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Posted: May 05, 2009 11:07 am
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Hello everyone!

I am new to this forum but I hope that I have placed this topic in the right place.
A while ago I purchased a photo from a Romanian officer.
On the photo he is wearing:

-The Order of the Crown.
-The Order of the Star of Romania.
-The World War I Commemorative Cross (with three clasps)
-The World War I Victory Medal.

According to the backside of the photo the officer's name is P. Cristescu.
Is there anymore information about this man?
Even a first name would help me very much! :lol:
Below is the phto and the backside of it.

Greetings,

Koen.

(IMG:http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2770/hpqscan0001y.jpg)

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Radub
Posted: May 05, 2009 01:13 pm
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The text says that he was a Major and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the 8th Division (no specialty given) in 1936.
The divisions are listed here http://www.worldwar2.ro/oob/?section=7
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Posted: May 06, 2009 05:48 am
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QUOTE (Radub @ May 05, 2009 03:13 pm)
8th Division (no specialty given) in 1936.

8th Infantry Division
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Radub
Posted: May 06, 2009 08:37 am
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The collar patches indicate that he was a Mountain Ranger [Vanator de Munte].
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Posted: May 06, 2009 09:59 am
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So?
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Radub
Posted: May 06, 2009 10:45 am
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We do not know whether D-Dutch knows the specialty of this officer. He asked for as much info as possible. I thought he may need to know that he was a Mountain ranger. Did I do something wrong? :blink:
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Posted: May 06, 2009 01:42 pm
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QUOTE (Radub @ May 06, 2009 10:45 am)
We do not know whether D-Dutch knows the specialty of this officer. He asked for as much info as possible. I thought he may need to know that he was a Mountain ranger. Did I do something wrong?  :blink:
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Unfortunatly I know notthing more about this man than what is written on this photo! So thank you for the information that he was a Mountain Ranger! ;)
And also thanks for the other information that was given!
Is it possible to find out the first name of this man?

Greetings,

Koen.
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Posted: May 06, 2009 03:32 pm
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QUOTE (D_Dutch @ May 06, 2009 01:42 pm)
QUOTE (Radub @ May 06, 2009 10:45 am)
We do not know whether D-Dutch knows the specialty of this officer. He asked for as much info as possible. I thought he may need to know that he was a Mountain ranger. Did I do something wrong?  :blink:
Radu

Unfortunatly I know notthing more about this man than what is written on this photo! So thank you for the information that he was a Mountain Ranger! ;)
And also thanks for the other information that was given!
Is it possible to find out the first name of this man?

Greetings,

Koen.

Yes, but you have to find someone with the Royal Officers' roster for 1936-1937.
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Posted: May 06, 2009 04:24 pm
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QUOTE (Radub @ May 06, 2009 12:45 pm)
We do not know whether D-Dutch knows the specialty of this officer. He asked for as much info as possible. I thought he may need to know that he was a Mountain ranger. Did I do something wrong?  :blink:
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I thought you were implying that it was the 8th Mountain Division, which obviously was not the case. My mistake then.

The 8th Infantry Division had in its recruitment area two vanatori regiments, which also wore green patches like the vanatori de munte (mountain troops). He could have been a vanatori officer also.
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