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|Posted by: Alexandru C. August 12, 2012 06:01 pm|
| In the family album I found this photo. Please help for the pilot identification. Is made in 1935 or 1934. Maybe will help the name on the plane, PZL 11, I think the first letter is "J", "Jaina", or "I". I suppose is not a romanian pilot.
|Posted by: Dénes August 12, 2012 07:44 pm|
| It is a Rumanian pilot. But without even knowing his rank, it would be very hard to ID him.
|Posted by: Radub August 13, 2012 08:11 am|
| Alexandru C, I sent you a PM, please check your messages.
Lt.Av. Nicolae Ticulescu, issued with Brevet de Pilot Militar Nr.645 on 12 October 1927.
Died on 11 October 1936 in a plane crash.
|Posted by: Alexandru C. August 13, 2012 06:05 pm|
| Reply for Gen. Dénes: I hope will be identified! Thank you.
Thank you Radu for details and message.
I would like to correct: is correct, the accident was on 11 Oct 1936 but Lt. N. Ticulescu died on 1 Nov 1936. Lt. Gh. Pienescu, from the other plane, died in the same day 11 Oct.
Best regards to all,
|Posted by: Alexandru C. December 01, 2012 02:29 pm|
| Another photo, is a Morane Saulnier?
No details (pilot, year) on the reverse side, is written only:
" Accident "Balamuc" junior"
|Posted by: Dénes December 01, 2012 03:41 pm|
Yes, it is.
|Posted by: Alexandru C. December 16, 2012 09:34 am|
| Thank you for confirmation. Another foto, from 1936, please help for the persons identification!
All I can say: in the middle is the prince Nicolae, I presume on his right, the first in suit, is Radu Irimescu minister of air. The pilot behind him is Lt. Nicolae Ticulescu.
|Posted by: Alexandru C. December 20, 2012 09:57 pm|
| Some pictures from Tecuci in 1927:
In the two pics above is somehow Constantin Abeles? Some of them seem to be instructors.
a cute passenger among the wires
|Posted by: Alexandru C. December 22, 2012 08:05 am|
| I have a letter, received by my grandfather in 1934, from another pilot. Is signed only "Aristide". Do you think we can identify him? He was in "Grupul 1 Vanatoare", Pipera fighting flotilla.
|Posted by: Alexandru C. December 27, 2012 09:18 pm|
| Another photo made in 1935 (or maybe in 1936). I know it is hard to identify the pilot.
Interesting at this PZL, I suppose is a camera, or photo machine gun on the left wing mulliou (montant), please confirm. Under the right wing the mark is like a cross, why?
|Posted by: mgc151184 December 27, 2012 11:51 pm|
| Very nice photo, thanks for posting. The plane is an PZL-11b-K.
Yes, on that wing strut is a gun-camera.
Under the right wing is the letter "E" from the plane markings "E3" painted with white, is no cross in there.
|Posted by: Alexandru C. December 29, 2012 09:41 am|
| Thanks for reply. Now I see too that is "E".
|Posted by: Alexandru C. June 24, 2013 03:48 pm|
| This photo was made in 1935/1936.
Can you tell me if Dumitru "Pufi" Popescu is among these aviators.
|Posted by: horia June 24, 2013 05:39 pm|
|If you have a better scan maybe we can find some other well known pilots!|
|Posted by: Alexandru C. June 25, 2013 09:59 am|
| I’ll try a better photo.
Until then, I can say the first on the left, on the upper step, is Adj. Stanescu. The fourth, from right to left, is Lt. Nicolae Ticulescu (with a colleague's arm on his left shoulder) and the next to the left, with the face slightly covered, is Lt. Dimitriu. They were part of the Fighting Squadron 2, Pipera Flotilla.
|Posted by: mabadesc July 04, 2013 07:55 pm|
| Could someone please help me identify some of the ranks and/or names of the officers in the picture? Thanks in advance.
|Posted by: ionionescu July 05, 2013 01:35 pm|
| I don't believe anyone can identify the ranks, or even the faces, form a photo measuring 640px × 452px, its just too little, no details can bee seen. I believe you must post a 600 dpi or 1200 dpi scan, I posted below an 1200 dpi scan, measuring 4.418px × 6.774px, just as an example. Regards!
|Posted by: mabadesc July 05, 2013 07:06 pm|
Thanks for your advice, but I am a little cautious about posting high-resolution photos from my family album since I have seen many images belonging to other users appear on various facebook pages and web sites, with their watermarks cropped off.
Best regards. See larger (500kb) image below, and thanks to everyone for their help. If you save to your desktop and zoom in, faces and ranks are clearly visible.
|Posted by: cainele_franctiror July 05, 2013 07:44 pm|
|Col. Gheorghe Vasiliu Nr.4? The future general...|
|Posted by: ionionescu July 06, 2013 11:13 am|
Yes, I understand that, but if you put a solid watermark in the middle (like you did), the photo can't be cropped any more, optionally you can use three lines of watermark: top, middle, bottom.
Photo is taken after 1934 because their caps are M1934, I believe first form left wears an M1939 cap (bigger calotte and smaller band), judging by the cap visor, they are all with the rank of ”Maior” to ”Colonel” for infantry or ”Locotenent-comandor” to ”Comandor” for air-force. Form left: no. 1, 3 and 5 has an infantry cap emblem, from left no. 2, 4 and 6 has an air-force cap emblem. That's about it!
|Posted by: mabadesc July 07, 2013 06:06 am|
|Cainele-Franctiror, IonIonescu: thank you both for your input. When/if I find out any names or additional info, I'll post it.|
|Posted by: Agarici July 08, 2013 08:00 pm|
What type are the airplanes?
|Posted by: ionionescu July 13, 2013 12:51 pm|
|@Agarici: I believe the aircraft its a Potez 25, if I'm not mistaking it was also built under license by IAR Brașov.|
|Posted by: Agarici July 14, 2013 09:13 am|
|Thank you, ionionescu!|
|Posted by: Alexandru C. July 28, 2013 06:42 pm|
That's all I did, I hope to help
Unfortunately, the picture has small format 8/6 cm.