Giuseppe Cei
Ing. Cei - Allievo.
(Foto V. Falomo)

Photo courtesy of Valerio Vallini, 6-17-04

     If you search for "Giuseppe Cei", using the Google search engine, (6-5-04), you will find about 101 links. None of them seem to refer to this aviator. However, if you search for "Jean Cei", you will find two links. One of them, in French, refers briefly to his death.

de JANVIER à MAI 1911
sélection Vidéothèque de Paris
actualités 1911 muet noir et blanc 32min

from JANUARY to MAY 1911
selection Video library of Paris current events 1911
black and white dumb man 32min

"Les cinq premiers mois de l'année 1911 vus par les Actualités cinématogra- phiques Gaumont. La Vidéothèque de Paris a sélectionné les reportages tournés à Paris ou en proche banlieue. Parmi les images filmées par les opérateurs Gaumont, deux duels, l'actualité de l'aviation, le 40ème anniversaire de la Commune et une manifestation de familles nombreuses."
"The first five months of year 1911 seen by the phic Current events cinématogra- Gaumont. The Video library of Paris selected the reports turned to Paris or in outskirts of the city. Among the images filmed by the Gaumont operators, two duels, the topicality of aviation, the 40ème anniversary of the Commune and a demonstration of large families."
     In the body of this listing is found the following item:
"...aviation mort de l'aviateur Jean Cei, concours d'aéroplanes à Issy-les-Moulineaux ...."
"... aviation death of the aviator Jean Cei, Airplane competition at Issy-les-Moulineaux....."

     I was alerted to this website by Valerio Vallini, (11-23-05). On it you can find listed, in alphabetical order, an entry for Giuseppe Cei, Included is the number of his French license, No. 353, the date of issue, February 3, 1911, and the date of his death, March 28, 1911. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
     If time permits, you may want to visit the homepage of the site, by clicking on:
Aéroplane de Touraine

     Even though I can't read French, I can begin to appreciate the fact that this is a valuable resource and offers much of interest to the fan of early aviation and aviators.
     If you will copy the URL of the page and paste it into the Babelfish translation program, you will get a hint at to the wealth of information which is readily available to the French-reading visitor.

     Mario Cobianchi wrote this very interesting book in the year 1943 and he died in the 1944. The book isn't for sale and in Italy there are only 11 copies in the libraries. It is the source of the information on other Italian pioneers which I have sent to you including Giuseppe Cei, Pasqua marquis Ugolino Vivaldi, Mario Calderara and Adorno Enrico Cammarota
Photo & text courtesy of Giovanni Giorgetti, 10-10-04

Before Amelia
Aeroplani Caproni Gianni Caproni and His Aircraft 1910-1983
Product Details
Language: Italian:
List Price: $98.00
Publisher: Museo Caproni 1992:
Offered for Sale By:
Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
P. O. Box 38079
Albany, New York
United States 12203
Phone: 518 438-4697
  The book is for sale at:
Museo Gianni Caproni,
Via Lidorno 3 - 38100 Trento, Italy
Tel. +39-0461-944888
Fax +39-0461-944900
or Museo tridentino di scienze naturali
Gianni Caproni - The Pioneer 1910 - 1914;
The Caproni in the First World War;
The post-war prototypes;
Towards the "sky battleship";
The light biplanes;
The general robust monoplanes;
The experimentales and sanitaries
Caproni Aeronautica Bergamasca;
The universe Caproni 1929 -1945;
From the propeller to the jet 1945 - 1983;
The museum Caproni.
Editor's Note: This information, including the photograph of the cover, was kindly supplied by Giovanni Giorgetti who translated it from the Italian. He is a member of Gruppo Amici Velivoli Storici, (Historical Airplanes Friends Group ). If you can read Italian, you can access their homepage by clicking on the title above. If you only read English, as I do, you can access a description of the group as translated by Giovanni by clicking on:
English Version.

Oltre L'Azzuro
Beyond the Blue
Homage for the clients of the bank Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa, Italy.
Product Details
Language: Italian:
List Price: 30,50 EURO
Publisher: Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa,
  The book is for sale at:
Studio Bibliografico IL POSTIGLIONE,
V.le Sardegna, 26, 27100 Pavia,
tel and fax 038225857,
Photo & text courtesy of Giovanni Giorgetti, 10-10-04

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