63rd Guards Rifle Division

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8th Rifle Brigade (1940–February 1942)
136th Rifle Division (II) (February 1942–January 1943)
63rd Guards Rifle Division (January 1943–early 1950's)
37th Guards Mechanised Division (Early 1950's-1957)
37th Guards Motor Rifle Division (1957-Post Cold War)
56th District Training Centre
Active World War II
Country  Soviet Union
 Russia
Branch Red Army flag.svg Red Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Part of Leningrad Front
Garrison/HQ Sertalovo (1980s)
Engagements

Siege of Leningrad

Leningrad-Novgorod Offensive

Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive
Commanders
(1940-June 1943) Nikolai Simoniak
(June 1943-1945) A.F. Sheglov
Notable
commanders
Nikolai Simoniak

The 63rd Guards Rifle Division was a Soviet division during World War II.

In the 1950s, it became 37th Guards Mechanised Division, and in 1957 the 37th Guards Motor Rifle Division.[1]

In 1965 it regained its Second World War number and became the 63rd Guards Motor Rifle Division.

In the 1980s it was the 63rd Guards Motor Rifle Training Division, located at Sertalovo in the Leningrad Military District.

After the fall of the Soviet Union it became the 56th District Training Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feskov et al 2004, 72.
  • Glantz, David M. (2002). The Battle for Leningrad 1941–1944. Kansas University Press. ISBN 0-7006-1208-4.