Bakthin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

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Bakthin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

Post by steppewolf » 04 Nov 2019 16:19

Does anyone have information or can indicate some links concerning the composition of 46th Army, Bakhtin group?

Gen A.N. Bakhtin was deputy commander of 46th Army at the time of Jassy-Khisinev offensive and he was in charge of a group formed to take over Akkermann and Dnister Estuary and encircle Romanian units from Southern Moldova/Bessarabia.

I know it has in its composition at least one Naval brigade, some special amphibious units, infantry/tanks and rear-admiral Gorshkov Danube flotilla.

Can someone point me sources concerning the composition and operation of this maneuver group? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bakhtin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

Post by steppewolf » 05 Nov 2019 18:56

It seems I misspelled the name of the general in the title and there's no way to edit it (or at least I can't find it) is A.N. Bakhtin and the only reference on internet I found it here:

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id ... .w.0.0.477
pages 337 - 339

Could someone point me other sources, Russian/Soviet included.

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Re: Bakthin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

Post by Art » 06 Nov 2019 11:15

From what I can recall there was a relatively detailed description in the wartime "Collection of materials for study of the war experience" Issue 16:
viewtopic.php?p=2036974#p2036974
See also these pages
http://stat.mil.ru/winner_may/history/m ... cmsArticle
https://document.wikireading.ru/24308

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Re: Bakthin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

Post by steppewolf » 08 Nov 2019 09:05

Thank you, it is exactly what I was looking for!

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Re: Bakthin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

Post by steppewolf » 13 Nov 2019 12:57

Art wrote:
06 Nov 2019 11:15
From what I can recall there was a relatively detailed description in the wartime "Collection of materials for study of the war experience" Issue 16:
viewtopic.php?p=2036974#p2036974
See also these pages
http://stat.mil.ru/winner_may/history/m ... cmsArticle
https://document.wikireading.ru/24308
The article you linked mention 10 tanks used by this maneuver group but I can't find info from which unit these machines were? do you happen to know the type of these tanks?

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Re: Bakthin group - 20 August 1944, Southern Bessarabia

Post by Art » 13 Nov 2019 21:10

3 Guards Motorcycle Regiment. Authorized organization included a tank company with 10 tanks. From what I can see the tanks of the regiment were T-34 type.

OOB of the Bakhtin's group from the battle order of 19 August 44:
259 Rifle Division
1 Guards Fortified Region
83 and 255 Marine Brigades
369 Separate Marine Battalion
3 Guards Motorcycle Regiment
252 Separate Motorized Battalion (amphibious)
4 Battalion/51 Engineer Brigade
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=452341065

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