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|Written by alberto|
Raffaele Mario d'Orlando was born in Naples by Vincenzo and Giuseppina Lanzuolo in 1908. Few months after his birth his father leaves the family to join his brother Michele in Boston. His mother Giuseppina finds a new companion, Gaetano Vices Vinci , and moves to Turin. Gaetano loves Raffaele and grows him up as it were his own son.
His military specialty is now "air observer" and flights regularly on the Romeo Ro37 biplanes.
During the WW2 he serves on the Croatian front with the rank of Major. In Duga Resa (Karlovac) he is captured by the Germans on the 8th September 1943. Transferred to Germany as prisoner of war he survives until the liberation in 1945.