Soviet HQ losses reports

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Soviet HQ losses reports

Post by AriX » 04 Sep 2020 12:31

Hello, everyone.
Im interested in soviet documents , which describes military losses of front level and up. Something like Wehrmacht's 10-day and month reports. As far as now, I know only about Tchadenko reports to Stalin, nothing more.

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Re: Soviet HQ losses reports

Post by Art » 04 Sep 2020 15:27

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Re: Soviet HQ losses reports

Post by AriX » 04 Sep 2020 17:57

Art wrote:
04 Sep 2020 15:27
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Thanks. What about annual reports of the GHQ - any info ?

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Re: Soviet HQ losses reports

Post by Art » 05 Sep 2020 08:57

Not sure that there were any (annual reports). As far as I know fronts and separate armies sent reports on casualties every ten days and every months to Galvupraform or General Staff's Organization Directorate (depending on exact period). There they were probably compiled into summary tables. A breakdown by months is known only for the year 1941:
22.6.-31.7.41 - 447,015 irrevocable (killed, missing, etc) and 204,050 medical (wounded ans sick)
August 41 - 443,949 irrevocable and 248,875 medical
September 41 - 266,916 irrevocable and 224,107 medical
October 41 - 251,330 irrevocable and 126,749 medical
November 41 - 208,234 irrevocable and 169,529 medical
December 41 - 226,524 irrevocable and 341.057 medical
Total 1941 - 1,843,968 irrevocable and 1,314,367 medical.
From "1941. Lessons and conclusions":
http://militera.lib.ru/h/1941/03.html

Documents of the GS Organization Directorate were not widely accessible (at least until the recent time) to the best of my knowledge.

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Re: Soviet HQ losses reports

Post by AriX » 05 Sep 2020 12:26

Art wrote:
05 Sep 2020 08:57

Total 1941 - 1,843,968 irrevocable and 1,314,367 medical.


Quite low number. Only POW losses were 3,35m in 1941/

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Re: Soviet HQ losses reports

Post by Art » 06 Sep 2020 08:47

Nobody said this reporting was complete - in this situation it simply couldn't. Official publications (Krivosheyev) try to estimate casualties by adding corrections to these raw reported numbers. How they arrived to these corrections and from what sources is another issue.

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