14th Railway Facilities Protection Division NKVD

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14th Railway Facilities Protection Division NKVD
14-я дивизия войск НКВД СССР по охране железнодорожных сооружений
Active 1944–1951
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Division NKVD
Garrison/HQ Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
Equipment Armoured train
Engagements Great Patriotic War
Commander Alexey Konstantinovich Krylov
(1944–1949)

The 14th Division of the NKVD of the USSR for the Protection of railway facilities (Russian: 14-я дивизия войск НКВД СССР по охране железнодорожных сооружений) was a military formation of the USSR in the Great Patriotic War.[1] It was a component of the NKVD Internal Troops.

It was formed in accordance with the order of the NKVD number 00922 of 3 August 1944.

From 1944 to 1946 it was placed under the Headquarters, Internal Troops, NKVD-MVD, Baltic Military District (Управление ВВ НКВД-МВД Прибалтийского округа).[2]

Alongside the division in the Baltic MD VV forces at times from 1944 were the 4th, 5th and 63rd Rifle Divisions NKVD, along with detachments from the Dzerzhensky Division from Moscow.

Dispositions[edit]

It served as part of the 'operational Army' from 3 August 1944 to 10 February 1945. It participated in the Operation Bagration, Baltic Offensive, East Prussian Offensive and East Pomeranian Offensive operations.

After the end of World War II the division conducted operational work to combat gang violence (the Forest Brothers).

It was disbanded in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR number 00248 of 15 May 1951.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Glantz, Companion To Colossus Reborn: Key Documents And Statistics, University Press of Kansas, 2005, 119.
  2. ^ Soldat.ru, Headquarters of Internal Troops 1941-1951, accessed April 2014.