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Posted: January 20, 2005 01:03 pm
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As my forum nickname show i am romanian ace "Cantacuzino" fan.
I want to start a topic for his mounts flown as a fighter pilot in WWII.
First unit of Bazu was the famous 53sq with Hawker Hurricane.
His first victories were DB-3 bombers:
11 june'41 - 1 DB-3
13 june '41 - 1DB-3
15 june '41 - 2 DB-3
The total planes shot down with this unit were 4 planes ( 8 victories after rom.system of omologation)
Below it's color profile of Hawker Hurricane Mk1 nr "Yelow 4" used by Bazu.
Some sources stated the number 4 was red but i saw picture with this particular plane and it was 100% yellow. ( color profile courtesy -Aeromagazin)

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Posted: January 20, 2005 01:09 pm
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Dan, Hurricane was a terrfic fighter on the right hands, I never saw a photo from Buzu times at ARR near a Hurricane....and dressed with UK fighter pilot gear, maybe someone on here can help out ?

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Posted: January 20, 2005 01:21 pm
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The next famous unit Bazu joined in summer '43 ( as a replacement for the lost of Lt.Nicu Polizu) was "Grupul 7 Vt." ( 7thFG) as squadron cdt.
His personal plane was a Bf-109 G2 nr "white 4".
With this plane bazu shot down 2 soviet Spitfire MkV on 29 june '43. Witness for this victories were Ju-88 crews wich Bazu escorted that day.
This particular plane was from the first batch of 40 Bf-109G received by 7thFG and painted in rom. colors by germans. The 22 victories painted on the fin was from Dobran journal testimony when he meet for the first time Bazu in august '43.
(Artwork Dan Melinte)


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Posted: January 20, 2005 01:26 pm
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The 22 victories painted on the fin was from Dobran journal testimony when he meet for the first time Bazu in august '43.


And a close up for his victories bars on the fin.


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Posted: January 20, 2005 01:30 pm
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The 22 victories painted on the fin was from Dobran journal testimony when he meet for the first time Bazu in august '43.


And a fragment from Aeronautica magazine describing Dobran first meet with Bazu at Kramatorskaia when he saw the 22 victories on Bazu plane.


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Posted: January 20, 2005 01:33 pm
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And below the only pictures with this Bf-109 ( ECPA source) with Sgt.Ursache in the cockpit of his squadron leader Bf-109G 2 nr."white 4".


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  Dan, Hurricane was a terrfic fighter on the right hands, I never saw a photo from Buzu times at ARR near a Hurricane....and dressed with UK fighter pilot gear, maybe someone on here can help out ?

Alex 


Sure someone can help you.

Bazu with his fellows 53 squadron. Among them Hurricane aces like Sgt.Radulescu ( in the right of the picture) and Lt.Toma Lucian sq.leader ( near Radulescu).
( Picture Razvan Bujor coll.)




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Dan, Hurricane was a terrfic fighter on the right hands, I never saw a photo from Buzu times at ARR near a Hurricane....and dressed with UK fighter pilot gear, maybe someone on here can help out ?

Alex


And Bazu with 53sq near a rom.Hurricane ( photo Aripi Romanesti magazine )


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I wonder if someone would ever believe that this guy would become one day one of topace in the Balkans ?

I got the photo from a Polish friend in the US

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And the 53 sq. emblem used for the first time on Hurricanes.



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Posted: January 20, 2005 02:07 pm
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I guess that was his white 4 on the youth days

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Posted: January 20, 2005 02:11 pm
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The above photo is from the book Constantin "Bazu" Cantacuzino - Printul asilor by Vasile Tudor. Teh photo with him 8 years old id from the article of the same Vasile Tudor in Aeromagazin no. 5/July 2002.
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Posted: January 20, 2005 02:13 pm
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The spinners for rom. Hurricane used on estern front was 2/3 black an 1/3 yellow.
Below another picture from Aripi Romanesti WWII magazine.

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  I guess that was his white 4 on the youth days

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Probably with this mount learn the first aerobatics and hunting ducks in his grandparents garden.
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Posted: January 20, 2005 02:24 pm
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I have a real strange question.....also Russians had Hurricanes and Spits sometimes after 1941 too.....was there ever a problem for the Russian , German and Roumanian AA teams to make a positive ID's given the aircrafts were flying higher and aircraft markings weren't clearly visible from the ground ??

Was there ever an air to air engagement between a Roumanian Hurricane and a Russian opponet on the same type or a Spit ? One of the things I may think of is that the Russian british fleets was stationed on the Baltic front rather Crimea and Ukrainian fronts

Victor thanks for brighting me up...I doint know about the magazine you mentioned

Alex

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