East Prussia january 1945

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 31 May 2019 13:19

Casualties of the 2 Belorussian Front by day:

14.1.45 - 1011 men killed, 4292 wounded
15.1.45 - 2113 killed, 9428 wounded
16.1.45 - 1535 killed, 7610 wounded
17.1.45 - 1220 killed, 4624 wounded, 146 missing
18.1.45 - 1053 killed, 4164 wounded
14-18.1.45 (cumulative) - 6764 killed, 30 0089 wounded, 169 missing
19.1.45 - 995 killed, 3290 wounded
20.1.45 - 714 killed, 2258 wounded
14-20.1.45 (cumulative) - 8473 killed, 35 637 wounded, 169 missing
21.1.45 - 633 killed, 2193 wounded
22.1.45 - 534 killed, 1701 wounded
24.1.45 - 418 killed, 1319 wounded
25.1.45 - 443 killed, 1665 wounded
26.1.45 - 764 killed, 2209 wounded
27.1.45 - 436 killed, 2571 wounded
28.1.45 - 866 killed, 3498 wounded
29.1.45 - 806 killed, 2207 wounded
31.1.45 - 569 killed, 1746 wounded

(from the 2 BF's war diary)
Those numbers should be viewed as minimal, as they were preliminary, incomplete and omitted some of the units.

For records of casualties of the 3 Belorussian Front see:
viewtopic.php?p=2108139#p2108139

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Michael71 » 31 May 2019 22:10

I know a book on the southern section Neidenburg-Willenberg-Ortelsburg

The book by Edelfried Baginski:

1945 -When Ortelsburg was lost. Is writen in german language . 1945 -Als Ortelsburg verloren ging"
Little bit about Army situations and little bit about the ciylian and Volkssturm.

These map is from the book:

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 01 Jun 2019 18:05

Casualties of the 49 Army/2 Belorussian Front:
1-10 January 45: 65 men killed, 177 wounded, 813 sick, 18 non-battle, total 1073 men
11-20 January 45: 636 killed, 17 missing, 2199 wounded, 581 sick, 21 non-battle, total 3454 men
21-31 January 45: 1587 killed, 9 missing, 4290 wounded, 84 sick, 10 non-battle, total 5984 men

Divisional strength on 10/20/30 January 45:
385 Rifle Division 5961/-/5482
238 Rifle Division 6049/-/4760
139 Rifle Division 6032/-/5482
42 Rifle Division 5967/5295/5282
199 Rifle Division 6007/5635/4441
380 Rifle Division 5990/4965/4221
51 Rifle Division 6785/6637/6270
208 Rifle Division 6677/5952/4480
216 Rifle Division 6927/6724/6619

As of 10 January there were 67 399 men in combat units (rifle and artillery) plus 1458 in the 11 Engineer Brigade, 3516 in the 185 Army Replacement Regiment, and 871 in seven penal companies. Total strength (including service and supply units) as of 1 January - 83 570 men.

Total 544 POWs and various equipment captured during January 1945
From the Army's war diary

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 02 Jun 2019 08:38

Casualties of the 3 Army/2 Belorussian Front:

1-10 January 1945 - 38 killed, 142 wounded, 866 sick, 1046 men total
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131296644

10-20 January 1945 - 1898 killed, 8142 wounded, 436 sick, 21 missing, 10 497 men total
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131296647

20-31 January 1045 - 1904 killed, 6759 wounded, 252 sick, 214 missing, 9129 men total. Also 6 SU-76, 1 SU-85, 1 SU-152 destroyed, 5 SU-76, 4 SU-85, 3 IS-2, 1 SU-152, 5 KV damaged
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131296650

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 02 Jun 2019 09:45

Casualties of the 3 Army/2 Belorussian Front in January 1945:
3830 men killed, 14 943 wounded, 2333 sick, 235 missing, 21 341 men total. Also 45 tanks and SP guns destroyed, 45 damaged, 11 damaged by mines.

