Fourth Army (Bulgaria)

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Четвърта армия
Active 1912-1913
1917-1918
1941-1945
Country Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Allegiance Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgarian Army
Type Field Army
Engagements

Balkan Wars

World War I

World War II

  • Bregalnica - Strumica Operation
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Stiliyan Kovachev
Stefan Toshev

The Bulgarian Fourth Army was a Bulgarian field army during the Balkan Wars, World War I, and World War II.

Balkan Wars[edit]

World War I[edit]

The Fourth Army was again formed on November 25, 1917. It was composed of the Tenth Aegean Infantry Division and the Second cavalry division. The Fourth Army was disbanded in October 1918.

During this time, the Fourth Army was commanded by Stefan Toshev.

World War II[edit]

After the outbreak of the Second World War, the 4th Army was again formed in July 1940. It was composed of:

  • 4th Preslav Infantry Division
  • 6th Bdin Infantry Division
  • 11th Macedonian Infantry Division.

The 4th Army was disbanded on December 19, 1943, but reformed in September 1944, when Bulgaria joined the allies.

On October 15, 1944 the army consisted of 42,494 men and 7,152 horses. From October 15 to November 14, 1944 it fought against the Germans in Vardar Macedonia during the Bregalnica - Strumica Operation. On December 19, 1944 the army is finally disbanded.

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Bulgarian Wikipedia.