|Previous: Altobello Conspiracy|
|Concurrent: Gambetti-Ancelotti War|
|Next: Grove Street-Ballas War|
|Philadelphia Mob War|
|Provocation: Death of Angelo Bruno|
|Outcome: Scarfo victory|
Angelo Bruno was the Don of the Bruno crime family, which ran Philadelphia ever since 1911. He was involved in drug trafficking, and various other criminal activities that turned Philadelphia into a criminal paradise. In 1980, he began to argue with his consigliere Antonio Caponigro over the meth trade, and Caponigro had him murdered. However, The Commission did not sanction the hit, so they ordered Caponigro to be put away as well. Philip Testa, one of Bruno's made men, became the Boss of the Testa crime family, replacing the Bruno organization. The Testa family was weak, and Philip was known to be a brutal don. His Underbosses Peter Casella and Frank "Chickie" Narducci conspired against him, hoping to become don, and they killed him with a bomb in March 1981. After the March 15 bombing, the Scarfo crime family replaced the Testas and fought to kill the traitors. They eventually killed Narducci and the Marinucchi Brothers, after a bloody mob war in which 30 mobsters were killed.