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26 June 1942 was formed Guards Red Banner Tank Kantemirovskaya division

Having passed the victorious journey from the Don to Prague,
You carried freedom through the fire of fighting,

Witness eternal courage, courage
People of Russian glorified sons.

The inscription on the pedestal tank T-34 in Kantemirovka.

26 June 1942 was created 17-y tank corps, which 3 January 1943, 4-th Guards Tank Corps was converted. He entered history as "Kantemirovsky". This connection went a glorious way during the Great Patriotic War: from the region of the Middle Don to the outskirts of Prague.

From the history of the division

The 17 tank corps was created in June 1942. Housing management was formed in Moscow. On the Volga, in the area of ​​Stalingrad, the corps itself was formed, it included: 67-I and 174-I tank brigades, 66-I tank tank brigade of heavy tanks, 85-I and 92-I mobile repair bases. In the North Caucasus Military District - 31-I motorized rifle brigade. The corps also included the 17-I separate motor transport company, supplying fuel and lubricants (from September). The formation of the 17 Corps 26 June 1942, near Voronezh, was completed. On June 22, corps units from Stalingrad departed for the Bryansk Front and on June 24 1942 unloaded in Voronezh. In mid-June, the molded hull had 180 tanks, including: 23 heavy KV, 90 medium T-34, 67 light T-60. The corps was transferred to the Bryansk Front. The command of the 17 Corps - Major General of the Tank Forces Nikolai Vladimirovich Feklenko (before July 1), military Corps Commissar Vasily Georgievich Guleyev, Chief of Staff Colonel Boris Sergeevich Bakharov arrived here from the capital. From July 2 to July 20 1942, the corps commander was Ivan Petrovich Korchagin, from July 21 to August 6 1942 - Boris Sergeevich Bakharov, from August 7 until the end of the war - Pavel Pavlovich Poluboyarov.

Reference. Pavel Pavlovich Poluboyarov (1901 - 1984). Pavel Pavlovich was born 3 (16) in June 1901, in the city of Tula in the Russian family of an amateur artisan. He graduated from the 4 class of the urban school, worked as an accountant, then as a laborer at one of the Tula factories. In 1917-1918 He was a member of the board of the plant and head of the labor city squads. In November 1919, Pavel Pavlovich joined the Red Army as a volunteer. In 1920, Poluboyarov graduated from the Tula Infantry Command Courses, and the School of High Command Staff of Armored Corps. He was the commander of a heavy tank as part of the 6-th separate tank-armored corps. He fought on the Southern Front, participated in the suppression of the Cossack uprising in the Uralsk region and the elimination of "green" in the Southern Urals. Poluboyarov became one of the first red tank commanders. In 1926, he graduated from the Leningrad military armored school, served as a platoon commander in Kharkov and Berdichev. In 1929 - 1931 - Commander of the armored battalion in the 45 th Infantry Division in Kiev. After passing courses in Kazan in 1931, he was the head of the training tank regiment in Kiev. Then he served as an assistant to the chief of the combat training section of the armored troops troops, and the chief of the 1 sector of the armored troops forces in the headquarters of the Ukrainian Military District. In 1938, he graduated from the Military Academy of Mechanization and Motorization of the Red Army, and was appointed Head of the Armored Troops Forces of the Trans-Baikal Military District. Participated in the Halkin-Golsky conflict. In 1940-1941 - Deputy Commander of the 17 Army of the Trans-Baikal Military District. In 1941, he completed advanced courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. From January to March, 1941 headed the Armored Directorate of the Leningrad Military District, from March to June - commanded the Armored Directorate of the Baltic Special Military District. From June 1941 to March 1942, Pavel Pavlovich was the head of the North-Western Front armored vehicle directorate, then the deputy commander of the Kalininsky Front for armored forces. Since August, 1942, at his own request, became the commander of the 17 tank corps (the future 4 guards tank corps). Its corps as part of the Voronezh, South-West, 2 Ukrainian and 2 Belorussian fronts went a long way from the Battle of Stalingrad to the Berlin and Prague operations. 29 of May 1945 was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for the skillful management of the corps while mastering Dresden with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal. After the war, Pavel Pavlovich commanded the 5-th Guards Tank Army; from March 1949 of the year - deputy commander of the armored and mechanized forces of the Armed Forces of the Union, from May 1953 of the year - first deputy, from May 1954 of the year - head of the armored forces. Under his command, the reorganization and rearmament of tank forces was carried out. From 1962, the Marshal of the Armored Forces. Since May 1969, he has been a military inspector-advisor to the group of inspectors general of the Ministry of Defense.

