61st Army (Soviet Union)

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61st Army
CountrySoviet Union
BranchRed Army
EngagementsOperation Kutuzov
Operation Bagration
Riga Offensive of 1944
Courland Pocket
East Pomeranian Offensive
Battle of Berlin
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Fyodor Kuznetsov
Markian Popov
Pavel Alexeyevich Belov

The 61st Army was a field army of the Red Army and the Soviet Ground Forces. It was created in 1941 and disbanded in 1945, it took part in Operation Bagration and the Riga Offensive of 1944.[1][2]

Structure during the Battle of Kursk[edit]

During the Battle of Kursk the army was part of the Bryansk Front.[3]

Commanders[edit]

The following officers commanded the army:[4]

  • Colonel General Fyodor Kuznetsov (10 November–18 December 1941)
  • Lieutenant General Markian Popov (18 December 1941–28 June 1942)
  • Lieutenant General Pavel Belov (promoted to Colonel General 26 July 1944; 28 June 1942–after May 1945)

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Коллектив авторов (1966). Боевой состав Советской Армии. Часть II. (Январь — декабрь 1942 г.) (Военно-Научное управление Генерального Штаба ed.). М.: Военное издательство Министерства обороны СССР. Грылев А.Н. p. 266.
  2. ^ Коллектив авторов (1972). Боевой состав Советской Армии. Часть III. (Январь — декабрь 1943 г.) (Военно-Научное управление Генерального Штаба ed.). М.: Ордена Трудового Красного Знамени Военное издательство Министерства обороны СССР. Г.Т. Завизион. p. 336.
  3. ^ "61st Army, Bryansk Front, Battle of Kursk, 04.07.1943". niehorster.org. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  4. ^ Beloborodov 1963, pp. 515–516.

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