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    Tamsagbulag (Tamsag Bulag, Tamsag) Dornod Province Mongolia
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Justin Taylan 2009

Location
Located aproximately 120 km from the Khalkhin Gol. Inland settlement in eastern Mongolia, 'bulag' is mongolian for a spring. Known as "Tamsagbulag" or "Tamsag" or "Tamsagbulak".

Wartime History
Used as a military base and supply area. Prior to May 1939, the Soviet 8th Armored Brigade (Armored Cars) was based here.

The Bykov detachment commanded by Major A. E. Bykov arrived on May 5, 1939 and was stationed in the area, east of the town. Also stationed in the area was the Mongolian 6th Cavalry Division.

During May - September, 1939 developed into a major staging base and rear area for the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident. On June 5, 1939, General Zhukov arrived at Tamsagbulag and took command. Bombed by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) during the battle.

Japanese Missions Against Tamsagbulag
June 24 - September 12, 1939

Tamsagbulag Airfield (Tamsag Bulak, "Kiev")
Built by the Russians, used during May - August 1939 airfield complex

References
Nomonhan Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat page 2 (map)
Japanese Studies on Manchuria: Volume XI Part 3 Book B, page 234

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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