THE 2-nd GUARDS TANK ARMY
THE 2-nd GUARDS TANK ARMY
 
This web site is about combat history of the 2nd Soviet Guards Tank Army. The Army was engaged in the strategic axis of the Eastern Front. The personnel of the Army gained glory in the battlefield, demonstrated exemplary combat skills, courage, bravery and endurance. Actions of the 2nd Guards Tank Army were characterized by speed. Thus, the Army troops covered 700 km in combats from Vistula to Oder Rivers. Over 103 thousand soldiers and officers of the Army were awarded with orders and medals for combat achievements and deeds. 221 of them were awarded with the Gold Star of the Soviet Union Hero. This site is based on the documents of the Central Archive of the Russian Defense Ministry (ZAMO) and reminiscences’ of the war participants.
Книга - ВТОРАЯ ГВАРДЕЙСКАЯ ТАНКОВАЯ АРМИЯ
Книга о боевом пути 2-ой гвардейской танковой армии
Небольсин И.В.
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Foreward
Welcome to our website of the combat history of the 2-nd Guards Tank Army. A number of historic chronicles, memoirs and other literature were written in USSR and Russia about combat histories of the tank brigades, corps’ and armies. However not all documents about heroic deeds of our 2ndGuards Tank Army and its personnel have been published. Lots of details are kept so far in the archives and memories of its veterans. Since many documents were classified published books in USSR contained a lot of errors. I am aware of the combat history of the 2ndGuards Tank Army very well. From April of 1943 to February of 1948 I was a Deputy Commander of the 16th Tank Corps and 12thGuards Tank Corps of the 2ndGuards Tank Army. The Army was engaged mostly against panzer and motorized divisions of the Nazi Germany and victories over them were achieved in the tough and bloodshed combats. Thousand of Army’s tankers’ lost their lives for the sake of the freedom of their Fatherland. Examplary service to their country, commitment to military duty and courage is example to the new generation in Russia.
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