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Francesco Baracca

1933 chewing gum card of Italian ace Francesco Baracca, card number 8 from the National Chicle Company Sky Birds Series of 48 pilots and airplanes of World War I. Baracca had 34 victories when he was killed in action on June 21, 1918. The spelling of Baracca's name is correct on the front, and incorrect on the back.
Text:
Major Baracca
Reverse:
No. 8
Major Barracca
Ace of aces of the Italian army, he had 34 victories to his credit when his untimely end came, June 21, 1918. He had made over one thousand flights over enemy country, and had been successful on 70 bombing expeditions. The day he was killed he had been up 5 times, but finally was met by a number of enemy planes at once. One of them put a bullet through his head and down he went.
This is a series of 48 cards
Sky Birds
National Chicle Company
Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.
Makers of Quality Chewing Gum
Copr. 1933

1933 chewing gum card of Italian ace Francesco Baracca, card number 8 from the National Chicle Company Sky Birds Series of 48 pilots and airplanes of World War I. Baracca had 34 victories when he was killed in action on June 21, 1918. The spelling of Baracca's name is correct on the front, and incorrect on the back. © Copr. 1933

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Major Baracca



Reverse:

No. 8

Major Barracca



Ace of aces of the Italian army, he had 34 victories to his credit when his untimely end came, June 21, 1918. He had made over one thousand flights over enemy country, and had been successful on 70 bombing expeditions. The day he was killed he had been up 5 times, but finally was met by a number of enemy planes at once. One of them put a bullet through his head and down he went.



This is a series of 48 cards



Sky Birds

National Chicle Company

Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.

Makers of Quality Chewing Gum

Copr. 1933

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Francesco Baracca was Italy's leading ace of World War I, killed on June 21, 1918 during the failed Austro-Hungarian Piave Offensive. Baracca commanded the 91a Squadriglia and had 34 victories to his credit. At the time of his death he was flying a Spad XIII in a strafing operation.

Baracca had his first victory on April 7, 1916 flying a Nieuport 11.

June 21, 1918

Italy

Roles held by Francesco Baracca

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - Pilot 1918-06-21

Statistics for Francesco Baracca

1 Statistic

Statistic Type Statistic
Enemy aircraft downed 34