Liptovský Mikuáš

Troops in the battles for Liptovsky Mikulas

Troops in the battles for Liptovsky Mikulas

When in late January 1945, troops of the Red Army and the 1st Czechoslovak Army were moving to the West of Slovakia after the so called Dukla battle, several German and Hungarian divisions were ahead of them. During the fights in the Liptov region, it was the 254th Infantry Division, the 3rd Mountain Division and the 320th Grenadier division. read more
Rests of destroyed Hungarian divisions were retreating along with them. In late March 1945, there were about 7,900 enemy soldiers with 150 artillery guns and mortars, 15 tanks and self-propelled guns standing against the 1st Czechoslovak Army.  The first Czechoslovak Army Corps was created on 10th April 1944. In February 1945, it had around 35,000 men but its flight, tank and artillery sections did not take part in the fights at Liptovský Mikuláš. 
As for the Red Army, troops of the 17th Rifle Corps – the 8th and the 138th rifle division were used in Liptov along with the 24th rifle division of the army commander reserve. Each of the divisions had about 4,000 men. 
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Troops in the battles for Liptovsky Mikulas

Over 300 weapon systems were used in WWII. Standard infantry equipment included machine guns, submachine guns, rifles, grenades, cannons, artillery guns and mortars. The artillery was using various kinds of guns, artillery guns and mortars. However, tanks and planes were missing while fighting in the region of Liptov because they were needed in other front sections. Soviet self-propelled guns and rocket launchers “katyusha” offered considerable support. 
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