The official AHF WW2 in Eastern Europe quiz thread

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Post by John Hilly » 29 Oct 2015 12:52

Another one is Leningrad Front whose 8th Army was commanded by lieutenant general Shevaldin T.I. (September- November 1941), while the Front was commanded by Major-General Fediuninskii, Ivan Ivanovich in October 1941.
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Post by Max Payload » 30 Oct 2015 00:08

John,
You are correct about Fediuninski. As a mere Major-General he was CiC Leningrad Front for a couple of weeks in mid-October. During that time he was outranked by Shevaldin (8th Army) and by Khozin (54th Army).
But I think you are wrong about Meretskov - iirc when he was appointed to the command of 7th Army, the army was removed from the command of Karelian Front to be assigned independent army status, which it retained until February 1942.
Four more to find!

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Post by John Hilly » 30 Oct 2015 17:29

How about Western Front then?
Marshal Timosenko was junior to his deputy Marshal Budjonny on 2nd July 1941.
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Post by John Hilly » 30 Oct 2015 17:44

Colonel-General Oka Gorodovikov was sub-ordinate to Kuznetsov on 13.7.1941, but this doen't count?
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Post by Max Payload » 30 Oct 2015 19:05

Not really. He had seniority by virtue of his date of commission, but they both had the rank of colonel-general. There are four more Front commanders who at some point had subordinate army commanders of higher rank than them.

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Post by Max Payload » 30 Jan 2016 00:30

It has been several months since this question was posted, so perhaps a clue is in order. Part of the answer has already been given by John Hilly - Major-General Fedyuninsky (Leningrad Front) in October. So, apart from Lieutenant-General Eremenko (Western Front) in July, we still need four more Soviet Front commanders who were, for a period of time in 1941, each outranked by one of their subordinate army commanders.
Concentrate on Southern Front, Northwestern Front and Leningrad Front.

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Re: The official AHF WW2 in Eastern Europe quiz thread

Post by Max Payload » 27 Oct 2016 23:14

It has been a year since this question was posted, so perhaps it is time to put this one to bed and for someone else to ask a question.
(FYI the answers are, in addition to Fedyuninsky; -
Major-General Sobennikov in July/August when his Northwestern Front had Lieutenant-General Morozov's 11th Army under command.
Lieutenant-General Riabyshev in August/September when his Southern Front had Colonel-General Cherevichenko's 9th Army under command.
Army General Zhukov in September when his Leningrad Front had Marshal Kulik's 54th Army under command.
Lieutenant-General Kurochkin in December when his Northwestern Front had Colonel-General Eremenko's 4th Shock Army under command.)

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