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"To GABTU Regional Engineer at factory #183, Kharkov

I send you the directions for shipping T-34 tanks, which are to be strictly followed.

Until June 1st, 1941, you delivered the following T-34 tanks:
  • Kiev Military District:
    • Lvov: 241
    • Striy: 20
    • Kremenets: 34
    • Zlochev: 38
    • Darnitsa: 22
    • Kiev Tank Academy: 8
    • Total: 363
  • Western Military District:
    • Belostok: 72
    • Chizhov: 50
    • Total: 122
  • Baltic Military District:
    • Alitus: 50
  • Odessa Military District:
    • Kishenev: 50
  • Leningrad Military District:
    • Leningrad Armoured Command Academy: 5
  • Orel Military District:
    • Orlovsk Tank Academy: 15
  • Kharkov Military District:
    • Kharkov Tank Academy: 11
  • Moscow Military District:
    • Military Academy of Mechanization and Motorization: 2
  • Volga Military District:
    • Academies: 21
  • Factories #174 and 92: 2
  • Total: 641
Beginning on June 1st, send T-34 tanks strictly to the following locations and order:


Destination

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total

Notes

Lvov

-

38

-

-

-

-

-

38


Striy

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

3


Shepetovka

-

-

-

-

70

140

-

210

New suspension

Stanislav

-

-

37

70

-

-

-

103


Chernovitsy

-

-

60

80

80

-

-

210

New suspension

Vl.Volynsk.

-

42

63

-

-

-

-

105

51 with new suspension

Rovno

43

62

-

-

-

-

-

105


Sub-Total

46

142

150

150

150

140

-



Belostok

80

-

-

-

-

-

-

80


Grodno

46

12

-

-

-

-

-

58


Sub-Total

126

12

-

-

-

-

-

138


Kotovsk

-

-

-

-

-

-

50

50


Total

172

154

150

150

150

140

50

966



Ship tanks in batches of at least 10. Each delivery should be reported in cipher to the 4th BTU department with precise records of when, at what station, and how many tanks were sent, and a telegram sent to the commander of armoured forces of the receiving station.

Announce each shipment 7 days in advance to the 4th BTU department in order to assign the shipment a military tracking number.

QA and guards should be called up in advance from the unit that is receiving the tanks. Delivery of tanks without QA is strictly forbidden.

The schedule for remaining tanks will be given separately.

Copies of requests for trains should be given to the BTU no later than the 25th of this month.

All prior orders for shipments are cancelled.

Sequence of shipments:
  1. In June: 
    1. Striy
    2. Belostok
    3. Rovno
    4. Grodno
  2. In July:
    1. Lvov
    2. Rovno
    3. Vladimir-Volynskiy
    4. Grodno
  3. In August:
    1. Stanislav
    2. Chernovitsy
    3. Vladimir-Volynskiy
  4. In September:
    1. Stanislav
    2. Chernovitsy
  5. In October:
    1. Chernovitsy
    2. Shepetovka
Chief of the ABTU BTU, Military Engineer 1st Class, Korobkov
Chief of the 4th Department of the ABTU BTU, Military Engineer 2nd Class, Seleznev"

CAMD RF 38-11355-264 pp.51-52
Via Dmitriy Shein.




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