29 September 1962 / Report from Ivanov to Malinovskiy on the conduct of Operation Anadyr
to Marshal of the Soviet Union
Comrade R.Ya. Malinovskiy
I hereby report:
As of 29 September the following primary units and formations have arrived in Cuba:
– Rocket Forces – contingents from two R-12 missile regiments (10 launchers and 19 missiles);
– PVO [Air Defense] forces – the 10th and 11th PVO Divisions consisting of six S-75 surface-to-air missile regiments (24 battalions, 576 missiles);
– VVS [Air Force] – one FKR-1 regiment (10 launchers and 20 missiles), one fighter air regiment (47 airplanes), a helicopter regiment (28 helicopters), and a composite air squadron (11 airplanes);
– VMF [Navy] – one brigade of missile boats (12 boats and 28 missiles), one Sopka coastal missile regiment (8 launchers and 34 missiles);
– Ground Forces – four motorized infantry regiments (141 tanks, [words missing] SAU [self-propelled artillery mounts], 102 guns and mortars, 27 PTURS [anti-tank guided missile launchers]). En route is one tank battalion from the 314th OMSP [independent motorized infantry regiment].
In all, 30,938 personnel have arrived.
Of the arriving troops, the following have been brought into readiness to conduct combat tasks: the 17th Sopka Missile Regiment, and the 302nd, 400th, and 496th OMSP; completion of preparations for combat alert beginning 1 October – the 11th PVO Division in full strength, and one ZENRAP [surface-to-air missile regiment] from the 10th PVO Division, the 32nd IAP [fighter air regiment], 41st Missile Boat Brigade, and beginning 10 October, two ZENRAP from the 10th PVO division.
We believe it will be possible and necessary to send to Cuba a small group of generals and officers to inspect the location, bring the PVO and aviation troops into readiness, and to check whether or not the data and positions [words missing] missile specialists are being properly prepared.
Group composition – 8 individuals, senior official – General Colonel [words missing] Comrade N.G. Seleznev.
Time of dispatch – 7 October on a Tu-114 airliner.
29 September 1962