Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" (Oscar)

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Visitors - The Italian Connection

The very first international aviators to visit Japan were the four crew members of the two Italian Ansaldo SVA 9 aircraft who arrived in Yoyogi Parade Ground of Tokyo on May 31, 1920. They were Lt. Arturo Ferrarin with Gino Cappannini and Lt. Guido Masiero with Roberto Maretto.
An excellent article full of details about this flight can be found HERE, a really very good site about aviation pioneers from around the world.

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