At the end of June - early July 1942, the 17 Corps fought hard with the German forces that had broken through the front. June 28 Army Group "Weihs" launched an offensive from areas northeast of Kursk and northeast of Kharkov and broke through the defenses of Soviet troops at the junction of the Southwestern and Bryansk fronts. The stake was reinforced by the Bryansk Front in three tank corps 4, 17 and 24. All three tank corps were merged into a task force under the command of General Ya. N. Fedorenko. The 17 tank corps was to strike from the Kastornoye area in a southerly direction. The redeployment of the corps took place with great difficulty and was not completed: under the blows of the German Air Force, with the loss of several echelons and lack of vehicles. The corps was forced to fight without a single compact group, a clear military organization and to fight with mixed combat groups. In addition, the counter-attack of the 17 Corps came not from the rear and flanks of the German group, but from its advanced parts. In the area, the Potted part of the corps was surrounded and led heavy fighting for two days surrounded. The corps for several days restrained the offensive of the German grouping and lost significant losses in this battle, including most of the tanks. 4 July 1942, the remains of the corps on the orders of the command moved to the other side of the Don.

July 7 The 1942 of the year, when the Bryansk Front was divided into the Bryansk and Voronezh Front by the BGP Directive Directive, the 17 Corps was incorporated into the Voronezh Front. October 1 Corps was added to the replenishment of the Reserve Headquarters of the Supreme Command in the area of ​​Tatishevo. December 19 The 17 Corps was transferred to the South-Western Front and he took part in the Battle of Stalingrad. On this day, the corps units completely freed Kantemirovka from the German troops. In honor of this victory, when 3 January 1943, the 17 Corps was renamed 4 Guards, he received the honorary title - Kantemirovsky. The 4-th Guards Tank Corps included: 12-I (formerly 66-I), 13-I (formerly 67-I), 14-I (former 174-I) Guards Tank Brigades, 3-I Guards Motor Rifle Brigade, 92-yi and 85-I field tank repair bases, 413-th separate communication battalion, 106-th separate sapper battalion and other connections. After the battle for the Donbass, the 4 corps included: mortar, anti-tank artillery, self-propelled artillery, guards anti-aircraft artillery regiments, separate armored car and motorcycle battalions. The commander of the corps was still Poluboyarov. Chief of Staff of the Corps - Ismail Akhmetovich Nagaybakov. The 4 Corps fought as part of the 2 Guards and 5 Shock Armies, then joined the 5 Guards Tank Army being formed, and for some time submitted to the 4 Guards Army (Battle of Kursk). In 1944-1945 was part of the 5-th Guards Tank Army.

4-th Guards Tank Corps took part in combat operations in the Donbas, at Kursk, forced the Dnieper, fought for Zhytomyr, Shepetovka, Tarnopol, Lviv, smashed German troops in Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia. He participated in the battles for Krakow, Dresden and Prague. For the liberation of Krakow, the 4 Guards Corps was awarded the Order of Lenin. Kantemirovtsy from Voronezh and the Don to Prague and the Elbe passed 4 thousands of kilometers, received 18 thanks of the Supreme Commander, in their honor 18 times in the Soviet capital salutes thundered. Parts of the 4 Guards Corps were awarded 17 honorary titles: Shepetovsky, Zhytomyr, Yampolsky and Tarnopolsky and others. More than 20 thousands of soldiers of the Kantemirovsky corps were awarded orders and medals, of which 5 full troopers of the Order of Glory NN and NN and NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NN and the NI and the NN and the NI and the NI and the NI and the graduate of the N15 and the graduate of the NN.

