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Operation Bagration (Atlantic Iron Curtain)

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Operation Bagration
DateJune 22, 1944–August 23, 1944
LocationBelorussian SSR, USSR
ResultDecisive Soviet victory
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945)
Nazi Germany
Flag of the Soviet Union

850,000 men,
439 tanks,
1,485 aircraft

1,710,000 men,
4,500 AFVs

24,000 artillery guns,
5,461 aircraft

Military casualties:
399,096 killed,
Military casualties:188,527 killed,

Operation Bagration ({Oперация Багратион}, Operatsiya Bagration) was the code name for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation during World War II, which cleared German forces from the Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland between 22 June, 1944 and 23rd August, 1944

The operation was named after 18th–19th century Georgian Prince Pyotr Bagration, general of the Russian army who received a mortal wound at the Battle of Borodino.

The Soviet armies directly involved in Operation Bagration were the 1st Baltic Front under Hovhannes Bagramyan, the 1st Belorussian Front commanded by Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, the 2nd Belorussian Front commanded by Colonel-General G.F. Zakharov, and the 3rd Belorussian Front commanded by Colonel-General Ivan Chernyakhovsky.

This action resulted in the almost complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre and three of its component armies: Fourth Army, Third Panzer Army and Ninth Army. The operation "was the most calamitous defeat of all the German armed forces in World War II"

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