A directive from the RKKA Main Auto Tank Directorate to the Stalingrad Front, 13 October 1942charles.sumpter wrote:I am also trying to run down the particular organization and strength of the Soviet 235th flame tank brigade.
Then follow instruction on combat employment of flame tanks. The documents quoted by A. Ardashev and S.Fedoseyev ("Combat employment of Soviet flame tanks")A brigade of flame tanks is going to your disposal.
Tank battalion of KV-8
Tank battalion of KV-8, T-O34 (2 in the brigade)
Technical service company
Total tanks - 59:
KV-8 - 36,
T-O34 - 18,
T-34 - 3
As follows from original documents by the start of "Uranus" one tank battalion (506) was in action in Stalingrad with a part of its tanks. By the end of November 1942 several tanks that were not ferried over Volga joined the main forces of the 235 TBr, the remaining part of the battalion stayed at Stalingrad.