Serbanescu, Akexandru "Alecu"

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1912 (Colonesti, Romania)
Date of death:
August 18th, 1944 (Rusavat, Romania)
Buried on:
Military Cemetery Ghencea
Nationality:
Romanian

Biography

Captain Alexandru Serbanescu was a Romanian fighter pilot during the Second World War. he was downed by an U.S. squadron Lightnings and Mustangs on 18 August 1944.

Serbanescu archieved a total 55 aerial victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1943
With two clasps
Ordinul Virtutea Aeronautica - Gold Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1943
For merit during the fighting for Mariupol and 27 aerial victories
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1943
For merit during fighting at Melitopol and Dnieper
With swords and ribbon
Ordinul Corona Romaneii Officer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1943
For merit during fighting at Melitopol and Dnieper
Ordinul Corona Romaneii Knight
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1944
For merit on the Eastern Front since 1943
Ordinul Virtutea Aeronautica - Knight

Sources

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