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Alexandru "Alecu" Şerbănescu (17 May 1912 in Coloneşti, Olt County – 18 August 1944 in Ruşavăţ, Buzău County) was a leading Romanian fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that opposed the Axis powers together during the Second World War (1939–1945).
The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe.
The Black Sea is a sea between Southeastern Europe and Western Asia.
Brașov (Kronstadt; Brassó, Hungarian pronunciation:; Medieval Latin: Brassovia or Corona; 1950–1960: Orașul Stalin) is a city in Romania and the administrative centre of Brașov County.
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Bucharest (București) is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania.
Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California.
Constantin Cantacuzino (nicknamed Bâzu; November 11, 1905–May 26, 1958) was a Romanian aviator, one of his country's leading World War II fighter aces, and a member of the Cantacuzino family.
The Crimean Peninsula (Кры́мский полуо́стров, Кри́мський піво́стрів, Къырым ярымадасы), also known simply as Crimea (Крым, Крим, Къырым), is a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea that is almost completely surrounded by water.
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Debrecen (known by alternative names) is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.
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The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF).
The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter at Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in the early 1930s.
The Heinkel He 112 is a fighter aircraft designed by Walter and Siegfried Günter.
Captain Horia Agarici (April 6, 1911 – July 13, 1982) was a Romanian aviator and World War II flying ace.
The Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Légierő) is the air force branch of the Hungarian Defence Forces.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
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The IAR 80 was a Romanian World War II low-wing monoplane, all-metal monocoque fighter and ground-attack aircraft.
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The ICAR 36 / ICAR Comercial (sic), variously also known as the ICAR M 36, Messerschmitt M 36 or BFW M.36 was a Messerschmitt design built and tested by the Romanian company ICAR in the mid-1930s.
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Industria Aeronautică Română (IAR) (now IAR S.A. Brasov) or Romanian Aeronautic Industry in English, is a Romanian aerospace manufacturer founded in 1925.
An insignia (Latin: īnsignia, nominative plural of īnsigne, "emblem, token, symbol"), plural insignias, is a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s.
--> The Messerschmitt Bf 110, often (erroneously) called Me 110, was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer—German for "Destroyer") and fighter-bomber (Jagdbomber or Jabo) developed in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and used by the Luftwaffe and others during World War II.
Michael I (Mihai I; born 25 October 1921) was King of Romania from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 to 30 December 1947.
Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazu(l) or Mihai Bravu, Vitéz Mihály; 1558 – August 9, 1601) was the Prince of Wallachia (1593–1601), of Transylvania (1599–1600), and of Moldavia (1600).
National colours are frequently part of a country's set of national symbols.
Ploiești (older spelling: Ploești) is the county seat of Prahova County and lies in the historical region of Wallachia in Romania.
The Polish Air Force (Siły Powietrzne, literally "Air Forces") is a military branch of the Polish Armed Forces.
The PZL P.11 was a Polish fighter aircraft, designed in the early 1930s by PZL in Warsaw.
The PZL P.24 was a Polish fighter aircraft, designed in mid-1930s in the PZL factory in Warsaw.
In military operations, reconnaissance is the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and enemy presence.
RomaniaIn English, Romania was formerly often spelled Rumania or sometimes Roumania.
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The Romanian Air Force (Forţele Aeriene Române) is the air force branch of the Romanian Armed Forces.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.
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The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Italian for sparrowhawk) was a three-engined Italian medium bomber with a wood-and-metal structure.
Săliștea (Tschorren; Alsócsóra), known as Cioara until 1965, is a commune located in Alba county, Romania.
Săuleşti is a commune in Gorj County, Romania.
Slovakia (Slovensko), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovenská republika), is a country in Central Europe.
Societatea Pentru Exploatări Technice or SET ("Technical Development Society") was a Romanian aircraft manufacturer.
The Soviet Air Forces (r, literally "Military Air Forces") was the official designation of one of the air forces of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet invasion of Poland was a Soviet military operation that started without a formal declaration of war on 17 September 1939.
Transylvania (Romanian: Transilvania or Ardeal, Hungarian: Erdély, German: Siebenbürgen, Polish: Siedmiogród, Latin: Transsilvania, Turkish: Erdel) is a historical region in the central part of Romania.
Ukraine (Україна, tr. Ukraina) is a country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
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The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF) were the military aviation service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II, successor to the United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.