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Estimate of own forces:

The subunits of the regiment have full combat readiness for fulfilling their combat actions and now they are located in the region ___, ___. They are ready for action. The regiment is composed in personnel to 95% and with combat equipment to 93% and in weapons to 97% and in supplies it has on hand to the full basic load. Norm> In addition with the objective of conduct of combat actions in the enemy rear it must create extra supplies of food and ammunition and other rear service items. The Food for the personnel will be prepared with dry rations and for two days supply of food and water. The combat equipment is prepared for combat action. During the operation the regiment will fulfill its combat mission of destruction of enemy's rear service supply depot. For this the regiment has combat experience. The combat preparation of the regiment is excellent.

The personnel's political morale status and adherence to the tenets of Marxism- Leninism is excellent.

The FUP area for assembling for the landing is designated for four airfields at ___, ___, ___, ___. In the region of Leipzig. Their distance from the landing site is 350 km. The landing region is 45 km from the forward ledge of combat of our troops. The landing consists of 40 VTA military transport aviation division that has in tis composition 120 aircraft AN 12. AT the present time these aircraft are located on their normal permanent airfields in the depth of the country. 01:30 on the *10th of June they will arrive at the FUP area airfields. The capabilities of the AN 12 aircraft:
----- lift capacity - 20 tons
----- carry 90 troops or 60 parachutist and 2 combat airborne fighting vehicles.

At the airfield in the FUP area supplies of fuel and other materials required for the landing have been assembled. The runway of these air fields is long enough to enable the aircraft to take off unhindered. during the loading of the combat equipment the aircraft will also be refueled and maintained. The air defense of the air field and the FUP areas consists of the front PVO troops and the air defense means of the regiment itself. In the FUP area also is deployed two aviation regiments of fighter aircraft of the front air army. These regiments also participate in the air defense of the FUP area. During the flight the fighters will also cover the transports against enemy air strikes. Before the landing air strikes will be delivered by fighter bomber aviation on the targets in the landing region and also on enemy near by reserves. The combat action of the landing is supported by two squadrons of fighter bomber aviation of the air army on call to the regimental commander.

Reconnaissance and warning about the enemy aircraft is accomplished by the command of the front PVO and the army PVO and the near by radio direction finding stations. During the flight reconnaissance of the enemy and suppression of enemy radio locating stations, especially radio electronic means of reconnaissance and navigation of enemy fighters, is accomplished by aircraft of tactical reconnaissance and aviation regiment of radio electronic combat of the air army.

Estimate of the terrain:
----- 1 terrain in the FUP area for assembly for the operation:

----- 2. terrain in the assault landing area
---------- This consists of information shown on the maps and available data.

Making the decision and issuing combat orders:

----- 1. The enemy defends on the line ___, ___. in front of the army's advancing troops. Some enemy forces are retreating toward the Rhine River. The enemy constructs new crossing sites on the Rhine river and in at a distance of 10 -12 km in front of the river is preparing new defensive positions with the objective of covering and protecting the retreat of his forces. On the opposite bank of the river he also along the river constructs new positions for defense. Also the moment of enemy reserves from the depth of his area is occurring. The enemy in the landing area for the regiment has assembled two crossing sites one of them is a pontoon bridge in the area of Torgars and the other is in the area of Urbar with rafts. The enemy forces at these crossings are about 2 engineer bridge companies. Along the western bank of the Rhine the enemy constructs new defensive positions with the use of engineer position building equipment in order to prevent our crossing the river from the march and expand the offensive into his territory. In the area of Holzfeld, Oberwesel the area about one motor rifle company in each. They prepare trenches with engineer equipment. In the area Wiebelsheim they build a command or communications center. Also at Kubach, Birkheim, Breifschreid there are positions of air defense rockets. AT 40 km to the south west direction from the landing area there is the assembly area of a motor rifle regiment.

-----2. Before the landing suppress and destroy the following targets with front air forces, rocket troops and artillery unit of the army and division:
----- front air forces suppress targets at __-, ___, ___, and ____. During the combat important targets will be destroyed by fighter bomber aviation on call.
----- by army and division rocket forces suppress the following targets ___, ___, ___. During the combat important enemy targets will be destroyed by rocket troops of army using conventional warheads when called for the regimental commander.
----- artillery units of army and division of first echelon suppress the following targets ___,___, ___.
----- radio electronic means of the army suppress the following targets ___, ___, ___ (radars and other radio electronic targets.)

