lt. av. Virgil "Ghinghi" Stanculescu

Bomber Pilot

Born: 5 May 1920, Bazargic


  • 7 May 1943 - 22 April 1944: 78th Bomber Squadron
  • 22 April - 11 September 1944: 4th Bomber Group
  • 11 September - 14 October 1944: 5th Bomber Group
  • 4 March - 12 May 1945: 1st Bomber Group

Combat missions: 56

Victories: -


  • Virtutea Aeronautica Order Gold Cross class with one bar

War episode:

On 30 August 1944, the 78th Bomber Squadron received the mission to bomb a German convoy, which was retreating on the Danube and was shelling the ports it passed by. Lt. av. Virgil Stanculescu was the leader of the formation of five He-111H6s. They took off from Craiova and soon met up with the fighters sent to protect them. However, only four bombers reached the target, between Hinova and Simian. One was lost on the way due to a pilot error. They dropped their load, sunk two ships and damaged several others and then returned safely to their airfield.

Died: 30 March 1987, Bucharest


User Comments Add Comment  (2 October 2013)
Conform certificatului sau de nastere, s-a nascut in 3 Mai 1920.