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Italian Military Dirigible No. 1 – Wills Aviation #20

History Behind The Card: Italian Military Dirigible No. 1 Card #20 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Gaetano Arturo Crocco, b: October 26, 1877 –d: January 19, 1968, Naples, Italy Name: Brigadier-General Ottavio Ricaldoni, b: January 23, … Continue reading

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First Balloon Flight in England, 1784 – Wills’s Aviation #3

History Behind The Card: First Balloon Flight in England, 1784 Card #3 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Vincenzo Lunardi, January 11, 1759 in Lucca, Italy – July 31, 1806, Lisbon, Portugal. Along with being the first … Continue reading

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