5th Guards Cavalry Division - the Red Army

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5th Guards Cavalry Division - the Red Army

Postby KaSeF » 09 Aug 2006 16:39

Hi
Have You detailed info on the Soviet 5th Guards Cavalry Division in February-March 1945?
1. The way and fights of 5th div. since 26. to 28. February 1945.
2. What units consisted this Division of?
3. Are there any mentions in diaries, reports of eyewitnesses about the 5th Div. in February-March 1945?
4. Biographies of generals: Chepurkin, Oslikovskii, Kaluschny, Brikel.
Thanks for help.
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P.S. Did the 207 Tank battalion (regiment? brigade?) belong to the 2nd Belorussian Front in February 1945?

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Postby Andreas » 09 Aug 2006 17:26

Ivan Yakushin was in 5th GCD

http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=6893

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Postby KaSeF » 09 Aug 2006 19:51

Thank You for this Title!

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Postby Steen Ammentorp » 10 Aug 2006 09:04

Hi,

You can find some biographical info (admittely not much) on these fellows at my site including a picture of Chepurkin provided by the general's great-grandson. Regarding Kaluschny then I have him as Kaliuzhnii.

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Postby KaSeF » 10 Aug 2006 16:11

Thanks. I know this site. Excellent!
You can find the photos of Oslikowskii and Kaliuzhnii here: http://www.plus-minus.imax.com.pl/ZdobycieSzczecinka/ZdobycieSzka270245.html

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Postby mike35nj » 13 Aug 2006 22:03

5th Guards Bessarabsko-Tannenbergskaya, order of Lenin, Red Banner and order of Suvorov II st. Cavalry Division im. G.I. Kotovskogo was activated 22.12.41 from the 3rd Cavalry Division.

It consisted of:

17th Guards Lidskiy Cavalry Regiment
22nd Guards Cavalry Regiment
24th Guards Allensteinskiy Cavalry Regiment
104th Tank Regiment
178th Guards Mortar Regiment
7th Guards Horse Artillery Regiment
39th indep. Guards Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
6th Guards Field Engineer Squadron
5th indep. Guards Communication Squadron
6th Guards Chemical Defence Squadron
5th Guards Recon. Squadron
1st Medical Squadron

The 20th Guards Cavalry Regiment was attached from time to time during 1944/45.

1944-45 served under the 3rd Cavalry Corps, first under the 1st and 2nd Baltic Front, summer 1944 under the 3rd Belorussian Front, and from 8.44 to the end under the 3rd Belorussian Front.

Commanders:
GenMaj M.F. Maleyev, and from 15.1.42 GenMaj N.S. Chepurkin.

The division ended up in the Transcaucasus MD after the war, and parts later became 1st and then 18th Heavy Tank Division, and survived to 1992 as the 5th Guards Tank Division, having relocated to Transbaykal in 1965.

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Postby KaSeF » 14 Aug 2006 20:55

Thanks!
Where did You find so detailed information?
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Postby mike35nj » 14 Aug 2006 21:33

Hi KaSeF,

From various sources, mainly two books by Vitalii Ivanovich Fes'kov:

1) Krasnaia Armiia v pobedakh i porazheniiakh, 1941-1945 gg.
2) Sovetskaia Armiia v gody "kholodnoi voiny" (1945-1991)

as well as the "Boevoi sostav Sovetskoi Armii" which is a monthly order of battle for the Soviet Armed forces 1941 to 1945.
Extracts from this (every 3 months) has been published here: http://victory.mil.ru/war/oob/index.html

The 207th Tank Regiment was part of the 32nd Smolenskaya, Red Banner and order of Suvorov II st. Cavalry Division. This division served together with the 5th Guards Cavalry Division under the 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps.

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Postby KaSeF » 14 Aug 2006 21:55

Thanks once more! I found in polish descriptions of the fight at Neustettin/Szczecinek three versions (concerning the unit number 207). Now I have known the right version.
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