3. 1170th parachute landing regiment seizes the landing area bridghead in the area Biebernheim, Urbar, Dellhafen, Laudert, Dorth on the Rhine River with the objective of seizing the enemy existing crossing sites on the river, breaking up the enemy's organized crossing to the west bank of the river, and defending on that bank, and support from their the army's crossing the river from the march, and destruction of enemy targets on the far bank of the river, prevent the arrival of enemy reserves to the bridghead. The landing is the area Boerwesel, Urbar, Stoar, Birkheim at 06:45 on 10 June and the first battalion will seize the pontoon bridge in the area Stgoar. The second battalion will seize the ferry crossing in the area Urbar. and defend there. After that destroy enemy forces that are creating the engineer positions on the west bank of the river. After that occupy the bridgehead and organize defensive lines with the aim of preventing enemy forces from crossing the river. and supporting the army's forces in crossing the river from the march. The third battalion destroys signal center north of Wiebelsheim and, radio direction finding stations, east of Badenhard, and air defense positions near Karoach and at hill 557. and organize defense lines at Dorth, Pfalgfeld, Laudert,` Wievelsheim. the regiment will prevent enemy reserves from reaching the bridgehead. The third company of the second battalion is in the regimental reserve. The regiment after the army forces cross the river concentrates in the area Leiningen, Laudert Badenhard and will be prepared for orders from the army commander. the FUP area for the assault is designated at the following airfields. Merseburg, Lutzen, Schkeuditz, Leipzig. Arrival of the regiment at the waiting area is at 01:30 on 10 June and loading of personnel on the aircraft is at 05:30 on 10 June.

4. The missions for sub units:
-----a. First battalion with self-propelled artillery battery, engineer platoon, at 06:45 on 10 June assault lands in the area Stgoar the area for concentration after the landing is at ___, ___, and it will aggressively attack the pontoon bridge at the river and capture it. Then it will attack the enemy that is preparing defense positions along the river and seize a bridgehead and organize all around defense in the area Biebernheim, Nirgenach, Steffen, Jagdh and prevent enemy forces from crossing the river. and prevent enemy reserves from reaching the river. and support the army forces in crossing the river.

The start of movement to the assembly area at ___, at 22:30 and the axis of movement is ___,___,__-. to the waiting area to the west of the airfield at Merseburg. The battalion loads on the aircraft with numbers 2401 to 2427. Loading is at 05:30.

----- b. the Second battalion with SP battery and engineer platoon assault lands at 06:45 in the area Urdar the concentration after the landing is at __-, ___. The battalion will aggressively attack and seize the crossing on the river and defend it. After this from the march it will attack enemy who are preparing engineer positions on the west bank of the river. After destroying them it will seize the bridgehead in the area Urbar, Dellhafen, and west of 466 and height 505 and organize all around defense. It will prevent enemy forces from retreating across the river and also prevent the movement of enemy reserves from the depth to the bridgehead. It will support the army forces in crossing the river on the march. the start of movement to the assembly area at ___ is 22:30 on 9 June and the axis of moment is ___, ___ to the loading area to the east of airfield Lutzen. The battalion on the airfield Lutzen loads the aircraft AN 12 that have the numbers 2428 to 2454.

----- c. The third battalion with a SP artillery battery and anti-tank battery, and engineer sapper platoon assault lands at 0645 on 10 June in the area Birkheim The concentration after the landing is at ___, ___. The battalion from the march destroys enemy communications center and command post at north of Wieblsheim and the radio direction station east of Badenhard, and PVO rockets at Karoach and at 557 height. The battalion will seize a bridgehead and organize all around defense in the area Hirtenau, Pfalzfeld, Wiebelsheim, Utzenhain. The battalion will prevent the enemy reserves from movement from the depth to the bridgehead. The battalion will support the army forces in crossing the river in interaction with the first and second battalions.

The start of movement to the assembly area at ___ is 2230 on 9 June and the axis of movement is __- ,___ to the FUP area east of airfield at Schkeuditz. The battalion will load at the airfield on aircraft AN12 that have the numbers 2455 to 2481. The loading on the aircraft will be 0530 on 10 June.

