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Name: Giovanni Sabelli
2 Silver Medals for Military Valor Giovanni Sabelli
Country: Italy
Rank: Tenente
Units: 2a, 71a, 91a
Squadriglia Aviatik
Sez Dif Albania
Victories: 5
Born: 23 September 1886
Place of Birth: Naples
Killed in Action: 26 October 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Bainsizza
Giovanni Sabelli received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 178 on a Deperdussin monoplane at Brooklands on 30 January 1912. He is believed to have helped Bulgaria form an air service in 1912 during its war with Turkey. On 9 May 1917, he joined 91a where he scored five victories before he was shot down in flames by a two-seater.
Giovanni Sabelli's SPAD VII
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Aug 1917 2000 91a   Albatros Monte Stol
2 06 Sep 1917 1830 91a   Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Monte Sabotino
3 17 Sep 1917 1020 91a   Albatros S of Andrea Gorizia
4 23 Sep 1917 0930 91a   Albatros Cotici
5 29 Sep 1917 1040 91a   Albatros Lake Pietra Rossa
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
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