20th Guards Red Banner Combined Arms Army

20-я гвардейская общевойсковая Краснознамённая армия

Military Unit: 83379


Activated 15.7.43 as the 4th Tank Army, from the 19th Cavalry Corps.

17.3.45 renamed 4th Guards Tank Army.

4.7.46 renamed 4th Guards Mechanised Army.

31.10.46 reduced to the 4th Guards Mechanised Division (mobilisation) - the attached divisions became regiments.

17.3.50 again enlarged, and became the 4th Guards Mechanised Army.

29.4.57 renamed 20th Guards Combined Arms Army.

Organisation 1960:

Re-organised in 6.64:

Organisation 1970:

Red Banner awarded 17.1.74.

Organisation 1980:

In 5.83 the 25th Tank Division was attached from the 2nd Guards Tank Army.

Organisation 1988: