Wednesday, 18 November 2015

AA into AT

"Decree of the State Committee of Defense #735ss
October 5th, 1941

On the creation of AT regiments
  1. Form 4 AT regiments from the reserves of the Moscow AA corps, each with 8 85 mm AA guns and 8 37 mm AA guns.
    These regiments must be ready by October 6th, 1941.
  2. Form 20 AT regiments, each with 8 85 mm AA guns and 8 37 mm AA guns or 45 mm guns.
    The first six regiments must be ready by October 8th, 1941.
    The next four, by October 10th, 1941.
    The other ten, by October 15th, 1941.
  3. Chiefs of the Central Directorate of the People's Commissariat of Defense must give priority to these regiments when equipping them with armament, prime movers, and other equipment.
  4. The formation of these regiments will be managed by the Military Council of the Moscow Military District, under the supervision of the Chief of Artillery, comrade Voronov.
  5. NKO (comrade Fedorenko) must provide prime movers for the nine regiments formed in the MMD by October 8th.
Chair of the State Committee of Defense, I. Stalin."

Via gistory.

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