43rd Army (Soviet Union)

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43rd Army
Active 1941–1945
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army flag.svg Red Army
Type Combined
Size 11 divisions
Part of Western Front
Reserve Front
2nd Belorussian Front
3rd Belorussian Front
Kalinin Front
Engagements Battle of Moscow
Battle of Smolensk
Belarus operations
Baltic operations
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Konstantin Golubev

The 43rd Army was a Red Army field army of World War II that served on the Eastern Front.

Order of Battle[edit]

The official Soviet archives list the composition of the Army on 10 August 1941:[1]

38th Rifle Division
53rd Rifle Division
145th Rifle Division
149th Rifle Division
211th Rifle Division
217th Rifle Division
222nd Rifle Division
279th Rifle Division
303rd Rifle Division
104th Tank Division
109th Tank Division

Commanders[edit]

Lieutenant General I.G. Zakharkin (1 August 1941 - 08 August 1941)
Lieutenant General P. Kurochkin (8 August 1941 – 22 August 1941)
Lieutenant General D. Seleznev (22 August 1941 – 2 September 1941)
Lieutenant General I. Bogdanov (2 September 1941 – 5 September 1941)
Major General P. Sobennikov (5 September - 10 October 1941)
Lieutenant General S. Akimov (10 October 1941 – 29 October 1941)
Major General K. Golubev (29 October 1941 - 22 May 1944)
Lieutenant General P.A. Beloborodov (22 May 1944 - until the end of the war)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Приложение № 2 к директиве Генерального штаба 1970 года № Д-043
  • Mikheenkov, Sergey. The road of death. 43rd Army in the battles on the Warsaw highway. Fight with the "Typhoon". 1941-1942. - M.: Tsentrpoligraf, 2013. - 408 p. - (The Forgotten Army. Forgotten army commanders). - 3000 copies. - ISBN 978-5-227-03133-3.