Location: 9th Army, Tiraspol
Other subunits (Separate Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Recon Battalion, Pontoon Battalion, Separate Signals Battalion, Medical Battalion, Auto-Transport Battalion, Repairing Battalion,Traffic Control Company, Field Bakery) except the 272th Field Post Station and 319th Field Bank Department had the same number as division.
Other subunits (Separate Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Separate Signals Battalion, Medical Battalion, Auto-Transport Battalion, Repairing Battalion,Traffic Control Company, Field Bakery) except the 516th Field Post Station and 342th Field Bank Department had the same number as division.
In  mentioned the 11th TD to contain mainly T-26s, 16th TD - BT-5 & BT-7.
KV were received accidentally. In May 1941 they staid for a long time in Odessa. So, they were assigned to the 2nd MK in spite of followed order tor eturn them to the Kiev Special Military District.
Also the corps had 166 armored cars, 57 mortars (82-120mm), 30 AT guns (37-45mm), 36 Antiaircraft guns, 280 field guns (76-152mm) 
In  mentioned 6 flame thrower tanks (based on T-26 chassis) assigned to this corps.
|Corps total||10||50||318||62||185||635(Tanks- 450)|
Rem. Column "Total" also includes tanks of other types
|122mm guns||76mm||76mm Anti-Aircraft||45, 37 mm||305, 280, 203mm||152mm||122mm Howitzers|
|Rifles||Machine-guns||Submachineguns, automatic rifles, light machine-guns||Anti-Aircraft MGs|
* - Row "Total" formed by AMVAS
** - Included BT-7M modification. From data about motor resource in  (120 hr - BT-7 & 95 hr. BT-7M) we can guess ~45% of BT-7 were of BT-7M modification.
* - 20 operable
**- 75 operable
Note: Given numbers of operable tanks. According to this report up to 200 armored fighting vehicles needed thorough repair due to different breakages.
* - Row "Total" formed by AMVAS
|11th TD||16th TD||15th MD||Total*|
|Staff||June 22||Aug. 1||Staff||June 22||Aug. 1||Staff||June 22||Aug. 1||June 22||Aug. 1|
|T-26 Flame thrower||54||5||-||54||1||2||-||-||-||6||2|
|Passenger car M-1*3||47||47||29||47||11||16||46||20||24||78||69|
|Workshops type "A"||34||11||10||34||12||12||16||11||11||34||33|
|Workshops type "B"||23||7||6||23||6||6||19||5||5||18||17|
|Other special cars||279||132||119||279||118||118||233||133||133||383||370|
* - Row "Total" formed by AMVAS
*1 - AMVAS: in original "Heavy tanks"
*2 - AMVAS: in original "Medium tanks"
*3 - AMVAS: GAZ-M1 passenger car
*4 - AMVAS: Probably GAZ-4, or like it.
*5 - AMVAS: In the text of the same document (see above) 10 KVs were mentioned.
Rem.: On the South-Western and Southern Fronts 350 tanks are mentioned in repair and didn't assigned to any division.
Check also: Artillery Strength of the Southern Fronton July 28, 1941
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July 10 '41
The corps left battle and was put in reserve of the South Front. It was concentrated in Vaskautsy, Pojana region.
Tanks of the corps were transferred to Kotovsk. Corps number of tanks: 10 KV, 46 T-34, 275 BT-7, 38 T-26, 9 KhT (Flame throwers), 13 T-37/38. 15th Motorised Division was subordinated to the 48th Rifle Corps (till July, 18).
On 15:00 Corps' divisions were concentrated:
11th Tank Division - Stanislavka;
16th Tank Division - Voronkovo.
|Tanks||Trucks & cars||Mortars||Machine-guns||Tractors||Guns|
The corps was concentrating in Kotovsk region.
The 15th Motorised Division was ordered to concentrate in Dubossary vicinity.
The 15th Motorised Division took part in unsuccessful counter-attacks on Kishinev.
The 2nd Mechanised Corps (without 15th Motorised Division) was ordered to leave Dnestr's western riverside and concentrate in Ternovka, Antonovka, Budennovka (south-west to Uman) region. The 15th Motorised Division as a part of the 2nd Cavalry Corps also was ordered to leave Dnestr's western river sideand to set as an army reserve in Krasnye Okna region. (This time it was situated in Zagaykan, Faureshty, Grushchevka region, attacking together with the 2nd Cavalry Corps). Only in the evening of the day, the troops of 9th Army started retreating.
The 15th Motorised Division covered retreating of the troops from the 2nd Cavalry Corps on Ustya, Okhrancha, Onitskany line. It was reordered to concentrate in Nesterovka, Novaya Malovata, Reymarovka.
At the same time it was transferred back into the 2nd Mechanised Corps.
