Southeastern Front

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Southeastern Front
ActiveAug. 5, 1942 - September 28, 1942
Country Soviet Union
BranchRed Army flag.svg Red Army
TypeArmy Group Command
SizeSeveral Armies
EngagementsWorld War II
Case Blue
Andrey Yeryomenko

The Southeastern Front was a front of the Red Army during World War II.

It was formed on Aug. 5, 1942 out of parts of the Stalingrad Front, using the command elements from the First Tank Army and the disbanded Southern Front. The front's main aim was to prevent the German advance towards the Volga River and ward off the threat of a German encirclement of Stalingrad.

For this purpose it included :

Were later added to the forces of the front :

On Sept. 28 the Southeastern Front was disbanded; most of its forces became the new Stalingrad Front, whilst the former Stalingrad Front was renamed the Don Front.[1]


  • Brigadekomissar V. M. Layok (Member of the Military Council - August 1942);
  • Communist Party of Ukraine (Soviet Union) Central Committee Secretary Nikita Khrushchev (Member of the Military Council, August–September 1942);
  • Major General G. F. Sakharov (Chief of Staff, August–September 1942).


  1. ^ David M. Glantz, Armageddon in Stalingrad, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2009, pp 272-73