COMMANDER VICTOR (NIȚĂ) VOINESCU – FROM A HERO TO AN AMERICAN AGENT
One of the greatest figures of the Romanian Royal Navy was the commander Victor (Niţă) Voinescu. First commander of the ”delfin”1 submarine, Commander Voinescu was both a moral and a professional reference for generations of navy officers. By this article, we bring him a tribute, regretting that his name is unfortunately omitted from the monumental work ”The Romanian Army in the Second World War 1941-1945”2. Commander Voinescu deserves our gratitude even more since, after the installation of the communist regime, the intelligence services are constantly investigating him for his ”reactionary” attitude, as you will see in a document of Security
that we publish for the first time. The life of the legendary commander Voinescu should be examinated by military historians in detail, because the Romanian Navy has what to be proud of.
Keywords: Commander Voinescu; Romanian Navy; american agent; Romanian Army; Ministry of War.
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