1st Rifle Brigade History

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1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 12 Feb 2018 11:30

Hi all! I'm searching about the battles fought by 1st Rifle Brigade (especially 450th Rifle Regiment) in Latvia in 1944.
Somebody can help me?

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Art » 12 Feb 2018 13:33

Why you think that such unit was present?

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Dann Falk » 12 Feb 2018 16:54

There were several 1st Rifle Brigades, and most did not last long.

From what I found....the last existing 1st RB was assigned to the 8th Army in the Leningrad area. In Jan 1944 it was part of the Volkhov Front reserves where it was disbanded.

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 12 Feb 2018 17:54

Sorry I controlled better... I'm searching military history of 63rd and 23rd Fusilier Guard Divisions in Latvia in 1944

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Art » 12 Feb 2018 19:22

63 Guards Rifle Regiment/23 Guards Rifle Division or 63 Guards Rifle Division? Those were two different units. What do you want to know specifically?

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 12 Feb 2018 19:52

this unit 63rd and 23rd
thanks for your help
I don't speak russian so I have a bit problem
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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Art » 12 Feb 2018 19:56

Can I see a larger bit of text? Date, location, other details?

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 12 Feb 2018 21:35

I'm searching about these two divisions in the battle of Autz in august-october 1944
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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 12 Feb 2018 21:35

There is a russian book but I understanda little

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Art » 12 Feb 2018 22:44

I guess, that's a typo in the source. You should read "63 Rifle Corps and 23 Guards Rifle Corps" instead.

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 12 Feb 2018 23:59

Art wrote:I guess, that's a typo in the source. You should read "63 Rifle Corps and 23 Guards Rifle Corps" instead.
ah ok, thank you very much :)
Can you help me to find more on this units and the battle of Autz?

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 13 Feb 2018 15:19

I'm interested in this battle, for example what these two divisions did, where they attacked and if they surrounded the town

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Art » 13 Feb 2018 17:51

Auce was taken by the 87 Rifle Division, by retaken by German two weeks later. Some situation map from the 87 RD:
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=133026673
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=133026677
https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=133026676

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Re: 1st Rifle Brigade History

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 13 Feb 2018 20:07

Very interesting, thank you. Are there maps on September and October situation? Or documents on the battle with 63 Rifle Corps and 23 Guards Rifle Corps and 4th Panzer Division?

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