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Nicholas Bartzelai 10-09-2006 09:00 AM

Good day to all of you,

I would appreciate if there is any info and moreover a PHOTOGRAPH of the
SAVOIA-MARCHETTI S.55 BOAT PLANE with german insignia.
I am currently writing an article regarding the above aircraft.

Thank you for your kind attention

Nicholas Bartzelai
Athens, Greece

Jaap Woortman 10-10-2006 03:07 PM


Try at the LEMB forum at


bobbrown 12-12-2011 12:26 AM

S-55 Boat Plane
This was the flagship of the Italian AF and was based at Orbetello. It was the main aircraft used in the large formation flights to South American led by Pineda and for the flight of 24 Savoias to the Chicago World's Fair in 1933 led by Italo Balbo. The 24 twin hulled flying boats arrived in formation over the Chicago Fair on the shore of Lake Michigan at shortly after noon on July 15, 1933. Pictures of the aircraft and formations are in the book Seawings by Edward Jablonski. published by Doubleday in 1972. The development of the aircraft and the Italian AF is partially described in the book "Italo Balbo" by Clauio Segre, U. of California Press.

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