"Recently, I have observed a senseless and completely unjustified expenditure of flares and Panzerfausts in the division. Despite a number of orders and directives regarding conservative use of ammunition, no measures have been taken. For instance, just on March 28th, 1945, 60 Panzerfausts were used.
The division's artillery commander ordered that:
- Flares should be used only when necessary (signalling and illumination in the dark).
- Panzerfausts should be used only for their intended application. Keep in mind that significant issues are involved with their procurement and delivery, especially now that we are on the defensive.
- All personnel should once more be reminded that the aforementioned ammunition should be used conservatively.
Report on measures taken by March 30th, 1945.
Chief of Staff of Artillery, Major Chernogubov"