Friday, November 26, 2021

Enemy Elite Friday: Corneliu Teodorini (Romania)


 
Awarded the Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class on February 8th, 1943 as Colonel of the Diviziei 6 cavalerie.

"Awarded for outstanding leadership during the fighting in the Kuban bridgehead in early 1943, where his division supported the 4. Gebirgs-Division in containing the Soviet bridgehead at Novorossisk.  It was particularly noted for beating off an attack by two Soviet Guards cavalry regiments."  from his Knight Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on August 27th, 1943 as Colonel of the Divizia 6 Cavalerie / IV.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A.

Awarded the Order of Michael the Brave 2nd Class on December 20th, 1943 as General de brigadă of the Diviziei 6 cavalerie.
 
"In the Crimea the units of the 6th Romanian Cavalry Division (commanded by Knight's Cross holder Generalleutnant Teodorini), with the support of German artillery and assault guns as well as German, Romanian and Croatian air forces, has smashed the enemy beachhead south of Kerch.  In three days of heavy fighting the landed Soviet forces were wiped out and around 2,000 prisoners were taken."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on December 8th, 1943 as General de brigadã of the Divizia 6 Cavalerie / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A.

Another capable enemy elite,
Brian & Mel

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