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Teodorini, Corneliu

Date of birth:
September 18th, 1893 (Craiova/Dolj, Romania)
Date of death:
July 10th, 1976 (Boekarest, Romania)
Nationality:
Romanian

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
Comandantul Diviziei 6 cavalerie
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Details:
DR 399
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
Comandantul Divizia 6 Cavalerie / IV.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A (Bevelhebber 6e Kavallerie Divisie / 4e Legerkorps / 17e Leger / Legergroep A)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1943
Action:
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.
Details:
2037th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General de brigadă
Unit:
Comandantul Diviziei 6 cavalerie
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1943
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 2
Details:
DR 3267
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1943
Action:
"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."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General de brigadã (Brigadier)
Unit:
Comandantul Divizia 6 Cavalerie / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A (Bevelhebber 6e Kavallerie Divisie / 17e Leger / Legergroep A)
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for actions in the Crimea in late 1943 (see Wehrmachtbericht for reference).

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