|79th Guards Rifle Division|
|Active||1943 - Unknown|
It was established in March 1943 by the renaming of the 284th Rifle Division. In 1944 it took part in the Lublin-Brest offensive, and in 1945 the Warsaw-Poznan and Berlin offensives. Fought at Zaporizhia, Nikopol, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead (Vistula-Oder Offensive), near Küstrin, and in the Battle of Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945. Became 20th Guards Mechanised Division by 1955, 27th Guards Tank Division 1957, 79th Guards Tank Division in 1965. With 8th Guards Army in GDR for many years before disbandment in 1992.
References[edit | edit source]
- Feskov et al. 2004
- 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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