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> Horia Agarici, Hero or the propaganda machine
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Posted: January 09, 2005 05:55 pm
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As many know Horia Agarici downed a few bombers over Constantza with his damaged Hurricane.

What happened after tihs event with Horia, till the end of the war?
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Posted: January 09, 2005 06:59 pm
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Try first the short bio of H. Agaraci, on the main site: http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/p014.htm

As for your thread's sub-title, Horia Agarici had a 'one-off' on the second day of war - which was indeed an exceptional feat in the opening stage of the war - and the wartime propaganda machine quickly took the chance to elevate him to national hero status. He did not show outstanding fighter pilot skills later on the war.

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Posted: January 09, 2005 07:16 pm
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He apparently did not show too much interest in the fighting afterwards. He became a hero contrary to his wish and it seems he attracted the envy of others, which eventually afected him. He also wrote poetry.
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Posted: February 07, 2005 01:40 pm
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I red what is there.

But is really short info...

What planes did he flew without Hurricane?
Units:
1941: 53rd Fighter Squadron
1942 - February 1943: 52nd Fighter Squadron
February 1943 - August 1944: 7th Fighter Group

As I think in 7th Fighter Squadron he flew the Me-109... is it correctly?

The war was long... nothig much said about him.... Is there enyone that wnows more abot him?
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Posted: February 07, 2005 01:45 pm
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As I think in 7th Fighter Squadron he flew the Me-109... is it correctly?


In spring '44 Agarici flew a IAR 81C with 7th FG in home defence and was credited with one B-24.

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Posted: February 07, 2005 02:07 pm
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Dan, he flew IAR-80s already from 1942, as part of the 53rd and 52nd Fighter Squadron.

Agarici was the chief of the Operations Bureau of the 7th Fighter Group in 1943. I don't think he flew operationally in 1943 on Bf-109s.
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Posted: February 07, 2005 02:14 pm
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Light is getting into my mind.... thank you, I hope more infos will be write here...
Victor, are you saying that in '43 he was not flying anymore?
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Posted: February 07, 2005 02:30 pm
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Not operationally. He probably did fly, but not on war missions. He was also a short period with the 3rd Dive Bomber Group, during the training period, but he transferred out of there.
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Posted: February 07, 2005 02:40 pm
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Dan, he flew IAR-80s already from 1942, as part of the 53rd and 52nd Fighter Squadron


Victor, i said that other victory gained by Agarici was on 4 april '44 flyng with a IAR81C. The plane number was 381. He was at that time in 7thFG, 58sq.
I didn't want to explore all his war exploits ( no matter 53sq or 52sq)

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Posted: February 07, 2005 07:16 pm
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26 september 1943 he was in charge of 43 squadron...
http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=1818
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Posted: May 09, 2006 10:19 am
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The resting place of Horia Agarici in the Central Cemetery of Constanta

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Posted: May 09, 2006 10:21 am
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An interesting detail, his mother, Viorica Agarici was a hero too. Her bust is in Roman railway station, were she helped the Jews from the (in)famous train of death from Iasi to Calarasi in 1941. Details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viorica_Agarici
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