Sergeant Pietro Alfredo Giovetti was an airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in Portuguese East Africa, the son of Carlo Edoardo, an Italian count, and his English wife Annie Elizabeth Giovetti (née Dunn). After being sent to Yorkshire, England, Giovetti participated in rugby and was selected to represent the county.[1] He was naturalized as a British subject on 3 March 1938.[2]

Giovetti volunteered for the Royal Air Force during the war, serving as a wireless operator with 144 Squadron. He died on 21 September 1941 when his Handley Page Hampden crashed near the village of Kirkby, Lincolnshire.[1]

He is buried in South Kyme Churchyard.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Second World War Mission Ended in Shocking Crash", 15 January 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  2. The London Gazette (34500), p. 2325. 8 April 1938, Retrieved 17 August 2015.


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