List of infantry divisions of the Soviet Union 1917–1957

List of infantry divisions of the Soviet Union 1917–1957

The Soviet Union's Red Army raised over four hundred and fifty numbered rifle divisions (infantry) during the Second World War. Usually the rifle divisions were controlled by the higher head-quarters of the Rifle Corps. But scores of these formations were reformed several times; the total number of divisional formations formed may have been as high as 2,000, according to Craig Crofoot. However in contrast to Wikipedia's reasonably complete descriptions of U.S., British, and German divisions, only a few Soviet divisions have articles here, mostly because the detailed histories have either not been translated from Russian or have not been fully released from the official archives. (See ).

This page lists the divisions of the Red Army from their formation during the Russian Civil War and after, and their fates during and after the Second World War. Mechanised Divisions were formed during 1945-46, and then all remaining Rifle Divisions were converted to Motor Rifle Divisions in 1957.

The territorial principle of manning the Red Army was introduced in the mid 1920s. In each region able-bodied men were called up for a limited period of active duty in territorial unit, which comprised about half the Army's strength, each year, for five years. [Scott and Scott, 1979, p.12] The first call-up period was for three months, with one month a year thereafter. A regular cadre provided a stable nucleus. By 1925 this system provided 46 of the 77 infantry divisions and one of the eleven cavalry divisions. The remainder consisted of regular officers and enlisted personnel serving two-year stints. The territorial system was finally abolished, with all remaining formations converted to the other 'cadre' divisions, in 1937 and 1938. [David Glantz, Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War 1941–43, University Press of Kansas, 2005, p. 717 note 5.]

On 22 June 1941 the Red Army had 99 divisions organised according to TO&E 4/100 (10,298 peace-time strength, called 12-thousand man divisions due to historical reasons) and 78 according to TO&E 4/120 (5,864 peace-time strength).Zaloga notes that the Red Army formed at least 42 'national' divisions during the Second World War, including four Azeri, five Armenian, and eight Georgian rifle divisions and a large number of cavalry divisions in Central Asia, including (five?) Uzbek cavalry divisions.

Note on Designations

During the war, many divisions were formed, destroyed or otherwise disbanded, and reformed several times: A notional example, using imaginary designations, runs:

'The 501st Rifle Division (1st formation), readiness category B organised to 1937 tables may have been disbanded at Vyazma in 1941, and a new 501st Division (2nd formation), readiness category A organised on 1942 tables formed in Rostov thousands of km away, then renamed 200th Guards Rifle Division in 1944, and a new 501st (3rd formation), readiness category A organised to 1944 tables division formed in Minsk.'

Note on Sources

The main source used in the compilation of this page was Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner's "The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War", published by Novato: Presidio Press, in 1985. Poirer and Conner primarily used the wartime files of the German Foreign Armies East ('FHO') intelligence section, of which substantial sections are now held by the U.S. national archives. Thus this page represents primarily pre-1989, Western scholarship; however new materials available since 1989, primarily A.G. Lenski's 2000 book, have also been inserted where available.

Rifle Divisions

1 - 10 Divisions

*1st Rifle Division — Formed at Petrograd, November 1918. Fought around Olonets with the 6th and 7th Armies from November 1918 into 1920. Defended the Aleksandrovsk-Melitopol railroad line on the Southern Front in August 1920. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner in October 1920. Reorganized as a brigade of the 15th Rifle Division in November 1920. Reestablished at Moscow 1924 as 1st Moscow Proletarian Motor Rifle Division; broken up to form new divisions in Aug 1939; recreated as Moscow Proletarian Rifle Division Aug 1939. Became motorized again in Jan 1940. First Soviet unit to use T-34 tanks at Borisov on June 30, 1941. Fought at Orsha, between Minsk and Moscow, and at Yartsevo in Sep 1941. Became 1st Guards Motor Rifle Division Sep 21, 1941. Recreated as a regular rifle division at Kuibyshev in either Mar or Jun 1942. Fought at Stalingrad; became 58th Guards Rifle Division on Dec 31, 1942. Recreated at Nevel Jan 1944. Fought at Gdynia. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*2nd Rifle Division — Formed at Moscow, September 1918. Fought at Ufa on the Eastern Front, April-July 1919. Fought against Yudenich with the 7th Army, October-December 1919. Fought in the Polish Campaign in the Western Front, May-August 1920, and against Bulak-Balakhovich, October 1920. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*3rd Rifle Division — with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
*4th Rifle Division — with 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
*5th Rifle Division- ЗапОВО, ПрибОВО — first formed 1918 at Kurgan. Took part in Soviet invasion of Eastern Poland 1939 with Third Army. Fought at Demyansk. Renamed 44th Guards Rifle Division Oct 5, 1942. Recreated at Yefremov Oct 1942. Fought at Oryol and in East Prussia. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*6th 'Orlovski' Rifle Division was active in the 1920s in the Oryol area, which was to become part of the Moscow Military District. It was transferred from the Oryol MD to the Western Special MD in 1939. With 28th Rifle Corps of Fourth Army, Soviet Western Front, from June 1941. Fought at Ochkino, near Stalingrad, at Oryol and Yasy. With 1st Guards Cavalry-Mechanized Group of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*7th Motor Rifle Division — First formed Sept 1918 at Vladimir in the Moscow Military District. Apparently formed five times in total, last in 1955 by renumbering 407 RD.
*8th Rifle Division- ЗапОВО — active in 1920s, established at Semipaltinsk prior to 1936, wiped out at Minsk 1941. Recreated 4.42, fought at Kursk, Yampol, and in the Carpathians. With 18th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*9th Mountain Rifle Division — formed May (Bonn, 2005) or September 1918, as the Kursk Infantry Division. Spent interwar period in Georgia, Transcaucasian Military District. 1922 renamed as 1st Caucasus ('Kavkaz') Rifle Division. [See also http://www.soviet-awards.com/forum/soviet-military-awards/researchers-corner/4917-word-translation-help-needed.html] In 1931 reformed as a mountain rifle division. 23 February 1936 division was awarder order of Red Star. “In the name of the Georgian Central committee” was changed to “in the name of the Supreme Soviet of Georgian republic”. In July 1936 reformed as 9th mountain rifle division. Started war in the TCMD's 40th Rifle Corps alongside the 31st Rifle Division. Assigned in sequence to the 46th, 37th, 56th, Separate Coastal, 69th, 18th, 5th Guards, and 60th Armies. Fought at Feodosiya, Tuapse, in the Kuban and Taman Peninsula, and Krakow. In September 1943 reformed as the 9th plastun rifle division. In September 1943 gained the honorifics Krasnodar-Plastun. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45. 9RD 1945 Кrasnodar Red Banner, Order of Kutuzov, Красной Звезды им ВС Georgian SSR. Became 9th Motor Rifle Division postwar and based at Maykop for many years before being reorganised as the 131st Motor Rifle Brigade in the early 1990s.
*10th Rifle Division — Leningrad Military District, ЗапОВО, ПрибОВО. Already existed in 1920. Recreated at Vladimir Sep 1939. Fought in northern Russia and Baltic States. With 8th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.

