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Alexander Yevgeniyevich Golovanov (7 August 1904 – 22 September 1975) was a Soviet pilot.
Alexander Alexandrovich Novikov (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Но́виков; – December 3, 1976) was the Chief marshal of the aviation for the Soviet Air Force during Russia's involvement in the Second World War.
Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl (10 May 1890 – 16 October 1946) was a German general during World War II, who served as the Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht).
Sir Antony James Beevor, (born 14 December 1946) is an English military historian.
Army Group Centre (Heeresgruppe Mitte) was the name of two distinct German strategic army groups that fought on the Eastern Front in World War II.
Army Group Vistula was an Army Group of the Wehrmacht, formed on 24 January 1945.
Baruth/Mark is a town in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg, Germany.
The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, and also known as the Fall of Berlin, was the final major offensive of the European theatre of World War II.
The Battle of Hürtgen Forest (Schlacht im Hürtgenwald) was a series of fierce battles fought from 19 September to 16 December 1944 between American and German forces on the Western Front during World War II in the Hürtgen Forest about east of the Belgian–German border.
The Battle of the Seelow Heights (Schlacht um die Seelower Höhen) was part of the Seelow-Berlin Offensive Operation (16 April-2 May 1945).
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Beelitz is a historic town in Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany.
is an autobahn in eastern Germany, connecting Berlin with Dresden.
The Bundesstraße 96 (B 96) is a federal highway in Germany.
Carl-Erik Koehler (3 December 1895 – 8 December 1958) was a German general during World War II.
The ranks chief marshal of the branch (главный маршал рода войск, glavny marshal roda voysk) and marshal of the branch (маршал рода войск, marshal roda voysk) were senior military ranks of the Soviet Armed Forces.
Children in the military are children (defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child as persons under the age of 18) who are associated with military organisations, such as state armed forces and non-state armed groups.
Cornelius Ryan (5 June 1920 – 23 November 1974) was an Irish journalist and author mainly known for his writings on popular military history, especially his World War II books: ''The Longest Day: 6 June 1944 D-Day'' (1959), ''The Last Battle'' (1966), and ''A Bridge Too Far'' (1974).
Cottbus is a university city and the second-largest city in Brandenburg, Germany.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
Düben is a village and a former municipality in the district of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Dmitry Danilovich Lelyushenko (Дми́трий Дани́лович Лелюше́нко; (– July 20, 1987) was a Soviet military commander, Army General (1959). Twice the Hero of the Soviet Union (April 7, 1940 and April 5, 1945), Hero of Czechoslovakia (May 30, 1970). Member of the CPSU from 1924. Born in Rostov Oblast, ethnically Ukrainian. In 1941, during the first months of the Great Patriotic War, Dmitry Danilovich Lelyushenko became a strong influence during the defence of Moscow against the German invasion. His subsequent battlefield commands were largely successful and his final actions in 1945 involved directing forces during the Red Army’s attacks on both Berlin and Prague.
The Elbe (Elbe; Low German: Elv) is one of the major rivers of Central Europe.
Fürstenberg (formerly, Tornow or Tarnow) is a town in the Oberhavel district, Brandenburg, Germany.
Fürstenwalde/Spree (Lower Sorbian: Pśibor pśi Sprjewje) is the most populous town in the Oder-Spree District of Brandenburg, Germany.
Felix Martin Julius Steiner (23 May 1896 – 12 May 1966) was a German SS commander during the Nazi era.
Forst (Lausitz) (Baršć) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany.
The Frankfurt/Oder Fortress Division was a "fortress" division of the German Army (Heer) during the Second World War, active during the last months of the war in 1945.
A front (фронт, front) is a type of military formation that originated in the Russian Empire, and has been used by the Polish Army, the Red Army, the Soviet Army, and Turkey.
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (– 18 June 1974) was a Soviet Red Army General who became Chief of General Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Minister of Defence and a member of the Politburo.
A German heavy tank battalion ("schwere Panzerabteilung", short: "s PzAbt"), was an elite battalion-sized World War II tank unit of the Wehrmacht (Heer), equipped with Tiger I, and later Tiger II, heavy tanks. Originally intended to fight on the offensive during breakthrough operations, the German late-war realities required it to be used in a defensive posture by providing heavy fire support and counter-attacking enemy armored breakthroughs, often organised into ad hoc Kampfgruppen. The German heavy tank battalions destroyed the total number of 9,850 enemy tanks for the loss of only 1,715 of their own, a kill/loss ratio of 5.74. The 1,715 German losses also include non-combat tank write-offs.
Golßen (Gólišyn) is a town in the district of Dahme-Spreewald, in Brandenburg, Germany.
Gotthard Heinrici (25 December 1886 – 10 December 1971) was a German general during World War II.
