September 15, 1962
Order from the Chief of the General Staff, Marshal of the Soviet Union M. Zakharov, to the Commander-Chief of the Ground Forces and the Commanding General of the Airborne Forces
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Copy Nº [handwritten: 1]
TO THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GROUND FORCES
TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE AIRBORNE FORCES
Copy: TO THE CHIEF OF THE MAIN OPERATIONS DIRECTOTATE OF THE GENERAL STAFF
The Minister of Defense [Rodion Malinovsky] HAS ORDERED:
For the performance of a special assignment to prepare twin 23-mm (ZU-23) mounts with combat crews in the service of the Airborne Forces, and send them taking into consideration of their arrival:
1. To Liepaya [Liepāja]: six mounts from the 76th Guards Airborne Division by 18 September.
2. To Baltiysk: eighteen mounts from the 76th Guards Airborne Division, of which: four mounts by 17 September and fourteen mounts by 24 September and ten mounts from the 44th Guards Training Division by 8 October.
3. To Nikolayev [Mykolaiv]: twenty-four mounts from the 104th Guards Airborne Division, of which: twelve by 17 September and twelve by 26 September, six mounts from the 106th Guards Airborne Division by 9 October.
4. With each twin (ZU-23) mount send two units of fire (2400 rounds for each mount).
All mounts will be returned to their units with combat crews when the assignment is performed.
CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF
MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION
[handwritten: 15] September 1962
An order detailing the preparation of antiaircraft mounts and their combat crews.
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