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Czechoslovak military units in the USSR (1942 - 1945)
1st Czechoslovak Army Corps
1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Brigade


General facts

From - to: 10.08.1944 1 - 01.10.1945 2
Subordinate to: 3 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps
18.03.1945 - 4th Ukrainian front 4, Soviet 38th army 5
Commander: Staff Captain Vladimír Janko 6
Number: 7 09/1944 - 926 persons
01.01.1945 - 1 195 persons
19.02.1945 - 1 470 persons
28.02.1945 - 1 528 persons
National composition: [tba]
Composition: [tba]
Transfers: Kivercy - rw Kamenec Podolsky - Rusów [PL] (11.05.) - Palagièe (29.07.) - Przemysl - Barycz - Bóbrka - Dukla (20.09.) - Zboiska (26.09.) - Nižnę Komárnik [SK] (07.10.) - Wola Niżna [PL] 2b,3b - Bóbrka 1b (27.12.) - Jasło 1b (15.01.) - river Ondava [SK] - Bukovce (20.01.) - Kežmarok - Lasek + Klikuszowa [PL] (18.02.) - Wadowice (28.02.) - Bestwina (06.03.) - Ligota (08.03.) - Suszec (19.03.) - Wodzisław Œlčski (26.03.) - Czyżowice (30.03.) - Pogrzebień (07.04.) - Pietrowice Wielkie (15.04.) - Albertovec [CZ] - Bolatice (17.04.) - Ostrava (30.04.) - Fulnek (06.04.) - Prague (10.05.) - Ostrava (10.06.) 8
Main combat operations: Battle of Dukla Pass (08.09. - 06.10.1944) 9
Combats at Slovak Carpathian Mountains (06.10. - 01.12.1944)
Combats at river Ondava (02. - 27.12.1945)
Liberation of Slovakia (23.01. - 04.02.1945) 10
Combats at Jaslo (15. - 16.01.1945)
Combats in Silesia (southern Poland) (24.03. - 15.04.1945)
Ostrava's operation (15.04. - 05.05.1945)
Liberation of Czech lands (06. - 10.05.1945)
Total losses: Tank Brigade during its mission lost 265 soldiers, ap. 690 were wounded 11
Unit awards: 23.04.1945 - Stalin's citation in order no. 241 for liberation of Opava;
Cs. war cross from 1939 - battle of Ostrava;
Cs. war cross from 1939 - battle of Ostrava;
Cs. war cross from 1939 - battle of Ostrava;
Cs. medal "For gallantry in the face of the enemy" - battle of Ostrava;
Order of Suvorov (2nd grade) - battle of Ostrava;
Cs. military order of the white lion "For Victory" (1st grade).


Weapons and equipment

09/44 1230.09.23.02.total 13
Armor vehicle [BA-64]0066
Light tank [T-70M]2515
Mean tank [T-34/76]4151422
Mean tank [T-34/85]335256
Self-propelled machine [SU-85]1323 14


Structure of unit


Notes:
  1. Unit was created on 10.08.1944 by reorganization from the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Regiment founded on 01.04.1944.
  2. Finished reorganization to higher 1st Tank Corps.
  3. Subordinated to command of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps, during operations beyond main corps forces to Soviet command.
  4. Commander army general I. E. Petrov, later A. I. Eremenko.
  5. Commander colonel general K. S. Moskalenko.
  6. During his command promoted to major and further to lieutenant colonel.
  7. Full status of Tank Brigade expected 1 346 persons.
  8. Threat of Czechoslovak-Polish military conflict.
  9. Mechanized Submachine-gun Battalion moved in combat from beginning, first tanks only from 14.09.
  10. Only Mechanized Submachine-gun Battalion.
  11. According other source were killed and missed only 118 soldiers, injured 360 (2/3 members Submachine-gun Battalion).
  12. Full status of tank brigade expected 65 tanks.
  13. Until 09.05.1945. From them were completely destroyed 13x T-34/76, 46x T-34/85 and 1x SU-85.
  14. First SU-85 was named after hero from battle of Sokolovo "captain Otakar Jaroš".

Abbreviations:
[tba] = to be added, rw = railway, 1b,2b,3b = 1st, 2nd, 3rd battalions, [SK] = Slovakia, [PL] = Poland, [CZ] = Czech lands.


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