The 293rd Rifle Division began service as a standard Red Army rifle division shortly after the German invasion. It served in the defense of Kiev, and managed to escape encirclement, spending the winter along the front near Kursk. In the early summer of 1942 the division fought along the Don River against the German offensive, and after rebuilding in the Battle of Stalingrad, where it played a leading role in the encirclement and destruction of German Sixth Army, for which it was raised to Guards status as the 66th Guards Rifle Division as the battle was still ongoing. A second 293rd was raised a few months later and fought briefly against the Japanese in Manchuria in August 1945.

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  • The 293rd Rifle Division began service as a standard Red Army rifle division shortly after the German invasion. It served in the defense of Kiev, and managed to escape encirclement, spending the winter along the front near Kursk. In the early summer of 1942 the division fought along the Don River against the German offensive, and after rebuilding in the Battle of Stalingrad, where it played a leading role in the encirclement and destruction of German Sixth Army, for which it was raised to Guards status as the 66th Guards Rifle Division as the battle was still ongoing. A second 293rd was raised a few months later and fought briefly against the Japanese in Manchuria in August 1945. (en)
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  • 1946-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • 1941-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Infantry
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  • Major General Pavel Lagutin, ca. 1943-44, commander of the 1st formation of the 293rd Rifle Division
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  • The 293rd Rifle Division began service as a standard Red Army rifle division shortly after the German invasion. It served in the defense of Kiev, and managed to escape encirclement, spending the winter along the front near Kursk. In the early summer of 1942 the division fought along the Don River against the German offensive, and after rebuilding in the Battle of Stalingrad, where it played a leading role in the encirclement and destruction of German Sixth Army, for which it was raised to Guards status as the 66th Guards Rifle Division as the battle was still ongoing. A second 293rd was raised a few months later and fought briefly against the Japanese in Manchuria in August 1945. (en)
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  • 293rd Rifle Division (Soviet Union) (en)
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  • 293rd Rifle Division (15 July 1943 - 1946) (en)
  • 293rd Rifle Division (18 July 1941 - 21 January 1943) (en)
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