69th Army (Soviet Union)

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69th Army
Active 1943-1945
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army
Type Field army
Engagements World War II
Mikhail Kazakov Vladimir Kolpakchi

The 69th Army (Russian: 69-я армия) was a field army established by the Soviet Union's Red Army during the Second World War.


The army was formed in February 1943 with the Voronezh Front from the 18th Rifle Corps. It included the 161st, 180th and 270th Rifle Divisions, the 1st Fighter Division, 37th Rifle and 173rd Tank Brigades, as well as other units. It fought in the Third Battle of Kharkov.[1]


  1. "69-я АРМИЯ" [69th Army]. bdsa.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-02-15.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>