High Command of the Soviet Forces in the Far East
As early as 1943–1944, the Soviet Union had committed itself to supporting the Western Allies in the war against Japan . After the end of the war in Europe became apparent, preparations began on the Soviet side in April and May 1945 for an offensive in the Far East . However, since this theater of war was very far from the military command organs (→ Headquarters of the Command of the Supreme Commander ) in Moscow , it seemed advisable to create a local command authority to coordinate the various fronts . On July 30, 1945, the State Defense Committee therefore decided to set up the “High Command of the Soviet Forces in the Far East”.
The following served in a leading position:
- Commander in Chief Marshal of the Soviet Union A.M. Wassilewski
- Chief of Staff Colonel General SP Ivanov.
- Member of the War Council Colonel General IW Shikin and
This high command was responsible for the coordination of the following units during " Operation Auguststurm ":
- AM Wassilewski: thing of the whole life , Berlin (East) 1977, pp. 505–507