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14 Sep 2012

Southwestern Front

Southwestern Front

The Southwestern Front was a front of the Red Army during the Second World War, it was formed 3 times.

It was first created on June 22, 1941 from the Kiev Special Military District. The western boundary of the front in June 1941 was 865 km long, from the Pripyat River and the town of Wlodawa to the Prut River and the town of Lipkany at the border with Romania.

Active 1941 to

Commanders

Colonel General Mikhail P. Kirponos, June 1941 to September 1941

Mikhail P. Kirponos
Mikhail P. Kirponos














Marshal Semyon K. Timoshenko, September 1941 to December 1941

Semyon K. Timoshenko
Semyon K. Timoshenko














Lieutenant General Fyodor Kostenko, December 1941 to April 1942

Fyodor Kostenko
Fyodor Kostenko














Lieutenant General Nikolai F. Vatutin, October 1942 to March 1943

Nikolai F. Vatutin
Nikolai F. Vatutin















Colonel General Rodion Ia. Malinovsky, March 1943 to October 1943


Rodion Ia. Malinovsky
Rodion Ia. Malinovsky














Armies

5th Army
6th Army
12th Army
26th Army

Front Assets

Southwestern Front, Photos
Southwestern Front, Doc

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