Two World War II fighter pilot 'aces' who faced one another in a dogfight over Romania met in Bucharest on January 23rd, 2010. The was the first time they met face to face in 66 years. Dobran would tell Davis: "I always wanted to destroy the plane, not the pilot." In response, Davis said: "I'm definitely the lucky one as a shell was found unexploded in my P-51 Mustang's fuel tank." Dobran shot Davis' fighter from his own Romanian Air Force Bf109 Messerschmitt only to be later by Davis' squad leader.