101st Independent Communications Regiment (Vinnitsa)
177th Guards OTAE (Vinnitsa) with 4 Mi-8 and a few transport aircraft
118th OAPREB (Chortkov, Ternopol oblast) with 37 Yak-28PP
511th "Yasskiy" ORAP (Buyalyk, north of Odessa) with 23 Su-24R
32nd BAD (Starokonstantinov, Khmelnitskiy oblast)
- 7th BAP (Starokonstantinov, Khmelnitskiy oblast) with 29 Su-24
- 727th BAP (Kanatovo, Kirovograd oblast) with 30 Su-24
- 953rd "Vitebsk" BAP (Bobrovichi, south Gomel oblast) with 30 Su-24
56th "Breslau" BAD (Cherlyany, Lvov oblast)
- 230th BAP (Cherlyany, Lvov oblast) with 30 Su-24
- 947th "Sevastopol" BAP (Dubna, Rovenskaya oblast) with 30 Su-24
138th IAD (Mirgorod, Poltava oblast)
- 168th IAP (Starokonstantinov, Khmelnitskiy oblast) with 42 MiG-23
- 831st "Galatskiy" IAP (Mirgorod, Poltava oblast) with 40 Su-27
- 24th VA: Activated 1980 from parts of the 2nd OTBAK
- 511th ORAP: same designation as in World War 2
- 177th Guards OTAE: Activated Jun 1940 in Transbaykal as the 250th bomber regiment; May 1941 to Zaporozhye with TB-3 bombers; Aug 1942 renamed 4th Guards AP DD; autumn 1942 reequipped with Li-2 transports; "Stalingrad" designation since May 1943; order of the Red Banner; reduced to OTAE after the war; In 1991 expanded into the 456th Guards "Stalingrad" mixed air regiment with An-12, An-24/26 and Mi-8
- 32nd BAD: 1940/50s one of the first units to receive Il-28
- 7th BAP: Activated 1952 with Il-28 bombers; received Su-24 in the 1970's
- 953rd BAP: new designation since the end of Word War 2; orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov
- 56th BAD: saw combat from mid-1944 as the 56th AD DD; "Breslau" designation since May 1945; possibly known as the 56th TBAD until the 1970's, controlling the 52nd Guards TBAP among others.
- 230th BAP: same designation as in World War 2
- 947th BAP: 947th assault air regiment in Word War 2
- 831st IAP: Activated Nov 1941 at Krasnovodsk (PVO); equipped with I-156bis, Yak-1 and Yak-7B during WW2, combat from Stalingrad to Vienna; Kutuzov order; equipped with MiG-15, MiG-17 and MiG-21PFM after WW2; reequipped with Su-27 in 1985.
17th Air Army, HQ Kiev
135th Independent Communications Regiment (Kiev)
255th OSAE (Borispol, Kiev region) with 7 Mi-8, 2 Mi-6 and a few transport aircraft
228th OVEREB (Borispol, Kiev region) with 15 Mi-8
- 46th UAP with An-26
- 130th UAP (no aircraft?)
- 228th UAP (Bagerovo) with 36 MiG-21 and 20 L-29
- 443rd UAP (Velikaya Krucha) with 101 L-39
- 809th UAP (Akhtyrka) with 102 L-39
- 810th UAP (Chuguyev) with 103 MiG-21
- 812th UAP (Kurlovka) with 102 MiG-21
- 105th UAP (Konotop) with 101 L-39
- 701st UAP (Chernigov) with 101 L-39
- 703rd UAP (Gorodnya) with 101 L-39
The 17th VA was activated Nov 1942, supporting the Southwestern Front, and from 20th Oct 1943 the 3rd Ukrainian Front. Ended the war in Austria.
Stationed in Kiev 1945 - 1991, renamed 69th Air Army in Jan 1949, but became 17th Air Army again in Apr 1968.
5th Air Army, HQ Odessa
43rd Independent Communications Regiment and Automated Management (Odessa)
112th OSAE (Odessa) with 8 Mi-8, 2 Mi-6 and a few transport aircraft
208th OVEREB (Buyalyk, north of Odessa) with 14 Mi-8
294th OVEREB (Raukhouka, north of Odessa) with 17 Mi-8
642nd IAP (Martynovskaya, southwest Nikolayevskoy oblast) with 53 MiG-29 and 8 MiG-23 [ex. 642nd IBAP]
827th ORAP (Limanskoye) with 29 Su-17
The 119th IAD was attached to the 5th VA until 1989, and was then transferred to the VMF.