Halbe (Lower Sorbian Łobje) is a municipality in the Dahme-Spreewald district of Brandenburg, Germany.
Hans–Ulrich Freiherr von Luck und Witten (15 July 1911 – 1 August 1997), usually shortened to Hans von Luck, was a German officer in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.
The III (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps (III. (germanisches) SS-Panzerkorps) was a German Waffen-SS armoured corps which saw action on the Eastern Front during World War II.
The IS Tank was a series of heavy tanks developed as a successor to the KV-series by the Soviet Union during World War II.
Ivan Stepanovich Konev (Ива́н Степа́нович Ко́нев; – 21 May 1973) was a Soviet military commander who led Red Army forces on the Eastern Front during World War II, retook much of Eastern Europe from occupation by the Axis Powers, and helped in the capture of Germany's capital, Berlin.
Jüterbog is a historic village in north-eastern Germany, in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg.
In military history and military slang, the German term Kampfgruppe (pl. Kampfgruppen; abbrev. KG, or KGr in Luftwaffe usage during World War II) can refer to a combat formation of any kind, but most usually to that employed by the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II and, to a lesser extent, of the German Empire in World War I. It also referred to bomber groups in Luftwaffe usage, which themselves consisted of three or four Staffeln (squadrons), and usually (but not exclusively) existed within Kampfgeschwader bomber wings of three or four Kampfgruppen per wing.
Karl Hermann Arndt (10 March 1892 – 30 December 1981) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions.
The Katyusha multiple rocket launcher (a) is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II.
Kummersdorf is the name of an estate near Luckenwalde, around 25 km south of Berlin, in the Brandenburg region of Germany.
Luckenwalde (Upper and Łukowc) is the capital of the Teltow-Fläming district in the German state of Brandenburg.
Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (22 June 1893 – 29 April 1945) was an SS-Obergruppenführer during World War II.
Maximilian von Edelsheim (6 July 1897 – 26 April 1994) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Mittenwalde is a town in the Dahme-Spreewald district, in Brandenburg, Germany.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
The Ninth Army is a field army of the United States Army, garrisoned at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW, "High Command of the Armed Forces") was the High Command of the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of Nazi Germany during World War II.
The Oder–Neisse line (granica na Odrze i Nysie Łużyckiej, Oder-Neiße-Grenze) is the international border between Germany and Poland.
The Panzerfaust ("armor fist" or "tank fist", plural: Panzerfäuste) is an inexpensive, single shot, recoilless German anti-tank weapon of World War II.
The Panzergrenadier Division Kurmark, sometimes also referred to as Panzer Division Kurmark, was a semi-armoured formation of the German Army during World War II.
Marshal of the Armoured Troops Pavel Semyonovich Rybalko (23 October 1892 – 28 August 1948) (Павел Семенович Рыбалко, Павло Семенович Рибалко) was a commander of armoured troops in the Red Army during and following World War II.
A pitched battle or set piece battle is a battle in which both sides choose the fighting location and time.
A pocket refers to combat forces that have been isolated by opposing forces from their logistical base and other friendly forces.
Potsdam is the capital and largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg.
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА), Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya (RKKA), frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия (КА), Krasnaya armiya (KA), in English: Red Army, also in critical literature and folklore of that epoch – Red Horde, Army of Work) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and, after 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The Reserve of the Supreme High Command (Russian: Резерв Верховного Главнокомандования) (also known as Stavka Reserve or RVGK) comprised formations and units which acted as the principal military reserve of the Soviet Red Army during World War II and now of the Russian Armed Forces.
Rudolf Holste (9 April 1897 – 4 December 1970) was a German general during World War II.
Rüdiger Pipkorn (19 November 1909 – 25 April 1945) was an Oberst (Colonel), and a temporary Standartenführer (Colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II.
Serhi Gnatovich Rudenko (Ukrainian: Сергій Гнатович Руденко, Russified: Сергей Игнатьевич Руденко;, Korop, Russian Empire - 10 July 1990, Moscow, Soviet Union) was a Soviet Marshal of the aviation.
A shell is a payload-carrying projectile that, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
The Spreewald (German for "Spree Woods"; in Lower Sorbian: Błota) is a picturesque section of the German state of Brandenburg located about 100 km south-east of Berlin.
The Stavka (Ставка) was the high command of the armed forces in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.
Sczyapan Yakimavich Krasuisky (Belorussian: Сцяпан Якімавіч Красоўскі, Russified: Stepan Akimovich Krasovskiy; - April 21, 1983) was a Soviet Air Force Marshal of the aviation.
Storkow (Mark) is a town in Oder-Spree district, in Brandenburg, Germany.
