NKVD troops in 1941

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NKVD troops in 1941

Post by CNE503 » 28 Dec 2014 16:34

Hello,

Does an extensive list of the NKVD combat troops committed to combat in the early stages of "Barbarossa" exist?
I read that as much as twenty divisions and fifty borderguards regiments fought in June or July 1941. Is it correct?

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 28 Dec 2014 18:42

There were border guard detachments instead of border guard regiments. In June 1941 there were 49 detachments on the Soviet western border plus other units. Detailed organization of the border units can be found here (in Russian):
http://www.rkka.ru/22/pv.htm
I believe there were less than 20 NKVD divisions prior to the war. It must be said that so called "divisions" and "brigades" were with one exception nothing but territorial districts instead of tactical units. They consisted of a small HQ commanding several tactically and administratively independent regiments or battalions and no divisional support units. Thus they must be distinguished from divisions in the normal sense of the word. Also they were typically smaller than most RKKA divisions. I have some information on the order of battle, but on my home computer not available to me at the present moment, unfortunately. As I remember "Colossus Reborn" by Glantz has some description of the NKVD troops organization in 1941.

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by steverodgers801 » 29 Dec 2014 05:08

I believe there was one actual NKVD division. Ive seen it on game OB's don't know how effective it was

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by CNE503 » 29 Dec 2014 11:33

According for instance this source: https://books.google.fr/books?id=KVmIOF ... ds&f=false ; there were a lot more than one division in the NKVD order of battle.

Some of them seems to have been administrative units controlling borderguards detachments, others railroad protection detachments. But I wonder how many troops did they represent and the actual reinforcement they provided during the crucial months of June to December 1941.

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 29 Dec 2014 18:40

To reproduce info from the standard source in June 1941 the NKVD troops had 18 districts, 98 border guard detachments, 8 coastal guard detachments and other units totaling 167 600 men in border troops and 14 divisions, 18 brigades and 21 separate regiments totaling 172 000 men in other forces. Of them in the west were 8 districts, 49 border guard detachments and 7 coastal guard detachments, 7 divisions, 2 brigades and 11 regiments. Total 153 600 men (M.Meltyukhov "Stalin's missed chance"). Numbers in other sources can be slightly different but not that much. As I said before the numbers of divisions and brigades can create a misleading impression of their actual combat capabilities. There were just security forces not designed to operate as combat divisions for the most part.

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by CNE503 » 29 Dec 2014 20:43

Great info, Art!
Does Meltyukhov give indication concerning these eight districts, 49 borderguards detachments, seven coastal guards detachments, seven divisions, two brigades and elevent regiments of NKVD deployed in the Western part of USSR on June 1941?
In particular, does he give their numbers or names?

I could find the following elements:
- the following district headquarters should be seven of the eight mentioned by Meltyukhov: Murmansk, Finno-Carelian, Leningrad, Baltic, Bielorussian SSR, Ukrainian SSR, Moldavia SSR;
- divisions and brigades were divided into "Interior Forces", "Railroad Facilities Forces", "Forces for Security of Important Industrial Enterprises" and "Convoy Forces";

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 30 Dec 2014 14:27

CNE503 wrote:Great info, Art!
Does Meltyukhov give indication concerning these eight districts, 49 borderguards detachments, seven coastal guards detachments, seven divisions, two brigades and elevent regiments of NKVD deployed in the Western part of USSR on June 1941?
In particular, does he give their numbers or names?
No he doesn't. We have the following OOB of the border troops from the link provided above:
OOB of the NKVD border troops (exact date unclear):
Unit/Location/Personnel strength

Murmansk border district
District HQ Murmansk 108
82 Border Detachment Murmashi 1065
100 Border Detachment Ozerko 617
101 BD Kuolojarvi 1377
1 Northern Ship detachment Kuvshinksya Salma 829
17 Separate Border Commandant Office Iokanga 198
20 Separate Border Commandant Office Teriberka 243
District NCO school and misc.units 327

Karelo-Finnish Border District
District HQ Petrozavodsk 142
1 BD Uhta 1228
3 BD Sortavala 1364
72 BD Olanga 1383
73 BD Reboly 1090
80 BD Kiprinmӓki 1096
NCO school and misc.units 418

Leningrad Border District
District HQ Leningrad 136
5 BD Enso 1622
7 BD Kingisepp 645
9 BD Pskov 1123
11 BD Krasniy (Opochka) 927
33 BD Sӓkkijӓrvi 1180
102 BD Elisenvaara 1463
103 BD Rëmpetti 440
1 Baltic Ship Detachment Trongzund 720
5 Naval NCO school and misc.units 2019

Baltic Border District
District HQ Tallin 123
6 BD Rakvere 1167
8 BD Haapsalu 1153
10 BD Kuressare 1179
12 BD Libava 1190
Sep.Coastal Guard Detachment Hanko 690
2 Baltic Ship Detachment Tallin 1474
11 Sep. Air Squadron Kuresaare 260
District NCO school and misc.units Tallin 495

Belorussian Border District
District HQ Belostok 187
13 BD Berezino 844
16 BD Dzershinsk 1171
18 BD Zhitkovichi 548
83 BD Slobodka 697
105 BD Kretinfa 2096
106 BD Taurage 2097
107 BD Mariyampole 1937
86 BD Augustow 2153
87 BD Łomża 2131
88 BD Shepetovo 2250
17 BD Brest 2165
10 Sep.Air Squadron Grodno 208
District NCO school and misc.units 1210

Ukrainian Border District
District HQ Lvov 186
20 BD Slavuta 1569
22 BD Volochisk 1065
98 BD Lyuboml 1561
90 BD Vladimir-Volynskiy 1862
91 BD Rava-Russkaya 2106
92 BD Przemyśl 2306
93 BD Lesko 2157
94 BD Skole 2182
95 BD Nadvornaya 2158
97 BD Chernovitsi 2998
Sep.border commandant office Kolomyya 492
District NCO school and misc.units 795

Moldavian Border District
District HQ Chisinau 126
2 BD Kalarash-Tyrg 1632
23 BD Lipcani 1419
24 BD Beltsy 1500
25 BD Cahul 1567
79 BD Izmail 1569
2 Sep.border commandant office Rybnitsa 352
3 Sep.border commandant office Kamenets-Podolskiy 253
4 Sep.border commandant office Mogilev-Podolskiy 291
5 Sep.border commandant office Tiraspol 361
4 Black Sea Ship Detachment 516
District NCO school and misc.units 324

Black Sea Border District
District HQ Simferopol 107
26 Border District Odessa 1079
32 Border District Noborossiysk 1092
23 Sep.border commandant office Sevastopol 191
24 Sep.border commandant office Yevpatoryia 209
25 Sep.border commandant office Feodosiya 221
1 Black Sea Ship Detachment Odessa 411
2 Black Sea Ship Detachment Balaklava 464
1 Naval NCO School Balaklava 458
District NCO school and misc.units 545

