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The 24th Army was a field army of the Soviet Union's Red Army, formed in 1941 and active during the Second World War. The army was disbanded and reformed a number of times during the war.
First Formation 
The army headquarters, formed from Headquarters Siberian Military District; under General Staff instructions of 25 June 1941 arrived on 28 Jun 1941 at Vyazma, accepting on arrival in this area six Siberian rifle divisions of the high command reserve. Involved in the Yelnya Offensive, August–September 1941. HQ disbanded 10 October 1941, having been destroyed in the Vyazma Pocket.
Second Formation 
Reformed from 9 December 1941 to 4 January 1942, then redesignated as 1st Reserve Army (II).
Third Formation 
Reformed again on 20 May 1942, then redesignated as HQ 58th Army (III) on August 28, 1942;
Fourth Formaiton 
Soon afterwards reformed again from 9th Reserve Army and ended up in the Stalingrad area. Then redesignated 4th Guards Army on 16 April 1943 (Glantz, 2005, p. 511), or May 1943 (Perechen)
- ^ List No.2; Appendix No. 3 to General Staff Directive No. D-043 of 1970
- ^ David Glantz, personal correspondence, December 2007
- List No. 2, Appendix No. 3 to General Staff Directive No D-043of 1970.
See Also 
List of Soviet armies