Angelo Palazzi (Paul Stassino)
Angelo Palazzi / Major François Derval played by Paul Stassino
Born in Limassol, Cyprus 1930
Died 28th June 2012
Starred In Thunderball (1965)
The key in SPECTRE's plan to hijack a Vulcan bomber containing two nuclear bombs, Angelo Palazzi spends two years undergoing various operations and training to become an identical twin to NATO pilot Major François Derval.
The mission is successful killing Derval, his crew aboard the Vulcan, and delivering the Vulcan safely to Emilio Largo. However, Palazzi struggles to release himself from the Vulcan's seat belts when it is submerged underwater. Due to his attempt to blackmail SPECTRE for more money, he is left to drown when Largo cuts his air hose.
Little is learnt about the character of Angelo Palazzi, simply that he is hired to be the identical twin of Major François Derval.
After Fiona Volpe gives Palazzi a packet containing his payment, he demands that he be paid more, stating that all the operations, training and preparation that he has undertook commands more money. This greedy remark is of course ultimately what kills him – he is obviously not aware that nobody crosses Largo, and ultimately Blofeld, without severe – usually fatal consequences. §