The 5th VA was activated Jun 1942 in North Caucasus, attached to the North Caucasian Front, and from 20th Oct 1943 2nd Ukrainian Front. Ended the war in Czechoslovakia.
Stationed in Odessa 1945 - 1991, renamed 48th Air Army in Jan 1949, but became 5th Air Army again in Apr 1968.
14th Air Army, HQ Lvov
76th Independent Communications Regiment (Lvov)
243rd SAP (Lvov) with 8 Mi-8, 1 Mi-6 and a few transport aircraft
209th OVEREB (Lutsk) with 11 Mi-8
452nd OShAP (Chortkov, Ternopol oblast) with 34 Su-25
48th Guards "Nizhnednestrovskiy" ORAP (Kolomyya, Ivano-Frankovsk oblast) with 16 MiG-25 and 12 Su-24 [order of Suvorov]
289th "Nikopol" red banner BAD (Lutsk) [activated Aug 1942 as the 289th Assault Air Division; served in Baltic States; Apr 1945 in reserve]
- 69th BAP (Ovruch, north Zhitomir oblast) with 30 Su-24
- 806th BAP (Lutsk) with 30 Su-24
4th IAD (Ivano-Frankovsk)
- 92nd IAP (Mukachevo, Transcarpathian oblast) with 39 MiG-29 and 5 MiG-23 [elite unit, tasked with special duties]
- 145th IAP (Ivano-Frankovsk) with 46 MiG-29 and 3 MiG-21
The 14th VA was activated Jun 1942; Feb 1944 attached to the Volkhov Front, and Apr 1944 the 3rd Baltic Front; Nov 1944 in reserve.
Stationed in Lvov 1945 - 1991, renamed 57th Air Army in Jan 1949, but became 14th Air Army again in Apr 1968.
26th Air Army, HQ Minsk
56th Independent Communications Regiment and Automated Management (Stepyanka, Minsk area)
50th OSAP (Minsk) with 21 Mi-8, 2 Mi-6, 2 Mi-24R and a few transport aircraft
151st OAPREB (Shchuchin, Grodnensk oblast) with 27 MiG-25 and 20 Yak-28
302nd OVEREB (Kobrin, Brest oblast) with 13 Mi-8
206th OShAP (Pruzhany, Brest oblast) with 29 Su-25 and 7 L-39
378th OShAP (Postavy, west Vitebsk oblast) with 32 Su-25
397th OShAP (Kobrin, Brest oblast) with 32 Su-25
10th "Moscow-Koenigsberg" ORAP (Shchuchin, Grodnensk oblast) with 32 MiG-25, 6 Su-24 and 14 MiG-21 [orders of Red Banner and Suvorov; same designation as in WW2]
927th "Koenigsberg" IAP (Bereza, Brest oblast) with 51 MiG-29 and 4 MiG-21 [orders of Red Banner and Aleksandr Nevskiy]
1st Guards "Stalingrad" BAD (Lida, Grodnensk oblast)
- 116th Guards "Radomskiy" BAP (Ross', Grodnensk oblast) with 30 Su-24
- 305th BAP (Postavy, west Vitebsk oblast) with 30 Su-24
- 497th BAP (Lida, Grodnensk oblast) with 29 Su-24 [stationed in East Germany until 1989]
26th VA: activated May 1942 as the 1st VA, from 24th Apr 1944 attached to the 3rd Belorussian Front; ended the war in East Prussia; 1945 - 1991 in Minsk, renamed 26th Air Army in Jan 1949.
1st Guards BAD: activated May 1942 as an assault air division, part of the 2nd VA, Voronezh Front; Mar 1943 renamed 1st Guards ShAD; "Stalingrad" designation since May 1943; from Jun 1944 attached to the 1st VA; twice orders of Red Banner (23rd Oct 1943 and 19th Feb 1945); order of Lenin, 26th Apr 1945; order of Suvorov II st., 24th Apr 1944; order of Kutuzov III st., 19th Feb 1945; mid-45 controlled the 74th, 75th, 76th and 136th Guards ShAP; later known as the 1st Guards ADIB, and from 1989(?) 1st Guards BAD.
116th Guards BAP: activated 1941 as the 563rd IAP; renamed 116th Guards IAP 3rd Sep 1943; ended the war in Germany; order of Red Banner; received Su-24 in the early 1980's, now as the 116th Guards BAP; 1989 relocated from East Germany to Ross' (replaced by the 968th IAP in East Germany)
The 95th IAD was attached to the 26th VA from late 1950's to 1989, when it was disbanded. The Division controlled 3 IAP's (927th in Bereza, 968th in Ross', 979th "Volkovyskskiy" red banner, Suvorov, in Shchuchin). In 1989 the 979th was disbanded, and the 968th moved to East Germany, replacing the 116th Guards BAP. The 927th remained in Belorussia, now directly subordinated to the 26th VA.
