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Name: Silvio Scaroni
Medal for Military Valor, 1 Gold, 2 Silver Silvio Scaroni
Country: Italy
Rank: Tenente
Units: 4a, 43a, 44a, 76a, 86a
Victories: 26
Born: 12 May 1893
Place of Birth: Brescia, Italy
Died: 16 February 1977
Place of Death: Milan, Italy
 
 
A corporal in the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, Silvio Scaroni entered the Italian Air Service in March 1915. After training on Blériots and Caudrons, he joined the 4aSquadriglia as a reconnaissance pilot in September 1915. Promoted to First Lieutenant, he was reassigned to the 43aSquadriglia in January 1917. Later that year, he served briefly with the 86aSquadriglia before becoming a pursuit pilot with the 76aSquadriglia. Flying the Nieuport 17, Scaroni scored his first confirmed victory on 14 November 1917, shooting down an enemy two-seater near Colbertaldo. Re-equipped with the Hanriot HD.1, he scored three victories at the battle of Istrana on 26 December 1917 and soon became the highest scoring ace in his squadron. Wounded in action at Monte Tomatico, Scaroni scored his final victory on 12 July 1918, bringing down an Albatros D.III.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
u/c 03 Nov 1917 76a   EA Ponti della Priula
1 14 Nov 1917 76a   Two-seater Colbertaldo
2 18 Nov 1917 76a   Scout San Donà
3 19 Nov 1917 a.m. 76a   Albatros D.III Vidor
4 05 Dec 1917 p.m. 76a   Two-seater Onigo
5 10 Dec 1917 76a   Two-seater Noventa di Piave
6 19 Dec 1917 76a   Two-seater Conegliano
7 26 Dec 1917 0900 76a   EA Musano
8 26 Dec 1917 0920 76a   DFW C.V Camalo
9 26 Dec 1917 1235 76a   AEG G.IV Montebelluna
u/c 12 Jan 1918 76a   Hansa-Brandenburg D.I Val Stizzone
10 14 Jan 1918 1100 76a   Hansa-Brandenburg D.I Busa Melagon
11 28 Jan 1918 76a   DFW C.V Biadene
12 01 Feb 1918 76a   Two-seater Vidor/Col S. Martino
13 11 Feb 1918 76a   Scout Cismon
14 11 Feb 1918 76a   Scout Fontana Secca
15 18 Feb 1918 a.m. 76a   Two-seater Possagno
16 21 Mar 1918 a.m. 76a   Albatros D.III Cascina Zocchi
u/c 03 Apr 1918 76a   Balloon Premaor
17 22 May 1918 76a   Two-seater Uson
18 08 Jun 1918 0600 76a   Two-seater M. Cismon
19 15 Jun 1918 0620 76a   EA Montello
20 21 Jun 1918 p.m. 76a   Scout Mandre
21 24 Jun 1918 1200 76a   Two-seater Possagno/Paverion
22 25 Jun 1918 1030 76a   Scout Moreno di Piave
23 25 Jun 1918 1030 76a   Albatros D.III Moreno di Piave
24 07 Jul 1918 0900 76a   Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Cima Eckar
u/c 07 Jul 1918 76a   Hansa-Brandenburg C.I Valbella
25 07 Jul 1918 0900 76a   Albatros D.III Valbella
u/c 07 Jul 1918 0900 76a   Phönix D.I Casoni
26 12 Jul 1918 0810 76a   Albatros D.III Monte Tomatico
u/c 12 Jul 1918 0810 76a   Phönix D.I Monte Tomatico
 
Books
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
 
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