17th Red Banner Air Army

17-я Воздушная Краснознамённая Армия

Military Unit: 55127

Commanders:

Activated 15.11.42.

Organisation 5.45:

29.5.45 STAVKA directive No. 11098 was issued (effective from 10.6.45), renaming the 3rd Ukrainian Front to Southern Group of Forces. The order also stated the new organisation of the 17th Air Army.

Organisation mid-1945 (the additional units came from the 5th Air Army):

Re-organised in late 1945/early 1946, when several divisions and regiments were either disbanded or transferred out of Romania and Bulgaria.

Organisation mid-1946:

5.47 transferred to Kiev, Kiev Oblast.

10.1.49 renamed 69th Air Army.

Organisation 1962:

4.64 renamed VVS Kiev Military District.

4.68 renamed 69th Air Army.

Organisation 1970:

4.72 renamed 17th Air Army.

The 138th Fighter Aviation Division joined the 24th Air Army VGK in 1980.

6.80 renamed VVS Kiev Military District.

Organisation 1980:

The 294th independent Helicopter Squadron for Electronic Warfare left for Hungary in 8.81.

The 88th independent Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment was part of the Air Army 1984 to 7.87.

The 452nd independent Assault Aviation Regiment was part of the Air Army 12.86 to 1989.

5.88 renamed 17th Air Army.

Organisation 1990:

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.

Bases:

Subordinated: