10th Tank Corps

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10th Tank Corps
Active 1942-1945
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army
Type Armor
Engagements

World War II

Decorations Order of suvorov medal 2nd class.jpgOrder of Suvorov 2nd class
Battle honours Dnieper
Commanders
Notable
commanders

Vasily Mikhailovich Alexeyev
Alexey Panfilov

Matvey Shaposhnikov

The 10th Tank Corps was a Soviet tank corps of the Red Army formed in April 1942.[1]

It fought against Finland (Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive), where it was part of the 7th Army, and was part of Steppe Front for the Battle of Kursk. Fatyh Zaripovich Sharipov appears to have won the Hero of the Soviet Union while operating with the corps.

10th Tank Corps was subsequently assigned to the 5th Guards Tank Army, but by April 1945 during the Battle of Berlin, the 10th Tank Corps was part of the Reserve of the Supreme High Command (RVGK).[2] It comprised the 178th, 183rd, and 186th Tank Brigades, and the 11th Motor Rifle Brigade.[3]

It should not be confused with 30th Tank Corps, which became 10th Guards Tank Corps.

Postwar it became the 10th Tank Division. On 30 April 1957, it became the 34th Heavy Tank Division. In March 1965, it became the 34th Tank Division. On 20 March 1992, it was taken over by Belarus.[4] The division became the 34th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base, part of North Western Operational Command.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dupuy Institute Forum Discussion on Tank/Mech Corps
  2. ^ Боевой состав Советской Армии на 1 апреля 1945 г. and Боевой состав Советской Армии на 1 мая 1945 г. See Combat composition of the Soviet Army.
  3. ^ Leo Niehorster, 10th Tank Corps
  4. ^ Holm, Michael. "34th Tank Division". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-03-05.