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Mariana Dragescu

SurnameDragescu
Given NameMariana
Born7 Sep 1912
Died24 Mar 2013
CountryRomania
CategoryMilitary-Air
GenderFemale

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ww2dbaseMariana (or Marie Ana) Aurelia Dragescu was born in Craiova, Romania in 1912. In 1935, she earned her pilot's license. In 1938, she was invited to join the "White Squadron", an all-women unit of the Romanian Air Force. During WW2, she flew aircraft over hostile terrain, evacuating the wounded from the front lines. She passed away in Bucharest, Romania in 2013.

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Last Major Revision: May 2015

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7 Sep 1912 Mariana Dragescu was born in Craiova, Romania.
24 Mar 2013 Mariana Dragescu passed away at Bucharest, Romania.

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Mariana Dragescu with a wounded Romania soldier, 1942Portrait of Mariana Dragescu, date unknown




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1. Roba says:
19 May 2018 02:10:41 PM

Two biographies were written by C. Craciunoiu.

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