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1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Brigade (1944-1945)

From-To: 10.08.1944 [1] - 01.10.1945 [2]
Subordinate to: [3] 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps
18.03.1945 - 4th Ukrainian front [4], Soviet 38th army [5]
Commander: Staff Captain Vladimír Janko [6]
Number: [7] 09/1944 - 926 persons
01.01.1945 - 1195 persons
19.02.1945 - 1470 persons
28.02.1945 - 1528 persons
National composition: [tba]
Composition: [tba]
Transfers: Kivercy - rw Kamenec Podolsky - Rusów [PL] (11.05.) - Palagièe (29.07.) - Przemysl - Barycz - Bóbrka - Dukla (20.09.) - Zboiska (26.09.) - Nižnę Komárnik [SK] (07.10.) - Wola Niżna [PL] 2b,3b - Bóbrka 1b (27.12.) - Jasło 1b (15.01.) - river Ondava [SK] - Bukovce (20.01.) - Kežmarok - Lasek + Klikuszowa [PL] (18.02.) - Wadowice (28.02.) - Bestwina (06.03.) - Ligota (08.03.) - Suszec (19.03.) - Wodzisław Œlčski (26.03.) - Czyżowice (30.03.) - Pogrzebień (07.04.) - Pietrowice Wielkie (15.04.) - Albertovec [CZ] - Bolatice (17.04.) - Ostrava (30.04.) - Fulnek (06.04.) - Prague (10.05.) - Ostrava (10.06.) [8]
Main combat operations: battle of Dukla Pass (08.09.-06.10.1944) [9]
combats at Slovak Carpathian Mountains (06.10.-01.12.1944)
combats at river Ondava (02.-27.12.1945)
liberation of Slovakia (23.01.-04.02.1945) [10]
combats at Jaslo (15.-16.01.1945)
combats in Silesia (southern Poland) (24.03.-15.04.1945)
Ostrava's operation (15.04.-05.05.1945)
liberation of Czech lands (06.-10.05.1945)
Total losses: Tank Brigade during its mission lost 265 soldiers, ap. 690 were wounded [11]
Unit awards: 23.04.1945 - Stalin's citation in order no. 241 for liberation of Opava
Cs. war cross from 1939 - battle of Ostrava
Cs. war cross from 1939 - battle of Ostrava
Cs. war cross from 1939 - battle of Ostrava
Cs. medal "For gallantry in the face of the enemy" - b. of Ostrava
Order of Suvorov (2nd grade) - battle of Ostrava
Cs. military order of the white lion "For Victory" (1st grade)


Weapons and equipment

09/44 [12]30.09.23.02.total [13]
Armor vehicle [BA-64]0066
Light tank [T-70M]2515
Mean tank [T-34/76]4151422
Mean tank [T-34/85]335256
Self-propelled machine [SU-85]1323 [14]


Structure of the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Brigade



[1] - unit was created on 10.08.1944 by reorganization from the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Regiment founded on 01.04.1944.
[2] - finished reorganization to higher 1st Tank Corps.
[3] - subordinated to command of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps, during operations beyond main corps forces to Soviet command.
[4] - commander army general Petrov I.E., later Eremenko A.I.
[5] - commander colonel general Moskalenko K.S.
[6] - during his command promoted to major and further to lieutenant colonel.
[7] - full status of Tank Brigade expected 1346 persons.
[8] - threat of Czechoslovak-Polish military conflict.
[9] - Mechanized Submachine-gun Battalion moved in combat from beginning, first tanks only from 14.09.
[10] - only Mechanized Submachine-gun Battalion.
[11] - according other source were killed and missed only 118 soldiers, injured 360 (2/3 members Submachine-gun Battalion).
[12] - full status of tank brigade expected 65 tanks.
[13] - until 09.05.1945. From them were completely destroyed 13x T-34/76, 46x T-34/85 and 1x SU-85.
[14] - first SU-85 was named after hero from battle of Sokolovo "captain Otakar Jaroš".

abreviations:
[tba] = to be added, rw = railway, 1b,2b,3b = 1st, 2nd, 3rd battalions, [SK] = Slovakia, [PL] = Poland, [CZ] = Czech lands

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