>I've found that the most difficult unit ids to find are in the rear areas,
>as there are few maps with this information. I suspect marines would be
>concentrated in Black Sea ports such as Batumi, Sukhumi, Novorossisk. I am
>less sure of northern locations, but likely places are Volkhov, Murmansk and
>Archangel. I am also unsure if there was a presence on the Caspian at ports
>such as Astrakhan, Makhachkala or Baku.
They were not been concentrated, they were formed there....Mostly Marine formations were formed in the ports which had been under attack.
Not sure about Volkhov.......I have not much info on the Northern Marine brigades too....
Maybe they were formed in 1941 in the time of the most danger to Murmansk......
>As for the southern Caucasus (I know, not a front) it is very likely that
>some Russian troops were stationed near the border with Turkey in the
>vicinity of Leninaken and Yerevan, perhaps in Tbilisi as well. These
>probably included 45A and 46A as well as some mountain and cavalry troops.
Well...It was named a Front ))
9th Mnt. Rfl. Div/40th Inf. Corps (Batumi) check for detailes my formation page Rifle Divisions 1-26
28th MRD was disposed in Sochi (till the end of 1941, Then was disbanded)
31st MRD - (check for detailes my formation page Rifle Divisions 1-26)
At the beginning of Aug 1942 defended river Belaya region covering Maykop-Khadyzhensk-Tuapse direction
In Aug, 1942 defended Main Caucasis mountain ridge on Lazarevskoye direction Deployed in Rezhet'-Maratyki settlement
47th MRD/3rd Inf. Corps (Batumi, till Sep 1941)
63rd MRD /44th Army. Took part in Iran operation. Was disposed at Maku, Mukhuri, Margian (Iran). Took part in Feodosia landing operation.
Data on 1941: For Divisions' compositions you may try to use my info on regiments' subordination (Formation page)
76th MRD (Nakhichevan on Jun 22,1941) Took part in Iran operation
77th MRD (Makhachkala on Jun 22,1941) Took part in Iran operation
136th,138th Rfl. Divisions/23 Inf. Corps Zakavkazky Front - No specified info
157th Rfl Div Zakavkazky Front
165th Rfl. Div/64th Inf. Corps Zakavkazky Front - No specified info
175th Rfl. Div/64th Inf. Corps Zakavkazky Front - No specified info
236th Mot. Rfl.Div/28th Mech Corps Zakavkazky Front
6th,54th Tank Division/28th Mech Corps Zakavkazky Front
17th Mnt. Cav. Div
24th Cav. Div.
44th Army was formed in Jul 1941 using the troops of 40th Inf. Corps.
Oct 41 -Makhachkala,
45th Army was formed in Jul'41 based on the troops of 23rd Inf. Corps. Covered border with Turkey and was used in Iran operation.
46th Army was formed in Jul'41 based on the troops of 3rd Inf. Corps. Covered border with Turkey. Then defended some passes of the Main Caucasis mountain ridge
47th Army was formed in Jul'41 based on the troops of 28th Mech. Corps. In 1941 covered the border, then was used for landing Crimea operation
4th Army (3rd Formation) Formed in Jan 1944. Based in Iran.
25th Mixed Aircraft Division Zakavkazky Front
26th Long Range Bomber Aircraft Division Zakavkazky Front
27th,71st Fighter Aircraft Divisions/8th Fighter Corps/3rd Air Defence Corps Zakavkazky Front
72nd Mixed Aircraft Division Zakavkazky Front
73rd Fighter Aircraft Division Zakavkazky Front
74th Bomber Aircraft Division Zakavkazky Front
I may miss something as I have no full information..................
Some information on Rifle Divisions (51-125) I obtain, but can't specify now due to lack of time. Please, wait for the updated of "Formation" page. I can't promise to do this soon as I have much requests on Khalkhin-gol battle and "Mars" operation 1942.
>Can you tell me what the abbreviation BA stands for on Russian maps? For
>example, in early August, 1942, 5BA fought near Krasnograd and 4BA near
>Stavropol and later west of Orjonikidze.