14 June 1945, the corps was transformed into the 4-th Guards Kantemirov division. The unit became part of the troops of the Moscow district with a deployment in the city of Naro-Fominsk. 23 February 1984 of the division was named after Yu. V. Andropov - 4-I Guards Tank Kantemirovskaya Order of Lenin The Red Banner Yu.V. Division. Andropov. During the military reform of 2008 — 2009, when the transition from the divisional to the brigade structure was made, the Kantemirov division was reorganized into the 4-th separate tank brigade, while preserving its deployment position. However, it soon became clear that they were in a hurry with this “reform,” the Russian army needed divisions to confront potential adversaries (the NATO bloc, Turkey and China). Brigades in their structure can be effective in fighting gangs in the Caucasian and Central Asian strategic areas, but not with divisions of the industrial powers. In May, the 2013 of the year, the Kantemirov division was restored.

26 June 1942 was formed Guards Red Banner Tank Kantemirovskaya division
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  1. Canep
    Canep 26 June 2013 07: 46
    Happy Kantemirovtsy!
    1. Papakiko
      Papakiko 26 June 2013 08: 10
      Quote: Canep
      Happy Kantemirovtsy

      They rightfully stood in historical analges on par with the Priobrazhensky and Semenovsky regiments. Vivat-Vivat-Vivat.
      Alexander Samsonov, thanks for the article, only in the title it was necessary to write FORMED. hi
  2. malikszh
    malikszh 26 June 2013 09: 33
    Can I find out the current composition of the division?
    1. George
      George 26 June 2013 10: 19
      Why are you interested in? soldier
    2. Larus
      Larus 26 June 2013 13: 19
      She designed her sordyukov into a brigade, and now they are going to transform again into a division.
      1. gizz
        gizz 26 June 2013 14: 32
        Digit to sozh. I won’t say it, but it looks like there’s almost nothing left
  3. pav-pon1972
    pav-pon1972 26 June 2013 09: 33
    I would like to wish the Kantemirovs military service, success in combat training !!!
    It is a pity that I was hit by a reduction in 2011 (deputy commander of 413 OBS of the 4th Guards TD).
  4. Dima190579
    Dima190579 26 June 2013 09: 41
    WITH A HOLIDAY OF WAR OF TANKISTS, So that your iron elephants are always in good condition.
  5. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 26 June 2013 09: 52
    A legendary division with a glorious fighting past! More to such!
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 26 June 2013 10: 16
    I congratulate the Kantemirovtsy from the "Germans" !!! ZY They will understand))) Live together, we all do one thing! drinks
  7. alex67
    alex67 26 June 2013 10: 38
  8. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 26 June 2013 10: 53
    Congratulations to the neighbors!
    I hope your power is reborn.
    Cover, just what, not to the extent of active paratroopers.
  9. spok
    spok 26 June 2013 12: 31
    Kantemirovs you said your word during the storming of the White House, you betrayed the constitution and your people

    it’s a pity that the memory of our grandfathers and fathers was so sold
    1. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 26 June 2013 19: 01
      I am writing with regret, but the truth is more expensive.
      The division disgraced the honor of fathers and grandfathers, which stained itself in 1993 with a tank shooting of the Supreme Parliament of Russia - the Supreme Council of People’s Deputies of the Russian Federation, is worthy of at least the removal of the title of guards, and by and large of disbandment.
      1. lilit.193
        lilit.193 26 June 2013 19: 18
        Quote: spok
        it’s a pity that the memory of our grandfathers and fathers was so sold

        Quote: vladimirZ
        worthy of at least the removal of the title of guards, and by and large disbandment.

        Wow, what a judge! It was not you who handed over the guard; it was not for you to take it. So sit at the clave quietly. wink And both of the minus. To no longer carry nonsense. am
        1. spok
          spok 26 June 2013 23: 45
          and what they gave the GUARD for shooting the white house?
          or is there any doubt about how Yeltsin came to power?
          1. lilit.193
            lilit.193 27 June 2013 17: 16
            Quote: spok
            or is there any doubt about how Yeltsin came to power?