The 15th Motorised Division left Dnestr's western riverbank
The other troops of the 2nd Mechanised Corps at July 19-20 were transferring to Uman region. Two mixed Machine-gun-Artillery battalions of Kamenets-Podolsk's Fortified Zone and the 96th Construction Battalion.
The 15th Motorised Division was ordered to follow the route: Dubossary, Stavrovo, Balta, Peschanka, Gaivoron, Budennovka, Antonovka to the morning of July 22 concentrate in Antonovka, Budennovka region. 321st Mot. Rfl. Regiment, operating separately from the main divisional forces also was directed to this region.
At 6:00 divisions of the 2nd Mech. Corps were finishing concentration in Khristinovka, Sarny, Savustianivka
At 13:00 the advanced guards of the corps joined the battle with German tanks that had broke through from Pogrebishche and were moving to Uman.
The troops of the 6th and 12th Armies were half-surrounded in Nemirov, Lipovets, Pogrebishche, Tetiev, Zhivotov, Frantovka, Monastyrishche region. The circle could be locked in the South direction. These armies had to break the circle in Eastern direction.
At 20:40 the 2nd Mech Corps was ordered to crash the enemy attacking from Monastyrishche to Lobachev.
In the morning the troops of the corps were fighting in the northern Uman vicinities in Ivanovka region. According to corps recon data German troops there consisted of 500-600 soldiers, up to 50 anti-tank guns, up to 20 tanks.
The corps was ordered to hold Uman. At 17:00 the corps threw back enemy to Podobna, Dobra line and reached Berestovets. The corps lost 5 T-34, 5 BT. 3 T-34 were damaged.
Positions by the evening:
The 16th Tank Division - st. Potash, Podobna, Northern outskirts of Berestovets, assaulting Dzengilevka. Lost 1 T-34 and 3 KV.
The 11th Tank Division - st. Yarovatka, Lashchinovka, attacking in Dobra direction. Motorised and Tank battalions attacked German column to the east of Bespechno, caused large losses there and captured a headquarters with important documents.
The 15th Motorised Division - Leshchinovka, Tsibermanovka, attacking in north-eastern direction.
Troops of the 2nd Mech. Corps were slowly moving in the northern direction.
The corps was ordered to set in Novo-Arkhangelsk, Podvysokoe, Tishkovka region as a front reserve.
Positions at the end of the day.
11th Tank division - near Yarovatka;
16th Tank division - Potash, Podobna;
15th Motorised Division:
16th Mot. Rfl. Regiment - captured Dobra, Nesterovka, continued attacks on Kishentsy
321st Mot. Rfl. Regiment - st. Yarovatka, Leshcinovka.
47th Mot. Rfl. Regiment - operated in Talnoe direction.
14th Tank Regiment - was concentrating near Oradovka.
The corps (named in documents "Novoselsky's group") continued attacks in Dzengelevka, Kishentsy direction. At the end of a day it reached Kharkovka-Kishentsy line.
16th Tank Division captured Mankovka, Dzengelevka, Kharkovka.
11th Tank Division in the night to July,27 captured Kishentsy
15th Motorised Division:
16th Mot. Rfl. Regiment - captured hills South to Sokolovka
321st Mot. Rfl. Regiment - was concentrating at the south-east to Nesterovka
47th Mot. Rfl. Regiment - Talnoe
14th Tank Regiment - south to Dobra.
6th Motorcycle Regiment - Khristinovka.
Corps HQ - Uman.
Continued to support the escape of the 6th and 12th Armies' troops from the encirclement.
Corps' strength: 1 KV, 18 T-34, 68 BT, 26 T-26, 7 KhT (flame throwers), 90 BA-10, 64 BA-20.
Had stopped the 2nd Corps' attacks, the German 9th and 11th Panzer Divisions attacked from Ivanovka, Justingrad region.
11th Tank Division - retreated on south
16th Tank Division - Potash, Romanovka, Mankovka.
15th Motorised Division - st. Yarovatka, Tsibermanovka, Botvinovka.
The German troops continued offensive at Gaysin, Teplikm Ternovka direction. 12th Army was ordered to defend Monastyrishche, Krasnopolka line. The 14th Tank Regiment was ordered to move to Gorodishche vicinities for annihilating German troops moving from Gaysin to Teplik and Golovanevsk. The other troops of the 2nd Mechanised Corps had to continue covering the 6th and 12th Armie's escape from outlined surrounding.
The 6th Army and the 2nd Mech. Corps were subordinated to 12th Armie's commander. That time the army, covering from the west and from the south was attacking the 9th and 11th Panzer Divisions which tried to lock the encirclement from the north. According to the order of the 12th Army's Commander, the 2nd Mech. Corps attacking from Rogi, Molodetskoye, st. Babany region had to capture Potash and then Shaulikha.
Corps's positions at the end of July 29:
16th Tank Division - Potash, Romanovka, st. Potash
11th Tank Division - retreated under attacks from Mankovka, Dzengelevka to the South.
