Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1507 posts, RR: 10 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4423 times:
A brief overlook of history regarding King Michael I of Romania…
He was the son of Crown Prince Carol and Princess Elena and the grandson of then reigning King Ferdinand I of the Romanians.
He was ousted by the communists and sent into exile in Britain and eventually settled in Switzerland. Because of financial problems he was forced to take “a job” and ended up becoming a commercial pilot.
Does anyone know what companies he worked for and what airplanes he flew? It’s not every day that a king would end up on the flight-deck trying to earn a living. I wonder what his crew thought of that… flying with a monarch.
Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
There's a book "Ploesti" by James Dugan,it is about the low-level bombing raid on the oil facilities,King Michael was a teen at the time and befriended many of the downed pilots,they shared a common interest in airplanes,fast cars and guns,it's a pretty good read.