FAMILY COLLECTION
 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
via email from Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Hi,
     I was just surfing the net and decided to look him up. He was my fatherís Uncle, and a poet, actually a book was written about him in 1983 : Poetul Inaltimilor Aviator Mircea Zorileanu.. Iíve got a copy, but canít read Rumanian. He was on my fatherís motherís side, which also included the founder of the Díavila Rumainin medical school, University, and also a famous classical composer, and going back to the crusade of a Earl and Knight of St-John. As you can see, his family was somehow destined to undertake unusual tasks and adventures!
     My father also became a pilot in the Rumanian air force and was a decorated fighter pilot (Captain). Flew many battles, including Ploesti, Bucharest and some over the black sea.
Michel Iliescu
 

 
 
Zirukeanu Group
 
 
MIRCEA ZORILEANU
Mircea Zorileanu (in dreapta fotografiei, jos, sp, ij de avion)
pe aerodromul Mourmelon (Franta, 1910).
Mircea Zorileanu (to the right, leaning against the airplane)
on Mourmelon air field (France, 1910)

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
 

 
 
 
 
MIRCEA ZORILEANU
Mircea Zorileanu (rezemat de avion) pe aerodromul
Scolii de pilotaj de la Cotroceni
Mircea Zorileanu (leaning against the airplane)
on Cotroceni Piloting School

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
 

 
 
 
 
MIRCEA ZORILEANU
Aviatori de la Scoala de pilotaj de la Cotroceni; locotenentul
Istrate (x), locotenentul Zorilianu (xx), George Valentin
Bibescu (xxx) si locotenentul Nicolae Capsa (xxxx).
Guests at Cotroceni Piloting School.
From left to right: first lieutenant Istrate, first lieutenant Zorileanu,
George Valentin Bibescu and first lieutenant Nicolae Capsa

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
 

 
 
 
 
MIRCEA ZORILEANU
Mircea Zorileanu (x) in mijlocul unor aviatori romšni la scoala
pilotaj a Ligii Nationale Aeriene, Ómpreuna cu oaspeti francezi.
Mircea Zorileanu (x) together with other airmen and French guests on the
National Aerial League piloting school airfield

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
 

 
 
EXPLANATORY NOTES
Courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-16-06
"Aviators of Cotroceni Piloting School. From left to right: first lieutenent Istrate, first lieutenant Zorileanu, George Valentin Bibescu and first lieutenant Nicolae Capsa"
     I know that Bibescu had 3 students and only Zorileanu and Capsa received their pilot licenses. Istrate must have been the third student who either abandoned school, or failed to take his license.
 

 
 
 
 
Maior aviator
Mircea Zorileanu.
Air Force Major
Mirce Zorileanu

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
Mircea Zorileanu,
??? de C. Iov.
Mircea Zorileanu
Cartoon by C. Iov

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
 

 
 
 
 
Poetul Inaltimilor Aviator Mircea Zorileanu
Front cover of
"Poetul inaltimilor, aviator Mircea Zorileanu'
by Ionescu, Corneliu C.,
Military Press, Bucharest, 1983, 123p.

Collection of Michel Iliescu, 8-3-06
Translation courtesy of Aurelian Simionescu, 8-6-06
 

 
 
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