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The 13th Guards Airborne Division was a division of the Soviet Airborne Troops which was part of the 37th Guards Airborne Corps.[1] This division was replaced by the 103rd Guards Airborne Division in 1946.

Reformed 1 October 1948 at Galenki, Primorsky Krai, under the 37th Guards Airborne Corps. It was disbanded on 1 April 1955.[2] Two regiments were reassigned to other airborne divisions:


  1. David M. Glantz (November 1984). The Soviet Airborne Experience. Combat Studies Institute. p. 34. ISBN 1428915826. 
  2. Michael Holm, 13th Guards Airborne Division, accessed December 2013.

Further reading

  • Keith E. Bonn, Slaughterhouse: the Handbook of the Eastern Front, Aberjona Press, Bedford, PA, 2005

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