Aircraft Photo of I-SAAT | Savoia-Marchetti S.55 | Italy - Air Force | #355396
Registration / Serial:I-SAAT
Aircraft Original Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.55
Aircraft Generic Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.55
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti S.55
C/n (msn):[ MM40208 ]
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Schellingwoude - Seaplane (closed)Map
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:12 June 1928
Photo Photo Archive
Photo ID: 355396
Photo Comment

The aircraft which found the survivors of the crashed airship Italia on an Arctic ice floe, seen on its way up north one week earlier. The aircraft commander was noted pilot Umberto Maddalena. This photo appeared in Dutch newspapers. Other pictures of I-SAAT, supposedly named Santa Maria, show Fascist military roundel on the bow. Photo from: Amsterdam City Archives

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