Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

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Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

Post by TuomoKoo » 21 Dec 2018 09:40

I like to ask your help in translating hand written text and abbreviations shown in attached organization chart of 14 army of Karelian front in October 1944. You can use numbers as references for translations. Even partial translations will be appreciated.
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Re: Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

Post by Gary Kennedy » 21 Dec 2018 20:25

I can offer a few fragments I think;

50 - Infantry
51 - Artillery
52 - Mortars (120-mm types)?
53 - Multi barrel rocket launchers?
54 - Tank troops
55 - don't know

The right hand column might be headed 'total of front'?

The details numbered 1 to 41 I think are unit type abbreviations. 1 might be Rifle Corps, 2 I thought was Rifle Division, 3 Mechanised Brigade and 4 Tank Brigade? 7 looks like machine gun 'something'. I can't tell if the figure after the abbreviation refers to the number of units of that type but they don't seem to relate to anything under the centre column (14 Army).

Hopefully Art and/or Eugen will stop by to sort it out.

Gary

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Re: Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

Post by TuomoKoo » 21 Dec 2018 21:53

Thanks Gary!
You are right, To make it more readible, the view above only shows one army (14A) of Karelian front and the numbers in right hand column represent total units of Karelian front. Attached pls. find the entire picture.
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Re: Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

Post by GregSingh » 22 Dec 2018 01:32

For full name of units look here: 14-я армия and here: 7-я воздушная армия for air force units. Use Google translator.
Usually these abbreviations are made from first letter(s) in each word.

53 - Гв(ардейские) мин(ометные) части - Guards mortar units
55 - Инж(енерные) войска - Engineering troops

Here are 1-13:

01 ск - стрелковый корпус - rifle corps
02 сд - стрелковая дивизия - rifle division
03 мсбр - мотострелковая бригада - motorized rifle brigade
04 олбр - отдельная лыжная бригада - independent ski brigade
05 уp - укpеплённый район - fortified area
06 зсп - запасной стрелковый полк - reserve rifle regiment
07 пул.б-нов - пулеметных батальонов - machine gun battalions
08 сад - смешанная авиационная дивизия - mixed aviation/air division
09 иад - истребительная авиационная дивизия - fighter aviation division
10 бад - бомбардировочная авиационная дивизия - bomber aviation division
11 иап - истребительный авиационный полк - fighter aviation regiment
12 шап - штурмовой авиационный полк - assault aviation regiment
13 бап - бомбардировочный авиационный полк - bomber aviation regiment
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

Post by TuomoKoo » 22 Dec 2018 16:32

Thanks Greg, this helps a lot.
With the information provided, I think I can manage pretty well with the most of remaining abbreviations.

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Re: Abbreviations in Soviet organization chart Ru --> En

Post by Gary Kennedy » 22 Dec 2018 17:48

Very nice link Greg, and I do like the symbol for an armoured train!

Gary

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