Georgian Border District
District HQ Tbilisi 121
37 Coastal Border Detachment Batumi 1990
36 Coastal Border Detachment Sukhumi 445
38 BD Akhaltsikhe 1771
3 Black Sea Ship Detachment Ochamchira 510
District NCO school and misc.units 283

Armenian Border District
District HQ Yerevan 87
39 BD Leninikan 1502
40 BD Yerevan 1375
9 Sep.border commandant office Megry 377
District NCO school and misc.units 159

Azerbaijan Border District
41 BD Nakhchivan 1512
42 BD Gadrut 1284
43 BD Prishib 1624
44 BD Lankaran 1057
1 Caspian Ship Detachment Baku 489
District NCO school and misc.unit 332

Turkmen Border District
District HQ Ashgabat 157
45 BD Serkhas 787
46 BD Kaahka 1004
47 BD Kerki 978
67 BD Bayat-Khadji 874
68 BD Tahta-Bazar 1226
71 BD Bakharden 1701
1 Sep.border commandant office Bagir 581
4 Air Squadron Mary 241
District NCO school and misc.units 324

Central-Asian Border District
District HQ Tashkent 159
Border troops inspectorate Stalinabad 11
48 BD Kirovobad 1011
66 BD Khorog 639
81 BD Termez 1034
13 Sep.border commandant office Zhuroabad 496
14 Sep.border commandant office Gulcha 466
15 Sep.border commandant office Kalay-Humb 396
16 Sep.border commandant office Przhevalsk 422
18 Sep.border commandant office Naryn 416
26 Sep.border commandant office Murgab 505
8 Sep.Air Squadron Tashkent 208
District NCO school and misc.units 869

Kazakh Border District
District HQ Almaty 139
30 BD Bakhty 950
49 BD Zharkent 732
50 BD Zaysan 1052
10 Sep.border commandant office Uryl 325
11 Sep.border commandant office Lepsinsk 286
12 Sep.border commandant office Sarydjass 357
11 Remount Cavalry Regiment Almaty 945
Sep. checkpoint Almaty 5
3 Sep. Air Squadron Almaty 204
District NCO school and misc.units 239

West Siberia Border District
District HQ Novosibirsk 93
9 Remount Cavalry Regiment Novosibirsk 958
28 BD Kosh-Agach 641
29 BD Ksinkoye 541
21 Sep.border commandant office Bolshoy Lug 236
District NCO school and misc.units 70

Transbaikal Border District
District HQ Chita 177
53 BD Dauria 1792
54 BD Nerchinskiy Zavod 1576
55 BD Dzhalinda 1058
64 BD Mangutskoye 1136
74 BD Pokrovskoye 1233
51 BD Kyakhta 984
19 Sep.border commandant office Kiren 421
District NCO school and misc.units 514

Khabarovsk Border District
District HQ Khabarovsk 231
78 BD Kumara 1036
75 BD Inokentyevka 1265
56 BD Blagoveschensk 1461
76 BD Yekaterino-Nikolskoye 1163
63 BD Leninskoye 1140
70 BD Kazakevichevo 1276
77 BD Bikin 1262
52 Coastal Border Detachment Aleksandrovsk 1843
65 Coastal Border Detachment Nikolayevsk-na-Amure 448
Sep. signal battalion Khabarovsk 325
District NCO school and misc.units 927

Maritime Border district
District HQ Vladivostok 218
57 BD Iman 1366
58 BD Grodekovo 1888
59 BD Posyet 1884
60 BD Petropavlovsk 1989
61 Coastal Border Detachment Magadan 861
62 Coastal Border Detachment Vladivostok 1646
69 BD Komissarovskoye 1175
District NCO school and misc.units 1480

Units directly under NKVD’s Main Department for Border Troops
Sep. Border Air Brigade Bykovo 90
1 Sep. Air Squadron Bykovo 217
Signal center Bykovo 24
1 District Air Repair Workshop Bykovo 12
2 Border Naval NCO School Makhachkala 815
4 Border Detachment Arkhangelsk 921
Naval School Leningrad 412
Naval Training Detachment Anapa 1129
Central Research (Lab?) Babushkin 102
Border Troops Clinic Moscow 12
17 Remount Cavalry Regiment Pyatigorsk 945
District hospital Rostov-na-Donu 12
District recruitment offices 64
2 Naval Air Flight (with 4 Border Detachment) Arkhangelsk 101
Units allocated to Border Troops basis 5540
Apparently Murmansk, Karelo-Finnish, Leningrad, Baltic, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Moldavian and Black Sea districts can be taken as belonging to the western theater of operations. As for general question of organization in June 1941 the NKVD had the following subunits in its central apparatus responsible for military troops:
- Main Directorate for Border Troops
- Main Directorate for Railroad and Industry Guard Troops
- Main Military Supply Directorate
- Main Military Construction Directorate
- Directorate for Operative Troops
- Directorate for Convoy Troops
On 31 July 1941 the Main Directorate for Internal Troops was created which absorbed former directorates for railroad, industry and convoy troops. There were also certain paramilitary components such as police, local air defense, road construction units, GULag guard not included in the NKVD troops proper.I can find and post organization of troops other than border guard if you need it.

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by GregSingh » 31 Dec 2014 13:49

Some of the NKVD Border Detachments in 1941 were already discussed on the Forum:

90th Border Guard Detachment NKVD in 1941
91st Border Guard Detachment NKVD in 1941
92nd Border Guard Detachment NKVD in 1941

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 01 Jan 2015 13:55

Continuing the topic - organization of the NKVD operative troops in 1941:
NKVD operative forces were organized from a part of the border troops in February 1941 when the NKVD Directorate for Operative Forces was created. It must be mentioned that for administrative purposes military schools of the NKVD troops were controlled by this directorate although they trained officers for other branches. The following units of operative forces were listed in the NKVD order No.00234 of 28.2.1941:
Unit Location Authorized strength Actual strength
1. Directorate for Operative Troops Moscow 61 43
2. OMSDON (Motorized Rifle Division for Special Employment) Moscow 7362 7019
3. Divisional HQ Moscow 107 103
4. 1 Motorized Rifle Regiment Moscow 1334 1314
5. 2 Motorized Rifle Regiment Moscow 1334 1279
6. 3 Motorized Rifle Regiment Moscow 1334 1287
7. Cavalry Regiment Moscow 1053 1021
8. 12 Separate Rifle Battalion Moscow 648 521
9. Sep. tank battalion Reutovo 430 413
10. Artillery battalion Reutovo 385 368
11. Sep. sapper battalion Reutovo 133 131
12. Sep. signal company Moscow 152 143
13. Sep. chemical company Moscow 181 167
14. Camp command Reutovo 119 116
15. Sep. company for special employment Rastorguyevo 86 81
16. Repair park Moscow 53 52
17. Military hospital Moscow 13 13
Total division: 7362 7019
18. 1 Motorized Rifle Regiment Kaunas 1197 1154
19. 2 Motorized Rifle Regiment Khabarovsk 1055 995
20. 3 Motorized Rifle Regiment Tallinn 1197 1095
21. 4 Motorized Rifle Regiment Kiev 1055 951
22. 5 Motorized Rifle Regiment Riga 1055 992
23. 6 Motorized Rifle Regiment Lvov 1055 993
24. 7 Cavalry Regiment Tbilisi 1055 953
25. 10 Motorized Rifle Regiment Tashkent 1055 943
26. 13 Motorized Rifle Regiment Leningrad 1055 957
27. 14 Motorized Rifle Regiment Vyborg 1055 968
28. 15 Motorized Rifle Regiment Sortavala 1055 936
29. 16 Motorized Rifle Regiment Brody 1055 1006
30. 18 Cavalry Regiment Mary 946 859
31. 19 Cavalry Regiment Kokand 946 890
32. 21 Cavalry Regiment Stanislaw 1140 1086
33. 22 Rifle Regiment Debin 1106 1085
34. 23 Motorized Rifle Regiment Bialostok 1055 999
35. 171 Sep. Rifle Battalion China 312 307
36. 172 Sep. Rifle Battalion Rybnitsa 300 287
37. 2 Sep. Rifle Company Yakutsk 109 107
Total: 27516 25 802
39. Order of Lenin High School Moscow 1078 986
40. Moscow High Technical School Babushkin 1698 1614
41. Saratov Military School Saratov 1520 1472
42. Ordzhonikidze Military School Ordzhonikidze 1527 1479
43. Kharkov Cavalry School Kharkov 2489 2360
44. Kharkov Military Medical School Khrakov 808 796
45. Novo-Petergof Political School Novo-Petergof 1712 1673
46. Sebezh Special School Sebezh 695 690
47. Leningrad Military School Leningrad 1414 1388
48. Naval Border School Leningrad 1092 1092
Total schools: 14040 13550
Total with schools: 41556 39352

