- 22 June 1941 - 6 February 1944: 5th Bomber Group
Combat missions: over 125
- Virtutea Aeronautica Order Knight class
- Eiserne Kreuz 2nd class
On 23 october 1943, adj. av. Nicolae Cojocaru was flying the Ju-88A-4 no. 121. Together
with him were slt. Gheorghe Mazilu (observer), serg. Ion Dragomir (radio operator) and
serg. Gheorghe Burcau (machine-gunner). The aircraft was part of a formation of 10 Romanian
bombers, which attacked troop and armor concentrations in the Shirokaya-Shluet area. On their
way back from the objective, the formation was jumped by 6 LaGGs. The Ju-88 no. 121 was
severely hit and adj. Cojocaru had to make a forced landing. He managed top put it down in
friendly lines near village. The crew was unscratched, but the airplane was destroyed in a
proportion of about 60%. They were surprised to see their squadron commander, cpt. av.
Dem Ben Cârâc, land his bomber near them and take them back to the airfield.
Died: 6 February 1943, on Nikolaev airfield at 1035; he entered with his Ju-88A-4
into two German fighters, while taxiing on the runaway.