ARMOUR OF THE 1st DIVISION OF ROA

t34a

There were about one million Russian volunteers in the German army still in 1944 there. In autumn 1944 two infantry divisions were formed from that men and creation of third such division started. Due of material shortcomings of the end of war only the 1st Division of Russian Liberation Army (Russkaya Osvobozhditelnaya Armiya, ROA) was fully trained, equipped and used in action.

There is a few information about armoured vehicles in the 1st Division of ROA. Written sources claim that there were nine tanks T-34 in division during it’s forming in Muensingen. Two of them were photographed on a parade in front of general Vlasov, head of Russian anti-soviet opposition in Germany, and general Bunyaczenko, the division’s commander, on 10 February 1945. The tank in foreground has a white number “2” under the gun barrel and a shield divided horizontally white/blue/red from the top painted on the turret’s side.

ARMOUR OF THE 1st DIVISION OF ROA

1 thought on “ARMOUR OF THE 1st DIVISION OF ROA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.