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September 3, 1962

General-Colonel S.P. Ivanov, 'Reference Report on Sending Units for the "Andyr" Operation'

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Reference Report

on sending units for the “Anadyr’” operation in September-October 1962


In connection with the requirement to end shipments for the “Anadyr’” operation by 1 November 1962 and the additional dispatch of combat equipment (an air squadron of Il-28 delivery aircraft, three Luna battalions, a PRTB, and support units) a revised and condensed schedule is presented for the loading and dispatch of units for September and October for operation “Anadyr’”.

The revised schedule provides for:

- the additional allocation in September of 5 ships to send an air squadron of Il-28 aircraft, three Luna battalions, a PRTB, and their support units and 2 ships to transport the special fuel (one ship in September, the second ship in October);

- the front of loading missile units is expanding – the loading will be done at three ports (Baltiysk, Nikolayev, and Sevastopol’) instead of the two ports (Nikolayev, Sevastopol’) previously planned;

- the timeframes for loading a majority of the ships are being reduced from 6 to 4 days;

- the timeframes for the unloading of the ships at the destination port are being reduced.

The arrivals of the transport ship at the destination ports have been planned [to be] by 1 November of this year, and only two transports, “Kasimov” and “Krasnograd”, with a missile battalion of the 668th missile regiment, will arrive at the destination on 3 and 5 November.



S. P. Ivanov

[signature] Shibanov

[translator’s note: although the document is in the name of S.P. Ivanov, the signatory is Shibanov.]

3 September 1962


Reported to the Minister of Defense in the presence of the Chief of the General Staff and the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate. 27 September.

[signature] Shibanov

This report provides a revised schedule for the arrival of Soviet ships to Cuba that allows for the additional dispatch of combat equipment. 

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TsAMO fond 1, opis 14041cc, delo 1, l. 168. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok and translated by Gary Goldberg.


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