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cpt. av. Horia Agarici
lt. av. Florin Alexiu
lt. av. Tudor Andrei
lt. av. Titus Axente
lt. av. Mircea "Gicu" Badulescu
lt. cdor. av. Corneliu Batacui
slt. av. Constantin Balta
adj. av. Mihai Belcin
lt. av. Emil Boian
lt. av. Romulus Bucsa
cpt. av. (r) Constantin "Bâzu" Cantacuzino
adj. av. Dumitru Chera
lt. av. Serghei Ciachir
lt. av. Ioan Cioroiu
slt. av. Vasile Claru
adj. av. Nicolae Cojocaru
cpt. av. Petre Coles
lt. av. Decebal "Desi" Constantinescu
cdor. av. George Davidescu
adj. av. Traian Dârjan
cpt. av. Dumitru Deica
cpt. av. (r) Ioan Dicezare
lt. av. Ion Dobran
lt. av. Gheorghe Dobrescu
lt. av. Constantin Dragomir
cpt. av. Boris Ferderber
adj. sef av. Spridon Focsaneanu
lt. av. Ioan Galea
lt. av. Vasile Gavriliu
slt. av. Rene Gānescu
slt. av. Costin Georgescu
lt. av. Emil Georgescu
lt. av. Gheorghe "Gāga" Georgescu
cpt. av. Marin Ghica
lt. av. Teodor Greceanu
lt. av. Eusebie Hladiuc
adj. maj. av. Dumitru Ilie
lt. av. Gabriel Ionescu
adj. maj. av. Petre Ionescu-Conta
adj. stg. av. Aurelian Livovschi
of. ec. cls. III Ioan Maga
lt. av. Tanase Mancu
cpt. av. Alexandru Manoliu
adj. av. Ioan Marinciu
cpt. av. Eugen "Matra" Marinescu
slt. av. Nicolae Sixtus Maxim
of. echip. cls. III av. Ion Milu
lt. av. Gheorghe Mociornita
lt. av. Lazar Munteanu
slt. av. Vasile Nasturas
lt. av. Traian "Ciocan" Nicolae
slt. av. Dumitru Pasare
adj. maj. av. (r) Vasile Pascu
lt. av. Alexandru Paun
lt. av. (r) Nicolae Polizu-Micsunesti
lt. av. Horia Pop
cpt. av. Gheorghe Popescu-Ciocanel
adj. av. Victor Popescu
lt. cdor. av. Alexandru "Popicu" Popisteanu
cpt. av. Eusebie Popovici
cpt. av. Traian Popteanu
cpt. av. Ion Profir
adj. sef av. Stefan "Grecu" Pucas
cpt. av. Craciun "Sbilt" Salajan
cpt. cdor. av. Ioan Sandu
cpt. av. Wilhelm Schmaltz
cpt. av. Dorin Sculi
adj. stg. av. (r) Niculae Sculy Logotheti
cpt. av. Alexandru Serbanescu
adj. sef av. Nicolae Stan
lt. av. Virgil "Ghinghi" Stanculescu
lt. av. Dragos Stinghe
lt. av. Dan Stoian
cpt. av. Gheorghe Stroici
cpt. av. Virgil Trandafirescu
slt. av. (r) Sorin Tulea
slt. av. Florin Vasilovschi
adj. av. (r) Tiberiu Vinca
cpt. av. Dan Vizanti
slt. av. Ion Vonica
adj. av. Mihai Belcin

Fighter/Dive Bomber Pilot

Born: 12 August 1915, Cosambesti, Ialomita

Units:

  • July 1940 - May 1942: 6th Fighter Group
  • May - September 1942: 8th Fighter Group
  • September 1942 - 26 March 1943: 6th Fighter Group
  • 27 March 1943 - 31 August 1944: 3rd Dive Bomber Group

Combat missions: unknown fighter + 154 dive bomber

Victories: 1 confirmed + 1 probable

Decorations:

  • Virtutea Aeronautica Order Knight class with two bars
  • Eiserne Kreuz 1st class

War episode:

For several days adj. av. Mihai Belcin was constantly asked by his friend slt. Werner Metianu, the group's chief engineer, to take him on a Stuka mission. So he finally did on 22 July 1943. Slt. Metianu replaced the machine-gunner in the back seat in a mission to bomb the village of Melekhov. But soon after take off the Ju-87D3 no. 28 experienced engine problems. Because they were flying over flooded areas, adj. Belcin decided to jump, but Metianu was to afraid to do it and he renounced the idea. Through the smoke coming out of the engine he spotted a suitable place for landing and eventually managed to put it down smoothly. A German car came quickly to the site and helped them extinguish the fire, thus saving the airplane. A Luftwaffe Fi-156 picked them up and took them back to base, where lt. cdor. av. Galeno was unpleasantly surprised to see Metianu and gave them three days of detention.

He is presently living in Bucharest

Author: Victor Nitu
Sources:
Iordache C. Lt. cdor. av. (r) Mihail Belcin, Orizont Aviatic No. 4

Roba J.-L., Craciunoiu C. Romanian Black Hussars, Editura Modelism, 1998

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