thisdayinwwi:

thisdayinwwi:

Jun 19 1918 Italy’s highest-scoring ace, Maggiore (Major) Francesco Baracca, is killed by Austro-Hungarian ground fire. He had claimed 34 victories https://t.co/7mHA2Q8brF https://t.co/Crqxf18fpy http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1008845252847792128

In later years, Francesco Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began being manufactured. The roller coaster at Ferrari World on Yas Island Flying Aces, is named after him and themed to him.