Elemér Gorondy-Novák

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Elemér Gorondy-Novák
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Born 23 February 1885 (1885-02-23)
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died 14/15 May 1954 (aged 69)
Cosquin, Argentina
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
Hungarian Soviet Republic
Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held Hungarian Third Army
Battles/wars World War I
Hungarian-Romanian War of 1919
World War II
The native form of this personal name is Gorondy-Novák Elemér. This article uses the Western name order.

Elemér Gorondy-Novák (Novák; 23 February 1885 - 14/15 May 1954) was a Hungarian military officer, who served as Commander of the Hungarian Third Army during the Second World War.

Career[edit]

After the First World War he served as chief of staff of the First Division in the Hungarian Red Army. Later he joined to Miklós Horthy's counter-revolutionary National Army. He was promoted to general on 1 November 1934. Between 1 February 1935 and 1 October 1937 he served as commander of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade. On 1 May 1938 he became Lieutenant General and an observer of the acceleration forces, and since 31 December 1938, of the cavalry.

He was appointed commander of the Third Army on 1 March 1940. He commanded the army during the occupation of Vojvodina. He was promoted to cavalry general on 1 May 1941. He was deposed from the army commander position on 1 November 1941. He was retired on 1 February 1942. From 22 October 1942 he served as royal councillor. After the Second World War Gorondy-Novák moved to abroad. He died in Argentina.

Trivia[edit]

Gorondy-Novák was called Goromba-Novák ("Rude-Novák") by his soldiers because of his strictness and rough style.

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
first
Commander of the Hungarian Third Army
1 March 1940 – 1 November 1941
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General Zoltán Decleva