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Posted: August 08, 2011 10:22 pm
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Posted: August 11, 2011 04:00 pm
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QUOTE (ionionescu @ August 06, 2011 11:00 am)
Another photo colored lately (unfortunately I couldn't find it in a better quality), I thought it is appropriate to post it here, also because
the date of 18 August is fast approaching.
Photo source: http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandru_%C8%98erb%C4%83nescu
Any comments/suggestions welcomed. Thanks!
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Your efforts and results (not only for that photo) are impressive, congratulations!
I don’t want to sound contentious. But I have two observations: first, in my opinion the eyes are too blue - “blue-in blue”, with no white. Second, according to a material from an older “Modelism” issue from 1990 (dedicated to the events from 18 August and written by Ion Ţarălungă, who knew the pilot in person) which I just re-red, A. Şerbănescu’s eyes were (approximate quotation) “of an intense metallic green, and one could not say if they were the eyes of a bird of pray or of a dreamer”.

I think this detail could also be easily verified with Mr. Dobran.

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Posted: August 11, 2011 05:18 pm
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Taralunga was 16 when Serbanescu died. Is there any explanation as to how they "knew" each other?
"Bazu" was Constantin Cantacuzino's nickname. In as far as I know, Serbanescu's nickname was "Alecu".
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Posted: August 11, 2011 05:50 pm
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@Agarici, thanks for your comments.
About the comment: ”eyes are too blue - “blue-in blue”, with no white”, there are many reasons for how they look like this: the quality of the photo, the eyes are half-closed, the light that comes from behind, the shadow makes the color ”white” from the eyes to look ”gray” and the color ”gray” with the ”blue” from the eyes give the result you see. I know it is not perfect, but I spent hours trying to mach the colors, this is the best I could do with what I had, the colorization quality starts with the quality of the black&white photo.
About he actual color of the eyes, I based my assumption that the eyes are blue from my own family photos.

@Radub, I agree with you.
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Posted: August 12, 2011 07:14 am
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QUOTE (Radub @ August 11, 2011 05:18 pm)
Taralunga was 16 when Serbanescu died. Is there any explanation as to how they "knew" each other?
"Bazu" was Constantin Cantacuzino's nickname. In as far as I know, Serbanescu's nickname was "Alecu".
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Sorry about "Bâzu", my bad, posting after a long day - I meant Serbănescu. I corrected my post, thanks for pointing it out.

About how well they knew each other (if they did), I don't know that, but in that article Ţarălungă (the author) uses the first person, in plural, recalling seeing and admiring Serbănescu (at an aviation meeting, in the summer of 1944 at Tecuci, I think) in his not to tall but well built appearence, with his tall pilot boots, etc (and mentioning, in this context, his green eyes) considering him the prototype of a fighter pilot. So I deduced that he, at least, saw him in person.

IONIONESCU, your efforts and talent are worthy of admiration (mine included), and I said that already. I meant no harm with my post, just a humble suggestion. I might have been wrong, but only wanted to help.

Offtopic: I said "blue in blue" because the photo reminded me of the freemen's eyes from F. Herbert's "Dune" series.

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Posted: August 18, 2011 07:24 am
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Posted: August 18, 2011 09:40 am
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Another photo colored lately (unfortunately I couldn't find it in a better quality), I thought it is appropriate to post it here, also because
the date of 18 August is fast approaching.



Hello Mr Ion Ionescu, if you dont mind I 'v printed the coloured picture of Serbanescu and gave it to Mrs Arbanas ( president of "Fundatia Erou Alexandru Serbanescu" ) and to people present at the ceremony.


Pictures from today ceremony at Ghencea.

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Posted: August 18, 2011 09:56 am
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Hello Mr Ion Ionescu, if you dont mind I 'v printed the coloured picture of Serbanescu and gave it to Mrs Arbanas ( president of "Fundatia Erou Alexandru Serbanescu" ) and to people present at the ceremony.


