67th Rifle Division

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The 67th Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Red Army. The 20th Rifle Division (territorial defence) was formed from militia brigades in the Leningrad Military District in 1923. On May 21, 1936 it was named the 67th Rifle Division. In June 1941, was part of the 27th Army in the Baltic Military District. After being badly battered during the early part of Operation Barbarossa, it was disbanded 19 September 1941.

Re-formed in September 1941. Fought on Finnish front. With 14th Army in northern Norway May 1945.

In 1957, it became the 116th Motor Rifle Division, but was then disbanded in 1960. For some part of the postwar period it was part of the 6th Army (Soviet Union).[1]

Structure[edit]

  • 56 Rifle Regiment
  • 114 Rifle Regiment
  • 281 Rifle Regiment
  • 94 Artillery Regiment
  • 242 Artillery Regiment
  • Smaller units

References[edit]

  1. ^ V.I. Feskov et al 2004, 73.