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Name: Cesare Magistrini
2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal for Military Valor
Country: Italy
Rank: Sergente
Units: 2a, 78a, 91a
Victories: 6
Born: 26 January 1895
Place of Birth: Maggiora
Died: 26 October 1958
Place of Death: Maggiora
 
 
After serving briefly with 2a Squadriglia Parasol, Cesare Magistrini was posted to 78a Squadriglia in August 1916. During 1917, he was promoted to sargente and was awarded his first Silver Medal after he was badly wounded in a dogfight over the Podgora. In November he was reassigned to 91a Squadriglia and in December he received a second Silver Medal for 20 combats in the air and downing 4 enemy aircraft. When the war ended, Magistrini worked as a commercial pilot for Transadriatica, SAM, and Ala Littoria airlines. He received a knighthood in the Order of the Italian Crown and during World War II, Magistrini served with the Servizi Aerei Speciali. After World War II, he was pilot to the King of Yemen before being employed by SAIDE Egyptian Airlines. During his life he completed 22,000 hours of flying, having flown more than two million kilometers.
 
Opponents
#5 Franz Gräser Austro-Hungarian Empire
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Jun 1917 0725 78a   Albatros (FTL) Luserna/Val d'Assa
u/c 18 Jul 1917 0655 78a   Two-seater Asiago
u/c 16 Oct 1917 78a   EA Monte Nero
2 23 Nov 1917 91a   Two-seater 1 Cornuda
3 30 Nov 1917 91a   Two-seater 2 Moriago/Vidor
4 07 Dec 1917 91a   Hansa-Brandenburg C.I 3 San Pietro di Nove
u/c 11 May 1918 1015 91a   Two-seater 4 N of Quero
5 17 May 1918 1015 91a   Albatros (153.221) 5 Pero
6 12 Jul 1918 0815 91a   Scout Monte Santo
u/c 23 Aug 1918 91a   Albatros C Oderzo

1 Shared with Bartolomeo Costantini
2 Shared with Gastone Novelli and Ferruccio Ranza
3 Shared with Ferruccio Ranza
4 Shared but unconfirmed
5 Shared with Guido Nardini and Gastone Novelli
 
Books
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
 
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