55th Composite Aviation Division

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The 55th Composite Aviation Division was an Aviation Division of the Soviet Air Forces during World War II.

The division was formed on 25 .02.1941 'in the Leningrad Military District.

It formed part of the 'operational army' from '22.06.1941 to 07.03.1942.

On 22.06.1941 the division headquarters was in Petrozavodsk. The formation of the division was not completed, it consisted of only the 72nd Regiment of high-speed bombers, which was composed of 34 serviceable aircraft SAT. Later, on 27.06.1941, the division was supplemented by fighters, in its composition entered 155th Fighter Aviation Regiment who had 33 aircraft I-16.

Operated from the beginning of the war in the area Lake Ladoga - Byelomorsk. On 25.07.1941 the division made a raid on the Finland, losing one fly nine planes, one of them knocked her. In general, the division launched strikes against ground forces of the enemy and covered the land of their own.

At the end of August 1941 the division included 88 serviceable and 15 defective aircraft.

The division was disbanded on 7 March 1942.

Units[edit]

Subordination[edit]

Дата Фронт (округ) Армия Корпус Примечания
22.06.1941 года Северный фронт 7th Army - -
01.07.1941 Северный фронт - - -
10.07.1941 Северный фронт 7-я армия - -
01.08.1941 года Северный фронт 7-я армия - -
01.09.1941 года Карельский фронт - - -
01.10.1941 года - 7-я отдельная армия - -
01.11.1941 года - 7-я отдельная армия - -
01.12.1941 года - 7-я отдельная армия - -
01.01.1942 года - 7-я отдельная армия - -
01.02.1942 года - 7-я отдельная армия - -
01.03.1942 года - 7-я отдельная армия - -

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Further reading[edit]

  • Иноземцев И. Г. Крылатые защитники Севера. — М.: Воениздат, 1975. — 156 стр.

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