Planned war-time organization according to the mobilizational plan approved in April 1941 (excluding military schools):
1. NKVD directorate for Operative Troops Moscow 65 men
2. OMSDON Moscow 11454 men and 1200 horses with
- Divisional HQ 136
- 1 Motorized Rifle Regiment 2202
- 2 Motorized Rifle Regiment 2202
- 3 Motorized Rifle Regiment 2202
- Cavalry Regiment 1305
- Sep. tank battalion 445
- Artillery regiment 908
- Sep. sapper battalion 277
- Sep. signal battalion 332
- Sep. chemical company 262
- Sep.company for special employment 107
- Sep. repair park 104
- Divisional hospital 261
- Camp command 169
- 12 Sep. Rifle Battalion 696
- Sep. motor transport company 106
Total in the Moscow Military District 11519 men and 1200 horses
3. In the Leningrad Military District – 21 Motorized Rifle Division – 5915 with:
- Divisional HQ – 88 (formed by the 13 Regiment)
- 13 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1191
- 14 Motorized Rifle Regiment - 1191
- 15 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1191
- 35 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 2254 (formed by the 13 Regiment)
4. in the Baltic Military District – 22 Motorized Rifle Division – 3909
- divisional HQ – 68 (formed by the 5 Regiment)
- 1 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1325
- 3 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1325
- 5 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1191
5. In the West Special Military District – 23 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1191
6. In the Kiev Special Military District – 23 Motorized Rifle Division – 8493, including:
- divisional HQ – 88 (formed by the 4 Regiment)
- 4 Motorized Rifle Regiment - 2254
- 6 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1191
- 16 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1191
- 21 Cavalry Regiment – 1215
- 28 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 2254 (formed by the 4 Regiment)
- 172 Sep. Rifle Battalion - 300
7. In the North-Caucasus Military District – 33 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 2254 men formed by the 230 NKVD Regiment
8. Transcaucasus Military District – 76 NKVD Brigade – 4853 men, including
- brigade HQ – 45 (formed by the 8 Regiment)
- 8 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 2254
- 173 Sep. Rifle Battalion – 300
- 30 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 2254 (formed by the 173 Battalion)
9. In the Central Asian Military District:
24 Motorized Rifle Division , including:
- divisional HQ – (formed by 10(19) Motorized Rifle Regiment)
- 10(19) Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1681
- 19 Cavalry Regiment – 1349
- 171 Sep. Rifle Battalion – 712
- 31 Cavalry Regiment – 1316 (formed by the 11 Remount Cavalry Regiment, border troops)
77 Cavalry Brigade, including:
- brigade HQ – 45 (formed by the 18 Cavalry Regiment)
- 18 Cavalry Regiment – 1349
- 29 Cavalry Regiment – 1316 (formed by the 18 Regiment)
10. in the Siberian Military District – 1130 men, including:
- 7 Cavalry Regiment – 980
- 2 Sep. Rifle Company – 150
11. In the Far East Front: 3360 men, including:
- 2 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 2254
- 22 Motorized Rifle Regiment – 1106
Total after mobilization 54 200 men and 8436 horses

OOB after mobilization, June-July 1941 (apparently reports compiled from various dates):
1. NKVD Directorate for Operative Troops – Moscow 65/47 authorized/actual strength
2. OMSDON Moscow 15778/15432
3. Divisional HQ Moscow 122/117
4. 1 Motorized Rifle Regiment Moscow 2208/2195
5. 2 Motorized Rifle Regiment Moscow 2208/2170
6. 7 Motorized Rifle Regiment [1] Reutovo 2208/2156
7. 10 Motorized Rifle Regiment Reutovo 2208/2157
8. Artillery Regiment Reutovo 1108/1108
9. Tank Regiment Reutovo 775/768
10. Sep. signal battalion Moscow 296
11. Sep. chemical company Moscow 220/210
12. Brigade HQ Moscow 32/30
13. 3 Rifle Regiment Moscow 1464/1452
14. 12 Sep. Rifle Battalion Moscow 521/428
15. Cavalry Regiment Moscow 1305/1296
16. 21 Motorized Rifle Division Leningrad 5916/5511
17. 13 Motorized Rifle Regiment Leningrad 1191/1093
18. 14 Motorized Rifle Regiment Leningrad 1191/1103
19. 15 Motorized Rifle Regiment Sortavala 1191/1075
20. 35 Motorized Rifle Regiment Leningrad 2254/2182
21. 22 Motorized Rifle Division [2] Riga 3749/3502
22. Divisional HQ Riga 68/29
23. 1 Motorized Rifle Regiment Kaunas 1245/1205
24. 3 Motorized Rifle Regiment Tallin 1245/1143
25. 5 Motorized Rifle Regiment Riga 1191/1128
26. 23 Motorized Rifle Division [3] Kiev 8494/8058
27. Divisional HQ Kiev 89/62
28. 4 Motorized Rifle Regiment Kiev 2254/2160
29. 6 Motorized Rifle Regiment Lvov 1191/1129
30. 16 Motorized Rifle Regiment Brody 1191/1142
31. 28 Motorized Rifle Regiment Kiev 2254/2192
32. 172 Sep. Rifle Battalion Rybnitsa 300/287
33. 76 Motorized Rifle Brigade Tbilisi 4853/4668
34. Brigade HQ Tbilisi 45/34
35. 8 Motorized Rifle Regiment Tbilisi 2254/2152
36. 30 Motorized Rifle Regiment Baku 2254/2192
37. 173 Sep. Rifle Battalion Lankoran 300/287
38. 23 Motorized Rifle Regiment Byalostok 1191/1134
39. 19 Motorized Rifle Regiment [4] Tashkent 1115/1059
40. 18 Cavalry Regiment Mary 946/859
41. 33 Motorized Rifle Regiment Rostov-na-dony 2254/2212
42. 32 Cavalry Regiment Novosibirsk 1316/1309
43. 12 Rifle Regiment Sverdlovsk 1124/1120
44. 2 Motorized Rifle Regiment Khabarovsk 2254/2194
45. 22 Rifle Regiment Debin 1109/1088
46. 171 Sep.Rifle Battalion [5] 312/307
47. 174 Sep.Rifle Battalion Ulyanovsk 587/600
48. 175 Sep.Rifle Battalion Inza 312/307
49. 2 Sep. Rifle Company Yakutsk 109/107
Total: 51800/49852
Military Schools:
50. Order of Leтin High Military School Moscow 922/846
51. Moscow High Technical School Babushkin 1684/1744
52. Leningrad Military School Moscow 1826/770
53. Saratov Military School Saratov 1839/1776
54. Novo-Petergof Political School Novo-Petergof 1593/1519
55. Kharkov Cavalry Border School Kharkov 2133/2004
56. Kharkov Military Medical School Kharkov 811/799
57. Sebezh Special School Sebezh 695/528
Total schools: 13339/11784
Total with schools 65139/61636

[1] Formed from the 7 Cavalry Regiment in June 1941
[2] In reality the division had only the 5 Motorized Rifle Regiment in its disposal. 1 and 3 Regiment operated detached from the division
[3] Also 21 Cavalry Regiment (1215/1086 men) missing in the list
[4] Formed from the 19 Cavalry Regiment
[5] in Urumqi, China
Information above is based on documents from the Russian State Military Archive published online:
http://www.pogranec.ru/showthread.php?t=19609

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by CNE503 » 02 Jan 2015 19:30

Great! Many thanks Art.

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 07 Jan 2015 11:46

Let's continue with OOB of railroad and industry guard troop in 1941. Peacetime strength in April 1941 was: railroad guard troops – 9 divisions, 5 brigades with 34 regiments and 14 separate battalion, 62 157 men, industry guard troops – 1 division and 3 brigades with 10 regiment, 25 separate battalions, 12 separate companies, 28 999 men. Authorized peace-time organization (April):
NKVD Main Directorate for Railroad and Industry Guard Moscow
2 Division (Leningrad) – 5952 men:
Divisional HQ (Leningrad) - 60
51 Regiment (Leningrad) – 1929
52 Regiment (Petrozavodsk) – 1275
80 Regiment (Kandalaksha) – 1255
82 Regiment (Vyborg) – 1433
3 Division (Mogilev) – 5439:
Divisional HQ (Mogilev) – 60
53 Regiment (Mogilev) - 964
73 Regiment (Velikiye Luki) – 1551
76 Regiment (Orsha) – 1397
79 Regiment (Bryansk) – 1457
State Bank commandant office (Misnk) - 10
4 Division (Kiev) – 4669:
Divisional HQ – 60
55 Regiment (Korosten) – 1168
56 Regiment (Kiev) – 1303
57 Regiment (Shevchenko station) – 1747
81 Sep. Battalion (Kiev) - 391
5 Division (Kharkov) – 5118:
Divisional HQ (Kharkov) – 60
81 Regiment (Kharkov) – 1567
54 Regiment (Dnepropetrovsk) – 1294
59 Regiment (Armavir) – 1636
15 Sep.Battalion (Voroshilovsk) - 561
6 Division (Khabarovsk) – 6627:
Divisional HQ (Khabarovsk) – 60
71 Regiment (Khabarovsk) – 1733
72 Regiment (Voroshilovsk) – 2410
100 Battalion (Khabarovsk) – 408
3 Sep.Company (Komsomolsk-na-Amure) – 230
198 Regiment (Vladivostok) – 1238
102 Sep. Battalion (Okha) – 258
72 Sep. Battalion (Petropavlovks-Kamchatsky) - 280
NKVD troops commandant office (Khabarovsk) – 5
NCO school cadre -5
7 Division (Svobodniy) – 4807:
Divisional HQ (Svobodniy) – 60
62 Regiment (Skovorodino) - 1695
63 Regiment (Birobidzhan) – 1615
70 Regiment (Kuybyshevka station) - 1437
8 Division (Chita) - 5433:
Divisional HQ (Chita) – 60
67 Regiment (Irkustk) – 2015
68 Regiment (Chita) – 1776
69 Regiment (Kaganovich station) – 1548
9 Division (Vilnius) – 6573:
Divisional HQ (Vilnius) – 61
58 Regiment (Byalostok) – 1602
60 Regiment (Brest Litovskiy) – 1438
83 Regiment (Riga) – 1601
84 Regiment (Vilnius) – 1871
10 Division (Lvov) – 5679:
Divisional HQ – 60
64 Regiment (Kovel) – 1152
66 Regiment (Lvov) – 1361
75 Regiment (Striy) – 1366
77 Regiment (Stanislaw) – 1740
26 Brigade (Tbilisi) – 4337:
Brigade HQ (Tbilisi) – 55
61 Regiment (Tbilisi) – 1712
1 Sep. Battalion (Leninokan) – 891
14 Sep. Battalion (Grozniy) – 541
16 Sep. Battalion (Baku) – 542
99 Sep. Battalion (Baku) - 596
27 Brigade (Novosibirsk) – 2968:
Brigade HQ (Novosibirsk) – 51
65 Regiment (Novosibirsk) – 1189
11 Sep.Battalion (Omsk) – 598
12 Sep. Battalion (Krasnoyarsk) – 743
98 Sep.Battalion (Kemerovo) – 387
28 Brigade (Gorky) – 4578:
Brigade HQ (Gorky) – 58
74 Regiment (Kazan) – 1151
13 Sep. Battalion (Moscow) – 973
6 Sep. Battalion (Gorky) – 672
183 Regiment (Dzershinsk) – 934
1 Sep.Company (Gorky) – 264
94 Sep. Battalion (Kazan) – 516
State Bank Office (Kazan) – 5
NCO school cadre (Gorky) – 5
29 Brigade (Kuybyshev) – 3990:
Brigade HQ (Kuybyshev) – 58
4 Sep. Battalion (Kuybyshev) – 817
5 Sep. Battalion (Saratov) – 986
21 Sep.Battalion (Moscow) – 963
97 Sep. Battalion (Chapaevsk) – 382
10 Sep. Company (Ulyanovsk) – 265
14 Sep.Company (Penza) – 265
16 Sep. Company (Kuybyshev) – 250
NKVD troops commandant office (Kuybyshev) – 4
30 Brigade (Tashkent) – 2531:
Brigade HQ (Tashkent) – 51
8 Sep. Battalion (Almaty) – 684
9 Sep. Battalion (Tahkent) – 1002
10 Sep. Battalion (Chardzhou) – 804
58 Brigade (Sverdlovsk) – 3982:
Brigade HQ (Sverdlovsk) – 51
85 Regiment (Sverdlovsk) – 1216
90 Sep.Battalion (Molotov) – 705
4 Sep. Company (Sverdlovsk) – 290
75 Sep. Battalion (Magnitogrosk) – 443
15 Sep. Company (Chelyabinsk) – 195
17 Sep. Company (Chelyabinsk) – 207
106 Sep. Battalion (Berezhniky) – 600
5 Sep. Company (Nizhniy Tagil) – 265
Commandant office – 5
NCO school cadre – 5
56 Brigade (Leningrad) – 4510:
Brigade HQ (Leningrad) – 44
151 Regiment (Leningrad) – 902
104 Sep.Battalion (Rzhevka) – 463
152 Regiment (Nevdubstroy) – 901
6 Sep. Company (Popovka) – 264
74 Sep. Battalion (Enso) – 850
155 Regiment (Povenets) – 1066
State printing factory commandant office– 5
Mint commandant office - 5
NCO school cadre – 5
57 Brigade (Kharkov) – 4717:
Brigade HQ (Kharkov) – 44
157 Regiment (Zaporozhye) – 1063
84 Sep. Battalion (Shostka) – 632
86 Sep.Battalion (Petroven’ki) – 364
85 Sep.Battalion (Voroshilovgrad) – 382
87 Sep.Battalion (Gorlovka) – 502
73 Sep. Battalion (Stalino) – 367
88 Sep. Battalion (Rubezhniy) – 516
89 Sep. Battalion (Kamensk Shakhtinskiy) - 564
NCO school cadre – 5
11 Division (Moscow) – 5517:
Division HQ (Moscow) – 51
173 Regiment (Moscow) – 1517
174 Regiment (Moscow) – 1401
180 Regiment (Stalinogorsk) - 1568
197 Regiment (Rublevo) - 932
Precious Metals Company commandant office (Moscow) - 5
State Printing Factory commandant office (Moscow) – 5
State Bank commandant office (Moscow) – 5
No. 171 factory commandant office – 5
NCO school cadre – 5
Sofrino shooting range – 28
67 Brigade (Moscow) – 3111:
Brigade HQ (Moscow) – 44
78 Sep. Battalion (Ramenskoye) – 387
80 Sep. Battalion (Elektrostal’) – 516
79 Sep. Battalion (Krasnozavodsk) – 516
71 Sep. Battalion (Podolsk) – 653
76 Sep. Battalion (Kotovsk) - 516
8 Sep. Company (Sofrino) – 250
18 Sep. Company (Zelenogorodskaya) – 229
Schools:
Rostov NCO signals school (Rostov-na-Donu) – 280
Retraining courses (Chisinau) – 185
Total schools – 465
Misc. units:
Military tribunals – 75
Supply organs – 484
Central service dog school – 135
Recruitment office – 17
Remount office – 2
Moscow Kremlin commandant office – 5
Moldavian SSR NKVD’s guard – 31
Garrison party training courses – 17
Total misc.units – 766
Total authorized strength – 91 195, including railroad guard troops – 62 157, industry guard troops – 28 999
Planned wartime organization after mobilization (April 1941):
2 Division (Leningrad) – 11 164:
Divisional HQ (Leningrad) – 87
51 Regiment (Leningrad) – 2126
52 Regiment (Petrozavodsk) – 1602
80 Regiment (Kandalaksha) – 1626
82 Regiment (Vyborg) – 1784
109 Regiment (Talliin, by the 51 Regiment) – 1447
110 Regiment (Batetskaya, by the 51 Regiment) – 1975
32 Reserve Battalion (Leningrad, formed by the 2 Division) – 517
3 Division (Roslavl) – 13 794:
Divisional HQ (Roslavl) – 87
53 Regiment (Velikiye Luki) – 2116
73 Regiment (Roslavl) – 2349
76 Regiment (Orsha) – 2792
78 Regiment (Gomel) - 2582
79 Regiment (Bryansk) – 2106
188 Regiment (formed by the 79 Regiment, Ordzhonikidzegrad) – 1235
State Bank commandant office (Smolensk) – 10
33 Reserve Battalion (formed by the 3 Division, Roslavl) - 517
4 Division (Kiev) – 9774:
Divisional HQ (Kiev) – 87
55 Regiment (Korosten) – 2377
56 Regiment (Kiev) – 2961
57 Regiment (Shevchenko) – 1748
114 Regiment (Tilonovo) – 1327
81 Sep. Battalion (Kiev) – 742
34 Reserve Battalion (Kazatin) – 517
Dnieper shipping company commandant office – 10
State Bank commandant office – 5
5 Division (Kharkov) – 6014:
Divisional HQ (Kharkov) – 87
81 Regiment (Kharkov) – 1595
54 Regiment (Dnepropetrovsk) – 1705
113 Regiment (by the 54 Regiment, Krasniy Sulin) – 1410
115 Regiment (by the 5 Division, Tula) – 1216
6 Division (Khabarovsk) – 11 855:
Divisional HQ (Khabarovsk) – 89
71 Regiment (Khabarovsk) - 2326
72 Regiment (Voroshilovsk) – 2372
107 Regiment (Mansurovo) – 1813
117 Regiment (Primorskaya) – 1839
202 Regiment (Kahabrovsk, from 100 Sep. Battalion)- 866
101 Sep. Battalion (Komsomolks-na-Amure, from 3 Sep. Rifle Company) – 532
198 Regiment (Vladivostok) – 1452
102 Sep. Battalion (Okha) – 258
72 Sep. Battalion (Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy) – 288
NKVD troops commandant office (Khabarovsk) - 5
7 Division (Svobodniy) – 6771:
Divisional HQ (Svobodniy) - 60
62 Regiment (Skovorodino) – 2464
63 Regiment (Birobidzhan) – 2315
70 Regiment (Kuibyshevka) – 1932
8 Division (Chita) – 9361:
Divisional HQ (Chita) – 87
67 Regiment (Irkutsk) – 2569
68 Regiment (Chita) – 2621
69 Regiment (Kaganovich) – 2298
193 Rifle Regiment (formed by the 67 Regiment, Irkutsk) – 1235
35 Reserve Battalion (Irkutsk) – 517
NKVD troops commandant office (Irkutsk) -5
9 Division (Vilnius) – 10 211:
Divisional HQ (Vilnius) – 87
58 Regiment (Bialystok) – 2489
60 Regiment (Brest Litovskiy) – 1999
83 Regiment (Riga) – 2847
84 Regiment (Vilnius) – 2789
10 Division (Lvov) – 8343:
Divisional HQ (Lvov) – 87
64 Regiment (Kovel) – 1488
66 Regiment (Lvov) – 1904
75 Regiment (Striy) – 2132
77 Regiment (Stanislaw) – 2732
18 Division (from 26 Brigade, Tbilisi) – 8997:
Divisional HQ (from 26 Brigade HQ, Tbilisi) – 87
61 Regiment (Tbilisi) – 1866
119 Regiment (formed by 61 Regiment, Sukhumi) - 1921
1 Sep. Battalion (Leninokan) – 1027
14 Sep. Battalion (Grozniy) – 1064
116 Regiment (from the 16 Sep. Battalion, Baku) – 1241
99 Sep. Battalion - 742
123 Sep. Battalion (by the 99 Sep. Battalion, Makhach-Kala) – 532
Reserve Battalion (formed by the 18 Division, Tbilisi) – 517
27 Brigade (Novosibirk) – 5959:
Brigade HQ (Novosibirsk) – 75
65 Regiment (Novosibirsk) – 1761
191 Rifle Regiment (by the 65 Regiment, Novosibirsk) – 866
118 Regiment (from the 11 Sep. Battalion, Omsk) – 1150
111 Regiment (from the 12 Sep. Battalion, Krasnoyarsk) – 1365
98 Sep. Battalion (Kemerovo) – 742
19 Division (from the 28 Brigade, Gorky) – 10633:
Divisional HQ (from the 28 Brigade HQ) – 87
74 Regiment (Kazan) – 1516
112 Regiment (from the 13 Sep. Battalion, Moscow) – 1695
6 Sep. Battalion (Gorky) – 912
183 Regiment (Dzerzhinskiy) – 1299
205 Regiment (from the 1 Sep. Company, Gorky) – 1686
206 Regiment (by the 183 Regiment, Igumnovo) – 1452
118 Sep. Battalion (by the 183 Regiment, Cheboksary) – 393
184 Regiment (from the 94 Sep. Battalion, Kazan) – 1071
State Bank commandant office (Kazan) – 5
29 Brigade (Kuibyshev) – 6557:
Brigade HQ (Kuibyshev) – 75
120 Regiment (from the 4 Sep. Battalion, Kuibyshev) – 1545
121 Regiment (from the 5 Sep. Battalion, Saratov) – 1602
21 Sep. Battalion (Moscow) – 910
186 Regiment (from 97 Sep. Battalion, Chapaevsk) – 900
96 Sep. Battalion (from 14 Sep. Company, Penza) – 393
10 Sep.Company (Ulyanovsk) – 265
125 Sep.Battalion (from the 16 Sep.Company, Kuibyshev) – 393
NKVD troops commandant office (Kuybyshev) – 4
30 Brigade (Tashkent) – 4112:
Brigade HQ (Tashkent) – 51
123 Regiment (from 8 Sep.Battalion, Almaty) – 1192
124 Regiment (from 9 Sep.Battalion, Tashkent) – 1348
10 Sep.Battalion (Chardzhou) – 1004
37 Reserve Battalion (by the 30 Brigade, Tashkent) – 517
36 Brigade (by the 5 Division, Rostov-na-Donu) – 6507:
Brigade HQ (Rostov-na-Donu) – 76
59 Regiment (Armavir) – 2333
125 Regiment (from 15 Sep.Battalion, Vorozhilovsk) – 1167
30 Sep.Battalion (by the 59 Regiment, Stalingrad) – 681
113 Sep. Battalion (by the 73 Sep.Battalion, Taganrog) – 742
178 Regiment (by 85 Sep. Battalion, Stalingrad) – 866
116 Sep.Battalion (by the 15 Sep.Battalion, Voronezh) - 642
25 Division (from the 58 Brigade, Sverdlovsk) – 10 038:
Divisional HQ (from the 58 Brigade HQ, Sverdlovsk) – 87
85 Regiment (Sverdlovsk) – 1950
179 Regiment (from 90 Sep.Battalion, Molotov) – 1452
181 Regiment (from the 4 Sep.Company, Sverdlovsk) – 1071
153 Regiment (from the 75 Separate Battalion), Magnitogorsk) – 1071
182 Regiment (from 15 and 17 Sep.companies, Chelyabinsk) – 1071
190 Regiment (from 106 Sep.Battalion, Berezniki) – 1235
93 Sep.Battalion (from 5 Sep.Company, Nizhniy Tagil) – 393
124 Sep. Battalion (by the 90 Sep.Battalion, Khimgrad) – 468
184 Regiment (by the 90 Sep.Battalion, Izhevsk) – 1235
Commandant office at factory No. 170 – 5
20 Division (from the 56 Brigade, Leningrad) – 10 671:
Divisional HQ (from the Brigade HQ, Leningrad) – 76
151 Regiment (Leningrad) – 1452
104 Sep.Battalion (Rzhevka) – 642
152 Regiment (Nevdusbtroy) – 1071
111 Sep. Battalion (from the 6 Sep.Company. Popovka) – 561
154 Regiment (from the 74 Sep.Battalion, Enso) – 900
155 Regiment (Povenets) – 1066
166 Regiment (Leningrad) – 1452
95 Sep.Battalion (Leningrad) – 532
167 Regiment (Leningrad) – 1452
168 Regiment (Leningrad) – 1452
State printing factory commandant office– 5
Mint commandant office - 5
57 Brigade (Kharkov) – 5581:
Brigade HQ (Kharkov) -64
157 Regiment (Kharkov) – 1299
171 Regiment (from the 84 Sep.Battalion, Shostka) – 1071
169 Regiment (by the 157 Regiment, Kharkov) – 1686
170 Regiment (Pavlograd) – 900
120 Sep. Battalion (Nikolayev) – 561
71 Brigade (by the 57 Brigade, Voroshilovgrad) – 5095:
Brigade HQ (Voroshilovgrad) – 64
172 Regiment (from the 86 Sep.Battalion, Petrovenki) – 900
85 Sep. Battalion (Voroshilovgrad) – 468
175 Regiment (from 87 and 73 Sep.Battalions) – 1686
88 Sep. Battalion (Rubezhniy) – 742
89 Sep. Battalion (Kamesnk-Shakhtinkiy)
11 Division (Moscow) – 8553:
Divisional HQ (Moscow) – 76
173 Regiment (Moscow) – 1686
174 Regiment (Moscow) – 1686
197 Regiment (Rublevo) – 1299
194 Regiment (by the 173 Regiment, Moscow) – 1235
207 Regiment (by the 197 Regiment, Yaroslavl) – 1452
Precious Metals Company commandant office (Moscow) - 5
State Printing Factory commandant office (Moscow) – 5
State Bank commandant office (Moscow) – 5
No. 171 factory commandant office – 5
Sofrino shooting range – 28
67 Brigade (Moscow) – 5023:
Brigade HQ (Moscow) - 64
189 Regiment (from 78 Sep. Battalion, Ramenskoye) – 1235
199 Regiment (from 80 Sep. Battalion, Elektrostal) – 900
79 Sep.Battalion (Krasnozavodsk) – 742
196 Regiment (from 71 Sep.Battalion, Podolsk) – 1071
8 Sep.Company (Sofrino) - 250
69 Brigade (formed by the 11 Division, Tula) – 3695:
Brigade HQ (Tula) – 64
76 Sep.Battalion (Kotovsk) – 642
180 Regiment (Stalinogorsk) - 1686
156 Regiment (by the 180 Regiment, Tula) - 837
115 Sep.Battalion (by the 180 Regiment, Aleksino) - 561
Schools:
Rostov NCO signals school (Rostov-na-Donu) – 280
Retraining courses (Chisinau) – 185
Total schools – 465
Misc. units:
Military tribunals – 75
Supply organs – 484
Central service dog school – 135
Recruitment office – 17
Remount office – 2
Moscow Kremlin commandant office – 5
Moldavian SSR NKVD’s guard – 31
Garrison party training courses – 17
Total misc.units – 766
Total authorized wartime strength – 179 854, including railroad guard – 112 405, industry guard – 66 938.
Mobilization in the European SU proceeded according to the plan except 9 and 10 NKVD Divisions. In the Far East troops switched to wartime organization on 22-25 July 1941. Total 13 railroad guard, 4 industry guard and 10 convoy troops divisions and brigades available before 22.06.1941 underwent mobilization. Formed during the mobilization 1 railroad guard and 3 industry guard divisions and brigades. Remained in peacetime organization 2 railroad and 1 industry guard divisions/brigades. Total mobilized 41 railroad, 34 industry, 21 convoy troops units (regiments, separate battalions and companies) – in all 96. Newly formed 15 units of railroad guard, 26 - industry guard, 1 - convoy troops, total 42. Total number of units after mobilization – 72 in railroad guard, 67 – industry guard, 32 – convoy troops. Info mostly compiled from this page:
http://www.pogranec.ru/showthread.php?t=19611
Numbers in some case do not add up correctly.
So close to the front in June-July 1941 were: 2, 9 and 10 railroad guard divisions and 20 industry guard division, somewhat further from the border - 3 and 4 railroad guard divisions. Their experience was apparently mixed: some units were directly engaged in combat with Axis forces, some continued security operations in rear areas or both.

