Kursk Front

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The Kursk Front was a front of the Red Army during the Second World War. It was set up on March 23, 1943 following a Stavka directive of Mar. 19 by re-purposing the command cadre of Reserve Front to defend the westernmost sector of the Kursk Salient. It consisted of 38th Army, 60th Army, and 15th Air Army, with another field army to be assigned, probably either the 63rd or 66th. Col. Gen. M.A. Reiter was appointed to command, with Mjr. Gen. I.Z. Susaikov as member of the military council and Lt. Gen. L.M. Sandalov as chief of staff. The new Front was very short lived. Another Stavka directive on Mar. 24 transformed Kursk Front into the new Orel Front, to be set up by Mar. 27. At the same time, 60th Army was transferred to Central Front, and 38th to Voronezh Front. Finally, on Mar. 28, Orel Front was ordered to be renamed as the new Bryansk Front.[1]


  1. David M. Glantz, After Stalingrad, Helion & Co., Ltd., Solihull, UK, 2009, pp 370-73

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