11 - 20 Divisions

*11th Rifle Division — Leningrad Military District, ПрибОВО. Established during Civil War and fought in 1919. Used to form 11th Mechanized Corps in 1932. Recreated at Kingisepp in 1936. Fought in northern Russia and Baltic States. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*12th ‘Amurskaya’ Rifle Division — Siberian Military District, Soviet Far East Front — with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45; became 12th Motor Rifle Division 1957, and then a Base for Storage of Weapons and Equipment in the Transbaikal Military District, 1990. (Source Feskov et al)
*13th Rifle Division — North Caucasus Military District, Western Special Military District by 1941. Fought near Leningrad. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*14th Rifle Division — Formed at Moscow, Moscow Military District in 1922. September 1939 was in Leningrad Military District. Fought in the Winter War and later in the far north. Became 101st Guards Rifle Division 29.10.44. See also http://samsv.narod.ru/Div/Sd/sd014/default.html.
*15th Mechanised Division- КОВО, ОдВО. Established as 15th Rifle Division at Ulyanovsk in 1918. Became a motor rifle division in Sep 1939. Took part in Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina. Reorganized as rifle division Aug 1941. Fought at Voronezh, Kursk, Ternopol, and in Belorussia, Pomerania, and near Stettin and Rostock. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*16th Rifle DivisionLeningrad Military District, Baltic Military District. The Division was formed in May 1918 in the Tambov region from Ukrainian detachments of the Red Guards. [Crofoot, Armies of the Bear, Vol. I Part 1] Established at Novgorod Oct 1939. Wiped out at Mga in 1941. Recreated near Malechna Dec 1941. Fought at Kursk, and in Lithuania and Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945. See also .
*17th Rifle Division — МВО, ЗапОВО. Established at Gorki around 1920. Fought in Winter War with Finland. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated from 17th Moscow People's Militia Rifle Division around Oct 1941. Fought in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*18th Rifle Division — established at Kazan Nov 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland, and at Battle of Moscow. Became 11th Guards Rifle Division Jan 1942. Recreated at Ryazan in Apr 1942. Fought at Kletskaya and Danzig. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*19th Rifle Division — formed 1922 as a territorial formation in the Moscow Military District, also in ОрВО. Fought at Battle of Moscow, Sichevka, Kharkov, in the Ukraine, and at Bratislava. With Seventh Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front in Czechoslovakia 5.45.
*20th Mountain Rifle Division — Transcaucasus Military District (б.3-я Кавказская) Active by 1936. Fought at Krasnodar, Novorossiysk, Krimskaya, and near Berlin. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.

21 - 30 Divisions

*21st Rifle Division — Siberian Military District, Soviet Far East Front. Established at Spassk prior to 1935. Fought on Finnish front and in Hungary. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*22nd Rifle Division — North Caucasus Military District, Soviet Far East Front — (eventually became 22nd MRD), in Far East by 1938. With the 1st Red Banner Army of the independent coastal group in the Far East 5.45.
*23rd Rifle Division — established in North Caucasus Military District prior to August 1932, part of Eleventh Army on 22.6.41, wiped out 7.41. Recreated at Dunaburg prior to 12.41, fought at Stalingrad and became the 71st Guards Rifle Division 1.3.43. Created again at Vorishilov 5.43, fought at Kursk, Kiev, Zhitomir, and Riga. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
*24th Rifle Division Established as 1st "Simbirsk" Rifle Division in 1918, became the 24th RD in 1922. Lost unit colors at Minsk and removed from the rolls of the Red Army 27.12.41. Division with new traditions activated at Vologda 2.42, fought at Velikiye Luki, Stalingrad, Kiev, in the Carpathians, and at Morava Ostrava. With 18th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45. Disbanded 10.7.45 and reformed quickly from the previous 294th Rifle Division, — which change became the third re-raising of the 24th Division.
*25th Rifle Division — see . In Civil War, reestablished at Poltava in 1925. Fought in Finland, with 9th Army on the outbreak of war. Wiped out at Sevastopol 7.42, recreated ?, fought near Zvenigorod in 1944. With 4th Rifle Corps of the Belarussian Military District in 5.45.
*26th Rifle Division — established at Vorishilov in 1935. Fought near Tilsit in Oct 1944. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*27th Rifle Division (Soviet Union) — Created 1920 and fought in Russian Civil War. Created again in Vitebsk prior to June 1941 with 132,239,345 Rifle Regiments. Fell in battle on Svisloch river line June 25, 1941. Was disbanded Sept 19, 1941. Recreated Aug 1941 at Arkhangelsk. (Was renamed from Rebolsky Direction Division on Sept 24, 1941) Fought near Danzig in 1945. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*28th Mountain Rifle Division — established in Caucasus in 1935. Wiped out during Battle of Kiev, Sep 1941. Recreated at Archangelsk. Fought at Kiev, Velikiye Luki, and Targul Frumos. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*29th Rifle Division — already existed in 1920. Established prior to 1941 at Slonim. Wiped out near Minsk in Jul 1941. Recreated from 7th Reserve Rifle Division in Jul 1941, and again wiped out at Vyazma in Oct 1941. Again recreated at Akmolinsk in Dec 1941. Became 72nd Guards Rifle Division in Mar 1943. Again recreated in 1943 and saw action at Kirovograd. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*30th Rifle Division — established 1918. Became 55th Guards Rifle Division in Dec 1942. Recreated at Rossosh in Apr 1943. Fought at Rostov, Kiev, Zhitomir, and in the Carpathians. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.

