13th Guards Airborne Division

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The 13th Guards Airborne Division was a division of the Soviet Airborne Troops which was part of the 37th Guards Airborne Corps.[1]

It was later redesignated the 103rd Guards Rifle Division. The 103rd Guards Airborne Division was activated 7.6.46 in Seltsy, Ryazan Oblast, from the 103rd Guards Rifle Division.[2]

Reformed 1 October 1948 at Galenki, Primorsky Krai, under the 37th Guards Airborne Corps. It was disbanded on 1 April 1955.[3] Two regiments were reassigned to other airborne divisions:


  1. ^ David M. Glantz (November 1984). The Soviet Airborne Experience. Combat Studies Institute. p. 34. ISBN 1428915826. 
  2. ^ Michael Holm
  3. ^ Michael Holm, 13th Guards Airborne Division, accessed December 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Keith E. Bonn, Slaughterhouse: the Handbook of the Eastern Front, Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA, 2005