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 08 Jan 2015 17:02

NKVD convoy troops were used for escorting prisoners (including POWs), guarding prisons and POWs camps. In June 1941 there were 2 convoy troops divisions and 7 brigades:
13 Division – Ukraine
14 Division – central region (Moscow)
41 Brigade – Leningrad and Baltic
42 Brigade – Belorussia
43 Brigade – Caucasus
44 Brigade – Volga
45 Brigade – Urals
46 Brigade – Siberia
47 Brigade – Central Asia
OOB of NKVD convoy troops in November 1941:
13 Division:
Divisional HQ – 54 men
227 Regiment - 2246
228 Regiment (Akhtuba) – 1748
233 Regiment (Valuyki) – 1394
237 Regiment (Morozovskaya) – 1394
249 Regiment (Stalingrad) – 1231
154 Sep. Battalion (Stalingrad) – 570
2 Divisonal NCO school - 358
734 officers, 1452 NCOs, 6810 privates, 8 civilians, 8 996 total.

14 Division (Gorky):
Divisional HQ (Gorky) – 54
229 Regiment (Voronezh) – 1602
236 Regiment (Gorky) – 2448
242 Regiment (Gorky) – 1748
250 Regiment (Vologda) – 1231
252 Regiment (Gorky) – 1231
134 Sep. Battalion – 571
146 Sep. Battalion – 571
155 Sep.Battalion 0 408
1 NCO school - 234

43 Brigade (Pyatigorsk):
Brigade HQ – 41
230 Regiment (Rostov-na-Donu) – 2246
231 Regiment (Tbilisi) – 1129
139 Sep.Battalion (Pyatigorsk) – 735
317 officers, 771 NCOs, 4183 privates, total 5271

44 Brigade (Kuibyshev):
Brigade HQ (Kuibyshev) – 41
238 Regiment (Kuibyshev) – 2246
151 Sep. Battalion (Ufa) – 571
152 Sep. Battalion (Chelyabinsk) – 735
234 officers, 543 NCOs, 2816 privates, total 3593

45 Brigade (Sverdlovsk):
Brigade HQ (Sverdlovsk) – 41
239 Regiment (Sverdlovsk) – 1748
133 Sep. Battalion (Omsk) – 571
149 Sep. Battalion (Kazan) – 735
150 Sep. Battalion (Kirov) – 408
243 officers, 594 NCOs, 2706 privates, total 3503

46 Brigade (Novosibirsk):
Brigade HQ (Novosibirsk) – 41
234 Regiment (Novosibirsk) – 1742
235 Regiment (Irkutsk) – 2246
241 Regiment (Khabarovsk) – 2249
143 Sep. Battalion (Krasnoyarsk) – 571
161 Sep. Battalion (Chita) – 571
443 officers, 1099 NCOs, 5878 privates, total 7420

47 Brigade (Tashkent):
Brigade HQ (Tashkent) – 31
232 Regiment (Tashkent) – 1136
141 Sep.Battalion (Almaty) – 571
142 Sep. Battalion (Ashgabat) – 408
159 officers, 352 NCO, 1625 privates, total 2146
225 Regiment (Leningrad)
Combined service dog school (Krasnoyarsk) – 184

Total authorized 3398 officers, 7633 NCO, 37705 privates, 78 civil employees, 48 736 men. Assigned to convoy troops from other branches – 633. Troops basis authorized by the government – 52 702. Actual strength – 49 369.
http://www.pogranec.ru/showpost.php?p=9 ... stcount=25

Information on authorized and actual strength of NKVD internal troops in October 1941:
a) Peace-time personnel ceiling approved by the government:
Railroad guard troops – 63 768
Convoy troops – 38 311
Industry guard troops – 29 352
Total 131 431
b) Wartime personnel ceiling:
Railroad guard – 116 227
Convoy troops – 52 702
Industry guard – 95 834
Total – 264 763
c) Actual strength of existing units on 20 October 1941:
Railroad guard – 96 993
Convoy troops – 48 736
Industry guard – 84 140
Total – 229 869
d) Of them transferred under Operational Army’s command:
Industry guard – 37 651
Convoy troops – 17 217
Industry guard – 19 998
Total – 74 866
e) Remaining authorized strength:
Railroad guard – 59 342
Convoy troops – 31 519
Industry guard – 64 142
Total – 155 003
f) Actual strength (not counting units in the Operational Army):
Railroad guard – 62 711
Convoy troops – 32 167
Industry guard – 62 273
Total – 157 151
http://www.pogranec.ru/showpost.php?p=1 ... tcount=130

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 08 Jan 2015 18:20

List of NKVD internal forces units placed under Red Army Front command (document of 24 September 1941):
Unit authorized strength/actual strength on 10.09.41
Karelian Front:
1. Railroad troops:
52 Regiment 1692/1674
80 Regiment 1626/1823
Total: 3318/3478
2. Industry troops:
155 Regiment 1075/1082
Total Karelian Front 4393/4580

North (sic! must be Leningrad) Front
1. Railroad troops:
51 Regiment 2276/2238
82 Regiment 1784/1784
109 Regiment 1447/1374
110 Regiment 2005/1833
32 Sep.Battalion 517/456
HQ 2 Division 87/67
Total 8116/7752
2. Industry troops:
HQ 20 Division 76/68
151 Regiment 1452/1549
152 Regiment 1101/1054
166 Regiment 1452/1355
167 Regiment 1482/1392
95 Sep.Battalion 532/508
111 Sep.Battalion 561/470
Total 8750/8406
3. Convoy troops
HQ 41 Brigade 41/40
225 Regiment 2239/2027
250 Regiment 1226/1166
4 NCO School 180/441
Total 3686/3674
Total North Front 20552/19832

North-West Front:
1. Railroad troops:
HQ 9 Division 61/n.a.
58 Regiment 1488/n.a.
83 Regiment 1603/n.a.
Total North-West Front 3152/n.a.

