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lt. av. Alexandru Paun
lt. av. (r) Nicolae Polizu-Micsunesti
lt. av. Horia Pop
cpt. av. Gheorghe Popescu-Ciocanel
adj. av. Victor Popescu
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cpt. av. Virgil Trandafirescu
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slt. av. Florin Vasilovschi
adj. av. (r) Tiberiu Vinca
cpt. av. Dan Vizanti
slt. av. Ion Vonica
adj. av. Victor Popescu

Fighter Pilot

Born: 4 August 1915, Vidin Jupanesti

Units:

  • 22 June 1941 - 1943: 4th Fighter Group
  • 1943 - September 1944: ?
  • September 1944 - May 1945: 2nd Fighter Group

Combat missions: over 80

Victories: N/A

Decorations:

  • Virtutea Aeronautica Order Gold Cross class with two bars
  • Serviciu Credincios Medal 2nd and 3rd classes

Died: 10 June 1985, Craiova

War episode:

After 23 August 1944, the 2nd Fighter Group became the main unit equipped with the obsolete IAR-80s and used in ground attacks during the campaign against the Axis. Adj. av. Victor Popescu was reassigned to this unit and distinguished himself in these dangerous missions for an aircraft with little armor. On 9 September he attacked a Hungarian cavalry regiment and completely disorganized it. A week later, on 17 September his IAR was hit over Apahida railway station.

On 17 November he was again hit and crash landed 50 km behind enemy lines. During the ground attack it is estimated 320 casualties were caused to the enemy. After two nights of walking he managed to reach the Romanian lines.

On 23 December, in the Filakovo region, adj. av. Victor Popescu set on fire the Hortz alcohol factory.

Picture courtesy of mr. Dorel Popescu

Adj. av. Victor Popescu in his flight suit

Picture courtesy of mr. Dorel Popescu

Adj. av. Victor Popescu near one of the 4th Fighter Group's PZL P.11f

Picture courtesy of mr. Dorel Popescu

An IAR-39 of the Guard Flotilla in Cluj, of which adj. av. Popescu was part until 1939

Picture courtesy of mr. Dorel Popescu

Adj. av. Victor Popescu in uniform

Picture courtesy of mr. Dorel Popescu

Adj. av. Victor Popescu in flight school

Author: Victor Nitu
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Dan Antoniu  (28 February 2009)
Domnule Dorel Popescu,
Detin informatii despre activitatea militara a Adj.Av. Victor Popescu, informatiile provin din arhivele militare.
Daca sunteti interesat ma puteti contacta la:
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