79th Guards Rifle Division
|79th Guards Rifle Division|
|Active||1943 - Unknown|
It was established in March 1943 by the renaming of the 284th Rifle Division. In 1944 it took part in the Lublin-Brest offensive, and in 1945 the Warsaw-Poznan and Berlin offensives. Fought at Zaporizhia, Nikopol, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead (Vistula-Oder Offensive), near Küstrin, and in the Battle of Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
- Feskov et al. 2004
- Keith E. Bonn, Slaughterhouse: The Handbook of the Eastern Front, Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA., 2005. ISBN 0-9717650-9-X
- Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner, The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War, Novato: Presidio Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89141-237-9.