|Battle of Podu Iloaiei|
|Part of First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, World War II|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
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. 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.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
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.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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
References[edit | edit source]
- 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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