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.