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Gen Roberto Lordi

Gen Roberto Lordi

Birth
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death 24 Mar 1944 (aged 49)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 100049943 · View Source
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Brigadier General of the Royal Italian Air Force. Gold Medal of Military Valor Recipient and Martyr of the Fosse Ardeatine Massacre. After attending the military college of Nunziatella, he participated in the First World War earning several medals for valor. After the war, Lordì graduated in aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin. In 1923, he served to the Italian Air Force at first in Libya to Castel Benito near Tripoli, where the first Military School of Parachuting of the Regia Aeronautica was built. He remained in Africa from 22 April 1929 to 10 May 1933 and in this period also participated in some spectacular pioneering aeronautical events (organization of the first collective parachutists launch in 1927, participation in the raid Rome-Turin-London in 1928, the first flight through the Tibesti, the highest mountain range in the Sahara desert), until in 1933 he was sent to China, at the head of a military mission, becoming Chief of Staff of Chinese Air Force. General Lordi managed to obtain a number of useful orders for Italy, which however were managed very badly from Italy. He denounced these malfunctions and in reaction put to rest for age limits to just 42 years, at first confined in a psychiatric hospital and then sent into internal exile.


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  • Created by: Ruggero
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100049943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Roberto Lordi (11 Apr 1894–24 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100049943, citing Mausoleo delle Fosse Ardeatine, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Ruggero (contributor 47230849) .