Battle of Podu Iloaiei

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Battle of Podu Iloaiei
Part of First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, World War II
Date 12 April 1944
Location Eastern Romania
Result Axis Victory[1]
Belligerents
Commanders and leaders
Strength
  • 1 Panzer Division[2]
  • 2 Tank Corps
  • 2 Rifle Divisions[2]
Casualties and losses
unknown[a] unknown

The Battle of Podu Iloaiei was part of the First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive of World War II fought between the Germans and the Soviets. The battle was a reaction to the Soviet defeat at the First Battle of Târgu Frumos.[2] It consisted mainly of a tank battle near Scobalteni where the First Romanian Panzerdivision held off the Soviet tanks for a single day. At the end of the battle, the Germans managed to drive the Soviets back to the positions they held before the battle.[1]

Aftermath[edit]

The region was still in axis hands. Several months later, it was captured by the Red Army in the Jassy–Kishinev Offensive, from 21–23 August 1944.

Further information: Second Battle of Târgu Frumos

Notes[edit]

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ The total German Eighth Army casualties for the period between 8 and 23 April were 60,000 and 20,000 were taken prisoners. Glantz, p. 102

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Glantz, p. 70.
  2. ^ a b c Glantz, p. 69.

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