List of World War II flying aces from Romania

Summary

This is a list of fighter aces in World War II of the Royal Romanian Air Force. For other countries see List of World War II aces by country.

Romanian WW2 victory systemEdit

In February 1944, the ARR (Aeronautica Regală Română) implemented a new and unique scoring system for victories. Victory points were awarded for confirmed and unconfirmed victories as well as for aircraft destroyed on the ground. Points were also awarded for shared victories. This system was applied to all claims prior to its introduction date and followed these rules:[1]

  • 3 victories for a 4 or 6 engine aircraft
  • 2 victories for a 2 or 3 engine aircraft
  • 1 victory for a single engine aircraft

List of acesEdit

The following list contains all pilots who scored 5 victories by the 1944 standard, also mentioning their number of aircraft shot down including shares and unconfirmed victories:[2][a]

Name Victories ARR victories Notes
Constantin "Bâzu" Cantacuzino 53 + 1* 69 Top scoring Romanian ace
11 unconfirmed
Alexandru Șerbănescu 52 55 8 unconfirmed
Ion Milu [ro] 37 + 1* 52 4 unconfirmed
Dan Vizanty [ro] 15 + 1* 43
Constantin Rosariu 20 33 2 unconfirmed
Cristea Chirvăsuță [ro] 22 31 4 unconfirmed
Ioan Maga [ro] 20 29 5 unconfirmed
Ion Mucenica [ro] 23 + 1* 27 2 unconfirmed
Vasile Gavriliu [ro] 20 + 1* 27 2 unconfirmed
Tudor Greceanu [ro] 24 24 5 unconfirmed
Constantin Lungulescu [ro] 19 + 1* 24 2 unconfirmed
Ioan Dicezare 19 23+ 3 unconfirmed
Dumitru Ilie [ro] 14 22 3 unconfirmed
Ioan Mălăcescu [ro] 19 21 3 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Popescu-Ciocănel [ro] 14 19 1 unconfirmed
Dan Scurtu [ro] 14 19 3 unconfirmed
Teodor Zăbavă [ro] 17 + 1* 18 3 unconfirmed
Andrei Rădulescu (aviator) [ro] 14 18 4 unconfirmed
Tiberiu Vinca [ro] 16 + 1* 17 3 unconfirmed
Traian Dârjan [ro] 11 + 1* 17 1 unconfirmed
Mihai Bulat [ro] 4 + 5* 17
Ioan Nicola [ro] 6 + 4* 16
Ion Dobran [ro] 13 15 3 unconfirmed
Mihai Mihordea [ro] 9 + 1* 15 1 unconfirmed
Ștefan Dumitrescu [ro] 8 15 2 unconfirmed
Aurel Tifrea 6 15 1 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Stănică [ro] 5 15 2 unconfirmed
Eugen Fulga 3 + 7* 15 1 unconfirmed
Ernst Stengl 12 14 Luftwaffe liaison officer
Also served with German units; destroyed 17 aircraft in total
Eugen Camencianu [ro] 10 14 3 unconfirmed
Costică P. Popescu [ro] 8 14 1 unconfirmed
Petre Cojocaru [ro] 4 + 1* 14 1 unconfirmed
Dumitru Chera 4 + 1* 13
Iosif Moraru [ro] 12 13 4 unconfirmed
Ioan Micu [ro] 11 + 1* 13 1 unconfirmed
Mircea Dumitrescu (aviator) [ro] 7 + 3* 13 2 unconfirmed
Horia Agarici 8 13 2 unconfirmed
Lucian Toma 7 13
Hariton Dușescu [ro] 11 12 1 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Țuțuianu [ro] 10 12 2 unconfirmed
Ion Galea 7 12 2 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Cristea 3 + 1* 12
Ioan Bârlădeanu [ro] 3 + 1* 12 1 unconfirmed
Nicolae Polizu-Micșunești [ro] 10 11
Ștefan Greceanu [ro] 10 11 3 unconfirmed
Ioan Panaite 9 11 1 unconfirmed
Constantin Ursache [ro] 9 11 1 unconfirmed
Florian Alexiu [ro] 8 11 1 unconfirmed
Christu I. Christu [ro] 4 + 4* 11
