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  • Number of Soviet Women in WW2 Military

    Greetings,

    A quick question. How many Soviet Women served in the military during WW2?

    I know it was several million, but I can't find the total and breakdown by group, army, VVS, navy, and so on.

    If possible can you give me a source where I can find this info.

    Thanks for any help.

    Dann

  • #2
    Quickly browsed the net
    Not much information though..
    Try
    http://history.milportal.ru/2015/11/...tvennoj-vojny/
    http://m2kozhemyakin.livejournal.com/44596.html
    http://diletant.media/articles/33015435/

    Regards
    Alex
    If you fire a rifle at the past, the future will fire a cannon at you.....

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    • #3
      Great....I will check them out.

      Thanks Alex

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      • #4
        According to Krivosheev:
        During the Great Patriotic War period in all 490 235 women were conscripted to military service, of them: in 1941 – 5 594 women, in 1942 – 235 025, in 1943 – 194 695, in 1944 – 51 036, in 1945 – 3 615 women.

        Of the number of conscripted were sent: to PVO units – 177 065, signal units – 41 886, Air Force units – 40 209, women formations and school – 14 460, automobile units – 18 785, cook courses – 28 500, military sanitary units and establishments – 41 224, Navy units – 20 889, railroad units of the NKPS (People’s Commissariat for Transport Communications) – 7 000, to MPVO (local anti-aircraft defense units of the NKVD – 70 458, miscellaneous (front, district and army) units and establishments of the Red Army – 29 259.
        That doesn't include volunteer enlistment, as far I understand.

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        • #5
          Thanks Art,

          This is the info I was looking for. Only 490,235 women in total, I was thinking it was far more.

          Is Krivosheev the author of an article or paper?

          Thanks again,

          Dann

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          • #6
            First published as an article in VIZh than included in the reissue of the book on casualties.

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            • #7
              I do have his book "Soviet Casualties and Combat losses"

              I did find the reference about women serving on page 230,... 490,235 called up.

              So thanks for the breakdown of this total number.

              Dann

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