Vienna Offensive

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The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II. The offensive lasted from 2 April to 13 April 1945.wikipedia
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Vienna

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The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II. After the failure of Operation Spring Awakening (Unternehmen Frühlingserwachen), Sepp Dietrich's 6th SS Panzer Army retreated in stages to the Vienna area.
On 2 April 1945, the Soviets launched the Vienna Offensive against the Germans holding the city and besieged it.

Bratislava–Brno Offensive

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On 25 March, the 2nd Ukrainian Front launched the Bratislava–Brno Offensive by crossing the Hron river.
On 10 March, 4th Ukrainian Front began the Moravian-Ostrava Offensive and on 15 March 3rd Ukrainian Front began the Vienna Offensive.

Austria

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The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II.
Vienna fell on 13 April 1945, during the Soviet Vienna Offensive, just before the total collapse of the Third Reich.

9th Guards Army

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Involved in this action were the Soviet 4th Guards Army, the Soviet 6th Guards Tank Army, the Soviet 9th Guards Army, and the Soviet 46th Army.
The 9th Guards Army was a field army of the Red Army during World War II, which fought in the Vienna Offensive and the Prague Offensive at the end of the war.

46th Army (Soviet Union)

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Involved in this action were the Soviet 4th Guards Army, the Soviet 6th Guards Tank Army, the Soviet 9th Guards Army, and the Soviet 46th Army.
After the fall of Budapest in February 1945, the army fought in the Vienna Offensive and the Prague Offensive.

6th Panzer Army

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After the failure of Operation Spring Awakening (Unternehmen Frühlingserwachen), Sepp Dietrich's 6th SS Panzer Army retreated in stages to the Vienna area.

4th Guards Army

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Involved in this action were the Soviet 4th Guards Army, the Soviet 6th Guards Tank Army, the Soviet 9th Guards Army, and the Soviet 46th Army.
The Army fought in decisive actions such as the Battle of Kursk, the Iassy-Kishinev Offensive, the struggle for central Hungary, and the Vienna Offensive.

3rd Ukrainian Front

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The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II.
The successful completion of this battle made possible the beginning of the Vienna Offensive on 16 March, in conjunction with the left wing 2nd Ukrainian Front.

Eisenstadt

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On the same day, Soviet troops approached Vienna from the south after they overran Wiener Neustadt, Eisenstadt, Neunkirchen and Gloggnitz.
On 2 April 1945, it was captured by Soviet troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front in the course of the Vienna Offensive, and the city remained under Soviet occupation until 1955.

World War II

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The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II.
In two weeks, the offensive had been repulsed, the Soviets advanced to Vienna, and captured the city.

Operation Spring Awakening

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After the failure of Operation Spring Awakening (Unternehmen Frühlingserwachen), Sepp Dietrich's 6th SS Panzer Army retreated in stages to the Vienna area.
By 4 April, the 6th SS Panzer Army was already in the Vienna area desperately setting up defensive lines against the anticipated Soviet Vienna Offensive.

2nd Ukrainian Front

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The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to invade Vienna, Austria, during World War II.

103rd Guards Airborne Division

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The division was formed from the 103rd Guards Rifle Division, which fought as infantry during the final months of World War II in the Vienna Offensive following its formation in late 1944.

Danube Flotilla (Soviet Union)

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In a coup de main on 13 April, the Danube Flotilla landed troops of the 80th Guards Rifle Division and 7th Guards Airborne Division on both sides of the bridge, cutting demolition cables and securing the bridge.
As the Red Army moved upriver, the Danube Flotilla followed and participated in the Belgrade Offensive, the Budapest Offensive, and the Vienna Offensive.

38th Guards Airborne Corps

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The corps fought in the Vienna Offensive and the Prague Offensive during the spring of 1945.

100th Guards Rifle Division

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The division fought in the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive and the Vienna Offensive.

99th Guards Rifle Division

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At the end of the war it participated in the Vienna Offensive and the Prague Offensive.

39th Guards Airborne Corps

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First formed in August 1944, it was converted to infantry in January 1945 and fought during World War II in the Vienna Offensive and the Prague Offensive.

118th Jäger Division (Wehrmacht)

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It then fought on the Eastern Front in the Vienna offensive during the final months of the war before surrendering to the British in Austria in May 1945.

104th Guards Airborne Division

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During the final stage of the Vienna Offensive, the division captured Sankt Pölten, thus closing off routes into Vienna.

27th Army (Soviet Union)

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The 26th Army and 27th Armies advanced towards the area north of Graz just behind the retreating 6th Army.
Thereafter, assigned to the 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Front, it was part of the Zhitomir–Berdichev Offensive, the Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive, Uman-Botoshany, Iassy-Kishinev Offensive, the Battle of Debrecen, and the Vienna Offensive.

21st Rifle Division

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It fought in the end of the Budapest Offensive, Operation Spring Awakening, and the Vienna Offensive at the end of the war.

105th Guards Vienna Airborne Division

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During the Vienna Offensive, the 105th Guards blocked the Vienna-Linz road, cutting Vienna off from German reinforcements and allowing other Soviet troops to capture the city.

IV SS Panzer Corps

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After the failure of this operation, the Soviet Vienna Offensive tore a gap between the IV SS-Panzerkorps and the neighboring Third Hungarian Army.

14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician)

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When on 31 March Soviet forces commenced an attack from Hungary into Austria that ruptured the German front, the division was ordered to advance northward to Gleichenberg in a desperate attempt to halt the Soviet advance.