Ștefan Octavian Ciutac 6 11
Nicolae Macri [ro] 5 11
Ioan Ivancievici 4 + 3* 11 2 unconfirmed
Nicolae Burileanu [ro] 10 10 1 unconfirmed
Liviu Mureșan [ro] 9 10 2 unconfirmed
Laurențiu Cătană [ro] 8 10
Emil Bălan [ro] 7 10 2 unconfirmed
Ioan Dimache [ro] 6 + 1* 10
Mircea Mazilu [ro] 5 + 2* 10 3 unconfirmed
Constantin Dimache [ro] 4 + 3* 10
Dumitru Baciu [ro] 5 + 1* 10 2 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Hăpăianu [ro] 9 9 2 unconfirmed
Florian Budu [ro] 9 9
Parsifal Ștefănescu [ro] 9
Petre Cordescu [ro] 6 9
Alexandru Moldoveanu [ro] 6 9 2 unconfirmed
Mircea Șenchea 6 9 3 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Parsinopol 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Constantin Baltă 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Constantin Georgescu 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Petre Mihăilescu [ro] 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Mociorniță [ro] 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Jean Sandru 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Ioan Sandu 3 9 1 unconfirmed
Panait Grigore 3 9 2 unconfirmed
Constantin Nicoară 7 8 2 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Cocebaș [ro] 6 8
Emil Georgescu [ro] 5 8 1 unconfirmed
Ștefan Pucas [ro] 5 8 1 unconfirmed
Ioan Marinciu 4 8
Gheorghe Alexandru Grecu 3 + 1* 8 1 unconfirmed
Carol Anastasescu [ro] 3 8 1 unconfirmed
Vasile Forțu [ro] 7 7 2 unconfirmed
Ioan Florea [ro] 5 7
Constantin Pomuț [ro] 5 7 1 unconfirmed
Vasile Mirilă [ro] 4 7
Aurel Vlădăreanu [ro] 3 7
Titus Gheorghe Ionescu [ro] 3 7 1 unconfirmed
Erich Richard Selei [ro] 6 6 1 unconfirmed
Ioan Vornica 6 6
Radu Reinek 5 + 1* 6
Constantin P. Popescu [ro] 5 6
Iuliu Anca [ro] 5 6 1 unconfirmed
Pavel Țurcanu 5 6
Nicolae Naghirneac [ro] 4 6 2 unconfirmed
Iosif Ciuhulescu [ro] 2 + 3* 6 1 unconfirmed
Dumitru Niculescu [ro] 2 + 3* 6
Ștefan Florescu 3 6
Eugen Taflan [ro] 3 6 1 unconfirmed
Virgil Anghelescu [ro] 2 6
Pavel Bucșa 2 6
Vasile Ioniță 2 6 1 unconfirmed
Mircea Teodorescu 2 6 1 unconfirmed
Gheorghe Gulan 1 + 1* 6
Petre Scurtu 2* 6
Vintilă V. Brătianu [ro] 5 5
Mihai Belcin [ro] 4 + 1* 5
Florea Iordache 5 5 1 unconfirmed
Ioan Mihăilescu [ro] 5 5 1 unconfirmed
Emil Droc 5 5 2 unconfirmed
Costin Miron 5 5 2 unconfirmed
Romeo Neacșu [ro] 5 5 2 unconfirmed
Ioan Bocșan [ro] 5 5
Marin Ghica [ro] 5 5
Ioan Simionescu [ro] 4 5
Alexandru Economu 4 5 1 unconfirmed
Nicolae Sculy Logotheti [ro] 4 5 1 unconfirmed
Nicolae Iolu [ro] 4 5
Gheorghe Pisoschi [ro] 3 + 1* 5 1 unconfirmed
Dumitru Encioiu 3 5
Ioan Roșescu [ro] 3 5
Nicolae Bătrânu [ro] 3 5 1 unconfirmed
Vasile Pascu [ro] 2 + 1* 5 1 unconfirmed
Clemente Mureșan 2 5
Petre Constantinescu (aviator) [ro] 2 5 1 unconfirmed
Alexandru Manoliu [ro] 5 5
* Shared victory

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This list might not be perfect.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bernád 2003, p. 85.
  2. ^ Bernád 2003, p. 85-91.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bernád, Dénes (20 June 2003). Rumanian Aces of World War 2. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1841765358.