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32nd Guards Motor Rifle Division
Active 1965-1989
Country Soviet Union
Allegiance Red Army
Branch Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Kalinin (Tver), Kalinin Oblast
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Mikhail Tikhonov

The 32nd Guards Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II.

It was formed from the 2nd Airborne Corps in May 1942. Mikhail Tikhonov commanded both the 2nd Airborne Corps and the 32nd GRD. Fought at Krasnodar, on the Kuban, and in Crimea prior to fighting in Kurland. On 1 June 1942 it was part of 47th Army, North Caucasus Front.[1] With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.

Became successively 66th Guards Mechanised Division, then 114th Guards Motor Rifle Division in June 1957. Became 32nd Guards Motor Rifle Division on 17 November 1964.[2] The division included the 416, 418, 420 Guards MRRs and 378th Tank Regiment. In Moscow Military District for many years.

In 10.89 the division was renamed the 5210th Guards Weapons and Equipment Storage Base. Disbanded 1993.

References[]

  1. BSSA, http://www.tashv.nm.ru/BoevojSostavSA/1942/19420601.html
  2. Michael Holm, [1], and Feskov et al 2013.
  • Keith E. Bonn, Slaughterhouse: The Handbook of the Eastern Front, Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA., 2005. ISBN 0-9717650-9-X
  • Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner, The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War, Novato: Presidio Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89141-237-9.



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