Barrie S. Davis of Zebulon was flying his P-51 Mustang fighter as bomber escort on a mission to Romania on June 6, 1944 when he was attacked by a German Me-109. Davis's canopy was shot away and his right wing shredded. Wounded, he was able to make it back to his base in Russia. For years he wondered who his opponent had been. In 2009, the opportunity came, and he flew to Bucharest to meet the other pilot, Ion Dobran, now a retired Romanian air force general.