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adj. stg. av. Aurelian Livovschi
of. ec. cls. III Ioan Maga
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cpt. av. Alexandru Manoliu
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cpt. av. Eugen "Matra" Marinescu
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slt. av. (r) Sorin Tulea
slt. av. Florin Vasilovschi
adj. av. (r) Tiberiu Vinca
cpt. av. Dan Vizanti
slt. av. Ion Vonica
adj. stg. av. Aurelian Livovschi

Picture from "Noi dela bombardament" by Ioan Olimp Grigore, OFAR, 1941

Adj. stg. av. Livovschi is in the right side of the photo.

Bomber Pilot

Born: 4 August 1902, Tulcea


  • 22 June - 21 September 1941: 5th Bomber Group

Combat missions: 31

Victories: -


  • Virtutea Aeronautica Order Gold Cross class with two bars

War episode:

On 21 September a formation of nine He-111H3 of the 5th bomber Group carried out a raid on the Odessa railway station. Adj. av. Livovschi was flying the Heinkel no. 17 on this day (his usual aircraft was no. 18). He was hit by the powerful AA defense of Odessa and got lost from the formation. The aircraft eventually fell into lake Iapulg. There were no survivors.

Died: 21 September 1941


User Comments Add Comment
livovschi  (14 May 2008)
je ne connais pas la langue Anglaise! excusez moi mais j'écris en Français.
Je découvre l'article concernant l'Adj.Stg.av. Aurelian LIVOVSCHI sur la photo pilote. Je suis stupéfaite de découvrir Aurelian qui est tout le portrait de mon père né en Bessarabi à KICHINEF - si nous mettons côte à côte les photos, on pourrait penser que ce sont deux frères!!étonnant-
je suis la fille de Mordhaï Livovschi né en Juillet 1906 et qui s'est réfugié en France. Plus tard il s'est marié et s'est installé comme horloger bijoutier à Aix-en-Provence dans les bouches du rhône 2 enfants sont nés moi même la première Geneviève le 15 juillet 1946 je suis artiste peintre -ensuite mon frère André le 12 avril 1949 à la retraite - je vis dans un petit village près d'Aix en Provence qui s'appelle VENTABREN et mon frère est en CORSE à CORTE.
Je ne sais pas qui va lire ce message ? mais j'aimerais en savoir un peu plus sur Aurelian! On peut me joindre à cette adresse e mail ou mon téléphone portable 06 63 02 00 46
si possible m'écrire en langue Française et parler également la langue Française si l'on me téléphone -
je suis impatiente de recevoir des nouvelles-

Constantin Roman Livovschi  (2 June 2006)
Good evening from London.
Aurelian (Rica) Livovschi was my great uncle, being my paternal grandfather's youngest brother.
please find below a compilation of his Curriculum Vitae, from family archives in my possession in London:

Aurelian LIVOVSCHI (1902-1941) 
youngest son of Pr.Econ.Stavr. Zenovie Livovschi (1858-1933) and of Polixenia nee Nicodinescu (1860-1940)

1902 b Tulcea (green/brown eyes, brown hair, broad forehead, straight nose
1909-1915 ? lycee Tulcea (only to the 6th form) 
1916-1919  - during WWI during the Bulgarian Occupation of Dobrogea, Refugee with his parents to Chilia Veche in the Danube Delta, where he enrols as a marine boyscout in the Romanian Navy fighting the Bulgarians
1919 Sept Lycee Mihai Voevod, Cahul, Bessarabia, where he passes (just) seven out of eight exams. fails in Maths and repasses in Dec (mark 6/10) and is declared “pass” for the end of the 5th Form, (at the age of 17) see certif form nr 362 0f 23 march 1920
He was a great sportsman and he held the record of skating on the frozen Danube the distance between the ports of Tulcea and the port of Sulina, using an umbrela as sail. He was an accomplished swimmer.
1924 military service first in the 32 Infantry Rgt, then moved to Aviation School. (Tecuci) pilot licence at the age of 22. He was one of the first people in Romania to train as a parachutist at Galati and Tecuci
1925 October (first jump) as one of the first military parachutists 
1926 “Plutonier aviator”  Group 3 Aviation Galati Under squadron Commander Captain Pilot Al. Cernescu (see reference dated 26 june 1930)
1926 nov 1, discharged on medical ground
1928 - He had worked for the Tramway Company in Bucharest (Tramvaie Bucuresti, TB) first as a warehouseman for spare parts, then as chief cashier at the Serban Voda depot, Bucharest (still in 1934).  and lived with his retired parents in str Harsova nr 38
1933 his father, Preot econom Stavrofor Zenovie Livovschi dies in Bucharest
For two years he was a car salesman in Buzau
1936 Clerk National Romanian Railways Co (CFR) where he is a member of the Sports Association for Mountaineering and Hockey. Member of the League of Romanian Pilots (membership card nr 21, dated 24 July 1936, living at Harsova st nr 15, profession Clerk
1939 clerk at the Bucharest Tramway Co” (STB)
1939 Apr 17 registered for refresher course as pilot at the Scoala de perfectionare Buzau
1939 June 20 Qualified as pilot with the rank of “adjudant pilot”
1939 Sep 17 drafted as war pilot active service Flotila 3 Aviatie
1940 Mar 1, School to be a pilot for twin engine planes (Sweetheart Aura dedicates photo)
1940  June before 26  - his mother dies and he is evicted from his home by brother-in-law Pharmacist Vasile Barozzi at which point, on 
27th june 1940 an inventory of his belongings is made
1940, Jul 1 , Drafted as pilot with the Royal Romanian Airforce in 1941, he qualified with a
brevet of pilot to fly a Heinkel 111 twin engine planes to join Flotila I Bombardiere
July 1940 to Sep 1941 - completed 31 bombing missions over the USSR
1941 Sep 21 dies in action (aged 39) temporarily buried in the village of Vladiceni, Co Ismail (see newspaper family announcement. His plane was shot down by the Soviets and nose dived in Lake Yalpoug, Southern Bessarabia, after a bomb mission over Odessa. 
1941 24 Sep Inventory of his chattels at Military base (Flotila I Bombardament)
1941, 4th Nov King Micheal bestows on him (post mortem) the Order “Virtutea Aeronautica de Razboi cu spade” Class “Crucea de Aur cu 2 berete” Brevet nr 387 IDN Nr 3037 “For having completed 31 of the  most important and difficult bombing missions”
1941/2 - 
The body was temporarily burried in the nearby village of Vladiceni, Co Ismail, Afterwards, his brother Vicentiu recovered the body and burried  it in the graveqyard of the parish church of Cuza Voda, (formerly Hadji Abdullah) Co Cahul, Bessarabia, where Zenovie was once a parish priest. This provice was subsequently attached to the USSR after WWII and is now part of Ukraine.

Rica he was a handsome man, full of life and at his memorial service came his girlfriend/fiancee Aura.
he had no children
Rica died young but lived a full life.