Friday, March 11, 2022

Enemy Elite Friday: Corneliu Teodorini (Romania)

 
He was awarded the Order of Micheal 3rd class on February 8th, 1943 as Colonel of the 6th Cavalry Division for his actions on the Easter Front.
 
"For outstanding leadership during the fighting in the Kuban bridgehead in early 1943, where his division supported the 4 Mountain 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's Cross to the Iron Cross on August 27th, 1943 as Colonel of the 6 Cavalry Division. 

He was awarded the Order of Micheal 2nd class on December 20th, 1943 as Brigadier General as commander of the 6 Cavalry Division. 
 
"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 the same rank as before.

Another capable enemy elite,
Brian & Mel

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