The Southeastern Front was a front of the Red Army during World War II. It was formed on Aug. 5, 1942 out of parts of the Stalingrad Front, using the command elements from the First Tank Army and the disbanded Southern Front. The front's main aim was to prevent the German advance towards the Volga River and ward off the threat of a German encirclement of Stalingrad. For this purpose it included 52nd, 57th and 64th Armies. 28th and 62nd Armies and 8th Air Army were later added to the forces of the front.
- Colonel-General Andrey Yeryomenko;
- Brigadekomissar V.M. Layok (Member of the Military Council - August 1942);
- Communist Party of Ukraine (Soviet Union) Central Committee Secretary Nikita Khrushchev (Member of the Military Council, August - September 1942);
- Major General G.F. Sakharov (Chief of Staff, August–September 1942).
- David M. Glantz, Armageddon in Stalingrad, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2009, pp 272-73