Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

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Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Kelvin » 24 Apr 2022 14:02

Hi, everyone, I am looking for manpower breakdown of 21st and 40th Armies on the eve of Fall Blau (28th June 1942 or nearly date), anyone can help ? thank

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Art » 02 May 2022 18:41

40 Army on 25 June 1942:
6 Rifle Division - 11 901 men
45 Rifle Division - 8 975
62 Rifle Division - 9 545
121 Rifle Division - 9 730
160 Rifle Division - 9 579
212 Rifle Division - 9 554
111 Rifle Brigade - 4 270
119 Rifle Brigade - 4 800
141 Rifle Brigade - 4 208
14 Tank Brigade - 1178
170 Tank Brigade - 1090
4 Guards Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment - 589
525 Light Artillery Regiment - 486
529 Light Artillery Regiment - 486
595 Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment - 511
602 Cannon Artillery Regiment - 727
1109 Cannon Artillery Regiment - 741
119 Mortar Regiment - 541
784 Sep. Observation Battalion - 285
Sep. anti-tank rifle battalion - 245
38 Armored Train Battalion - 283
62 Armored Train Battalion - 218
121 Light Artillery Regiment - 485

Total 40 Army (combat units) - 80 427 men, 9411 horses, 48 867 rifles, 359 heavy machine guns, 40 anti-aircraft machine guns, 1701 light machine guns, 5118 submachine guns, 1211 mortars, 365 field guns, 196 anti-tank guns, 1321 anti-tank rifles, 1167 autmobiles, 84 tanks.
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=258819136
worth to notice still persistent lack of heavy machine guns - in average 40 per division of 9-10,000 men meant very few.

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Art » 03 May 2022 07:41

And 21 Army as of 30 June 1942

63 Rifle Division - 6975 men
76 Rifle Division - 7583
124 Rifle Division - 9809
226 Rifle Division - 8336
227 Rifle Division - 7895
293 Rifle Division - 7698
297 Rifle Division - 8396
301 Rifle Division - 5457
343 Rifle Division - 10110
Sep. tank-destroyer battalion - 193
21 Tank-destroyer Battalion - 213
99 Tank-destroyer Battalion - 308
HQ 13 Tank Corps - 108
10 Tank Brigade - 1135
85 Tank Brigade - 1121
158 Tank Brigade - 1121
167 Tank Brigade - 1056
33 Motorized Rifle Brigade - 4016
20 Motorized Rifle Brigade - 3040
478 Sep. Tank Battalion - 242
51 Motorcycle Battalion - 234
57 Guards Mortar Regiment - 757
70 Guards Mortar Regiment - 730
73 Guards Mortar Regiment - 707
5 Guards Artillery Regiment - 1158
135 Howtizer Artillery Regiment - 853
156 Army Artillery Regiment - 1129
338 Light Artillery Regiment - 489
538 Artillery Regiment - 468
574 Artillery Regiment - 976
21 Anti-Tank Rifle Battalion - 134
1263 Anti-Aircraft Artilllery Regiment - 308
1264 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment - 306

Total 21 Army (combat units) - 93 070 men, 12 809 horses, 45 413 rifles, 184 heavy machine guns, 90 anti-aircraft machine guns, 994 light machine guns, 6926 submachine guns, 1438 mortars, 314 field guns, 119 anti-tank guns, 1452 anti-tank rifles, 2471 automobiles, 215 tanks, 46 anti-aircraft guns.
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=132687166

