romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

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romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by Melax » 10 Sep 2020 14:22

Hi,

has anybody informations about some

Colonel Mitulescu - who should have been Chief of Staff of the 10th romanian Division under General Ionel Glogojanu ?

I am not sure about the name or the spelling - it is from a handwriten journal of my grandfather cousin so it could be false spelled or a complatly other name and I have missread the handwriting -.-

would be great to get informations about him (and a picture if possible) ..

I thought he would have been killed with Glogojanu at the explosion in Odessa Octobre 1941 but he is not mentioned at the death-list (only a Colonel Ionescu Mangu but I am confided I have not missread that much)

thanks a lot and kind regards,

Alexander

EDIT:

so these are the facts till now:

Colonel Cristodor N. Mitulescu
* 1895
† [?]

1914-1916 Absolvent al Scolii militare de ofiteri de artilerie si geniu

xx.xx.1916 Sublocotenent
01.04.1920 Capitan
01.04.1932 Maior
01.06.1938 Locotenent-Colonel
18.07.1942 Colonel

05.02.1941-25.11.1942 Sef de Stat Major al Divizei 10 infanterie
25.11.1942-31.03.1943 Comandant al Regimentului 15 Artilerie
31.03.1943 Demisinat din armata
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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by mihaiS » 10 Sep 2020 21:54

Apparently his name was Lt. Col. Cristodor N. Mitulescu (born 1895 - date of death unknown), and he was indeed Chief of Staff of the 10th Infantry Division in 1941. Unfortunately right now I can only assist you by searching online, and I could find his name mentioned only in a single document (page 31-32) dated 18.10.1941, which describes the evacuation procedures of Jews living in Odessa.

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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by Melax » 11 Sep 2020 06:57

Thank you mihaiS :)

now at least I know that the name is right and who to look after, the full name is of great help :)

so he really should have survived the explosion of the Odessa HQ as he is not mentioned in the casualty list - [edit: not up to date: but strange that he "disapears" from the records after the explosion.. maybe he was wounded and not longer in service after the explosion? ... one puzzle solved, an other opend :) ]

Thanks a lot

Alexander

EDIT: got a little more informations in a footnote of an other "book" to the same document: http://hauster.de/data/OttmarTrascaRO.pdf

Regiment commander of the 15th Artillery 25.11.1942-31.03.1943
Dissmissed from service (?) 31.03.1943

:)

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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by CNE503 » 11 Sep 2020 07:06

Hello,

Have you some details about this explosion that killed the Divizia 10 Infanterie CO near Odessa in October 1941?
Was it a Soviet shell? A Soviet bomb? An accident? When and where exactly did it occur?

Thank you!
Regards,
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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by Melax » 11 Sep 2020 07:13

so these are the facts till now:

Lt. Col. Cristodor N. Mitulescu
* 1895
† [?]

1914-1916 Absolvent al Scolii militare de ofiteri de artilerie si geniu

xx.xx.1916 Sublocotenent
01.04.1920 Capitan
01.04.1932 Maior
01.06.1938 Locotenent-Colonel
18.07.1942 Colonel

05.02.1941-25.11.1942 Sef de Stat Major al Divizei 10 infanterie
25.11.1942-31.03.1943 Comandant al Regimentului 15 Artilerie
31.03.1943 Demisinat din armata

if someone can add something - including pictures - would be great :)
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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by Melax » 11 Sep 2020 07:17

Hi CNE503

it is the explosion on the 22th of octobre 1941 in Odessa by russian partisans

it was a major event - caused the death of 10th of thousends of jews the romanians killed for revenge ("Odessa Massaker")

you should easily find all kind of informations about it online

as the whole HQ of the romanian forces in Odessa was blown up a lot of military personal was killed - including 4 german officers - including the german "Hafenkommandant" Kapitän zur See Schmidt

could send you the casultie list if you want it

regards

Alexander

PS: my grandfathers cousin was 1h before the explosion with the romanian general and Kapitän Schmidt - he just survived the explosion by chance as he left the building before, so my interest

it seems the romanians were forewarned by a russian woman about the mines in the building but refused to evcuate as they didn't find any explosoives

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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by CNE503 » 11 Sep 2020 07:50

Hello Alexander,

Sure, I would be glad to have the casualties list you spoke about.
Many thanks for that, and for these details.

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Re: romanian Colonel Mitulescu - Chief of Staff 10.Div 1941

Post by steppewolf » 11 Sep 2020 11:46

CNE503 wrote:
11 Sep 2020 07:06
Hello,

Have you some details about this explosion that killed the Divizia 10 Infanterie CO near Odessa in October 1941?
Was it a Soviet shell? A Soviet bomb? An accident? When and where exactly did it occur?

Thank you!
Regards,
CNE503
I linked two pretty good articles in Romanian about the explosion from Odessa. It is easily readable with google translate, let me know if you have any query about a certain translation, it's not clear enough

http://www.rador.ro/2014/10/22/odessa-2 ... tar-roman/

https://www.historia.ro/sectiune/genera ... din-odessa

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