FORMATION OF FIELD REACTIVE ARTILLERY UNITS IN 1941-1943 AND THEIR ROLE IN THE DEFENSIVE ACTIONS OF VORONEZH FRONT IN THE COURSE OF THE BATTLE OF KURSK
Ashcheulov Oleg Evgen'evich Institute of the Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Abstract. In the article on the basis of declassified resolutions of the State Defence Committee of the USSR a brief history of the formation of Guards mortar units during the Great Patriotic War from June 22, 1941 to April 29, 1943 is considered. In the paper the author also briefly analyzes the role of Guards mortar units on Voronezh Front during the defensive stage of the Battle of Kursk.
Key words and phrases: Великая Отечественная война, Красная армия, "Катюша", гвардейские минометные части, Курская битва, Great Patriotic War, Red Army, "Katyusha", Guards mortar units, the Battle of Kursk.
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