Tangermünde is a historic town on the Elbe River in the district of Stendal, in the northeastern part of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Teupitz (Tupc) is a small town in the Dahme-Spreewald district, in Brandenburg, Germany.
Ernst Hermann August Theodor Busse (15 December 1897 – 21 October 1986) was a German officer during World War I and World War II.
The Tiger II is a German heavy tank of the Second World War.
Treuenbrietzen is a town in the Bundesland of Brandenburg, Germany.
V Army Corps (V. Armeekorps) was a corps in the German Army during World War II.
V SS Mountain Corps was a Waffen-SS formation that existed in later periods of World War II.
The Waffen-SS (Armed SS) was the armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organisation.
Walther Wenck (18 September 1900 – 1 May 1982) was the youngest General of the branch (General der Truppengattung) in the German Army and a staff officer during World War II.
The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force")From wehren, "to defend" and Macht., "power, force".
The Western Front was a military theatre of World War II encompassing Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. World War II military engagements in Southern Europe and elsewhere are generally considered under separate headings. The Western Front was marked by two phases of large-scale combat operations. The first phase saw the capitulation of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France during May and June 1940 after their defeat in the Low Countries and the northern half of France, and continued into an air war between Germany and Britain that climaxed with the Battle of Britain. The second phase consisted of large-scale ground combat (supported by a massive air war considered to be an additional front), which began in June 1944 with the Allied landings in Normandy and continued until the defeat of Germany in May 1945.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
XXXXI Panzer Corps (also written: Panzer Korps 41 or XLI Panzer Corps) was a tank corps in the German Army (Army) during World War II.
Zossen (Sosny) is a German town in the district of Teltow-Fläming in Brandenburg, approximately 20 miles (30 km) south of Berlin, and next to the B96 highway.
The 102nd Infantry Division ("Ozark") was a unit of the United States Army in World War II.
The 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg" (10.) was a German Waffen SS armoured division during World War II.
The 12th Army (German: 12. Armee) was a World War II field army.
The 13th Army (Russian: 13-я армия 13-ya armiya) was a name given to several field armies of the Soviet Union's Red Army, first created during the Russian Civil War.
The 16th Red Banner Air Army (16-я воздушная Краснознамённая армия) was the most important formation of the Special Purpose Command.
The 1st Belorussian Front (Першы Беларускі фронт, alternative spellings are 1st Byelorussian Front and 1st Belarusian Front) was a major formation of the Soviet Army during World War II, being equivalent to a Western army group.
The 1st Ukrainian Front (Russian: Пéрвый Укрáинский фронт; Пе́рший Украї́нський фронт Péršyj Ukraḯns’kyj front) was a front—a force the size of a Western Army group—of the Soviet Union's Red Army during the Second World War.
The 20th Guards Army (originally designated as the 4th Tank Army, 4th Guards Tank Army in 1945, 4th Guards Mechanised Army in 1946, and the 20th Guards Army in 1960 within the Soviet Red Army) is a field army.
The 21st Panzer Division was a German armoured division best known for its role in the battles of the North African Campaign from 1941–1943 during World War II when it was one of the two armoured divisions making up the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK).
The 21st Rifle Corps was a corps of the Soviet Red Army.
The 26th Artillery Brigade is an artillery formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, based in Berdychiv.
The 280th Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II, formed twice.
The 28th Army was a field army of the Red Army and the Soviet Ground Forces, formed three times in 1941–42 and active during the postwar period for many years in the Belorussian Military District.
The Soviet Red Army's 29th Army was a field army of the Red Army and later the Russian Ground Forces.
The 2nd Air Army (2 VA) was a formation of the Aviation of the Red Army (Soviet Air Force) as part of the Soviet Armed Forces during the Second World War.
The 329th Rifle Division was first formed in September 1941, as a standard Red Army rifle division, at Voronezh.
The Red Army's 33rd Army was a Soviet field army during the Second World War.
The 35th SS und Police Grenadier Division (35.) was a division of the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II.
The 3rd Army was a Soviet Red Army field army during World War II.
The 3rd Guards Army was a field army of the Soviet Red Army that fought on the Eastern Front in World War II.
The 3rd Guards Tank Army (3-я гвардейская танковая армия) was a tank army established by the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II.
The 3rd Panzer Army (3.) was a German armoured formation during World War II, formed from the 3rd Panzer Group on 1 January 1942.
The 4th Panzer Army (German: 4. Panzerarmee) was, before being designated a full army, the Panzer Group 4 (Panzergruppe 4), a German panzer army during World War II.
The 69th Army (69-я армия) was a field army established by the Soviet Union's Red Army during the Second World War.
The 9th Army (9.) was a World War II field army.
The 9th Mechanized Corps was a mechanized corps of the Soviet Red Army, formed twice.