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Soviet field army casualties

Postby Virginian » 01 Jan 2018 14:34

This is a thread for collecting links to archival documents with information on army casualties:

Personnel casualties of the 37th Army, February 1944


https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=211325739
Unofficial total for 1-10 February, arrived at by adding up below figures: 439 killed, 1,503 wounded

During this period the army was fighting in the Nikopol–Krivoi Rog Offensive, tasked with a diversionary attack at the start of the offensive that began on 30 January:

1 February 1944:
118 killed, 373 wounded
2 February 1944:
50 killed, 172 wounded
3 February 1944:
64 killed, 179 wounded
4 February 1944:
71 killed, 370 wounded
5 February 1944:
61 killed, 205 wounded
6 February 1944:
17 killed, 60 wounded
7 February 1944:
11 killed, 36 wounded
8 February 1944:
28 killed, 70 wounded
9 February 1944:
10 killed, 18 wounded
10 February 1944:
9 killed, 20 wounded
Unofficial total for 11-20 February, arrived at by adding up below figures: 626 killed, 1,923 wounded

On 17 February, the army began its attack on Krivoi Rog, as can be seen from the large casualty increase on that day:
11 February 1944:
4 killed, 10 wounded
12 February 1944:
3 killed, 10 wounded
13 February 1944:
6 killed, 25 wounded
14 February 1944:
11 killed, 27 wounded
15 February 1944:
6 killed, 31 wounded
16 February 1944:
5 killed, 19 wounded
17 February 1944:
250 killed, 765 wounded
18 February 1944:
105 killed, 371 wounded
19 February 1944:
114 killed, 282 wounded
20 February 1944:
122 killed, 383 wounded, 31 frostbites, 2 frozen
Unofficial total for 21-29 February, arrived at by adding up below figures: 527 killed, 1,646 wounded

The army captured Krivoi Rog on 21 February, then fought for bridgeheads on the Inhulets.
21 February 1944:
63 killed, 204 wounded
22 February 1944:
60 killed, 207 wounded
23 February 1944:
25 killed, 58 wounded
24 February 1944:
25 killed, 68 wounded
25 February 1944:
93 killed, 272 wounded
26 February 1944:
38 killed, 141 wounded
27 February 1944:
63 killed, 169 wounded
28 February 1944:
108 killed, 363 wounded
29 February 1944:
52 killed, 164 wounded
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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Virginian » 01 Jan 2018 15:26

37th Army casualties for start of Nikopol–Krivoi Rog Offensive

https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=130269294

30 January 1944:
78 killed, 329 wounded
31 January 1944:
103 killed, 475 wounded
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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Virginian » 01 Jan 2018 15:43

Personnel casualties of the 46th Army, February 1944
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=130269296

Total casualties for entire month, arrived at by adding up table with inconsistent totals at end of combat journal: 4,252 killed,
18,225 wounded, 1,514 sick, 497 missing
Attached units: 4,546 killed, 8,216 wounded, 1,538 sick, 512 missing

Unofficial total for 1-4 February, arrived at by adding up below figures: 1,117 killed, 3,841 wounded

During this period the army was fighting in the Nikopol–Krivoi Rog Offensive, continuing the main assault alongside 8th Guards Army that began on 31 January:

1 February 1944:
591 killed, 1,466 wounded
2 February 1944:
412 killed, 1,726 wounded
3 February 1944:
77 killed, 513 wounded
4 February 1944:
37 killed, 136 wounded
5 February 1944:
Not filled in
6 February 1944:
Not filled in
7 February 1944:
Not filled in
8 February 1944:
Not filled in
9 February 1944:
Not filled in
10 February 1944:
Not filled in
Unofficial total for 11-20 February, arrived at by adding up below figures: Too many gaps and inaccuracies for this

