Angelini, Gaby

AVIATOR (ITALY)
BORN 24 Sep 1911, Susa, Piemonte - DIED 3 Dec 1932, Uadi el-Ghelta
REAL NAME Angelini, Gabriella
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Reparto 17, Giardino 202)

Gaby Angelini came from a wealthy family. She obtained her pilot's license when she was nineteen years old at the Aero Club Milan and she soon became a celebrity. She was the first Italian woman who completed a trans-European flight.

In 1932 she went on a solo flight to Delhi in an Italian two-seat Breda Ba.15 aircraft. In Libya she flew into a sandstorm, resulting in a crash in the desert in which she died. Her body was found by Bedouins amid the wreckage of her plane and transported back to Italy. 120,000 people came to her funeral in Milan.

Images

The grave of Gaby Angelini at the Cimitero Monumentale, Milano.
Picture by Androom (22 Feb 2019)

 

Sources
Gaby Angelini - Wikipedia


Angst, Carl Albert

Published: 28 Jun 2019
Last update: 13 Apr 2020