Military Airmail Route Operated by Italian Army

The Italian Army operated the international airmail route between Brindisi, Italy to Valona, Albania from May to June 1917.

Date:
      May 1917
Name(s):
      Italian Army
Location:
      Italy, Albania

Additional Information:

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