The Romanian 1st Armored Division in August 1944

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Post by Victor » 24 Jun 2005 19:35

Very interesting find, Dragos. It verifies some of the stories told by the two Romanian veterans (Dumitru and Ienceanu).

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Post by PanzerKing » 25 Jul 2005 21:27

Does anyone besides myself think that the Rom 1st Armored Div was the most succesful pz div of Germany's allies? I know it had very succesful actions in the liberation of Romanian territories in '41 and continued to fight well after that. Even if it did not help stop the soviet advance in '44, it put up one hell of a fight according to this thread.

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Post by ADI » 12 Dec 2005 15:26

Hy Victor.I'am new here.And a little confused :P ......I like ww2.And I will lick to speek with you on yahoo masseger. :) .I colect german military stuff2:).I got some.there my baby :D.I hope we can speek on yahoo :wink: .

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Post by Victor » 12 Dec 2005 19:15

For private discussions or questions use the forum's PM system. Just push the "PM" button in the lower left corner of any of my posts and write the message. Otherwise let's stick to the original topic.

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Post by ADI » 13 Dec 2005 16:36

aha.ok this will do.I can see that I doun't rite so well :P .sorry. I'am searching for a german iron crass(to buy).....do you know where I can buy?a about the romanian army I got a book "drumul de sange de la prut la odesa"from 1941 original,very good book :wink: .but its seing that with no german help....the romanian,army whas very hard succesful.
I'am so happy I found this site :D,its all I ever dream of:p....
o yes,the book is by"GEORGE GH.PASLARU".And the message from the start of the book its:"INCHIN ACEASTA CARTE OSTASILOR,OFITERI SI TRUPA,DIN DIVIZIA 5-AINFANTERIE,CAZUTI PE CAMPURILE DE LUPTA DIN BASARABIA SI UKRAINA,PENTRU REINTREGIREA ROMANIEI SI DISTRUGEREA BOLSEVISMULUI."
Very nice...................... :) [/b]

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Post by pkenny » 10 Feb 2006 20:46

Stupid question but Scobalteni is in Romania?

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Post by Victor » 11 Feb 2006 06:56

Yes, it is between Iasi (Jassy) and Targu Frumos, if these places seem familiar to you.

See this map: http://www.hartionline.ro/ro/harta/j2.html

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Post by pkenny » 12 Feb 2006 13:27

thank you, thought so but wasnt sure as the maps I had were unclear.

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Romanian soldier in (possible) 1944 and (nearly) places signed at this topic

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Post by Victor » 16 Mar 2006 15:52

Interesting photos Orlov, as usual. Also from your collection?

The first photo depicts most likely cavalrymen. The captured DP LMGs and most of the German M.35 hemlets received were used to equip the cavalry.

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romanian tanks b4 war

Post by Orlov » 16 Mar 2006 17:11

Romanian panzers b4 deliveries german equipment used mixture weapon (i.e french archaic)

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Post by Victor » 16 Mar 2006 18:00

The tanks are Czech-designed Skoda LT vz. 35 - Romanian designation R-2, german designation Pz-35(t).

The photo was taken during the 10 May parade of 1941 or 1942, when the 1st Armored Division took part in it.

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Post by Orlov » 16 Mar 2006 20:38

Victor wrote:The tanks are Czech-designed Skoda LT vz. 35 - Romanian designation R-2, german designation Pz-35(t).

The photo was taken during the 10 May parade of 1941 or 1942, when the 1st Armored Division took part in it.



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Post by cpa95 » 23 Jul 2006 11:47

Hi dragos03,

so, Kissle noticed the resistance (counterattacks) of the 1st Rom. Arm. Division, too.

I have found annother source, Marsch und Einsatz des IR 42 (Stahlmann/Atzesberger), 46. ID:

Since 5.8.44 I./IR 42 was put together with a german StGB near Christesti, south of Targul Frumos, as a kind of fireworkers.
In the aerea of the regiment also fought the 1st Rom. Armored division. This Division was reliable, only some tank crews missed training. The Pak of IR 42 and the romanian tanks had fought even agaist heavy IS-2 tanks on close distance.
But they could not stand the russian pressure. The Romanian Army collapsed. The 46. ID, now on its own, fall back to Roman. At this place the 46. ID tried to keep the Sereth-line. The retreat begun on 25.8., the division set over on the westside of the Sereth. The russian troops were following closely. On 26.8. Oberst Reuter took over the command of 46. ID, instead of Generalleutnant Roepke. The next line should be 15 km south of Roman, but on 25.8. Romania changed the frontside. So on 26.8. the IR 42 took a defensive line 4 km to the east of Piatra Neamt, in heavy fight against russian tanks and infantry. In the aerea of IR 42 the romanian army got in complete resolution (???), marching to the south. The IR 42 hold the front near Piatra Neamt and secured the streets on to the Bicaz-pass this day. The rest of the 46. ID retreated towards the ungarian border.

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Post by cpa95 » 23 Jul 2006 12:08

Hi,

map from Kissel, Die Katastrophe in Rumänien.

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Mazulenko:
In the aerea of the 104. SK russian troops could advance 3-4 km during the night to the 20.8., near Podul-Iloaiei.

79.ID:
Russian troops were reported at 10 a.m. on the western side of Jassy.


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