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Romania's Aces

Romania had a complex way of scoring kills. So some sources will have just planes shot down in air combat, others will include planes destroyed on the ground, as well as a scoring system based on the size of the plane.

Rank Name Kills Units Fate
Cpt av1 Alexandru Serbãnescu1, Alexandre Serbanescu2 441, 47, 502 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 KIA1
Cpt rez av1 Constantin Cantacuzino1, Prince Constantine Cantacuzene2 421, 56, 602 Gr 51, 7 and 9 vân1  
Of ech cl III av1 Ioan Milu1, Jon Milu2 182, 331 Gr 1, 7 and 9 vân1  
Adj maj av1 Ioan Mucenica1 211 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 WIA1
Adj av1 Cristea Chirvãsutã1 181 Gr 7 and 9 vân1  
Lt av1 Teodor Greceanu1 181 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 WIA1
Adj rez av1 Constantin Lungelescu1 171 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 KIA1
Lt rez av1 Ioan Di Cesare1 161 Gr 7 vân1  
Adj rez av1 Ioan Mãlãcescu1 161 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 WIFA1
Of ech cl III av1 Ioan Mega1 151 Gr 5, 7 and 8 vân1  
Cpt av1 Dan Valentin Vizanty1 151 Gr 1, 3 and 6 vân1  
Lt av1 Vasile Gavriliu1 141 Gr 9 vân1  
Lt av1 Constantin Rosariu1 141 Gr 7 vân1  
Cpt av1 Gheorghe Popescu-Ciocãnel1 131 Gr 9 vân1 KIA1
Adj stag rez av1 Tiberiu Vinca1 121 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 KIA1
Adj stag av1 Traian Dãrjan1 111 Gr 9 vân1 KIA1
Uffz1 Ernst Stengl1 111 Gr 9 vân1  
Lt rez av1 Nicolae Polizu1 101 Gr 7 vân1 KIA1
Adj sef av1 Andrei Rãdulescu1 101 Gr 5 and 9 vân1 WIA1
Adj av1 Teodor Zãbavã1 101 Gr 8 van and asalt1 KIFA1
Lt av1 Ion Dobran1 91 Gr 9 vân1  
Lt av1 Hariton Dusescu1 91 Gr 7 and 9 vân1  
Adj maj av1 Dumitru Ilie1 91 Gr 6 and 8 vân1 WIA1
Adj maj av1 Mihai Mihordea1 91 Gr 4 vân1  
Cpt av1 Dan Scurtu1 91 Gr 7 vân1  
Adj sef av1 Niculae Burileanu1 81 Gr 7 vân1  
Adj maj av1 Ioan Panaite1 81 Gr 7 and 9 vân1 KIA1
Adj av1 Gheorghe Tutuianu1 81 Gr 8 vân1  
Adj av1 Constantin Ursache1 81 Gr 5, 7 and 9 vân1  
Adj stag av1 Florian Budu1,2 71, 402 Gr 6 and 8 vân1 KIA1
Adj stag av1 Evghenie Camencianu1 71 Gr 5 vân1 KIFA1
Adj av1 Laurentiu Catanã1 71 Gr 7 vân1 POW1
Adj stag rez av1 Stefan Greceanu1 71 Gr 7 vân1  
Adj maj av1 Gheorghe Hãpãnianu1 71 Gr 4 and 7 vân1 KIA1
Cpt av1 Ioan Micu1 71 Gr 8 and 9 vân1  
Adj stag rez av1 Iosif Moraru1 71 Gr 7 and 9 vân1  
Slt av1 Liviu Muresan1 71 Gr 7 vân1 KIA1
Adj av1 Constantin Popescu1 71 Gr 1 and 6 vân1  
Lt av1 Parsifal Stefãnescu1 71 Gr 5 and 8 vân1 KIA1
Cpt av1 Lucian Toma1 71 Gr 5, 7 and 9 vân1 KIA1
Cpt av1 Horia Agarici1 61 Gr 5 and 7 vân1  
Adj av1 Gheorghe Cocebas1 61 Gr 6 and 8 vân1 WIA1
Adj stag av1 Petre Cordescu1 61 Gr 5 vân1  
Adj av1 Ioan Dimache1 61 Gr 3 and 6 vân1  
Lt av1 Mircea Dumitrescu1 61 Gr 3 and 6 vân1  
Adj maj av1 Stefan Dumitrescu1 61 Gr 3 and 6 vân1  
Adj rez av1 Ioan Nicola1 61 Gr 1, 3 and 6 vân1 WIFA1
Lt av1 Florian Alexiu1 51 Gr 8 vân1 KIA1
Adj stag av1 Emil Bãlan1 51 Gr 9 vân1 KIA1
Slt rez av1 Vintila Brãtianu1 51 Gr 7 vân1  
Slt av1 Stefan Octavian Ciutac1 51 Gr 7 and 9 vân1  
Adj av1 Ioan Florea1 51 Gr 3 and 7 vân1  
Lt av1 Ion Galea1 51 Gr 6 and 9 vân1  
Adj av1 Nicolae Macri1 51 Gr 3 and 4 vân1  
Adj av1 Constantin Nicoarã1 51 Gr 7 and 9 vân1  
Adj stag av1 Constantin Popescu1 51 Gr 5 vân1  
Lt rez av1 Radu Reinek1 51 Gr 8 vân1  
Slt rez av1 Erich Richard Selei1 51 Gr 8 vân1 WIFA1
Slt av1 Ioan Vonica1 51 Gr 8 vân1 KIA1
  • KIA: Killed In Action
  • KIFA: Killed In Flying Accident
  • POW: Prisoner Of War
  • WIA: Wounded In Action
  • WIFA: Wounded In Flying Accident

Sources:

  1. Rumanian Aces of World War 2, Dénes Bernád, 2003
  2. Aircraft of the Aces Legends of World War 2, Tony Holmes, 2000
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