The corps headquarters was formed on March 16, 1942 at Malaya Vishera on the basis for a continued advance in the Luban offensive. In the corps initially included one infantry division and one airborne brigade, and the 42nd Guards Corps Artillery Regiment, which further supported the body is almost the entire war.
The corps was part of the 'operational army' from March 28, 1942 - October 13, 1942 and November 5, 1942 - May 9, 1945.
During the fighting in the Volkhov the corps did not see combat. In the summer, in anticipation of the Sinyavino offensive, building a number of new connections and relocated slightly to the north. In September 1942 the Corps was involved in the Sinyavino offensive. The Corps were put into action as part of the Leningrad massacre of on August 27, 1942. Offensive corps in the early days of developing successfully crossed the river black, body broke through the first line of defense at the junction 227th and 223rd infantry divisions, two days left on the approaches to the Sinyavino and 3rd Guards Rifle Division launched an attack on the labor camp № 5, 24th began moving to the lake Sinyavinskaya, and the 19th attack directly on Sinyavino. The corps was unsuccessful in making any further advance, and soon it was surrounded, and suffered heavy losses on September 27, 1942 derived from the achieved positions near Sinyavino. In October 1942, the Corps headquarters was transferred to Stavka reserve.
- Alexei V. Isaev / History of the Second World War / offensive Marshal Shaposhnikov / "Valley of Death" of the 2nd Shock Army - Mysterious Country]
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