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The 11th Guards Army was a Soviet field army active from 1943 to
                                                                                                11th Guards Army
1997, which traces its origins to the formation of the Soviet 16th
Army in June–July 1940.

    Contents
 1 History
 2 Notes
 3 References
 4 External links


History
Before Operation Barbarossa, HQ 16th Army was formed in July,
1940 in the Transbaikal Military District (uniting the forces deployed in
Dauriya). General Lieutenant М. F. Лукин (June - August 1941) took
command.[1] In June 1941 it was relocated (with six Trans-Baikalian               Active        1943-1997
divisions) to Ukraine and subordinated to the Kiev Special Military
                                                                                  Country       Soviet Union
District. [2] The Army HQ was disbanded on 8 August 1941 after
                                                                                  Type          Field army
encirclement (the Battle of Smolensk (1941)) just west of Smolensk as
                                                                                  Engagements   Operation Kutuzov
part of the Western Front. For its prowess in battle, the second
                                                                                                Briyansk
formation of the 16th Army was redisignated as the 11th Guards Army                             Gorodok
on 16 April 1943.                                                                               Operation Bagration
On 1 June 1943 the 11th Guards Army consisted of the 8th Guards                                 Gumbinnen Operation
                                                                                                East Prussian Offensive
Rifle Corps (11th, 26th and 83rd Guards Rifle Divisions), 16th Guards
                                                                                                Battle of Königsberg
Rifle Corps (1st, 16th & 31st Guards, and 169th Rifle Divisions), and
                                                                                                Warsaw Pact invasion of
the 5th, 18th, and 84th Guards, and the 108th and 217th Rifle
                                                                                                Czechoslovakia
Divisions, several artillery divisions, armoured units, and other support
                                                                                  Disbanded     Redesignated as Ground and Coastal
units. [3] The Army took part in the Orel Offensive (Operation                          Defence Forces of the Baltic Fleet
Kutuzov), Briyansk, Gorodok, Operation Bagration, the Gumbinnen
Operation the East Prussian Offensive, and finally the Battle of Königsberg under Bagramyan's command.
11th Guards ended the war in the Kaliningrad region and was based throughout the Cold War in the Kaliningrad oblast,
forming part of the Baltic Military District. Pavel Batov commanded the army in the 1950s. In the 1950s it comprised 1st TD
(former Tank Corps) and all the remaining Guards formations - 2nd Rifle Corps, 16th Koenigsberg Red Banner Rifle Corps
(the 1st and 26th RD, 29 MD) and 36th Nemanskiy Red Banner Rifle Corps (5th and 16th Guards Rifle Divisions, 30th
MD). [4] Subsequently the army's composition changed little, and for the entire postwar period it comprised the 40th Guards
Tank Division (former 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps, then 28th Guards MD) at Sovetsk, and the 1st Tank, and the 1st Guards
and 26th Guards MRD (former Rifle Divisions). In 1960 the 5th Guards MRD, a former Rifle Division, was disbanded.
Elements took part in the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

It was disbanded on 1 February 1997 by being redesignated the Ground and Coastal Defence Forces of the Baltic Fleet.[5]

Notes
   1.   ^   http://samsv.narod.ru/Arm/a16/arm.htm
   2.   ^   Lenskii 2001
   3.   ^   Combat Composition of the Soviet Army , 1 June 1943
   4.   ^   Feskov et al., The Soviet Army in the period of the Cold War, Tomsk, 2004
  5. ^ Morskoi Sbornik, No. 12, 1997, p.26, via Austin and Muraviev, The Armed Forces of Russia in Asia, Tauris, 2001, p.349. See
     also Morskoi Sbornik, No. 1, 1998, p.25, No. 2, 1998, p.29

References
      http://www.victory.mil.ru/rkka/units/03/11.html
      Keith E. Bonn, Slaughterhouse: Handbook of the Eastern Front, Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA, 2005
      The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.; Active army. Scientific reference book. - Zhukovsky, M: Kuchkovo field. 2005

External links
      Vladimir Martov. Belarusian Chronicle, 1941

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