Leonard Mociulschi

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Leonard Mociulschi
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Born27 March 1889
Flag of Romania.svg Siminicea, Kingdom of Romania
Died15 April 1979(1979-04-15) (aged 90)
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Braşov, Socialist Republic of Romania
AllegianceRomanian Army
Service/branchInfantry, Vânători de munte
Years of service1910–1947
RankSublocotenent (1912)
Locotenent (1916)
Căpitan (1917)
Maior (1920)
Locotenent-colonel (1932)
Colonel (1937)
General de brigadă (1942)
General de divizie (1944)
General de corp de armată (1964)[1]
Battles/warsSecond Balkan War; World War I; World War II
AwardsOrder of Michael the Brave, 2nd and 3rd Class; Iron Cross, 1st and 2nd Class; Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Leonard Mociulschi (Romanian pronunciation: [le.oˈnard moˈt͡ʃjul.ski]) (Leonard Moczulski) (27 March 1889, Siminicea, Botoşani County in northern Moldavia – 15 April 1979, Braşov) was a Romanian (Polish origin)[2] Major General during World War II.

Early military career[edit]

Mociulschi started his military career in 1910 at the Infantry Officers' School, from which he graduated in 1912, with the rank of Second Lieutenant (Sublocotonent).

He took part in the Second Balkan War (1913), and in 1916, at the beginning of the Romanian campaign of the First World War, he commanded the 10th Company of the 29th Infantry Regiment (Dorohoi), holding the Lieutenant rank. For his valor during the Oituz and Soveja battles he was decorated by King Ferdinand and General Berthelot, the commander of the French Military Mission in Romania, and promoted to the rank of Captain.

After the end of the war Mociulschi was promoted to Major, and in 1932 he was given the command of a mountain battalion in Sighetu Marmației, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1937 Mociulschi was promoted to Colonel.



  1. ^ Victor Nițu. "Maj. general Leonard Mociulschi". WorldWar2.ro. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  2. ^ Sławni Polacy i wyjątkowe osobowości wśród rumuńskiej Polonii - bukareszt.msz.gov.pl
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.

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