 1917 71a   EA Monte Pasubio
2 24 Aug 1917 71a   Albatros D.III 1 Forte Luserna
u/c 24 Aug 1917 71a   EA Monte Verena
3 18 Nov 1917 71a   EA Monte Spitz
u/c 18 Nov 1917 71a   EA Tonezzo
u/c 28 Jan 1918 71a   EA Val Frenzela
4 22 Mar 1918 71a   EA Pasubio
5 03 May 1918 71a   EA Monte Spitz/Tonezza

1 Shared with Antonio Riva and Tola
 
Books
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
 
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