31 - 40 Divisions

*31st Rifle Division — established at Yerevan prior to 1941. Started war in the TCMD's 40th Rifle Corps alongside the 9th Rifle Division. Fought at Taganrog, Rostov, Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Iasi-Kishinev and Vistula-Oder operations. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*32nd Rifle Division (Soviet Union); with 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*33rd Rifle Division — First formation 1920 or prior. Established at Chaussy Sep 1939. With 16th Rifle Corps of 11th Army on June 22, 1941. Fought vicinity Stalingrad and Berlin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*34th Rifle Division — established 1934 at Birobidzhan. With Far East Military District during World War II, specifically with 15th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45. Fought in Manchurian campaign in 1945.
*35th Rifle Division — established at Bikin in 1937. Served in Far East Military District during World War II and part of the 5th Rifle Corps there 5.45.
*36th Motor Rifle Division — established 1934 at Birobidzhan. Fought at Khalkin Gol Aug 1938. Moved west and fought at Kursk.(?) With 17th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
*37th Rifle Division — North Caucasus Military District, ЗапВО. Established at Novocherkassk in 1919. Fought at Molodechno and Riga. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*38th Rifle Division — North Caucasus Military District. Established at Rostov in 1920, wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated at Alma Ata 1.42 fought at Stalingrad and became 73rd Guards Rifle Division 3.43. Created again at Kutaisi 4.43, fought on the Dnieper River and at Targul Frumos. With 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*39th Rifle DivisionSoviet Far East Front. Established 1922. Fought at Lake Khasan 8.38. With the 1st Red Banner Army of the independent coastal group in the Far East 5.45. Fought in Manchurian campaign Aug 1945.
*40th Rifle Division — КОВО, Soviet Far East Front. 22 June 1941 with 25th Army's 39th Rifle Corps along with 32nd and 92nd Rifle Divisions. With the 25th Army of the independent coastal group in the Far East 5.45. Fought in Manchurian campaign 1945.

41 - 50 Divisions

*41st Rifle Division — КОВО, Kharkov MD, КОВО; established at Krivoi Rog in 1940. With 6th Rifle Corps, 6th Army of the Soviet Southwestern Front from 22 June 1941. Wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Chapayevsk 3.42, wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated again at Verchovye from 118th Rifle Brigade 10.42, fought at Kursk and in Poland. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
*42nd Rifle Division — Leningrad Military District, ЗапОВО. Established at Terijok Feb 1940. Fought in Winter War with Finland. With 28th Rifle Corps of 4th Army, Soviet Western Front in June 1941 and defended the Brest Fortress until wiped out in July 1941. Recreated at Volsk January 1942. Fought at Smolensk, Lenino, Mogilev, Grodno, and Danzig. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*43rd Rifle Division - ЗапОВО, — established at Velikiye Luki in the Leningrad Military District in the 1920s as a territorial formation. In autumn 1937 it was relocated directly into Leningrad. [The division was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for participation in the Soviet-Finnish war; on the combat history of the division see, for example: “Red Banner Volgaside". Military Publishing, 1984, pp.367-368 (Note via Lenskii 2001)] Fought at Moscow and Oranienbaum. With Leningrad Front May 1945.
*44th Mountain Rifle Division — Кiev Special Military District (KОВО). Fought in Civil War and Winter War with Finland. Wiped out at Suomussalmi Dec 1939. Recreated; part of Kiev District in June 1941. Wiped out again at Belaya Tserkov Sep 1941. Recreated at Leningrad Oct 1941. Fought in northern Russia and Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945. Briefly active after the war from 1955 at Buzuluk in Orenburg Oblast, being redesignated the 44th Motor Rifle Division in 1957 and then the 270th Motor Rifle Division in 1965.
*45th Rifle Division — КОВО. With 15th Rifle Corps of 5th Army 22 June 1941. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
*46th Rifle Division — КОВО, ЗабВО. Established at Irkutsk prior to 1941. Wiped out at Yelnaya Jul 1941. Recreated at Ufa post-Jul 1941. Wiped out at Volkhov Pocket Jun 1942. Recreated from 1st NKVD Division at Vaskelevo. Fought at Lutsk and Danzig. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*47th Mountain Rifle Division — . Established at Kutaisi, Transcaucasian Military District prior to 1932. Fought at Poltava and wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated from 21st Rifle Brigade in 1942, fought at Nevel and became regular rifle division in 1945. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*48th Rifle Division — Moscow Military District, КалВО, Baltic Military District. Established at Kalinin in 1939. Fought near Leningrad. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*49th Rifle Division — ЛВО, ЗапОВО. Established at Kostroma in 1918. Fought in Winter War with Finland. Mutinied Jan 8, 1940. Fought at Brest and destroyed at Minsk in 1941. Recreated Ivanovo Nov 1941. Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Roslaval, Mogilev, and near Berlin. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*50th Rifle Division — ЗапОВО. Established at Polotsk prior to 1939, fought at Yelnaya, Mozhaisk, Kursk, Targul Frumos, and in the Berlin Operation. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.

