Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Gearing Up

"Commanders of the 5th Shock, 44th, 2nd Guards, 28th, 51st Armies

For the duration of the upcoming operation, establish the following norm for soldiers (sergeants).
  1. Rifleman
    1. Rifle: 1
    2. Ammunition: 120 rounds
    3. RGD grenades: 4
    4. Trench shovel: 1
    5. Individual medical kit
      A rifle section should have 4 RPG grenades.
  2. Submachine gunner
    1. Submachine gun: 1
    2. Disks: 3 (or box magazines: 6) loaded
    3. RGD grenades: 4
    4. Spare pistol ammunition: 300 rounds
  3. Light machine gunner
    1. Light machine gun: 1
    2. Disks: 6
    3. Spare ammunition: 300 rounds
    4. RGD grenades: 2
  4. Heavy machine gunner:
    1. Heavy machine gun: 1
    2. Ammunition belts: 4
    3. RGD grenades: 1
    4. Spare rifle rounds: 100
  5. Anti-tank rifleman:
    1. Anti-tank rifle: 1
    2. Ammunition: 40
    3. PTG grenades: 2-3
The amount of ammunition listed above is only the minimum. 

Soldiers should not bring with them their greatcoats or gas masks (leave them at the starting positions).

Bring a day's worth of rations in each soldier's backpack.

Organize the greatcoats to be brought to the soldiers at the end of the day.

[signatures]
October 7th, 1943
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