WORK IN PROGRESS
THIS IS A LONG TERM PROJECT

List being compiled

Chronological Listing of Early Romanian
Losses & Bailouts
Romanian Losses and Ejections - Post WW2

  Pre World War One

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo  
13th September 1913 Romanian Civilian born in Bintinti Vlaicu II     Crashed close to Ploiesti during a flight with his own airplane  over Carpathian mountains Aurel Vlaicu killed  
                 

   World War One

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo  
                 
                 

   1918 - 1939

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo  
29th August 19??   Fernic Cruisaire monoplane     Crashed at the National Air Races held at Curtis Reynolds Airport, Chicago George B. Fernic
killed
 
Monday 25th May 1930   ??   Daneasa Airdrome Engine failure at 600 feet. Crashed at Bucharest      
Prince Mircea

Cantacuzčne [Cantacuzino]
killed

his wife
injured
[it is believed that the female passenger was actually Mme Polizu]
 
FLIGHT
30th May 1930

"The Prince was a supporter of the exiled Prince Carol, and on the night before his death he had been dropping leaflets from his machine over Bucharest to advocate the return of Prince Carol."

TIME
9th June 1930
Prince Mircea Cantacuzčne, ardent supporter of abdicated Crown Prince Carol of Rumania; at Baneasa, Rumania; when an airplane from which he had been dumping pro-Carol pamphlets over Bucharest suddenly went down out of control. Two years ago Prince Carol himself chartered a plane, started to fly from England to Bucharest to distribute aerial propaganda, but British authorities restrained him (TIME, May 14, 1928).
NEW YORK TIMES
NEW YORK TIMES
9th December 1931   IAR CV 11     Engine failure. Attempted forced landing. Crashed near Bucharest during the world 500 km closed circuit speed record attempt Captain Romeo Popescu killed in crash    
20th July 1938 Romanian Royal Air Force Twin engined monoplane     During take off in an attempt to cross the Atlantic the aircraft hit a stone wall around the private airport in Connecticut Captain Alexander Papana  
13th February 1938  

???

    Crashed while flying to Huszt, Carpartho-Ukraine with the leader of the "Fascist Iron Guard" on his way to form a Rumanian Legion      
Pilot injured Passenger Victor Dimitrescu injured  

   World War Two
 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo  
                 
25th April  1943       7th Fighter Group Crash landed adj. stg. Tiberiu Vinca  
6th June1943       57th Fighter Squadron (7th Fighter Group) Too low to bail-out - crash landed cmdr. Romanescu    
26th June 1943         Patrolling in the Kirpiscevo-Rumianki sector Adj. av. Laurenţiu Cătană bailed out over Soviet lines and captured    
10th October 1943       7th Fighter Group Shot down by Soviet fighters Muresan    
19th August 1943   Bf 109 E       Ion Milu  
10th October 1943       7th Fighter Group Shot down by Soviet fighters Nicoara "ditched" in shallow water - rescued by German boat    
10th October 1943       7th Fighter Group Shot down by Soviet fighters. Managed to crash near the lines of the Romanian 4th Mountain Division Alexandru Şerbănescu  
18th August 1944       7th Fighter Group Lost in combat with USAAF aircraft P-51s and P-38s Alexandru Şerbănescu
KIA
 
13th March 1944       56th Fighter Squadron
9th Fighter Group
Pipera airfield near Bucharest
Hit by defensive machine gun fire from German He-111 bombers.  entered a spin and crashed into the ground adj. Tiberiu Vinca  
23rd June 1944   Bf-109G   48th Fighter Squadron Shot down by USAAF fighters that were escorting bombers to attack Ploesti. Crash landed 13 km west of Gaesti lt. av. Tudor Greceanu
injured
Spent two months in hospital
 
8th August 1944         Shot down by USAAF P-38 Ion Milu bailed-out. Dislocated his shoulder  
25th February 1945   Bf-109G   9th Fighter Group Shot down by German Bf-109Gs adj. Av. Traian Dārjan  killed  
25th February 1945   Bf-109G no. 31 9th Fighter Group Shot down by German Bf-109Gs cpt. av. Constantin "Bāzu" Cantacuzino