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Transcaucasian Front

Post by Abel Ravasz » Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:01 pm

Hi all,

I would need an OOB for the Transcaucasian Front for November 1942 (start of Stalingrad op.). Your help would be most appreciated and very important!!!

Thanks in advance,

Abel

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Re: Transcaucasian Front

Post by laszlo.nemedi » Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:10 pm

Abel Ravasz wrote:Hi all,

I would need an OOB for the Transcaucasian Front for November 1942 (start of Stalingrad op.). Your help would be most appreciated and very important!!!

Thanks in advance,

Abel
You will get an email.

(szia, küldök levelet, amiben megtalálod oroszul az oob 1942 novemberében. Ha nem olvasható vagy nem tudod értelmezni szólj. Ezen kivül meg van Grecsko könyve a Harc a Kaukázusért, ahol a parancsnokok nevei is megvannak. Üdv Némedi László

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Post by Michael Avanzini » Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:47 pm

Transcaucasian Front (1 November 1942)
Rifle, Cavalry and Tank units
source BSSA

Northern Group of Forces

9 Army
3 Rifle Corps (9, 57, 60 Rifle Brigades)
11 Rifle Corps (19, 34, 131 Rifle Brigades)
89, 276, 317, 337, 347, 417 Rifle Divsions
10 Gds Rifle Brigade
5 Gds Tank Brigade
2, 15 TBs
41, 42, 66 Sep Armored Train Btls

37 Army
10 RC (59, 164 RBs)
2 Gds, 275, 295 RDs
11 NKVD RD
113 NKVD Rifle Regiment
563 Sep Tank Btl

44 Army
9 RC (43, 157 RBs)
10 Gds RC (4, 5, 6, 7 Gds RBs)
223, 389, 402 Rds
63 Cavalry Division
63 Tank Bde
132, 488 Sep Tank Btls
36 Sep Armored Train Btl

58 Army
271, 416 RD
Makhachkalinskaya RD of the NKVD

Group reserves
11 Gds RC (34, 62 RBs)
276, 319, 320, 414 RD
19 NKVD RD
4 Gds Cav Corps (9 Gds, 10 Gds, 30, 110 CD)


Black Sea Group of Forces

18 Army
32 Gds, 328, 353, 383 RDs
8 Gds, 9 Gds, 10, 68, 107, 119, 165 RBs
Sep Rifle Regt
40 Mech Rifle Bde

46 Army
9, 20, 242 Mountain Rifle Div
61, 394, 406 RD
Sukhumskaya RD of the NKVD
7, 8 Mtn Rifle Bdes
51 Fortified Region
562 Sep Tank Btl
11 Sep Armored Train Btl

47 Army
216, 318 RDs
81 Naval Rifle Bde
255 Brigade of Marines
137 Regiment of Marines
69 Fortified Region

56 Army
30, 339, 395 RDs
76, 83 Naval Rifle Bde
328 Battalion of Marines
151 Fortified Region

Group Reserves
11 Gds, 12 Gds CD
62 Sep Tank Btl
12 Armored Train Btl

Tuapsinskii Defensive Region
236, 408 RDs
408 RB
126 Sep Tank Btl

Front Reserves
12 RC (77, 261, 349, 351 RDs)
31, 151 RD
16, 103 RBs
140, 191 Tank Bdes
564 Sep Tank Btl
8 Sep Armored Train Btl

Regards
Michael

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Post by laszlo.nemedi » Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:19 pm

As I see we use the same source :)
(I did not want to translate it, as I suppose Ábel can speak in Russian.)

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Post by Abel Ravasz » Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:11 pm

Thanks a lot to both of you,

Abel

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Post by sid guttridge » Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:19 am

Hi Guys,

On a related topic:

Does anyone know what forces the Red Army kept watching the Turks in the Caucasus in 1942-43?

Cheers,

Sid.

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Post by Michael Avanzini » Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:50 pm

Sid

During ther Battle for the Caucasus. Tanscaucasian Front had one army the 45th Army along the Turkish border.

45 Army
June-Aug (61, 89, 151, 402, 408, 409 RDs, 55 Fortified Region)
Sept (228, 320, 402. 408, 409 RDs, 55 FR)
Oct (228, 320, 402, 409 RDs, 55 FR)
Nov (228, 409 RDs, 55 FR)
Dec (409 RD, 111 RB, 55FR)

So they kept transfering divisions to the battle.

Once 1943 came around 45th Army was back up to 4 Rifle Divisons along with a 4 Fortified Regions opposite Turkey.

Also Transcaucasian Front had a Group of Forces in Iran which consisted of (75RD, 15 Cav Corps (1 CD, 23 CD) This force remain consistant throughout 42 and 43.

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Post by sid guttridge » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:08 am

Hi Michael,

Thanks very much for that.

You even anticipated my follow up question on Persia!

Many thanks,

Sid.

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