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Polar Quest: Nobile

Pope Pius meets Italia crew

  • — Date of event: Saturday 31, March 1928 —

Papal blessing for pioneer aviators heading for North Pole

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Papal blessing for pioneer aviators heading for North Pole

The entire crew of the Italia, the airship due to leave Milan this spring in a journey to the North Pole, met with His Holiness Pope Pius XI at the Vatican today. The crew is led by Umberto Nobile who, on behalf of the crew, accepted from the Pope a wooden cross that, if conditions permit, will be placed at the North Pole.

This article was published in Polar Quest: Nobile.

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  1. Ian Godfrey
    28 March 2014

    I like this, thank you!

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