            Here to him and ask your questions, but do not touch the division! angry
      2. Prohor
        Prohor 26 June 2013 22: 54
        On October 4, 1993, I, a student at the Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology. DI. Menddeleev, after visiting the Pushkin Moscow Institute with a friend, I just went for a walk around Moscow. At the end of the Crimean bridge, I saw a cordon, albeit from large, but, nevertheless, green boys. He stood there, and after 5 minutes they began to hammer these guys with iron rods, fittings, everything they hit. On the way from the Crimean Bridge to the Arbat, many of them later lay surrounded by ambulance doctors and compassionate passers-by. What is this - "the memory of fathers and grandfathers" ?! Is that what the beating of 18-year-old salagos is called now? Yes?!
        Personally, I had one desire - to roll this scum, disfiguring my children, with tanks! Which is what happened. Politics by politics - HOW CAN YOU PUNCH A RUSSIAN (YES ANYONE!) HUMAN RAIL IN THE HEAD, explain to me ??? !!! What aphid does this justify ?! Shame and disgrace to you who have done this to assholes forever and ever, and do not confuse your pseudo-patriotism with the honor and glory of the Guards Kantemirov’s Division !!!
        1. vladimirZ
          vladimirZ 27 June 2013 08: 34
          Prokhoru (1)  Yesterday, 22:54 PM ↑

          Is it that the deputies of the Supreme Soviet of Russia came out "with iron rods against young soldiers"?
          Don't make people laugh, this beating of soldiers was committed by the same militant pro-American liberal "young people", according to the American plan, provoking street carnage and riots in which a coup d'etat can be carried out. The same pro-American-minded "young people" have committed and are committing riots in Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Brazil and in many other places of the planet, where the US and the European liberoid West want to rule.
          With the help of the tanks of the Kantemirov’s division, no matter how glorious it was before, a coup d'etat was carried out in Russia, power passed to the pro-American clique of Yeltsin and Co. and the unprecedented plunder of Russia began.
          Only notorious liars, liberal pro-American singers or people in general do not want to understand anything in social and political life.
    2. Prohor
      Prohor 26 June 2013 20: 13
      Dear, have you seen the events that preceded the storming of the White House? I have seen. I saw how frenzied men with scraps of reinforcement killed 18-year-old conscripts! And the cantemirans RESTORED the memory of grandfathers and fathers!
  10. Larus
    Larus 26 June 2013 13: 18
    All fellow soldiers with the HOLIDAY, especially 14 etc. and OBMO.
  11. fzr1000
    fzr1000 26 June 2013 14: 06
    Glory! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
  12. kazssr
    kazssr 26 June 2013 17: 49
    WITH HOLIDAY TANKISTS drinks hi soldier
  13. lilit.193
    lilit.193 26 June 2013 19: 22
    Kantemirovtsev happy birthday!
    soldier love love love drinks
  14. akromaserp
    akromaserp 26 June 2013 20: 10
    I had to fight in its composition. I warmly remember the guys.
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  16. 7ydmco
    7ydmco 26 June 2013 22: 43
    Happy jam guys.
  17. gabs
    gabs 27 June 2013 00: 16
    Quote: Larus
    All fellow soldiers with the HOLIDAY, especially 14 etc. and OBMO.

    And you happy 14 tp 7tr.
  18. K9_SWAT
    K9_SWAT 27 June 2013 01: 53
    Congratulations!!! 13 tp 4 tr
  19. Andrey77
    Andrey77 28 June 2013 14: 32
    Shoot the Russian Parliament! Not a single part agreed. MO-LOD-Tsy, Heroes! Never wash off the blood, and merits in the Second World War will not save! Yeltsin’s Pocket Division ...
  20. Andrey77
    Andrey77 28 June 2013 14: 53
    Shoot the Russian Parliament! Not a single part agreed. MO-LOD-Tsy, Heroes! Never wash off the blood, and merits in the Second World War will not save! Yeltsin’s Pocket Division ...

  21. olha10
    olha10 2 July 2015 23: 26
    Good time to all!
    My father, Gribov Nikolai Ivanovich (1926-1995), since 1944 (approximately, no documents have been preserved), served in the author of the Kantemirov Tank Division.
    Is it possible to learn at least something in more detail about the military path of the father?
    Is there an archive of the division where you can make a request? I have already looked at the site "The feat of the people".
    Thanks in advance for your feedback.