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Ermil Gheorghiu (13 February 1896, Botoşani - 14 January 1977, Bucharest) was a Romanian Major General, commander of the Romanian Air Force during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded by the Third Reich to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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References in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
19 August 1943 An diesem Abwehrerfolg sind deutsche, unter Führung des Generalleutnants Angerstein stehende Luftwaffenverbände und rumänische, von General Gheorghiu befehligte Fliegerkräfte beteiligt.[1] German Luftwaffe units under the leadership of Generalleutnant Angerstein and Romanian air forces commanded by General Gheorghiu participated in this defensive success.

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Citations
  1. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 543.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.


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