378th OshAP in Afghanistan from 1984.
368th OshAP in Afghanistan between October 1986 and November 1987 from Uzbekistan, following its combat tour moved to Demmin-Tutow in East Germany
60th OShAP moved to Kabul, probably during 1982, and expanded to 24 aircraft (with 80 pilots) to become the 60th OshAP and withdrew to Sital Chai in Azerbaijan in 1988.
15th Air Army, HQ Riga
79th Independent Communications Regiment (Riga)
249th OSAE (Riga) with 7 Mi-8, 1 Mi-6 and a few transport aircraft
285th OVEREB (Jelgava, Riga area) with 19 Mi-8
886th "Stalingrad" ORAP (Yekabpils, Latvian SSR) with 12 Su-24 and 14 Su-17M4 [known as the 16th ORAP in WW2; order of the Red Banner]
39th ADIB (Liyelvalde, Riga area) [activated after WW2]
- 53rd Guards "Stalingrad" APIB (Shaulyay, Lithuanian SSR) with 35 MiG-27 and 11 MiG-23
- 327th APIB (Daugaupils, Latvian SSR) with 49 MiG-27 and 12 MiG-23
- 899th APIB (Liyelvarde, Riga area) with 47 MiG-27 and 11 MiG-23
15th VA: activated Jul 1942; from Oct 1943 attached to the Bryansk Front, and later the 2nd Baltic Front; ended the war attacking the Courland pocket; Stationed in Riga 1945 - 1991, renamed 30th Air Army in Jan 1949, but became 15th Air Army again in Apr 1968.
53rd Guards APIB: activated 1941 as the 512th IAP; 3rd Feb 1943 renamed 53rd Guards IAP; from spring 1942 attached to the 220th IAD, and from Feb 1943 the 1st Guards IAD, under the 16th Air Army; order of Lenin and order of Aleksandr Nevskiy; 1943 to the early 1950's attached to the 1st Guards "Stalingrad-Berlin" IAD, together with the 54th and 55th Guards IAP; the 1st Guards IAD was disbanded in the early 1950's (53rd later became an APIB, the 54th was transferred to the PVO, and the 55th was probably disbanded).
36th Air Army, HQ Budapest (Southern Group Of Forces)
18th Independent Communications Regiment and Automated Management (Pilishaba)
201st OSAE (Tekel) with 10 Mi-8 and a few transport aircraft
190th APIB (Kunmadarash) with 32 MiG-27 and 10 MiG-23
328th Guards ORAP (Kunmadarash) with 12 Su-24 and 15 Su-17
11th Guards "Dnepropetrovsk" IAD (Tekel)
- 14th Guards "Leningrad" IAP (Kishkunlakhaza) with 34 MiG-29 and 9 MiG-23
36th VA: activated May 1957 in Budapest
11th Guards IAD: activated May 1942 as the 207th IAD; 24th Aug 1943 renamed 11th Guards IAD; "Dnepropetrovsk" designation since Oct 1943; Red Banner, Bogdan Khmelnitskiy order; Oct 1943 attached to the 17th VA, 3rd Ukrainian Front, and later the 2nd VA, 1st Ukrainian Front; 1989 with 5th Guards "Berlin" IAP (Sharmenek), 14th Guards "Leningrad" IAP (Kishkunlakhaza) and 515th "Pomeranskiy" IAP (Tekel).
- 14th Guards IAP: activated 1938 as the 7th IAP; took part in the Soviet-Finnish war 1939/40, and defended Leningrad 1941-44; Jun 41 at Sourmerioki, under the 5th mixed air division; 7th March 1942 renamed the 14th Guards IAP; "Leningrad" designation since 22nd Jun 1944; Red Banner, Kutuzov III st. order; 1944 under the 1st Ukrainian Front, Baltic States; 1944 equipped with Yak-9; 1956 to Hungary; 1986 reequipped with MiG-29 (1st unit in the 36th VA)
- 5th Guards "Berlin" IAP (Sharmenek): activated as the 129th IAP before WW2, and became the 5th Guards IAP 6 Dec 1941; Red Banner, Bogdan Khmelnitskiy order; left Hungary 1990.
- 515th "Pomeranskiy" IAP (Tekel): same designation as in WW2; Bogdan Khmelnitskiy order; left Hungary 1990.
The 44th Guards BAP with Su-24 left Debrecen in 1989.