----- d. The SP artillery battalion after seizure of the bridgehead will deploy to the east of height 430 and be prepared to fulfill the following missions:
---------- prevent movement of enemy reserves into the bridgehead;
---------- prevent retreat and crossing of the river by enemy forces from the other bank.
---------- support the army forces in crossing the river;
---------- be prepared to fulfill other missions that may develop during the battle.

----- e. the air defense battery with the regiment staff and rear at 0645 10 June will land in the area Oberwesel and quickly seize firing positions in good areas and be prepared to repulse enemy air strikes of aviation and helicopters especially from the axis south west and north west and cover the regiment's combat actions while seizing the bridghead and preparing all around defense and the army crossing over the river from enemy air strikes. The air defense battery moves in the column with the regiment staff and rear service and by platoon covers the regiment column against enemy aviation. At 2230 hrs on the route ___, ___ the battery will move to the FUP area to the east of airfield at Leipzig. On arrival at the assembly area it will occupy firing positions and cover the FUP area from enemy air strikes. the air defense battery at he airfield Leipzig loads on the aircraft have number ___. It loads at 05230.

----- f. The general reserve is the third company of the second battalion. This company is the regiment reserve. After the landing it deploys to the west of ___, ___ in order to fulfill missions that suddenly and unexpectedly arrives.

----- g. Preparation of subunits for the assault landing will be 0545.

5. I upon movement to the FUP area will be at the head of the column with the staff and in the FUP area at the airfield at Schkeuditz. During the combat action to the north of height 505. My deputy is the regiment chief of staff, chief of operations section, and commander of the first battalion.

Interaction in the loading area, during the flight and during the assault landing:

In the airfields assemble aviation equipment and create supplies of fuel and materials. The aviation during the loading of combat equipment will also be refueled with fuel and materials

Transport aviation at the permanent airfields by regiment at low altitudes with observation of maskirovka measures fly to the airfields in the FUP area at 2300 hrs. They start the flight and at 0130 arrive at the FUP area.

With the remaining airfields in the FUP area also prepare two alternate airfields at __-, ___. they also will be prepared to refill the aircraft if one of the main airfields comes under enemy air attack so that the aircraft on order of the commander of the air transport division will deploy to the alternate airfields. Squadrons will be deployed in separate locations and aircraft located side by side at a distance of 200 meters in revetments.

At the airfields create cover for the personnel and combat equipment.

The air defense of the airfields in the FUP area will be accomplished by the front PVO means and the two fighter regiments of the air army. the air defense means of the regiment and subunits also will be occupy firing positions to repel enemy air strikes.

During the flight to the landing area the two fighter regiments will cover the transports.

Warning on enemy air attacks will be accomplished from the command post of the front PVO , armies and radio locator stations of the PVO radio technical battalion.

Flight of the transport aviation is conducted on the following axes ___, ___.

Before the flight the front and army forces and means will suppress positions of PVO means, near by airfields, and fields of combat helicopters, radio location stations, in the area of the flight path with rocket forces and artillery of army and divisions of first echelon and by front air forces.

Before the assault landing all ground targets in the landing area will be suppressed by fighter bomber aviation of front air army;

Control of transport aviation and landing forces at the FUP area is accomplished by the deputy commander of the air transport division with an operations group in close interaction with the commander and staff of the parachute landing regiment. During the flight on the side of the commander of the military aviation division with the forward command post of the division that will be located at the command post of the army.

Reconnaissance of the enemy air and ground forces and also radio and chemical reconnaissance in the air is accomplished by four aircraft reconnaissance from the composition of the tactical recon regiment of the air army.

Airfields in the FUP area are covered by the radio technical means of the front and also radio technical battalion SPETZNAZ of the front air army from enemy reconnaissance and direct bombardment that uses radio means in attack aircraft. Also create false airfields

During the flight radio electronic combat means (for suppression) on the aircraft suppress radio location stations, control points of enemy fighters, means of radio electronic means on enemy aircraft, control of PVO rockets and air to air rockets. and communication system and warning system of enemy PVO and navigation system of enemy fighter aviation.

Loading of aircraft and other supplies, loading of personnel in aircraft, accomplished in accordance with the assault plan table that is prepared by the staff of the regiment and transport aviation.

Loading of combat equipment and fuel is accomplished from 0200 to 0530 and loading of the personnel is accomplished from 0530 to 0540.