During this period the army was fighting in the Nikopol–Krivoi Rog Offensive, consolidating its gains against German counterattacks; it began the attack towards Krivoi Rog on 17 February:
11 February 1944:
Not filled in
12 February 1944:
90 killed, 476 wounded
13 February 1944:
Not filled in
14 February 1944:
110 killed, 285 wounded
15 February 1944:
110 killed, 285 wounded
16 February 1944:
37 killed, 198 wounded
17 February 1944:
37 killed, 198 wounded
18 February 1944:
138 killed, 642 wounded
19 February 1944:
85 killed, 487 wounded
20 February 1944:
Not filled in
Unofficial total for 21-29 February, arrived at by adding up below figures: Too many gaps, even though German loss estimates are meticulously filled out for this period

During this period the army was fighting in the Nikopol–Krivoi Rog Offensive; it captured Krivoi Rog on 21 February, then fought for bridgeheads on the Inhulets:
21 February 1944:
186 killed, 728 wounded
22 February 1944:
Not filled in
23 February 1944:
Not filled in
24 February 1944:
Not filled in
25 February 1944:
86 killed, 306 wounded
26 February 1944:
Not filled in
27 February 1944:
90 killed, 522 wounded
28 February 1944:
130 killed, 655 wounded
29 February 1944:
Not filled in
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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Virginian » 01 Jan 2018 16:18

Total personnel casualties of the 46th Army, January 1944
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=130399195
34th Rifle Corps: 500 killed, 1,542 wounded
6th Guards Rifle Corps: 2,693 killed, 9,678 wounded
31st Guards Rifle Corps: 242 killed, 1,000 wounded
Total: 3,485 killed, 12,220 wounded
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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Virginian » 07 Jan 2018 14:40

Personnel casualties of the 8th Guards Army, February 1944
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131742545
1-10 February
Unofficial total for this period, arrived at adding up below figures: 1,060 killed, 4,642 wounded
1 February 1944:
145 killed, 512 wounded
2 February 1944:
130 killed, 390 wounded
3 February 1944:
44 killed, 175 wounded
4 February 1944:
102 killed, 345 wounded
5-7 February 1944:
251 killed, 1,326 wounded
8 February 1944:
50 killed, 450 wounded
9 February 1944:
159 killed, 572 wounded
10 February 1944:
179 killed, 872 wounded
11-20 February
Unofficial total for this period, arrived at adding up below figures: 1,206 killed, 3,384 wounded

11 February 1944:
70 killed, 521 wounded
12 February 1944:
76 killed, 522 wounded
13 February 1944:
96 killed, 450 wounded
14 February 1944:
230 killed, 57 wounded
15 February 1944:
152 killed, 476 wounded
16 February 1944:
202 killed, 370 wounded
17 February 1944:
96 killed, 215 wounded
18 February 1944:
175 killed, 427 wounded
19 February 1944:
80 killed, 121 wounded
20 February 1944:
29 killed, 225 wounded
21-29 February
Unofficial total for this period, arrived at adding up below figures: 775 killed, 3,197 wounded

21 February 1944:
37 killed, 278 wounded
22 February 1944:
42 killed, 320 wounded
23 February 1944:
3 killed, 8 wounded
24 February 1944:
Not reported
25 February 1944:
139 killed, 424 wounded
26 February 1944:
215 killed, 859 wounded
27 February 1944:
224 killed, 959 wounded
28 February 1944:
102 killed, 325 wounded
29 February 1944:
13 killed, 24 wounded
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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Art » 11 Jan 2018 12:51

Those daily records were summation of reports from large formations (infantry divisions/brigades). So smaller units were not included. Then by the very nature daily reports were preliminary and not complete.

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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Virginian » 11 Jan 2018 17:20

Art wrote:Those daily records were summation of reports from large formations (infantry divisions/brigades). So smaller units were not included. Then by the very nature daily reports were preliminary and not complete.

Where can I find more complete reports, then?
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Re: Soviet field army casualties

Postby Art » 12 Jan 2018 09:11

Five-day reports were supposed to contain complete and verified records of losses of battle units. Ten-day and monthly reports - complete and verified records of all casualties (including non-battle units by Soviet definition). Most of them are only available in a paper form in the archive. Daily records can give you an idea of casualties, but they are on the lower side of complete numbers.


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