Battle of Podu Iloaiei
|Battle of Podu Iloaiei|
|Part of First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, World War II|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|250 Romanian casualties and 100 German casualties[a]||5,400 killed and wounded,1,100 captured by Romanians and 700 by Germans, 97 tanks destroyed by Romanians and 27 by Germans|
The Battle of Podu Iloaiei was part of the First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive of World War II fought between the Romanians along with their German allies and the Soviets. The battle was a reaction to the Soviet defeat at the First Battle of Târgu Frumos. It consisted mainly of a tank battle near Scobâlțeni where the First Romanian Armored Division (Divizia 1 Blindată) held off the Soviet tanks for a single day. At the end of the battle, the Germans joined to drive the Soviets back to the positions they held before the battle.
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.
- 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
- Glantz, David M. (2007). Red Storm Over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. ISBN 978-0-7006-1465-3. OCLC 70149277.
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