51 - 60 Divisions

*51st Rifle Division — Fought with Blyukher during the Civil War. 1st formation at Odessa in the Odessa Military District prior to 1941. With Ninth Army, Kiev Special Military District on the outbreak of war. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. 2nd formation from Eighth Moscow People's Militia Division subsequent to Oct 1941. Fought in Caucasus, Belorussia, and Kurland. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*52nd Rifle Division — Formed June 1919 from Western Rifle Division. Active in МВО, ЗапОВО, and Leningrad Military District before the war. Other reports say the 52 Rifle Division was formed in 1935 in the Moscow Military District. Was in the invasion of Poland in 1939 and the Winter War with Finland. Renamed 10 Guards RD December 1941. Recreated Kolomna 1.42, fought in the Ukraine and Hungary. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*53rd Rifle Division — formed Saratov, Volga Military District, October 1939, fought at Yelnaya, on the Dnieper River, at Uman and Targul Frumos. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*54th Mountain Rifle Division — formed in Leningrad Military District. With 7th Army (Soviet Union) on 22 June 1941. Fought near Leningrad. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*55th Rifle Division — Moscow Military District, Orel MD, Western Special MD. Established at Kursk 9.38, fought at Velikiye Luki and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Kuybyshev 12.41.
*56th Rifle Division — established Pleskau prior to 1930. Fought vicinity Leningrad and Riga. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*57th Motor Rifle Division — УрВО, ЗабВО- active by 1924 as a territorial division in the Ural MD. Fought at Khalkhin Gol 1938. With 17th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45. Fought with 6th Guards Tank Army in Manchuria 8.45.
*58th Mountain Rifle Division — Kiev Special Military District; established at Cherkassy 1932, fought in Uman Pocket, at Lenino, Korsun, and in Poland. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45. See also Battle of Peregonovka (1919) and Kiev Offensive (1920). Goff, 1998, has a note saying the 431st Rifle Division, formed 11 December 1941 in the Volga MD, became the 58th Rifle Division ((First?) Formation), on 25 December 1941.
*59th Rifle Division — established at Iman prior to 1941. With the 1st Red Banner Army of the independent coastal group in the Far East 5.45. Fought in Manchurian campaign Aug 1945.
*60th Rifle Division — established at Ovruch prior to 1941. Disbanded Aug 1941. Recreated from 1st Moscow Militia Rifle Division in Aug 1941. Fought at Moscow, Kursk, and Warsaw. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.

61 - 70 Divisions

*61st Rifle Division — established at Balschov prior to 1933. Fought in southern Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, and the Berlin Operation. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*62nd Rifle Division — established Fastov in Sep 1939. With 15th Rifle Corps of 5th Army 22 June 1941. Disbanded Nov 1942. Recreated Apr 1943. Fought at Stalingrad and Kursk. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*63rd Mountain Rifle Division — established Tblisi prior to 1941. Became 52nd Guards Rifle Division in Nov 1942. Recreated at Kaluga from the 45th and 86th Rifle Brigades May 1943. Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Belorussian Operation. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*64th Rifle Division — established Smolensk prior to Feb 1939. Became 7th Guards Rifle Division Sep 1941. Recreated Mar 1942. Mutinied near Stalingrad Aug 1942. Fought at Minsk and Stalingrad. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*65th Rifle Division — established at Chita Feb 1941. Fought near Leningrad and in the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation. Became the 102nd Guards Rifle Division in Dec 1944.
*66th Rifle Division — established Ussuriysk on 1 May 1932 as 2 Collective Farm Rifle Division. Renamed 66 RD 21 May 1936. With the 35th Army of the independent coastal group in the Far East 5.45. On August, 9th, 1945 the division began operations, probably as part of 35th Army, advancing 12 kilometers, having forced the river Sungach in northern Manchuria. On September, 19th, 1945 the 66th Rifle Division was awarded the Order of Kutuzov. In 1946 the division has been reformed as 2nd Tank Division. Associated with 32 TD 1957-60, renamed in 1964 66th Tank Division. In 1974 the division was reorganised as 277th Motor Rifle Division. In 1989 the division has been reformed as 127th MG Artillery Division (Soldat.ru forums).
*67th Rifle Division — established Leningrad prior to 1941. Fought on Finnish front. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
*68th Mountain Rifle Division — established Baku prior to 1941. With 4th Army of the Transcaucasus Front in 5.45, located in Romania in 1946.
*69th Rifle Division — established Kuibyshev in the 1930s. Initially a motorized division and destroyed as such in Nov 1941. However konev on Axis History Forum, citing Soviet documents, says that 69th Motorized Division became 107th Tank Division on 17 July 1941. Recreated at Tashkent in Dec 1941. Fought at Kursk, Stettin, and in the Belorussian Operation. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*70th Rifle Division — established 1934 at Kuybishev; fought in the Winter War with Finland, at Leningrad and Novgorod. Renamed 45th Guards Rifle Division October 1942. [Formation was created in 1934 at Kuybyshev as the 70th Rifle Division (it participated in the Soviet-Finnish war and was awarded with the Order of Lenin); during October 1942 was reorganised as the 45th Guards rifle division ; on the combat history of the division see, for example, Soviet Military Encyclopaedia, v.4, pp.431-431.] Recreated at Moscow from 70th Rifle Brigade Mar 1943. Fought at Kursk and in Belorussia. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.

71 - 80 Divisions

*71st Rifle Division — established Kemerovo prior to Jun 1941. With 7th Army (Soviet Union) on 22 June 1941. Fought near Leningrad and Kursk, and in Vistula-Oder Operation. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*72nd Rifle Division — established Leningrad prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out vicinity Tiraspol Jul 1941. Recreated near Leningrad Dec 1941 from 7th Naval Infantry Brigade. In Leningrad Military District postwar in 1945. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*73rd Rifle Division — established Omsk in Jul 1940. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated Feb 1942 at Ordzhonikidze. Fought near Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Belorussian and Berlin Operations. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*74th Rifle Division — established Krasnodar prior to Jun 1941. Fought vicinity of Kursk, Kiev, and Poznań. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*75th Mountain Rifle Division — established Lubny May 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland. With Fourth Army, Soviet Western Front, from June 1941. Wiped out vicinity Kiev Aug 1941. Recreated by Jan 1942 from 473rd Rifle Division, which became 75 RD (II Formation). With 4th Army of the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
*Soviet 76th "K. Y. Voroshilov" Division — with 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*77th Mountain Rifle Division — established Baku 1930. Converted to rifle division Jun 1942. Fought in Caucasus and Crimea and vicinity Riga and Memel. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*78th Rifle Division — established Khabarovsk in 1940. Became 9th Guards Rifle Division in Nov 1941. Recreated Samarkand Mar 1942. Fought near Targul Frumos, Iasi-Kishinev, and Debrecen. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*79th Mountain Rifle Division — in Far East by 1941, with 16th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45. Occupied Sakhalin Island Aug 1945.
*80th Rifle Division Formed 1923. Second formation 1941.

