57th Army (Soviet Union)

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The 57th Army was a field army of the Soviet Union's Red Army that was created in 1941, and then disbanded and created a second time in 1943.wikipedia
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68th Army (Soviet Union)

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The 57th Army was disbanded in February 1943 to form the headquarters of the 68th Army.
It was formed in February 1943 from the headquarters of the 57th Army and fought in the Battle of Demyansk (1943) and the Staraya-Russa Offensive (1943), part of Operation Polyarnaya Zvezda.

333rd Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

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On the following day the 1118th Regiment, now backed by elements of 23rd Tank Corps, continued to resist at the junction of 9th and 57th Armies northwest of Barvenkovo, while main forces concentrated just west of Izium.

335th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

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On May 19, By May 22, the remnants of the 335th was holding the line along the Donets west of Izium; despite its losses, it avoided the fate of the 6th and 57th Armies which were pocketed the same day.

349th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

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On May 19, By May 22, the 349th was regrouping at Kapitulovka, just east of Izium; despite its losses, it avoided the fate of the 6th and 57th Armies which were pocketed the same day.

Second Battle of Kharkov

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During the May 1942 Battle of Kharkov, the army was surrounded and practically destroyed.
The Soviet Southern Front had the 57th and 9th armies, along with thirty rifle divisions, a rifle brigade and the 24th Tank Corps, the 5th Cavalry Corps and three Guards rifle divisions.

Stalingrad Front

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Slowly rebuilt, by December 1942, the army was part of the Stalingrad Front.
At this time Stalingrad Front had eight armies under command: the above-mentioned had been joined by the 51st, 57th, 21st, 28th and 38th Armies, of which the last four were in particularly poor condition.

Kuzma Podlas

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Attempting to break out, General Podlas, the army commander, was killed in action.
In February 1942 Podlas was given command of the 57th Army.

Southern Group of Forces

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The 57th Army became part of the Southern Group of Forces when it was formed in June 1945.
57th Army, briefly to become 9th Mechanised Army, was also part of the Group.

19th Motor Rifle Division

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Subordinate divisions at this time were the 19th, 52nd, and 303rd Rifle Divisions.
During the war it served successively with the 24th, 43rd, 5th, 20th, 3rd Guards Tank, 57th, 37th, 7th Guards, and 46th Armies.

126th Guards Rifle Division

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After briefly becoming part of 9th Mechanised Army (after 57th Army was reorganised within the Southern Group of Forces, the division was disbanded on 30 November 1946.

303rd Rifle Division

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Subordinate divisions at this time were the 19th, 52nd, and 303rd Rifle Divisions.
Following this the 303rd was transferred to Southwestern Front, and in April to 57th Army of that Front.

17th Tank Brigade (Ukraine)

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It was with the 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front in May 1945.

36th Guards Rifle Division

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It included the 19th Tank Division, 20th Mechanized Division, 24th Guards Mechanized Division, and the 6th Guards Rifle Corps.
Entering combat on 11 August in the Battle of Stalingrad, it served with the 57th and 64th Armies in fierce defensive battles and participated in the encirclement and elimination of the German troops in Stalingrad.

6th Guards Rifle Corps

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It included the 19th Tank Division, 20th Mechanized Division, 24th Guards Mechanized Division, and the 6th Guards Rifle Corps.
During the war it formed part of the 8th, 2nd Shock, 1st Guards, 46th, 37th, and 57th Armies.

52nd Rifle Division

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Subordinate divisions at this time were the 19th, 52nd, and 303rd Rifle Divisions.
By the end of the winter the 52nd was in 57th Army, the former 3rd Tank Army, where it remained with few exceptions until the end of 1944.

21st Rifle Division

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It included the 19th Tank Division, 20th Mechanized Division, 24th Guards Mechanized Division, and the 6th Guards Rifle Corps.
Postwar, in October 1945, the division became the 20th Mechanized Division at Timișoara with the 57th Army.

Belgrade Offensive

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The Soviet 57th Army was stationed in the Vidin area, while the Bulgarian 2nd Army (General Kiril Stanchev commanding under the operational command of the 3rd Ukrainian Front) was stationed to the south on the Niš rail line at the junction of the Bulgarian, Yugoslav, and Greek borders.

Issa Pliyev

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In June he became commander of the 9th Mechanized Army, stationed in Romania with the Southern Group of Forces.

Battle of the Transdanubian Hills

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Facing the 2nd Panzer Army's northern flank was General Sharokhin's Soviet 57th Army.

299th Rifle Division

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In September, during the advance into Yugoslavia, the division became part of the 57th Army's 75th Rifle Corps.

Dmitry Ryabyshev

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During the Second World War, he held several commands, including the 34th Tank Division, 4th Cavalry Corps, 8th Mechanized Corps, 38th Army, Southern Front, 57th Army, 28th Army and 3rd Guards Army.

Vienna Offensive

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The 57th Army and the Bulgarian 1st Army advanced towards the area south of Graz (near Maribor) just behind the retreating 2nd Panzer Army.