Born: 1916 or 1917, Talpas, jud. Dolj
- 22 June 1941 - 12 May 1945*: 5th Bomber Group
* from October 1944, the 5th Bomber Group was reduced to only a few airplanes, which
were joined with the 2nd Long Range Recon Squadron and formed the Mixed Bomber-Recon
Combat missions: 218
- Virtutea Aeronautica Order Knight class with two bars
- Eiserne Kreuz 1st class
From the over 200 successful missions that lt. av. Gheorghe Georgescu executed, the one
on 13 January 1945 stands out. The remaining four operational Romanian Ju-88A-4s took off
to bomb one of the bridges over the Danube in Budapest. He was the commander of the mission,
being the most experienced officer taking part (even though not the highest ranking). On
the way to the city one of the bombers had some technical problems and had to turn back.
They were flying at 5000 m. The powerful German and Hungarian AAA started firing.
Lt. av. Georgescu gave the signal to prepare for the dive. The bomb bay opened, the bombs
were armed. Then he gave the second signal and the formation entered the dive. They did not
use the dive breaks, confusing the enemy AA gunners, who were always firing behind them.
At 1500 m the bombs were released and the pilots pulled the sticks as hard as they could.
The formation turned to the left to observe the effect of their bombing. At least two 250 kg
bombs had hit the "Chain Bridge", destroying a portion of it. The Ju-88s escaped to the
southeast and came back to the base.
He is presently living in Talpas