266th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

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The 266th Rifle Division was a rifle division of the Soviet Red Army during World War II.

Established at Kaluga as a motor rifle division Jul 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941.

The 477th Rifle Division started forming at Stalingrad in the North Caucasus Military District in December 1941. On 22 December the division was redesignated at the 266th Rifle Division.[1] Moved to Stalingrad.

Fought at Kharkiv May 1942. Merged with 417th Rifle Division May 1942. Recreated at Kuibyshev Aug 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, in the Ukraine, in the Lvov-Sandomir and Iasi-Kishinev operations, and at Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.

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  1. ^ Sharp, Charles (1996). Soviet Order of Battle, Vol IX. George F. Nafziger.