A documentary about American fighter pilots and bombers who raided Romanian targets in the Second World War will be aired on December 1 on TVR 1, Romania’s national television channel. The documentary, called “Knights of the Sky: Air War Over Romania” is produced by Romanian-born Dan Dimancescu and directed by Nicholas Dimancescu, the founder of Kogainon Films, in partnership with National Geographic magazine Romania.
‘Ace’ pilot interviews, both American and Romanian, as well as US Air Force prisoners experiences are explored through rarely viewed Romanian archive footage. The documentary is seen through the eyes and words of Nicholas Dimancescu. He journeys back to Romania both to discover his own roots and also to uncover the stories of American and Romanian airmen who raided and defended Romania’s oil refineries during World War II. The experiences of wartime ‘aces’ on both sides are recounted and two of them, once enemies who attacked one another over Romania, meet for the first time 66 years later. More about the documentary here.
This is the second part of a series of documentaries entitled ‘War in Romania’. The first part, Hill 789- The Last Stronghold chronicles, Romania during World War One through the memories of Dimitri Dimancescu, was aired on December 1 last year also on TVR 1.
Kogainon Films is a division of B.E.H. llc based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the US. The company works in a co-production partnership with local company VideoDialog. The company focuses primarily on short and full-length documentary productions. Also through its parent company, Kogainon sponsors independent productions.