Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union, he was deputy commander of the 5th Army (1941-1942), commander of the 6th Mechanized Corps (1942-1943), and later commander of the 2nd Tank Army, which transformed into the 2nd Guards Tank Army in November 1944.
- "Semyon Bogdanov". Герои страны ("Heroes of the Country") (in Russian).
- "Biography of Marshal of Tank Troops Semyon Iliich Bogdanov - (Семен Ильич Богданов) (1894 – 1960), Soviet Union". www.generals.dk. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
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