By Colonel David M Glantz
On the request of the opposite Allies, on ninth August 1945, a strength of over 1.5 million purple military squaddies unleashed an incredible assault opposed to the japanese in Manchuria. quantity 2 covers the designated process operational and tactical combating in nearly each strive against area.
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Additional resources for Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945: August Storm (Cass Series on Soviet (Russian) Military Experience, 8)
At 0930 hours, the advanced battalions of Stavtsev’s 190th and Makar’ev’s 97th Rifle Divisions in Perekrestov’s 65th Rifle Corps attacked and destroyed the military settlements on the west slope of strong point Camel. An hour before, the main forces of Makar’ev’s rifle division and Zorin’s 144th Rifle Division had attacked past Camel into the operational depths of the Japanese defenses. Immediately, Makar’ev and Zorin formed forward detachments, each consisting of a tank brigade, a heavy self-propelled artillery regiment, and a battalion or regiment of motorized infantry, and ordered them to spearhead their divisions’ subsequent advance.
Their successful actions permitted the main forces of Krylov’s army to advance as planned at 0830 hours on 9 August and advance on schedule through and beyond the Japanese fortified region. The advanced battalions’ success also negated any further need for an extensive 28 SOVIET OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL COMBAT IN MANCHURIA, 1945 artillery preparation. Thereafter, direct fire from accompanying tanks and selfpropelled guns and on-call artillery and aviation strikes supported the advance of the army’s main force.
154 (Tokyo: Military History Section, US Army Forces Far East, 1954), 225–32. The bulk of Shiina’s 124th Infantry Division was garrisoned at Muleng, Suiyang, and Hsiachengtzu, 25–50 miles (40–80 kilometers) west of the border. 8 The 126th Infantry Division of Shimizu’s 5th Army, whose headquarters were situated at Pamientung, defended on the 124th Infantry Division’s left flank, while the 3d Army’s 128th Infantry Division, headquartered at Lotzokou, defended its right flank. However, since both units defended broad sectors, neither was able to provide any support to the 124th Infantry Division.