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Posted: March 04, 2006 11:35 am
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Bucharest (just to show it though not in the region)

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Posted: March 04, 2006 11:25 pm
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Interesting maps...

What do the green patches represent? Forests, perhaps?

It'd be interesting to determine how many of the forests indicated on the map still exist today.
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Posted: March 05, 2006 10:21 am
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Yes, they are regions of forests. Here is one of Chinisau that shows Russian defenses as well (if you can see them, they are in purple). This one is also shown under maps discussion.

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Posted: July 06, 2006 03:23 pm
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QUOTE (Victor @ Aug 17 2005, 07:29 AM)
The classical Batle of Targu Frumos happened a month before this action. I don't know too many details on this local offensive carried out by Axis forces at the end of May 1944. It, however, won a Ritterkreuz for the CO of the 11th Infantry Division, gen. Edgar Radulescu. My impression is that the "offensive" stopped on 30 May.

And another Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to General Mihai Racoviţă according to this site. Two such exclusive awards for one battle... I guess it must have been considered quite important at the time. ;)
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Posted: September 13, 2006 04:45 pm
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QUOTE (Carol I @ February 09, 2006 08:27 pm)
QUOTE (yogy @ Feb 9 2006, 12:25 PM)
Yes, I remember Stuka-Chef Rudel talking about that castle in his memoirs! SG2 supported german Nice detail!

Do you know which one he meant, the palace in Ruginoasa or the palace in Miclăuşeni?

Rudel writes about one castle-hill which was bitterly fought about in early June 1944, so it must be the Rugosina thing. BTW, check out this:
http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cg...44&t=005773&p=4

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Posted: November 09, 2006 07:08 pm
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Following an iddea of our co-forumite chisi, I found this video on youtube. It appears to be a Vichy French news reoprt on the battle of Tg. Frumos. Propaganda, of course, but you can see some cool footage of Panthers and Tigers in battle. B)

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Posted: January 11, 2007 09:19 pm
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QUOTE (Bigduke6 @ Nov 9 2004, 10:31 AM)
what's the ground look like, are the hills big or little, are there lots of fields or lots of forests...
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Posted: January 11, 2007 09:21 pm
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Terrain west of Târgu Frumos
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Posted: January 11, 2007 09:25 pm
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Terrain west of Târgu Frumos
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Posted: May 29, 2007 08:26 pm
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Here is a clip I took from the mountain south of Iasi. It gives you a good idea as well.

Area around Iasi
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Posted: May 29, 2007 08:31 pm
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A question I have is with the 3rd SS Totenkopf. Read it was stationed on the western line in the defense of Tg. Frumos. They sent a KG to assist in defending the area west of the town. Any truth to this for sure?
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Posted: June 05, 2007 05:48 pm
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RHaught,

On April 25, the Soviet 2nd Ukrainian front attacked along the (secondary) Iasi-Kishinev axis in order to attract German armored reserves away from the main defensive axis.

However, it seems that the Germans anticipated this plan and moved the SS Totenkopf division from the Piatra region, inserting it into the forward defensive positions at Tg. Frumos. Therefore, the Soviets were met with strong resistence on May 1st.

Furthermore, during the days of May 2-3, the SS Totenkopf division continued to reinforce Kirchner's LVII Panzer group in the Tg. Frumos vicinity and concentrated its Kampfgruppe E - made up of the 6th SS Pz. Grn. Regiment - in the Helesteni region, 6 miles west of Tg. Frumos.

The renewed Soviet operations on May 3 also failed, stalling in front of the GrossDeutschland, 24th Panzer, and SS Totenkopf divisions.

[data taken from Glantz's Red Storm Over the Balkans]
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