81 - 90 Divisions

*81st Rifle Division — established Lubny around 1936. As 81st Mechanised Division, part of 4th Mechanised Corps, with 6th Army, Southwestern Front, in June 1941. Fought at Voronezh and Kursk. With Soviet 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*82nd Rifle Division — established Perm in 1932. Sent to Far East, returned for Moscow counter-attack in Dec 1941.)
*2nd Stalin rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye Division (2nd Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 2-я - Сталинского района)
*4th Kuybishev rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye Division (110th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 4- я - Куйбышевского района)
*5th Frunze rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye Division (113th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 5-я - Фрунзенского района)
*6th Dzerzhinsky rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye Division ( _ru. 6-я - Дзержинского района)
*7th Bauman rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (29th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 7-я - Бауманского района)
*8th Krasnpreensky rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (8th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 8-я - Краснопресненского района)
*9th Kirov rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (139th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 9-я - Кировского района)
*13th Rostock rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (140th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 13-я - Ростокинского района)
*17th Moskvorets rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (17th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 17- я - Москворецкого района)
*18th Leningrad rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (18th Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 18-я - Ленинградского района)
*21st Kiev rayon Narodnoe Opolcheniye division (173rd Rifle Division (2)) ( _ru. 21-я - Киевского района)

These divisions were allocated to the Mozhaisk Defence Line Front (commander General P.A. Artemyev) which consisted of the 32nd Army (General N.K. Klykov) in Vyazma, 33rd Army (Kombrig D.P. Onuprienko) in Spas-Demyansk and 34th Army (General N.I. Pronin), and also included five NKVD divisions (one each in the 32nd and 34th Armies, and three in the 33rd Army).

In October 1941 four more divisions were formed
*1st Communist Narodnoe Opolcheniye division
*2nd Communist Narodnoe Opolcheniye division
*3rd Communist Narodnoe Opolcheniye division
*4th Communist Narodnoe Opolcheniye division

