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Soviet Occupied Germany Question(s)

_Philospher_

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Could anyone help me in finding out how many Soviet Armies, Divisions, Regements, and so on were in Germany after WW2 (1945-1950). Also where exatly they were located in occupied Germany and the names of those who commanded each army. Thank you :)
 
All thru 1945-50? Surely they don't need that many troops to garrison a mere portion of Germany, not unless they're preparing for war with the Western Allies?
 
Well, I have heard that Stalin was planning to invade on May Day, 1954. Then he died. We'll probably never know.
 
Originally posted by XIII
All thru 1945-50? Surely they don't need that many troops to garrison a mere portion of Germany, not unless they're preparing for war with the Western Allies?

In fact they did, starting with the blockade of Berlin
 
Originally posted by Sarevok
I sense you want this info becasue youre going to make a scenario? or are you just curious?

It could be a scenario :mischief: :p ;) Instead of making a list, someone could perhaps find a map? Though that may be hard to do...
 
Originally posted by joespaniel
That's all tall order, the Soviets had over 200 divisions in Germany in 1945.

I belive that those divisions were to counter-balance American advantage in nuclear weapons. Because up until 49 the Soviets had none.
Those divisions were there to restore the balance of power in central Europe.

A question? Aren't Soviet divisions one third the size of a western one?
I mean one Soviet Army had as much men as a western Corp.
If that is true than those 200 divisions were nothing more than 200 brigades.
What comes after brigade?

Army
Corps
Division
Brigade?
?(Regiment)?
?
?
 
Originally posted by _Philospher_
Could anyone help me in finding out how many Soviet Armies, Divisions, Regements, and so on were in Germany after WW2 (1945-1950). Also where exatly they were located in occupied Germany and the names of those who commanded each army. Thank you :)

Here you go:

1945-1949: Group of Soviet Occupation Forces Germany (GSOFG)

http://www.usmlm.org/home/soviets/GSFGOB.htm
 
Thanks this will come to great use! :goodjob: :D As for Brigades, I believe the Soviets "skipped" brigades and went straight to Divisions. However, they did tank brigades if I remeber correctly...
 
The Soviets skipped divisions with their tank organizations. So a Tank Corps had 3 tank brigades and 1 mech brigade, while a Mech Corps had 3 Mech brigades and 1 tank brigade.

I think infantry was the same as everyone else except much smaller (7000-9000 men or so)

This was changed after the war not sure when though.
 
Well considering that after an hour of using Russian tactics they pretty much had a division left, they were just looking ahead. j/k ;)
 
Anyone happen to know the organization and order of battle for Allied (or NATO?) forces occupying Germany around that time? :hmm:
 
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