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Posted: October 05, 2005 02:09 pm
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QUOTE (Cantacuzino @ Oct 4 2005, 11:11 PM)
He was awarded with  Virtutea militara clasa "Crucea de aur cu spade" in spring '45


I assume you are referring to the Virtutea Aeronautica, not the Virtutea Militara. He was awarded the Virtutea Aeronautica Order with swords Gold Cross class by Royal Decree No. 1952/20 October 1944, not in the spring of 1945.

C-2, please don't use the flash when photographing pictures and don't forget to use the Macro Mode when placing the camera colse to the picture.
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Posted: October 05, 2005 03:03 pm
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QUOTE (Cantacuzino @ Oct 4 2005, 11:11 PM)
He was awarded with  Virtutea militara clasa "Crucea de aur cu spade" in spring '45 



I assume you are referring to the Virtutea Aeronautica, not the Virtutea Militara. He was awarded the Virtutea Aeronautica Order with swords Gold Cross class by Royal Decree No. 1952/20 October 1944, not in the spring of 1945.


Yes Victor you'right. I took the info from Marandiuc book wich is outdated.
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Posted: October 06, 2005 07:23 pm
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Posted: October 07, 2005 01:51 pm
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The Jaguar photo was attrocious. For the second time: use the macro function of the camera when taking photos up close. Otherwise they turn up too blury. Please take another photo of it and repost it.
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Posted: October 08, 2005 06:17 pm
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(IMG:http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/1319/hpim06734cr.jpg)

I want to tell the story of this car.
This Jaguar SS was given as a gift to King MIhai by the representant of the English cars in Romania in the late 30's.
After the IAR factory repaired a B 24,and made him flyable,Dudu frim took MIhai for a short fly.After the trip,Dudu Frim asked MIhai to buy the car from him.
Mihai accepted,and the car was sold to Frim.

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Posted: October 09, 2005 06:19 am
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Can't you make a better photo?
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Posted: October 09, 2005 03:00 pm
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I have the original,I'll post a better one soon.
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Posted: October 09, 2005 03:58 pm
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Thank you.
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Posted: October 09, 2005 06:07 pm
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Posted: October 19, 2005 08:42 pm
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Dudu Frim was the chief test pilot at the IAR factory.
He made settings to the IAR 37,38,39,80,81,47.
And all twin eangine planes under Italien license;Savoia Marchetti YRS 79B.
World champion at bobslade 2 pers.

Born at Ramnicu Sarat 9 Mar. 1908.
THe son of Frim Constantin ,an army oficer,born in Botosani,and Alexandrina Frim-a relative of Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
He's childhood was in Bacau,where he went to hight school.
In the summer vacantion ,between 5-6 grade he got a mechanic diploma.
In 1924-profetional driving licence.
1927 student at the Politehnica Buc. where he did olso his military service in the ARR 1930.
1929 -first flight,with an instructor.
1931-Pilot licence.


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Posted: October 19, 2005 11:02 pm
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Alexandru 'Dudu' Frim was also an accomplished sports flyer. For example, he won the Cup of Brasov Aero-Club on 19 July 1939 - reportedly not without controversy and only after long debates about rules and regulations.
The same year, he also won the 'Grand Prix of Sports Aviation'.

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Posted: November 06, 2005 04:19 pm
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Over 6000 fly hours.
48 dif.type of airplanes.
600 dif planes.

in 1939,together with adj.Chifulescu,he brought to Romania the first 4 Savoia bombers .
On the 6.Iuin 44 ,when thr IAR factory was bombed by tha USAF,he took off alone and claimed a B 17.
Between 1938-1954-he was also a race car driver (Ford Jaguar and Alfa Romeo).
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Posted: November 06, 2005 04:21 pm
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I'm writing all those details from his memoires.
Only that he has a lausy hand write (but better then mine)...
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Posted: November 06, 2005 05:29 pm
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QUOTE (C-2 @ Nov 6 2005, 10:19 PM)
600 dif planes.

What does this exactly mean?

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Posted: November 06, 2005 05:31 pm
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I'll explain;
For example 87 IAR 80,41-IAR 81,12 SM, etc etc...
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