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The 10th Guards Army was a Soviet Guards formation which fought against Germany during World War II under the command of several generals. Formed in 1943, the army fought under various headquarters and ended the war besieging cut-off German forces in Latvia. The 10th Guards Army was disbanded in 1948.

The 10th Guards Army was formed on 16 April 1943 from the 30th Army. When formed, the army was located southwest of Vyazma. As of 1 June its main order of battle was as follows:

It fought under command of the Western, Kalinin, 2nd Baltic, and Leningrad Fronts from then until the end of the war.

The 10th Guards Army had four commanders during the war against Germany:[2]

Postwar commanders included:[2]

Notable battles and operations in which the 10th Guards Army participated include:[3]

From October 1944, the 10th Guards Army was one of the Soviet formations committed to besieging German Army Group Kurland in the Courland Peninsula. This was a lengthy operation that continued until the Germans in Courland surrendered on May 12, 1945.

At the end of the war in Europe, the 10th Guards Army consisted of the 7th, 15th, and 19th Guards Rifle Corps.[4] The army was disbanded on 30 March 1948[3] by being renamed 4th Guards Rifle Corps.[2]


  1. ^ Combat Composition of the Soviet Army, 1943, p. 133
  2. ^ a b c Holm, Michael. "10th Guards Combined Arms Army". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  3. ^ a b 10-я гвардейская армия [10th Guards Army]. (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  4. ^ Soviet General Staff Order of Battle for 1 May 1945

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