Maritime Group of Forces

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Maritime Group of Forces
Active1943–1945
Country Soviet Union
TypeArmy group command
RoleCoordination of Red Army forces in the Far East
SizeSeveral armies
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Kirill Meretskov

The Maritime Group of Forces was a front of the Red Army during World War II in the Far East. It was split off from the Far Eastern Front in March 1945 and renamed the 1st Far Eastern Front on 5 August 1945.

Its composition included: 1st Red Banner Army, 25th Army, 35th Army, 9th Air Army, and the 10th Mechanized Corps, located along the boundary line of Guberovo to the border with Korea.

History[edit]

It was formed in 1932 as part of the Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army. The headquarters of the group was in Nikolsk-Ussuriski, renamed Voroshilov in 1935. In July 1938, the 1st Red Banner Army was formed from the Maritime Group of Forces

The group was reformed as part of the Far Eastern Front in July 1943. It originally included the 1st Red Banner Army, 25th Army, 35th Army, 10th Mechanized Corps and the 9th Air Army.[1] The units were based along the boundary line of Guberovo village in Pozharsky District of Primorsky Krai to the Korean border. On 5 August 1945, it was renamed the Far Eastern Front.[2]

Commanders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ФРОНТОВАЯ ГРУППА ВОЙСК НА ДАЛЬНЕМ ВОСТОКЕ : Министерство обороны Российской Федерации" [Frontline Group of Forces in the Far East]. encyclopedia.mil.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-11-24.
  2. ^ "Портал о Фронтовиках" [The Portal for veterans]. www.pobeda1945.su (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-11-24.