Soviet Separate Coastal Army at Odessa

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Post by Victor » 14 Jan 2005 15:59

No problem. Thank you for the effort. You already helped me clear out some problems.

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Re: Coastal Army

Post by gzhatsk » 26 Mar 2015 02:23

kosta wrote:Hey Victor
I have looked through all of the documents that I have on the Southern Front.
There is a problem, they only show the units in the vicinity of Odessa, untill the Independent Coastal Army was formed, after that they only cover the units in the SFront Armies. There isn't anything that would be useful to you! I am sorry, that Army was directly under the Stavka, and I don't have anything on these independent armies. If there is something else that you need I will try and help.

Thanks Kosta
Greetings,

I know this thread is very, very old. I'm doing research on the Crimean Campaign during WW2. I'm trying to find good data on when units arrived for the Soviets. I have a complete order of battle but reinforcement info I have is on a monthly basis only. I need to narrow down the arrival time with a given month for a number of units. Can anyone suggest where i might find such info?

Sources I've used so far....

nafziger collection
soviet after action reports

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gzhatsk

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Re: Soviet Separate Coastal Army at Odessa

Post by Art » 27 Mar 2015 08:07

What units exactly and where?

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Re: Soviet Separate Coastal Army at Odessa

Post by gzhatsk » 27 Mar 2015 17:44

Greetings Art,

Over the course of the Crimean campaign Nafziger lists the following units arriving....( Most of the units listed under Jan '42 actually arrived sometime during December and took part in the offensive that started late in the month.

I need to determine, as far as possible, at what point within the month these units arrived

Nov '41
120 tank bn
51 arty regt
265 arty regt
52 arty regt

Jan '42
63 mountain div
77 mountain div
302 mountain div
138 mountain (rifle?) div
2 infantry div
345 infantry div
386 infantry div
388 infantry div
224 infantry div
390 infantry div
396 infantry div
236 infantry div
404 infantry div
12 infantry bde
79 naval infantry bde
83 naval infantry bde
251 mountain regt
24 tank regt
79 tank bn
126 tank bn
136 howitzer regt
457 cannon regt
25 arty regt
53 arty regt
456 arty regt
56 armored train

Feb '42
400 infantry div
105 mountain regt
109 infantry div
143 infantry bde
55 tank bde

Mar '42
72 cavalry div
56 tank bde
124 tank bn

Apr '42
229 tank bn

May '42

302 infantry div
139 infantry bde
2 naval infantry regt
3 naval infantry regt
39 tank bde
40 tank bde
18 arty regt
18 guards mortar regt

I recently purchased Poirier & Connor's book The Red Army order of battle, still waiting for it to arrive. I hope that will help. I also have to look into Charles Sharps's work on the subject.
I also looked at these sites but found nothing that would help in this case....
http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/Boevo ... tavSA.html
http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/

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Guy

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Re: Soviet Separate Coastal Army at Odessa

Post by Jeff Leach » 27 Mar 2015 18:30

You might look at Three Kings: Axis Royal Armies on the Russian Front 1941, which might have some information, it references the Russian book 'The Defense of Odessa' extensively. Check also From Barbarossa to Odessa: The Luftwaffe Strikes South East June - October 1941: Air Battle for Bessarabia, 22nd June - 3rd August 1941 Pt. 1 and Pt.2 (could only find Part 1 on Amazon).

These might give some tidbits of information. Not much in English that covers the battle.

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Re: Soviet Separate Coastal Army at Odessa

Post by Art » 28 Mar 2015 21:21

gzhatsk wrote: 2 infantry div
On 23 November 1941 renamed from the 2 Cavalry Division of the Sevastopol garrison.
109 infantry div
The same unit as above. 2 division was renamed as 109 on 29 January 1942.
79 naval infantry bde
Arrived to Sevastopol by sea on 21 December 1941.
345 infantry div
Arrived to Sevastopol on 23-24 December.
388 infantry div
Arrived to Sevastopol on 8-12 December.
386 infantry div
Arrived to Sevastopol 29 December - circa 1 January

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Re: Soviet Separate Coastal Army at Odessa

Post by gzhatsk » 10 May 2015 21:26

Jeff Leach wrote:You might look at Three Kings: Axis Royal Armies on the Russian Front 1941, which might have some information, it references the Russian book 'The Defense of Odessa' extensively. Check also From Barbarossa to Odessa: The Luftwaffe Strikes South East June - October 1941: Air Battle for Bessarabia, 22nd June - 3rd August 1941 Pt. 1 and Pt.2 (could only find Part 1 on Amazon).

These might give some tidbits of information. Not much in English that covers the battle.
Jeff,

thank you for bringing Three Kings to my attention. i found it very useful

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