West Front:
1. Railroad troops:
53 Regiment 2116/2073
76 Regiment 2810/1272
Total 4926/3345
2. Convoy troops:
252 Regiment 1226/1144
Total West Front 6152/4489

Bryansk Front:
1. Railroad troops:
HQ 3 Division 87/69
73 Regiment 2433/557
79 Regiment 2220/2102
78 Regiment 2582/2220
33 Reserve Battalion 517/517
Total: 7839/5465
2. Industry troops:
188 Regiment 1235/1165
3. Convoy troops:
146 Sep. Battalion 568/548
253 Regiment 1136/983
Total 1704/1531
Total Bryansk Front 10778/8161

South-West Front:
1. Railroad troops:
HQ 4 Division 87/91
56 Regiment 3111/3062
34 Sep. Battalion 517/445
55 Regiment 2572/2454
57 Regiment 1929/1766
Total 4 Division 8216/7818
HQ 5 Division 87/67
81 Regiment 1935/1976
64 Regiment 1152/-
54 Regiment 1990/1707
66 Regiment 1361/-
75 Regiment 1366/-
77 Regiment 1740/-
Total 18755/12453
2. Industry troops:
169 Regiment 2091/2155
157 Regiment 1509/1364
170 Regiment 1049/942
171 Regiment 1071/682
120 Sep. Battalion 591/535
172 Regiment 900/887
175 Regiment 1859/1674
176 Regiment 1235/1213
85 Sep. Battalion 678/691
81 Sep. Battalion 928/883
Total 11971/11026
3. Convoy troops:
HQ 13 Division 54/47
227 Regiment 2239/2109
228 Regiment 1748/1532
233 Regiment 2239/1895
244 Regiment 1226/1198
137 Sep. Battalion 568/494
154 Sep. Battalion 568/549
Total 8648/7824
Total South-West Front 38 460/30 420

South Front
1. Railroad troops:
114 Regiment 1327/1260
113 Regiment 1410/1423
Total 2737/2683
2. Convoy troops:
237 Regiment 1748/1708
Total South Front 4485/4391
Total NKVD internal troops 87670/71873
http://www.pogranec.ru/showpost.php?p=1 ... tcount=110

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Re: NKVD troops in 1941

Post by Art » 10 Jan 2015 10:47

List of border troops units placed under the Red Army and Navy command as of 1 September 1941:
Unit Authorized/actual strength
1. Murmansk border district
82 Border Detachment 1065/1066
100 BD 617/435
101 BD 1377/1152
181 Reserve Construction Battalion 661/549
17 Sep. border commandant office 198/151
20 Sep. border commandant office 243/204
District NCO school 90/232
Sep. signal company 116/105
District HQ and misc.units 224/211
Total district: 4591/4105

2. Karelo-Finnish border district:
1 BD 1228/704
3 BD 1364/1072
72 BD 1383/1250
73 BD 1080/904
80 BD 1096/740
185 Reserve Construction Battalion 661/799
District NCO school 167/362
Sep. signal company 198/209
District HQ 138/138
Sep. border checkpoint 52/52
Total district: 7 377/6 222

3. Leningrad border district:
5 BD 1622/1315
7 BD 650/531
9 BD 1128/648
11 BD 932/366
33 BD 1180/844
102 BD 1463/1271
103 BD 440/377
37 Reserve Rifle Regiment 2 153/1012
District NCO school 184/-
District service dog school 75/79
Sep. signal company 208/305
Sep. sapper company 141/38
2 sep. border checkpoints 436/189
District HQ 132/144
Misc. units 90/-
Total district 10 834/7 119

4. Baltic border district:
6 BD 1167/1131
8 BD 1153/749
10 BD 1179/590
12 BD 1190/-
District NCO school 156/-
3 sep. border checkpoints 160/-
District HQ 119/48
Misc.units 47/-
Total district: 5 302/2 631

5. Belorussian border district:
13 BD 856/651
16 BD 1186/869
17 BD 2165/586
18 BD 556/579
83 BD 702/562
86 BD 2153/-
87 BD 2131/771
88 BD 2250/-
105 BD 2095/-
106 BD 2096/-
107 BD 1936/-
38 Reserve Rifle Regiment 2153/-
District NCO and service dog schools 724-/
Sep. signal company 158/55
Sep. sapper company 141/-
3 sep. checkpoints 85/15
District HQ 181/289
Misc.units 102/-
Total district 21 670/4 377

6. Ukrainian border district
20 BD 1586/939
22 BD 1077/72
90 BD 1862/989
91 BD 2106/1290
92 BD 2305/590
93 BD 2157/1271
94 BD 2182/1446
95 BD 2158/1054
97 BD 2998/463
98 BD 1561/1335
Sep.Kolomyia border commandant office 497/454
42 Reserve rifle regiment 2153/711
District NCO and service dog schools 368/237
Sep. signals company 156/111
Sep. sapper company 141/-
District HQ 180/187
Misc.units 110/-
Total district 23 597/ 11 149

7. Moldavian border district:
2 BD 1632/954
23 BD 1419/996
24 BD 1500/864
25 BD 1567/1105
79 BD 1569/781
43 Reserve rifle regiment 2153/527
2 Sep. border commandant office 357/190
3 Sep. border commandant office 258/190
4 Sep. border commandant office 296/239
5 Sep. border commandant office 366/380
District NCO school 164/163
Sep. sapper company 142/169
District HQ and misc.units 140/125
Total district 11 563/6 818

8. Black Sea border district:
23 Sep. border commandant office 191
24 Sep. border commandant office 209
25 Sep. border commandant office 221
26 BD 1079
32 BD 750
District NCO school 35
District HQ 103
Misc units 54
Total 2642/2622

9. Arkhangelsk region:
4 BD 710/703

10. Construction units:
Murmansk border district – 2 sep.companies 880/865
Leningrad border district – 3 sep. companies 1320/1295
Total 2200/2160

Total ground units 90 486/ 47 906

11. Naval units:
European USSR – 9796/-
Far East – 3876/3602
Total naval units 13 672/3 602
http://www.pogranec.ru/showpost.php?p=8 ... ostcount=2

By September 1941 Leningrad border district HQ became HQ of rear security troops of the North (Leningrad) Front
Baltic border district - North-West Front
Belorussian border district - West Front
Ukrainian border district - South-West Front
Moldavian border district - South Front
Most surviving border detachments later reorganized as border regiments.

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