Strength of the 20th Guards Rifle Corps

on December 20, 1944

February 15, 2005
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Unit Name Manpower Rifles Submachine guns Anti-tank rifles Machine guns Mortars Guns Rocket launchers SP Guns
Light and Heavy DShK 82mm 120mm 45mm 76mm RA 76mm DA 122mm 152mm 203mm M-13 M-31-12 SU-76 SU-152
Authorized means
5th Gds. AbnD 7292
5468
3997
3140
1529
1196
135
79
290
142
18
18
45
38
18
18
27
20
11
10
36
30
12
12
- - - - 13 -
80th Gds. Rfl. Div. (in corps until Dec. 24) 6131
5841
3987
3571
1508
1497
137
91
286
204
18
18
51
48
18
16
34
34
12
11
32
28
12
12
- - - - 10 -
7th Gds. AbnD 5928
5060
3334
3268
1282
1267
150
147
254
241
18
18
71
71
18
18
26
26
9
8
32
32
12
12
- - - - 11 -
40th Gds. Rfl. Div. (in corps until Dec. 24) 5799
5167
2901
2505
1299
1084
29
23
192
152
19
19
56
51
11
11
7
6
3
2
14
14
9
7
- - - - - -
Attached means
10th MBr (183, 200, 205 MR) - - - - - - - 85 - - - - - - - - - -
529 MR - - - - - - - 30 - - - - - - - - - -
23rd HABr (221 and 222 HAR) - - - - - - - - - - - 45 - - - - - -
152nd HAR - - - - - - - - - - - 19 - - - - - -
521st ATAR - - - - - - - - - - 24 - - - - - - -
251st Sep. Anti-tank Artillery Battalion - - - - - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - -
366th Gds. HSPGR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 43
56th and 59th SAESBn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Supporting means
115th GAB (1222, 1232 GAR) - - - - - - - - - - - - 35 - - - - -
123rd GAB - - - - - - - - - - - - 36 - - - - -
42nd ATAB (1961, 1962, 1963 ATAR) - - - - - - - - - - 70 - - - - - - -
438th ATAR - - - - - - - - - - 24 - - - - - - -
105th HHABr (w/o AD)* - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 - - - -
58th and 61st Gds. RLR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40 - - -
28th Gds. RLBr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 - -
Art. and mortars of the 84th Rfl. Div. - - - - - - 102 guns and mortars (76-mm caliber and greater) total - - - -

*-As I think, this means - without subordination to any artillery division.


Notes:
  1. Numerator indicates division personnel on 20.12.44, denominator on 1.1.45.
  2. All divisions have triangular organization and regiments have three-battalion one. Average strength of rifle companies before attack was 60 men.
  3. 20th Gds. Rfl. Corps had to be supported by  115 & 123 GAB, 61 & 58 Gds. RLR, 28 Gds. RLBr, 438 ATAR, artillery and mortars of 84 Rfl. Div. according to a verbal direction of the commander of 4th Gds. army. Artillery of 438 ATAR and 84 Rfl. Div. was provided for artillery preparation only.

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Literature:
  1. "Organizatsiya i osushchestvlenije nastuplenija 10-m Gvardejskim Strelkovym Korpusom 46-j Armii i 20-m Gvardejskim Strelkovym Korpusom 4-j Gv. Armii 3-go Ukrainskogo Fronta v Budapeshtskoi Operatsii. Decabr 1944. Moscow, Izd. Akademii, 1957

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