What new army number was russian corps given?

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Kuniworth
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What new army number was russian corps given?

Postby Kuniworth » 25 May 2006 16:02

Did the russians phase out the corps in 1941-42 or was the redesignated to armies. Anyone knows about this? What corps became which army???

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Postby kosta » 28 May 2006 22:20

This is just for 1941:

2nd Rc- 54th Army Hqs
3rd Rc- 46th Army Hqs
12th Rc- 36th Army Hqs
17th Rc- 6th Army Hqs (II)
18th Rc- 35th Army Hqs
19th Rc- Coastal Operational Group Hqs
20th Rc- Bryansk Front Hqs
23rd Rc- 45th Army Hqs
25th Rc- 52nd Army Hqs
27th Rc- 40th Army Hqs
30th Rc- 29th Army Hqs
33rd Rc- 43rd Army Hqs
35th Rc- 49th Army Hqs
40th Rc- 46th Army Hqs
44th Rc- 50th Army Hqs
48th Rc- 12th Army Hqs (II)
50th Rc- 42nd Army Hqs
52nd Rc- 30th Army Hqs

Also many others were destroyed in the "kessels" or simply disbanded

Source RKKA Korps Table #1

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Postby Kuniworth » 17 Jun 2006 08:32

thanks Kosta, much needed info.

Do you know what happened to the existing field armies on the invasion eg the ones that was made up of 1 or more Corps? I know some of them were reformed and brought back into action but the other ones? Were they disbanded following the transformation of corps into armies or what happened?

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Postby konev » 17 Jun 2006 11:32

Gentlemen,

Here is what I have on the original Army Headquarters. I will have to do some digging on the Corps HQ:

HQ, 3rd Army - survived entire war and disbanded in August 1945
HQ, 4th Army - 23 July 1941 becomes HQ, Central Front
HQ, 5th Army - HQ officially disbanded 25 September 1941
HQ, 6th Army - 10 August 1941 headquarters disbanded
HQ, 7th Army - 18 December 1944 headquarters disbanded; personnel used to form HQ, 9th Guards Army
HQ, 8th Army - survived entire war and disbanded in September 1945
HQ, 9th Army - HQ disbanded 29 Octber 1943
HQ, 10th Army - HQ officially disbanded 5 July 1941
HQ, 11th Army - HQ disbanded 18 December 1943
HQ, 12th Army - HQ disbanded 10 August 1941
HQ, 13th Army - survived not only entire war, but also entire Cold War up to dissolution of USSR
HQ, 14th Army - 31 July 1945 HQ disbanded and personnel used t fill out HQ, Belomorsk Military District
HQ, 16th Army - HQ disbanded 8 Auust 1941
HQ, 18th Army - HQ disbanded in May 1946
HQ, 19th Army - HQ disbanded 20 October 1941
HQ, 20th Army - HQ disbanded 20 Octoer 1941
HQ, 21st Army - HQ awarded 'Guards' status and renumbered to HQ, 6th Guards Army on 16 April 1943
HQ, 22nd Army - HQ disbanded in August 1945 and personnel used to form HQ, Tavricheskii Military District
HQ, 23rd Army - survived not only entire war, but also entire Cold War up to dissolution of USSR
HQ, 24th Army - HQ disbanded 10 October 1941
HQ, 26th Army - HQ officially disbanded 25 September 1941
HQ, 27th Army - HQ redesignated HQ, 4th Shock Army on 25 December 1941

The 1st Red Banner, 2nd Red Banner, 15th, 17th and 25th Armies were all out east in either the Trans-Baikal or Far East Military Districts.

Source: Deiscvuyuschaya Armiya (Operational Army) 1941 -1945, 2005.

konev


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