Here united upon this stone are the names of those who died in the wreck of the Italia and those who gave their lives trying to rescue them.
In remembrance of a glorious feat of human endeavour which stands today as a memorial and a testamony to the brotherhood of men.
On may 25, 1928, the airship Italia after flying for 134 hours over the unexplored regions crashed upon the ice north of the svalbard of the crew there perished Renato Alessandrini – Ettore Arduino _ Attilia Caratti – Callisto Ciocca – Ugo Lago – Finn Malmgren – Vincenzo Pomella – Aldo Pontremdi.
On june 18, 1928, Roald Amundsen – René Guilbaud – Gilbert Brazy – Albert de Cuverville – Leif Dietrichson – Emile Valette were lost in the Barents sea gallantly flying to rescue the survivors of the Italia.
On September 29, 1928, flying homeward after the search for the Italia and for Amundsen, Pierluigi Penzo – Tullio Crosio – Guiseppe Della Gatta perished upon french soil.
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Record added 14/07/2014.
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