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Old 7th August 2006, 10:32
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VVS divisions

Hi,

Does anyone know the composition of the following LRA air divisions on May 1st, 1945:

50th bomber Krymskaya red banner air division

12th bomber Mginskaya red banner air division (probably included the 338th "Riga" bomber regiment)

56th Breslavl'skaya air division of long-range fighters

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Old 7th August 2006, 12:02
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Re: VVS divisions

56th AD ADD (aviadiviziya aviacii dalnogo deystviya)
Guard Colonel Boris Vladimirovich Bickij
45th APON (aviapolk osobogo naznacheniya)
173rd APON

12th BAD ADD (bombardirovochnaya aviadiviziya)
Major-General Ivan Ivanovich Glushchenko
338th BAP
?

50th BAD ADD
Major-General Fedor Ivanovich Menshikov
228th BAP
229th BAP

Probably somebody add more

Hope this help
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Old 7th August 2006, 13:27
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Re: VVS divisions

Hi Michal,

Thanks for your help.

This is what I have on the composition of LRA for May 1st, 1945 (divisions was taken from the Boevoi Sostav for 1.5.45):

1st guards bomber Smolensk-Budapest air corps
-11th guards bomber Orel-Berlin red banner air division
--2nd guards bomber Smolensk-Budapest twice red banner air regiment
--5th guards bomber Sevastopol red banner air regiment
--16th guards bomber Riga red banner air regiment
-16th guards bomber Stalingrad air division
--6th guards bomber Bryansk-Berlin red banner air regiment
--17th guards bomber Roslavl air regiment
--326th bomber regiment
-36th bomber Smolensk red banner air division
--28th guards bomber Smolensk-Berlin red banner air regiment
--108th bomber Riga red banner air regiment
--240th guards bomber Sevastopol-Berlin red banner air regiment
-48th bomber Riga air division
--30th guards bomber Smolensk red banner air regiment
--109th bomber Riga red banner air regiment
--330th bomber regiment

2nd guards bomber Bryansk air corps
-2nd guards bomber Sevastopol-Berlin air division
--3rd guards bomber Smolensk-Berlin red banner air regiment
--18th guards bomber Sevastopol-Berlin red banner air regiment
--327th bomber regiment
-7th guards bomber Sevastopol-Berlin air division
--9th guards bomber Poltava-Berlin red banner air regiment
--21st guards bomber Kirovograd-Budapest red banner air regiment
--328th bomber regiment
-13th guards bomber Dnepropetrovsk-Budapest Suvorov's order air division
--20th guards bomber Sevastopol Suvorov's order air regiment
--226th guards bomber Stalingrad-Katoviqki red banner air regiment
--332nd bomber regiment
-18th guards bomber Orel-Budapest air division
--19th guards bomber Roslavl-Katoviqki red banner air regiment
--224th guards bomber Rjevsko-Budapest red banner air regiment
--329th bomber regiment

3rd guards bomber Stalingrad air corps
-22nd guards bomber Donbas red banner air division
--11th guards bomber Stalin red banner air regiment
--220th guards bomber Stalingrad red banner air regiment
--339th bomber Suvorov's order air regiment
-1st bomber Stalingrad red banner air division
--31st guards bomber Krasnoselsk red banner air regiment
--32nd guards bomber Kerch red banner air regiment
--334th bomber Berlin air regiment
-12th bomber Mginskaya red banner air division
--338th bomber Riga air regiment
--unknown
--unknown
-50th bomber Krymskaya red banner air division
--228th Bomber Regiment
--229th Bomber Regiment
--unknown

4th guards bomber Gomel air corps
-14th guards bomber Bryansk-Berlin red banner air division
--229th guards bomber aviation Roslavl red banner regiment
--27th guards bomber Brest air regiment
--250th guards bomber regiment regiment
--15th guards bomber Sevastopol red banner air regiment
-15th guards bomber Gomel air division
--14th guards bomber Smolensk red banner air regiment
--238th guards bomber aviation Sevastopol regiment
--251st guards bomber regiment
-53rd bomber air Stalingrad division
--1st guards bomber Bryansk red banner air regiment
--239th guards bomber Belgorod red banner air regiment
--336th bomber regiment
-54th bomber Orel air division
--7th guards bomber Gatchinskiy red banner air regiment
--29th guards bomber Krasnoselsk air regiment
--340th bomber Breslavskiy air regiment

Independent:

56th Breslavl'skaya air division of long-range fighters
-45th air regiment of long range fighters
-173rd air regiment of long range fighters
-unknown (if any?)

45th heavy bomber Gomel air division
-25th guards bomber Orel air regiment
-890th bomber Bryansk air regiment
-362nd bomber Riga air regiment
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