cpt. av. Virgil Trandafirescu

Fighter Pilot

Born: 5 September 1907, Turnu Severin


  • 22 June 1941 - 1943: 5th Fighter Group
  • 1944: 7th Fighter Group

Combat missions: around 100

Victories: -


  • Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd class
  • Virtutea Aeronautica Gold Cross class with two bars
  • Eiserne Kreuz 2nd class

War episode:


Died: 23 June 1944 KIA

Picture from "Aripi Romanesti" no. 68/1944

Cpt. av. Virgil Trandafirescu consulting a map.


Picture courtesy of priest Vasile Cristian Nita

Virgil Trandafirescu in the interwar years. The text reads: "Virgil is looking for you"


The tomb of cpt. av. Virgil Trandafirescu


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