15th Motorised Division - retreated to st. Yarovatka, Tsybermanovka, Botvinovka. Was subordinated to the 49th Infantry Corps of the 6th Army.
From the beginning of the morning the 2nd Mech. Corps was attacking near Rogi without success. The 6th Army was ordered to defend front line: Kosenovka, st. Babany, Kocherzhintsy, Psyarovka, Korzhevaya (2nd Mech Corps together with 58th Mountain Rifle Division). The 2nd Mechanised Corps defended line: Kosenovka, st. Babany, Krasnopolka for covering the left wing of shock troops of the 12th Army.
The 2nd Mech. Corps was reinforced with Fotchenkov's Group (the residues of 213th Mot. Rifle Division, 702nd, 239th Rifle Regiments, 8th Mot. Rfl. Regiment.). That group had to cover st. Babany, Ksendzovka, Krasnopolka line. The 15th Motorised Division was returned to the corps and was transferred to Dobrovody.
Positions on 14:00:
16th Tank Division - reached Tchervonny khutor
11th Tank Division - was retreating to Novo-Arkhangelskoe
Corps' HQ - northern outskirts of Dobrovody.
The corps had to defend north-western outskirts of Legezino, Babanochka, collective farm 3km to the South of st. Babany to prevent German breakthrough from Rogi, Molodetskoe. The 6th Army supported 12th Armie's offensive to the north-east.
The 2nd Mechanised Corps defended line - Legesino, Tanskoe. Headquarters was set 3km north of Svinarka.
The 2nd Mech. Corps' state became terrible. Germans captured Legezino. That day the German troops locked the circle.
The 2nd Mech Corps retreated to the line: hill 216, Dobrovody. Almost all the equipment was lost. The 16th Tank Division had 1 tank (in which commander of division was killed later). The 15th Mot. Div. had 8 immovable T-26. They had only machine-guns operable.
The 6th Army was ordered to cover the shock group of the 12th Army retreating to the line: Vishnopol, Polonistoe. The 2nd Mech Corps was retreating to the western outskirts of Vishnopol, hill 216 to prevent enemy's breakthrough in the south direction by the road from Legezino. Fotchenkov's group was transferred to the 49th Rifle Corps.
Troops of the army fulfilled the order and reached to the needed lines. The 2nd Mech Corps was situated at the western outskirts of Vishnopol, hill 216. One tank regiment was set as a reserve in Oksanino.
The residuals of the 2nd, 16th Mechanised and the 49th Riffle Corps defended line: grove south to Vishnopol, Babany, Korzevy Kut.
The German troops were enforcing attacks, narrowing the circle. At 17:00 Oksanino and Ternovka were captured. The 2nd Mech Corps and the 49th Rifle Corps retreated to Teklievka, Nebelevka, Ostrovets,
The troops of the 6th Army continued their attempts to break the circle. In the night to Aug. 5 the army was ordered to break the circle in the south direction. It had to capture bridges on Yatran river. The 2nd Mech Corps was ordered to cover shock group at line: north-western side of the forest to south-western of Neruvayka, Nebelevka. (Front line to the north).
It should be noted that this time really Soviet troops had much losses and divisions and regiments were only a groups of people with only rifle weapons. All rear units were incorporated in rifle formations. All heavy equipment was destroyed.
All attempts to break the encirclement were unsuccessful. German troops prevented them with defense and attacks from the south. Subordinated formations of the 6th and 12th Armies were ordered to break through separately.
Commander of the 2nd Mech Corps decided to break the encirclement in the midnight of Aug. 7 to 8. This attack was unsuccessful because half an hour before the soviet troops were fired upon with artillery, mortars and machine-guns. Troops had much losses (e.g. commander of the 15th Motorised Division, Col. N.N. Belov was killed).
Some troops of the Corps managed to escape from encirclement. E.g. Gen. J.V. Novoselsky with a group of soldiers (near Dnepropetrovsk), Col. Kuzmin with the residuals of the 11th Tank Division (it was recovered in the 12th Army. Then it was reorganised into the 132nd Tank Brigade (Aug, 21), later the 4th Guards Tank Brigade)
In Legesino the residuals of the 16th Tank Division were killed. In the last tank its commander was killed. Escaped only divisional rear units. They were concentrated in the morning of 10th August, in the forest near Bulakhovka village (Pavlogradsky region)
All the headquarters of the 15th Mot. Division was captured (later Col. Laskin (commander) managed to escape from the prison.
From the residuals of the 14th Tank Regiment, the 71st Separate Tank Battalion was formed, which was subordinated to the 12th Rifle Corps of the South Front
BA - Armored car
Fl. - Flame thrower tanks
MD - Motorised Division
TD - Tank Division
Text is brief translation from http://mechcorps.rkka.ru/ with some additions