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Name: Luigi Olivari
4 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals for Military Valor
Croix de Guerre [France]
Country: Italy
Rank: Tenente
Units: 1a, 70a, 91a
Victories: 8
Born: 29 December 1891
Place of Birth: La Spezia
Died: 13 October 1917 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
 
 
With his first victory, Luigi Olivari scored Italy's second air combat victory. Although he claimed 19 enemy aircraft, most of them were unconfirmed and 1919 he was officially credited with eight victories. Olivari was killed in a crash when his SPAD VII stalled during take-off on the morning of 13 October 1917.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Apr 1916 1a   Two-seater Cortello
2 16 Sep 1916 0930 70a   Lloyd C.III Staro Stelo
3 31 Oct 1916 a.m. 70a   Two-seater Monte Nero
4 18 Mar 1917 0935 70a   Hansa-Brandenburg C.I San Canziano
5 18 May 1917 1220 91a   Albatros Selo/Voiscizza
6 24 May 1917 0610 91a   Lohner T.I Grado
7 03 Jun 1917 0930 91a   Albatros San Marco
8 06 Jun 1917 0915 91a   Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Monte Santo/Gargaro
 
Books
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
 
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