31st Rifle Division

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31st Rifle Division
Active before 1932 -1946
Country Soviet Union
Allegiance Red Army
Branch Infantry
Size Division

The 31st Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II.

The division was established at Yerevan before 1941. Started war in the Transcaucasus Military District's 40th Rifle Corps alongside the 9th Rifle Division. Fought at Taganrog, Rostov, Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Iasi-Kishinev Offensive and Vistula-Oder operation. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front in May 1945.

The division was disbanded in July 1946 along with the 78th Rifle Corps in the Carpathian Military District.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feskov et al 2013, p. 468
  • Feskov, V.I.; Golikov, V.I.; Kalashnikov, K.A.; Slugin, S.A. (2013). Вооруженные силы СССР после Второй Мировой войны: от Красной Армии к Советской [The Armed Forces of the USSR after World War II: From the Red Army to the Soviet: Part 1 Land Forces] (in Russian). Tomsk: Scientific and Technical Literature Publishing. ISBN 9785895035306. 
  • 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.