Divisional strength on 5.1/1.2.45:

5 Rifle Division - 6232/5221
129 Rifle Division - 6851/5628
169 Rifle Division - 6791/4816
120 Guards Rifle Division - 6675/4397
269 Rifle Division - 6323/4330
283 Rifle Division - 6065/4235
250 Rifle Division - 6195/4107
290 Rifle Division - 6013/4223
328 Rifle Division - 6602/4363
Total 75 241/62 427 men in combat units on 5.1.45/1.2.45

No replacements received during January, the Army's replacement regiment sends 1160 men to combat units in the second half of Jan45.

Total 1077 POWs and various equipment captured during January 45.

From the 3 Army's war diary:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=2600025

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 03 Jun 2019 21:21

Casualties of the 48 Army/2 Belorussian Front in January 1945:
3177 men killed, 10599 wounded, 427 missing and captured, 1767 sick, 244 non-battle losses, total 16214 men.
2486 (alternative number - 3056 in another place) POWs and many various weapons and equipment including more than 1000 motor vehicles and about 10000 bicycles were claimed during the same month.

From the 48 A's war diary:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=151200140

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 03 Jun 2019 21:58

2 Shock Army/2 Belorussian Front.

Casualties:
1-10 January 45 - 40 men killed, 93 wounded, 807 others, total 940 men
11-20 January 45 - 1840 killed, 7138 wounded, 404 others, total 9382 men
21-31 January 45 - 1825 killed, 5401 wounded, 793 others, total 8009 men
Total January 45 - 3837 killed, 13306 wounded, 1958 others, total 19901 men
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=153906880

Casualties by days and divisions:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=153906879
with cumulative totals 2704 killed, 9302 wounded and 344 others (12 360 men total) for the period 14-31 January 45

Claims - about 1600 POWs, many weapons, vehicles and other equipment:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=153906885

Divisional strength 10/25/31 January 45
142 Rifle Division 6985/4769/4752
281 Rifle Division 7013/6430/6362
381 Rifle Division 7072/5056/5163
46 Rifle Division 7066/5282/4420
90 Rifle Division 7057/5457/5426
372 Rifle Division 7118/6216/5359
86 Rifle Division 7043/6943/6835
321 Rifle Division 7087/7031/6153
326 Rifle Division 7068/7036/6317

Total personnel in combat units:
99 592 on 10.01.45, 124 005 (incl. 8 Guards Tank Corps and 8 Mechanized Corps) on 25.1.45, 105 935 (incl.8 Mechanized Corps) on 31.1.45

Total personnel:
113 202 on 10.1.45, 119 938 on 31.1.45

From the 2 SA's war diary, January 1945
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=110073129

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by donwhite » 04 Jun 2019 00:45

Great Links and very informative. Thanks for posting.

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 06 Jun 2019 09:58

65 Army/2 Belorussian Front:
Casualties from 14 to 31 January 45 - 2630 men killed, 11 633 wounded
Claims: 833 POWs, more than 400 guns and mortars, many other weapons, transport and equipment
From 65 Army's war diary
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=150902208

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Re: East Prussia january 1945

Post by Art » 07 Jun 2019 17:14

Casualties of the 70 Army/2 Belorussian Front 1-31 January 1945 (including 1 Guards Tank Corps, I guess):
2712 killed, 27 missing, 11 897 wounded, total 14 036 battle casualties.

Divisional strength 14.1/1.2.45
71 Rifle Division - 6128/5930
136 Rifle Division - 6036/4634
162 Rifle Division - 6329/5094
1 Rifle Division - 5961/4267
38 Guards Rifle Division - 6031/4564
165 Rifle Division - 6119/3780
76 Guards Rifle Division 6241/4976
160 Rifle Division - 6356/5085
200 Rifle Division - 7279/5053

Claims 14-31.1.45: 1600 POWs, 91 guns, 50 mortars, about 200 vehicles etc.

From the 70 Army's war diary
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=150902249

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