25th Army (Soviet Union)

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25th Army
25-я армия
Active June 1941-October 1945
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army flag.svg Red Army
Type Infantry
Size three to six divisions
Part of Front or Military District
Engagements Soviet–Japanese War, Liberation of Korea
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Andrey Yeremenko

The 25th Army was a Red Army field army of World War II that served in the Russian Far East.

It was formed in the Soviet Far East Front on the basis of HQ 43rd Rifle Corps (in Primorski Krai).[1] In June 1941 comprised 39th Rifle Corps with 32nd Rifle Division, 40th, and 92nd Rifle Divisions, plus 105th Rifle Division as Army troops. Immediately after the end of the war with Japan it included two rifle corps (6 divisions) and 8 fortified regions, but they were all reorganised in 1946 into machine-gun artillery divisions. The Army took part in Soviet move into northern Korea immediately after World War II had ended, and was headquartered at Pyongyang for a period. It was situated within what may have been the Maritime Province Military District up to 1955, covering boundary with Korea and China, when it was disbanded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lenskii, St. Petersburg, 2001