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Kelvin » 05 May 2022 12:34

Art wrote:
03 May 2022 07:41
And 21 Army as of 30 June 1942

63 Rifle Division - 6975 men
76 Rifle Division - 7583
124 Rifle Division - 9809
226 Rifle Division - 8336
227 Rifle Division - 7895
293 Rifle Division - 7698
297 Rifle Division - 8396
301 Rifle Division - 5457
343 Rifle Division - 10110
Sep. tank-destroyer battalion - 193
21 Tank-destroyer Battalion - 213
99 Tank-destroyer Battalion - 308
HQ 13 Tank Corps - 108
10 Tank Brigade - 1135
85 Tank Brigade - 1121
158 Tank Brigade - 1121
167 Tank Brigade - 1056
33 Motorized Rifle Brigade - 4016
20 Motorized Rifle Brigade - 3040
478 Sep. Tank Battalion - 242
51 Motorcycle Battalion - 234
57 Guards Mortar Regiment - 757
70 Guards Mortar Regiment - 730
73 Guards Mortar Regiment - 707
5 Guards Artillery Regiment - 1158
135 Howtizer Artillery Regiment - 853
156 Army Artillery Regiment - 1129
338 Light Artillery Regiment - 489
538 Artillery Regiment - 468
574 Artillery Regiment - 976
21 Anti-Tank Rifle Battalion - 134
1263 Anti-Aircraft Artilllery Regiment - 308
1264 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment - 306

Total 21 Army (combat units) - 93 070 men, 12 809 horses, 45 413 rifles, 184 heavy machine guns, 90 anti-aircraft machine guns, 994 light machine guns, 6926 submachine guns, 1438 mortars, 314 field guns, 119 anti-tank guns, 1452 anti-tank rifles, 2471 automobiles, 215 tanks, 46 anti-aircraft guns.
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=132687166
Hi, Art, thank so much for your link, very helpful.

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Kelvin » 09 May 2022 04:34

Hi, Art, may I ask if this link contains detailed strength and manpower breakdown report of 13th Army of Central Front in July 1943, prior to Kursk offensive ? Thank

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Art » 12 May 2022 17:02

There is a large table, too large to reproduce it fully. Briefly as of 5 July 1943 the army consisted of 12 rifle division with the strength ranging from 7400 to 8500 men and plenty of non-divisional units. Total in combat units and formations 133 715 men, 13 8222 horses, 73 917 rifles, 31 839 SMGs, 4004 light, 1291 heavy and 247 anti-aircraft machine guns, 561 heavy, 951 medium and 658 light mortars, 48 203-mm howitzers, 76 152-mm howitzers, 42 152-mm gun-howitzers, 38 122-mm guns, 315 122-mm howitzers, 5 107-mm guns, 426 76-mm divisional and 142 regimental guns, 468 45-mm anti-tank guns, 3752 anti-tank rifles, 4286 cars and trucks, 216 tanks, 551 static and mobile rocket launchers, 32 medium and 124 light anti-aircraft guns, 16 armored cars
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=133320665

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Kelvin » 15 May 2022 13:30

Art wrote:
12 May 2022 17:02
There is a large table, too large to reproduce it fully. Briefly as of 5 July 1943 the army consisted of 12 rifle division with the strength ranging from 7400 to 8500 men and plenty of non-divisional units. Total in combat units and formations 133 715 men, 13 8222 horses, 73 917 rifles, 31 839 SMGs, 4004 light, 1291 heavy and 247 anti-aircraft machine guns, 561 heavy, 951 medium and 658 light mortars, 48 203-mm howitzers, 76 152-mm howitzers, 42 152-mm gun-howitzers, 38 122-mm guns, 315 122-mm howitzers, 5 107-mm guns, 426 76-mm divisional and 142 regimental guns, 468 45-mm anti-tank guns, 3752 anti-tank rifles, 4286 cars and trucks, 216 tanks, 551 static and mobile rocket launchers, 32 medium and 124 light anti-aircraft guns, 16 armored cars
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=133320665
Hi, Art, thank so much for your help. :D

And I am trying to use your link to search another report on Soviet units, I write " information on the number and combat composition of the Voronezh combat units 05.07.1943 to 05.07.1943 " but it shows different thing. Did I key word wrong in searching information ? Thank

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Art » 17 May 2022 10:24

Cause it ain't there, I mean the online database. Some tables from original archival documents were reproduced in the books by Lopukhovsky and Zamulin

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Re: Soviet 21st & 40th Armies breakdown in June 1942

Post by Kelvin » 17 May 2022 13:20

Art wrote:
17 May 2022 10:24
Cause it ain't there, I mean the online database. Some tables from original archival documents were reproduced in the books by Lopukhovsky and Zamulin
Hi, Art, thank for your reply.

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