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389th Rifle Division
Active October 1941 — 6 July 1945
Disbanded 6 July 1945
Country Soviet Union
Branch Infantry
Type Red Army flag.svg Red Army
Engagements The German-Soviet War
Decorations Order of the Red Banner
Order of Suvorov
Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Battle honours Berdychiv
Colonel Sergei Bunyachenko;
Major general Leonid Kolobov

The 389th Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union during World War II.

The division was formed in October 1941 part of the 53rd Army of the Central Asian Military District, and was deployed for active field duty from May 1942 through to May 1945.

The 389th Rifle Division particularly distinguished itself in early January 1944 during the liberation of Berdychiv from the German military, for which it was awarded the honorary title of "Berdychevskaya".

Further reading

  • Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner, The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War, Novato: Presidio Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89141-237-9. Poirer and Conner primarily used the wartime files of the German Foreign Armies East ('FHO') intelligence section, of which substantial sections are now held by the U.S. National Archives.

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