LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

LT. AV. Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

Pilot of Escadrila 51 Vanatoare de noapte (Night squadron), Lt. Av. Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu, flying a Messerschmitt BF 110D-4 2Z + NW W.Nr 3711 – crashed and died in 10 august 1943 near Valea Leurzii Village, Dambovita County. With my friend from Romanian WW2 Aircraft Archeology we found the crash site in a orchard with the help of a local. It seems that, remaining without fuel, he didn’t manage to find a safe emergency landing place and crashed into a hill side. The locals placed a stone cross in his honor, still present to this day.

LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

Messerschmitt Bf 110 crashed Romania

Messerschmitt Bf 110 crashed in Romania

Messerschmitt Bf 110

LT AV Mihai Basarab Brancoveanu

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