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Name: Giorgio Pessi
Giorgio Pessi 2 Silver Medals for Military Valor
Croix de Guerre [France]

A. Casirati collection

Country: Italy
Rank: Tenente
Units: 78a, 82a, 91a
Victories: 6
Born: 17 November 1891
Place of Birth: Trieste
Died: 18 July 1933
Place of Death: Lost at sea
Although born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Giorgio Pessi chose to fight for Italy and in 1917 he adopted a new identity: Giuliano Parvis. On 6 November 1917, Pessi shot down Austro-Hungarian ace Rudolf Szepessy-Sokoll. Flying the SPAD VII, he downed six enemy aircraft during the war.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, 15 September 1918, page 64
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Aug 1917 0830 91a SPAD VII Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Ovcia Draga
29 Sep 1917 1040 91a SPAD VII Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Pietra Rossa Lake
2 26 Oct 1917 1115 91a SPAD VII DFW C.V Clabuzzano
3 26 Oct 1917 1200 91a SPAD VII DFW C.V S of Pietro Natisone
06 Nov 1917 1030 91a SPAD VII Albatros D.III Fossalta
4 06 Nov 1917 1100 91a SPAD VII DFW C.V Godega, S of Urbano
5 06 Nov 1917 1145 91a SPAD VII DFW C.V Near Orsago
6 06 Nov 1917 91a SPAD VII Two-seaterGermany Mt. Franchin/Moncader
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
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