And Serbanescu last wingman, G-ral Dobran .
In his hand the photo with him in the cockpit of Bf 109 G ( couloured by Mr Ion Ionescu)

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Posted: August 18, 2011 11:22 am
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if you dont mind I 'v printed the coloured picture of Serbanescu and gave it to Mrs Arbanas ( president of "Fundatia Erou Alexandru Serbanescu" ) and to people present at the ceremony
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And Serbanescu last wingman, G-ral Dobran .
In his hand the photo with him in the cockpit of Bf 109 G

Very good idea, I hope they like the colorization.
Thank you very much for the photos, appreciated!
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Posted: August 18, 2011 01:18 pm
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Very good idea, I hope they like the colorization.
Thank you very much for the photos, appreciated!


They liked very much. Everybody wanted a coloured picture with Serbanescu.
Btw, Mrs. Arbanas and the foundation will publish a book for the next year when will be celebrated 100 year of Serbanescu birthday. She said that will be nice to use the colourized photo in the book.

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Posted: August 18, 2011 01:32 pm
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They liked very much. Everybody wanted a coloured picture with Serbanescu.

I'm glad :D
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Btw, Mrs. Arbanas and the foundation will publish a book for the next year when will be celebrated 100 year of Serbanescu birthday. She said that will be nice to use the colourized photo in the book.

Of course, no problem, I can color other pictures too.
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Posted: August 18, 2012 01:56 pm
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Gral Dobran was in a very good shape with his strong speach .
Another General was present with a interesting speach. It's about G-ral Av. Radu Theodoru well known aviation writer ( he was the first who wrote in his books about 9th group pilots including the death of Cpt Serbanescu).
He remember that was here (68 years back) at Serbanescu funerals as pilot student.

Also today The Acrobat Yakers team made 3 or 4 low flights over Ghencea to honour the memory of Cpt Serbanescu.




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I wanted to add pictures but unfortunetly I can not use Image shack
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Posted: September 01, 2012 08:10 pm
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I found out some details about Alexandru Şerbănescu. He was a important Romanian warrior pilot and flying champion in World War II. In the spring of 1942 he was appointed as a aviator to the 7th Fighter Group, which battled with the German groups who are organized to fight, in opposition to the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front, comprising Stalingrad. He carried out mission by air mostly IAR-80 and Messerchmitt Bf-109 fighters.
In memory of Alexandru Şerbănescu ........

Romanian top aces on one photo, from left: Constantin Cantacuzino (60), Ion Dicezare (5), Teodor Greceanu (27), Alexandru Şerbănescu (47), Ion Milu (45)[This is refering to the photo below].

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The best known Romanian aces were "Bazu" Cantacuzino (with 56 machines downed) and Alexander Serbanescu (47 machines downed). Both flew Me-109.

(IMG:http://www.focusblog.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/1.jpg)

Alexandru Şerbănescu 1944.

(IMG:http://honoretpatria.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/alexandru_serbanescu_1944_.jpg)

These are the links from which I took the photos.
1.http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/foto/serban1.jpg
2.http://www.focusblog.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/1.jpg
3.http://honoretpatria.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/alexandru_serbanescu_1944_.jpg

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Posted: September 01, 2012 09:08 pm
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QUOTE (Cantacuzino @ August 18, 2012 03:56 pm)
Gral Dobran was in a very good shape with his strong speach .
Another General was present with a interesting speach. It's about G-ral Av. Radu Theodoru well known aviation writer ( he was the first who wrote in his books about 9th group pilots including the death of Cpt Serbanescu).
He remember that was here (68 years back) at Serbanescu funerals as pilot student.

Also today The Acrobat Yakers team made 3 or 4 low flights over Ghencea to honour the memory of Cpt Serbanescu.




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I wanted to add pictures but unfortunetly I can not use Image shack

I am sorry that i couldn't be there this year.

Hope there were some people there...

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Posted: August 18, 2013 03:47 pm
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August 18th, 1944 - August 18th, 2013. RIP Căpitan av. EROU Alexandru Șerbănescu!

Any pictures from today ceremony at Ghencea? Thanks!
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