Ioan Dumitrache (25 August 1889, Ciorăști near Râmnicu Sărat – 6 March 1977, Braşov) was a Romanian Major General during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany, awarded to him for capturing Nalchik on November 2, 1942. Nalchik was the farthest point of Axis advance in the Caucasus.[1]

Ioan Dumitrache
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Born(1889-08-25)25 August 1889
Died6 March 1977(1977-03-06) (aged 87)
Allegiance Romania
Service/branchRomanian Army
RankLieutenant General
Commands held2nd Mountain Division
Battles/warsEastern Front
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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  • 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.