Guards Rifle and Motor Rifle Divisions

"See also http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/archive/index.php/index.php?t-19725.html for other higher numbered Guards Rifle Divisions."
*1st Guards Motor Rifle Division (ex Moscow Proletarian Motor Rifle Division Sep 21, 1941). Fought at Vyazma, Bryansk, and Rzhev. Became 1st Guards Rifle Division Jan 1943.
*1st Guards Rifle Division (ex 100th Rifle Division Sep 18, 1941). Used to form Soviet 1st Guards Mechanized Corps in Nov 1942. Reformed in Jan 1943 by renaming the 1st Guards Motor Rifle Division. Fought at Orel, Bryansk, Vitebsk, Gorodok, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*2nd Guards Motor Rifle Division (ex 107th Motor Rifle Division Feb 1942). Fought at Rzhev. Used to form 2nd Guards Mechanized Corps in Oct 1942.
*2nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 127th Rifle Division Sept. 18, 1941) (now 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division). Fought at Sevastopol (1942 and 1944), in the Caucasus, and in Crimea before fighting near Riga and in East Prussia. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*3rd Guards Motor Rifle Division (ex 82nd Motor Rifle Division Mar 1942). Used to form 6th Guards Mechanized Corps in Jun 1943.
*3rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 153rd Rifle Division September 18, 1941). Fought at Battle of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kiev before fighting in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*4th Guards Rifle Division (ex 161st Rifle Division 18.9.41), fought at Tikhvin, Stalingrad, on the Mius River, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*5th Guards Rifle Division (ex 107th Rifle Division Sep 26, 1941). Fought at Kaluga, Orel, Moscow, Bryansk, Gorodok, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*6th Guards Rifle Division (ex 120th Rifle Division 26.9.41), fought at Orel, Tula, Kursk, Kiev, Rovno, and in Poland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*7th Guards Rifle Division (ex 64th Rifle Division Oct 1941). Fought in Belgorod-Kharkov Operation and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*8th Guards Rifle Division (ex 316th Rifle Division, renamed 18 Nov 1941). Fought in Moscow counter-offensive of Dec 1941 and in Belorussia and Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*9th Guards Rifle Division (ex 78th Rifle Division Nov 18 1941). Fought at Vyazma and Krasnodar. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*10th Guards Rifle Division (ex 52nd Rifle Division 25 Dec 1941). Fought near Murmansk, in the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation, in East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*11th Guards Rifle Division (ex 18th Moscow People's Volunteer Division Jan 1942). Fought at Gorodok, Orsha, Kovno, in Belorussia, East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*12th Guards Rifle Division (ex 258th Rifle Division 1.42). Used to form 9th Guards Rifle Corps 4.42, second formation of division in 1942. Fought near Bolkov, on the Dnieper River, in Belorussia and Poland, and at Riga and Berlin. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
*13th Guards Rifle Division (ex 87th Rifle Division 19.1.42); with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*14th Guards Rifle Division (ex 96th Mountain Rifle Division 24.1.42), fought at Izyum, Stalingrad, Kharkov, Belgorod, Krivoi Rog, Kirovograd, the Sandomir Bridgehead, Breslau, and near Prague. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*15th Guards Rifle Division (ex 136th Rifle Division 16.2.42), fought at Kharkov, Stalngrad, Volchansk, Kursk, Krivoi Rog, Odessa, and in Poland, the Berlin Operation, and near Prague. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*16th Guards Rifle Division (ex 249th Rifle Division Feb 1942). Fought at Orel, Königsberg, and in Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*17th Guards Rifle Division (ex 119th Rifle Division 3.42). Fought near Kalinin, at Gomel and Kaunas. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*18th Guards Rifle Division (ex 133rd Rifle Division, renamed 1942)(now 18th Guards Motor Rifle Division). Fought near Orel, Danzig, and in Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*19th Guards Rifle Division (ex 366th Rifle Division 17.3.42). Fought at Leningrad, Smolensk, Kaunas, and Königsberg. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*20th Guards Rifle Division (ex 174th Rifle Division 17.3.42). Fought at Stalingrad, Krivoi Rog, Odessa, Budapest, and Vienna. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*21st Guards Rifle Division (ex 416 RD (November?) 1942). [Poirier and Conner show the 21st GRD as being formed from the 361st RD in Mar 1942] Fought at Velikiye Luki and Nevel. With 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*22nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 363rd Rifle Division Sep 1941). With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*23rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 88th Rifle Division Mar 1942). Fought in Karelia, and at Kiev, Ostrov, Schneidemühl, and Küstrin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*24th Guards Rifle Division (ex 111th Rifle Division, 1942)(now 42nd Motor Rifle Division). Fought near Leningrad, and in the Ukraine, Crimea, and Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*25th Guards Rifle Division (formed from 2nd Guards Rifle Brigade 5.42). Fought at Kharkov, Krivoi Rog, Targul Frumos, and Bratislava. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*26th Guards Rifle Division (ex 93rd Rifle Division Apr 20, 1942). Fought at Bryansk, Orel, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*27th Guards Rifle Division (ex 3rd Guards Rifle Brigade May 21, 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, in the Don Basin, at Zaporozhye, Korsun, Odessa, the Sandomir Bridgehead, Poznań, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*28th Guards Rifle Division (ex 180th Rifle Division, May 1942). Fought at Kharkov and Iasi. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45. Served with 14th Guards Army in 1980s. Now Ukrainian 28th Mechanized Brigade.
*29th Guards Rifle Division (formed from 32nd Rifle Division). Fought in the Ukraine, at Riga, and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*30th Guards Rifle Division (ex 238th Rifle Division May 1942). Fought at Kiev and Riga, and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*31st Guards Rifle Division (ex 328th Rifle Division May 24, 1942). Fought at Bryansk, Orel, Vitebsk, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*32nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 2nd Airborne Corps May 1942). Fought at Krasnodar, on the Kuban, and in Crimea prior to fighting in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*33rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 3rd Airborne Corps Jun 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, in the Crimea, at Sevastopol, Riga, Königsberg, and in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*34th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 7th Airborne Corps 8.42), fought at Stalingrad, on the Mius River, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*35th Guards Rifle Division (ex 8th Airborne Corps Aug 1942 at Chaklovsk). Fought at Stalingrad, in the Don Basin, at Pavlograd, Kharkov, Krivoi Rog, Nikopol, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*36th Guards Rifle Division (ex 9th Airborne Corps Aug 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Debrecen, and Vienna. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*37th Guards Rifle Division (ex 1st Airborne Corps Jul 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, wiped out during battle for Tractor Works Oct 1942. Recreated by Dec 1942; fought at Orel, in Belorussia and East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*38th Guards Rifle Division (ex 4th Airborne Corps Jul 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Lozovaya, and Berlin. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*39th Guards Rifle Division (ex 5th Airborne Corps Aug 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Zaporozhye, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead, Poznań, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*40th Guards Rifle Division (established августе 1942 г. на базе 6 VDV Corps & в качестве гвардейской дивизии) Formed on the basis of the 6th Airborne Corps 8.42, fought at Stalingrad, on the Mius River, and at Odessa, Budapest, and Vienna. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Eventual honours Енакиевско- Дунайская краснознаменная, ордена Суворова. Around 1955-7 became 17th Guards Motor Rifle Division in the Carpathian Military District.
