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41st Rifle Division
Active c.1932 -
Country Soviet Union
Allegiance Red Army
Branch Infantry
Size Division

The 41st Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II.

The First Formation was initially established as the Krivorozhskaya Territorial Rifle Division (Криворожская территориальная стрелковая дивизия) in 1931, at Kryvyi Rih.

It was initially formed in the Kharkov Military District. With 6th Rifle Corps, 6th Army of the Southwestern Front from 22 June 1941. Wiped out at Kiev September 1941. Recreated at Chapayevsk March 1942, wiped out at Izyum May 1942. Recreated again in Oct 1942 at Verchovye from 118th Rifle Brigade, fought at Kursk and in Poland. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front, May 1945.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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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