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Name: Antonio Riva
1 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze Medals for Military Valor
Country: Italy
Rank: Capitano
Units: 29a, 71a, 73a, 78a
Victories: 7
Born: 08 April 1896
Place of Birth: Shanghai, China
Died: 17 August 1951
Place of Death: Peking, China
 
 
Antonio Riva was wounded in action on 12 November 1915 and 30 June 1916. In 1951, he was executed in Peking by Chairman Mao's government for "counter-revolutionary activities."
 
Opponents
#1 Julius KowalczikAustro-Hungarian Empire
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Aug 1917 71a Nieuport 11 Albatros D.III (53.33) 1 Forte Luserna
2 26 Dec 1917 78a Hanriot HD.1 DFW C (G128) Signoressa
3 26 Dec 1917 0920 78a Hanriot HD.1 DFW C 2 Camalo
4 27 Jan 1918 78a Hanriot HD.1 EA 3 San Marino, near Gallio/Cismon
u/c 01 May 1918 78a Hanriot HD.1 EA 4 Cimadolmo
5 15 Jun 1918 1000 78a Hanriot HD.1 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I 5 Montello/Nervesa
u/c 16 Jun 1918 1030 78a Hanriot HD.1 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I 6 Malborghetto/Fontigo
u/c 16 Jun 1918 78a Hanriot HD.1 EA Pilonetto
u/c 12 Aug 1918 78a Hanriot HD.1 DFW C 7 San Lucia di Piave
u/c 06 Oct 1918 1550 78a Hanriot HD.1 DFW C 7 Susegana
u/c 06 Oct 1918 1550 78a Hanriot HD.1 Albatros D.V Susegana
6 27 Oct 1918 1620 78a Hanriot HD.1 Two-seater 8 Pieve di Soligo
u/c 28 Oct 1918 78a Hanriot HD.1 LVG Pederobba/Grave di Papadopoli
7 29 Oct 1918 0729 78a Hanriot HD.1 Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (369.175) 8 Oderzo

1 Shared with Antonio Amantea and Tola
2 Shared with Silvio Scaroni, Lt Arthur Jarvis, Lt Mulholland, Lt Frayne
3 Shared with Guglielmo Fornagiari
4 Shared with Cosimo Rennella
5 Shared with Amedeo Mecozzi
6 Shared with Mario Fucini and Venier
7 Shared with Amedeo Mecozzi and Gandini
8 Shared with Morfino
 
Books
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
 
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