*41st Guards Rifle Division (established on basis of 10th Airborne Corps 6.42), fought at Stalingrad, Korsun, Kishinev, and Budapest. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*42nd Guards Rifle Division (established with 1st Guards Rifle Brigade 7.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Kiev, Iasi, and Budapest. With 1st Guards Cavalry-Mechanized Group of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*43rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 201st Rifle Division Oct 1942). Fought with Northwestern Front and in Kurland. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*44th Guards Rifle Division (ex 5th Rifle Division, Oct 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Gomel, west of Warsaw, and Danzig. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*45th Guards Rifle Division (ex 70th Rifle Division). Fought near Leningrad, in Estonia and Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*46th Guards Rifle Division (ex 170th Rifle Division). Fought at Velikiye Luki, 1942. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*47th Guards Rifle Division (ex 154th Rifle Division Oct 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Smolensk, and at the Magnuszew Bridgehead. With Eighth Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945. Eventually became 47th Guards Tank Division in 1965 after a period as a mechanised division.
*48th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 264th Rifle Division 10.42), fought at Kharkov, Krivoi Rog, and Gumbinnen. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*49th Guards Rifle Division — established at Lev Tolstoi 11.42 and designated as Guards the same month. Fought at Stalingrad and Budapest. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*50th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 124th Rifle Division 11.42), fought at Stalingrad, Zaporozhye, Nikopol, Gumbinnen, Königsberg, and near Berlin and Prague. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*51st Guards Rifle Division (ex 76th Rifle Division Nov 1942). Fought at Kursk, Kharkov, Vitebsk, and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945. Disbanded at the end of the 1950s [Feskov et al, p.114]
*52nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 63rd Rifle Division Nov 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, vicinity Leningrad, Riga, in central Poland, at Berlin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*53rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 130th Rifle Division Dec 1942). Fought on Dnieper River, at Targul Frumos, and in Kurland. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*54th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 119th Rifle Division 16.12.42), fought at Stalingrad, Melitipol, Nikopol, Odessa, Gumbinnen, Königsberg, and near Berlin. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*55th Guards Rifle Division (ex 30th Rifle Division 18.12.42), fought at Krasnodar, Novorossiysk, Kerch landing, Pinsk, and in East Prussia, the Berlin area, and Czechoslovakia. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*56th Guards Rifle Division (ex 74th and 91st Brigades Jan 1943). Fought at Velikiye Luki, Smolensk, Shepetovka, and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*57th Guards Rifle Division (ex 153rd Rifle Division (Second formation) 31 December 1942). Fought on the Don River, in the Ukraine, on the Vistula River, and in the Berlin Operation. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*58th Guards Rifle Division (ex 1st Rifle Division, renamed 31 December 1942). First Soviet unit to encounter western Allied forces (U.S. 69th Infantry Division) in Germany (at Torgau), splitting the Third Reich in two, on April 25, 1945. (Elbe Day) With 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*59th Guards Rifle Division (ex 197th Rifle Division 1.43). Fought at Zaporozhye, Debrecen, Budapest, and Vienna. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front May 1945; became 59th Guards Motor Rifle Division and part of 14th Guards Army after the end of World War II.
*60th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 278th Rifle Division Jan 1943). Fought at Pavlograd, Zaporozhye, in the Ukraine, and at Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*61st Guards Rifle Division (ex 159th Rifle Division 1.43). Fought at Zaporozhye, Kovel, and Berlin. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*62nd Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 127th Rifle Division 1.43), fought at Kharkov, Iasi, Budapest, and Vienna. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*63rd Guards Krasnoselskaya Order of Lenin Red Banner Rifle Division (on 19 January 1943, the 136th RD was awarded "Guards" status and renumbered to become 63 GRD). Fought in Estonia and Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*64th Guards Rifle Division (ex 327th Rifle Division). Fought near Vyborg and Tallinn, and in Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*65th Guards Rifle Division (ex 75th and 78th Rifle Brigades Apr 1943). Fought at Riga and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*66th Guards Rifle Division (ex 293rd Rifle Division 1.43), fought at Poltava, in the Carpathians, and at Budapest. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45. One of its regiments was 145th Guards Rifle Regiment, which today is the Ukrainian Ground Forces' 300th Mechanized Regiment.
*67th Guards Rifle Division (ex 304th Rifle Division Jan 1943). Fought at Belgorod, Kursk, Vitebsk, and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*68th Guards Rifle Division (ex 96th Rifle Division 2.43), fought at Voronezh and L'vov. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*69th Guards Rifle Division (ex 120th Rifle Division 2.43), fought at Voronezh, Iasi, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Became 70th Guards Mechanised Division, then 45th Guards Tank Training Division, before being disbanded in 1960 in the Belarussian Military District.
*70th Guards Rifle Division (ex 128th Rifle Division 6.2.43), fought at Kursk, Lvov, and Krakow. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*71st Guards Rifle Division (ex 23rd Rifle Division Mar 1, 1943). Fought at Kharkov, Kursk, Vitebsk, Riga, Memel, and in Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*72nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 29th Rifle Division in 1.3.43). Fought at Kursk, Targul Frumos, and Pressburg. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*73rd Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 38th Rifle Division 1.3.43). Fought at Kursk, Belgrade, and in Hungary. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*74th Guards Rifle Division (ex 45th Rifle Division Mar 1, 1943). Fought at Zaporozhye, Nikopol, and on the Vistula River. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*75th Guards Rifle Division (ex 95th Rifle Division 1.3.43). Fought at Ponyri, Kiev, in Belorussia and Poland, and at Riga and Berlin. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
*76th Guards Rifle Division (ex 157th Rifle Division 1 Mar 1943). Fought at Chernigov, Odessa, Brest, and Danzig. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945. After the war transferred to the Airborne Forces as the 76th Airborne Division.
*77th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of 173rd Rifle Division 1.3.43). Fought at Orel, Chernigov, Kalinkovichi, Kovel, the Puławy Bridgehead, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
*78th Guards Rifle Division (ex 204th Rifle Division 3.43), fought at Kursk, on the Dnieper River, at Zaporozhye, Iasi, Targul Frumos, and near Prague. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*79th Guards Rifle Division (ex 284th Rifle Division Feb 1, 1943). Fought at Zaporozhye, Nikopol, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead, near Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945. Eventually became 79th Guards Tank Division before the fall of the Soviet Union and subsequent disbandment.
*80th Guards Rifle Division (ex ex second formation of 298th Rifle Division 3.43), fought at Uman, Iasi, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*81st Guards Rifle Division (ex 422nd Rifle Division 3.43). Fought at Krasnograd, Iasi, and Pressburg. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Later became 81st Guards Motor Rifle Division in the Far East Military District. Honourifics Красноградская краснознаменная, ордена Суворова. [Feskov et al, 2004, Table 2.4, p.51/52]
*82nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 321st Rifle Division Mar 1943). Fought at Zaporzhye, in the Ukraine and the Lvov-Sandomir and Vistula-Oder Operations, and at Poznań and Müncheberg. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*83rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 97th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Orel, Gorodok, Vitebsk, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945. Disbanded in the summer of 1946. [At Велау (Знаменск-Zhamensk)]
