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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
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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
lt. av. Dragos Stinghe

Picture courtesy of cdor. Dragos Stinghe

Lt. av. Dragos Stinghe in the cockpit of his Bf-109G.

Fighter Pilot

Born: 25 March 1920

Units:

  • November 1943 - 23 August 1944: 7th Fighter Group
  • September - November 1944: 9th Fighter Group
  • March - 12 May 1945: 1st Fighter Group

Combat missions: over 100

Victories: N/A

Decorations:

  • Virtutea Aeronautica Order Gold Cross class with one bar

War episode:

In April 1944, the USAAF made several air raids over Romanian territory. The 58th Fighter Squadron was scrambled every time. On one such occasion, lt. av. Dragos Stinghe was just closing in on a lone bomber, which had remained behind the formation, when he heard in his radio: "Blue Nine, there's a Mustang on your tail! Break left, break left!" He then climbed and turned, avoiding the American's bullets and tracers in the last moment. Ironically, lt. av. Stinghe did not recognize the voice that saved him.

He is presently living in Bucharest

Read the memories of cdor. av. (VR) Dragos Stinghe

 

Picture courtesy of cdor. Dragos Stinghe

Of. echip. cl. III Ion Milu congratulates lt. av. Dragos Stinghe upon his return from his 100th mission.

 

Picture courtesy of mr. Dan Melinte

Lt. av. Dragos Stinghe (left) leaning on 14 Yellow. The man in the right side of the photo is of. echip. cl. III Ion Milu

 

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Cosmin Anastasiu  (29 December 2005)
Ofiter de aviatie,pilot de vanatoare,promotia 1942,Ioan Dragos Stinghe a participat la al doilea razboi mondial,de pe aerodromuri din tara,din Ungaria si Cehoslovacia, ajungand pana in Viena. Pentru fapte de arme a fost decorat cu ordine si medalii, dintre care amintim ordinele "Virtutea Aeronautica" si "Coroana Romaniei". Dupa razboi a fost pilot si comandant de escadrila de vanatoare. Ulterior, sef de stat-major de regiment si divizie de aviatie. In 1960 trece in rezerva cu gradul de colonel(comandor).
 Bun scriitor a scris in special beletristica: 
-"Destinul tineretii noastre"  Editura Militara 2005
-"Zborul cu numarul 214" Editura Albatros 1990
LA 86 de ani este cel mai invarsta fost pilot de vanatoare pe asemenea avioane si asemenea conditii. Bun violonist dupa razboi a fost selectionat pentru a participa in orchestra de camera a Comandamentului Aeronauticii, cu care da numeroase concerte.