"The Italian Air Armada" [Run Time 1:40]

Titled "The Italian Air Armada receives tumultuous welcome on arrival at Chicago." The Italian air force's formation flying group of S.55As flying boats arrives after crossing the Atlantic. The planes land at a Chicago breakwater, and the narration mentions the coincidence of the arrival and the Chicago World's Fair. A small launch boat brings in General Italo Balbo. Sailors salute Balbo as he arrives. Balbo shouts 'Viva Chicago, Viva America'. An intertitle reads "General Balbo is made Indian Chief and renamed 'Chief Flying Eagle'!" Native Americans perform a traditional dance while General Balbo wears a head-dress of feathers at the World's Fair. 

Balbo in Chicago 1933
Type: Newsreel
Image Date: July 27, 1933
Image Taken: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Credit: WPA Film Library
Origin: British Pathé