*84th Guards Rifle Division (ex second establishment of the 110th Rifle Division Apr 10, 1943). Fought at Orel, Vitebsk, Memel, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945. Disbanded 29 June 1946 at Gusev(?) or Kaliningrad. [http://rkka.ru/handbook/guard/84gvsd.htm]
*85th Guards Rifle Division (ex second establishment of 118th Rifle Division Apr 1943). With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*86th Guards Rifle Division (ex 98th Rifle Division 4.43). Fought at Kherson, Odessa, and Budapest. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*87th Guards Rifle Division (ex 300th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought in the Ukraine and Crimea before fighting in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*88th Guards Rifle Division (ex 99th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Zaporozhye, in the Ukraine, at Küstrin, and the Seelow Heights. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*89th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 160th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Belgorod, Kharkov, Iasi, Targul Frumos, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*90th Guards Rifle Division (ex 325th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Kursk, Belgorod, and Vitebsk. With 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*91st Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 257th Rifle Division 18.4.43). Fought at Smolensk, Vitebsk, Königsberg, and in Manchuria. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
*92nd Guards Rifle Division (formed from 12 Guards Rifle Brigade 4.43.) [ Formation of 93rd (12th Guards) rifle brigade, from which the 92nd guard rifle division was expanded during April 1943 took place in September 1942 in the Urals (“Red Banner from Ural ". Military Publishing, 1983, p. 137,) (Note via Lenskii 2001)] Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, and Iasi. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
*93rd Guards Rifle Division — established at Valuki 4.43 from 13th Guards and 92nd Rifle Brigades, fought at Kursk, Kharkov, Budapest, and Prague. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*94th Guards Rifle Division — established at Novy Oskol Apr 1943 from 14th Guards and 96th Rifle Brigades. Fought at Kursk, Belgorod, Kirovograd, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
*95th Guards Rifle Division (ex 226th Rifle Division 4.5.43), fought at Kursk, Belgorod, Poltava, Kremenchug, on the Dnieper River, at the Sandomir Bridgehead and Breslau, and in the Berlin and Prague Operations. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*96th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 258th Rifle Division 4.5.43), fought at Melitopol, Nikopol, in Belorussia, East Prussia, near Berlin, and in Czechoslovakia. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*97th Guards Rifle Division (ex 343rd Rifle Division 5.43), Fought at Belgorod, Kirovograd, Poltava,in Poland, and near Prague. With 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*98th Guards Rifle Division (ex 13th Guards Airborne Division 1.44), fought on Svir River, and at Budapest and Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Became 98th Guards Airborne Division after the war and still serving with the Airborne Troops.
*99th Guards Rifle Division (ex 14th Guards Airborne Division 1.44), fought at the North Cape, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Active after war with Airborne Troops.
*100th Guards Rifle Division (ex 15th Guards Airborne Division Jan 1944). Fought on Svir River, and at Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*101st Guards Rifle Division (ex 14th Rifle Division Oct 29, 1944). Fought in East Prussia, the Berlin Operation, and Kurland. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*102nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 65th Rifle Division Dec 29, 1944). Fought near Grodno, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
*103rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 13th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*104th Guards Rifle Division (ex 11th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*105th Guards Rifle Division (ex 12th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*106th Guards Rifle Division (ex 16th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought at Belgrade, in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*107th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 8th Guards Airborne Division 12.44), fought at Budapest and Vienna, and in Czechoslovakia. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*108th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 10th Guards Rifle Brigade 7.43), fought at Budapest. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*109th Guards Rifle Division (ex 6th and 9th Guards Rifle Brigades 1943). Fought in Ukraine and Hungary. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*110th Guards Rifle Division — established at Voronezh 7.43 from the 5th and 7th Guards Rifle Brigades, fought at Aleksandriya, Iasi, and in Czechoslovakia and Manchuria. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*111th Guards Rifle Division - eventually postwar became 32nd Guards Mechanised Division, and, in the 1980s, 117th Guards Tank Training Division.
*114th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 14th Guards Airborne Division? Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*117th Guards Rifle Division (ex 8th Guards, 81st, and 107th Naval Rifle Brigades 10.43), fought at Kerch, Berdichev, and in Poland and Germany. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*118th Guards Rifle Division (formed from 7th Rifle Division on 28.06.1945 under the provisions of NKO Order № 0126).
*119th Guards Rifle Division (ex 11th and 15th Guards Naval Rifle Brigades Oct 1943 at Cholm). With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
*120th Guards Rifle Division (ex 308th Rifle Division Sep 1943). Originally formed as 308 RD in May 1942 in the Siberian Military District. [Keith E. Bonn (ed.), Slaughterhouse: The Handbook of the Eastern Front, Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA, 2005, p.376] Assigned to the 24th, 62nd, and after May 1943, to the 3rd Army. In 1942-43 fought in the Battle of Stalingrad, Orel, Briansk, and at Gomel-Rechitsa. In 1944-45 fought at Rogachev (during the Rogachev-Zlobin offensive operation), Białystok, Ostrołenka, in East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945. Postwar it became the 'show' division of the Belarussian Military District.
*121st Guards Rifle Division (ex 342nd Rifle Division Sep 1943). Fought at Gomel, Rogachev, on the San River, Kielce, and in the Berlin and Prague Operations. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*122nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 249th Rifle Division 1945).
*128th Guards Rifle Division (ex 83rd Rifle Division Oct 1943). Fought in Caucasus, at Kerch and Sevastopol, in the Carpathians, and at Katowice. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
*129th Guards Rifle Division — fought at Kerch, Zhitomir, Lvov, and at Uzhgorod. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front May 1945.

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*Goff, James F., "The mysterious high-numbered Red Army rifle divisions," Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Vol. 11, No.4, December 1998, pp.195-202
*Glantz, David M., "Colossus Reborn", Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2005. ISBN 0-7006-1353-6.
*Glantz, David M., "Companion to Colossus Reborn", Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2005. ISBN 0-7006-1359-5.
*А. Г. Ленский, Сухопутные силы РККА в предвоенные годы. Справочник. — Санкт-Петербург Б&К, 2000
*Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner, "The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War", Novato: Presidio Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89141-237-9.
*Steven J. Zaloga and Leland S. Ness, "Red Army Handbook 1941–1945", Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing, 1998. ISBN 0-7509-1740-7.
*Боевой Состав Советской Армии 1941–1945 (Official Soviet Army Order of Battle from General Staff Archives).
*http://samsv.narod.ru/
*Link from the 223rd Rifle Division [http://samsv.narod.ru/Div/Sd/sd007/default.html found here]

ee also

*List of Soviet Union divisions 1917-1945
*List of Soviet Army divisions 1989-91
*Army (Soviet Army)


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