Silvio Scaroni was born in Bescia, Italy, on 12th May 1893. He joined the Italian Army and reached the rank of corporal before being transferred to the Corpo Aeronautico Militare (CAM) in March, 1915. He started as a reconnaissance pilot but later began flying the Nieuport I7 fighter plane. Scaroni scored his first confirmed victory on 14th November 1917.
Wounded in action at Monte Tomatico, he became the second highest Italian flying ace in July 1918 when he achieved his 26th victory.
Silvo Scaroni died in Milan on 16th February 1977.