240th Guards Sevastopolsko-Berlinskiy Red Banner Maritime Missile Aviation Regiment
240-й гвардейский морской ракетоносный Севастопольско-Берлинский Краснознаменный авиационный полк
Military Unit: 15546
Activated 1939 as the 21st Long-Range Bomber Aviation Regiment.
21.3.42 renamed 21st Aviation Regiment Long-Range.
18.9.43 renamed 24th Guards Aviation Regiment Long-Range.
26.12.44 renamed 240th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment.
1950 renamed 240th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment.
2.55 transferred to the Navy - Baltic Fleet, and renamed 240th Guards Maritime Torpedo Aviation Regiment.
10.57 renamed 240th Guards Maritime Torpedo Aviation Regiment Long-Range.
27.4.61 renamed 240th Guards Maritime Missile Aviation Regiment.
26.9.61 transferred to the Long Range Air Force again, and renamed 240th Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment.
2.8.63 reverted to Naval (Blatic Fleet) control, and once again renamed 240th Guards Maritime Missile Aviation Regiment.
In 12.78 the third squadron with Tu-16SPS, was used to activate the 342nd Aviation Regiment for Electronic Warfare.
The 3rd squadron (Tu-16SPS) was reformed in 1989, when the 342nd Aviation Regiment for Electronic Warfare was disbanded.
Reformed 1995 in Ostrov, Pskov Oblast, as the 240th Guards Instructor-Research Mixed Aviation Regiment. Titles and banners from the old regiment.
Ostrov, Pskov Oblast, 1945 - today [57 17 50N, 28 26 08E]
2000: 3 Tu-22M3 and 4 Su-24 [CFE treaty data exchange]
27th Long-Range Bomber Aviation Brigade, 1938 - 1941
22nd Aviation Division, 1941 - 7.41
50th Long-Range Bomber Aviation Division, 7.41 - 8.41
VVS 51st Army, 8.41 - 10.41
50th Aviation Division, 10.41 - 3.42
50th Aviation Division Long-Range, 3.42 - 12.44
36th Bomber Aviation Division, 12.44 - 4.46
57th Bomber Aviation Division, 4.46 - 2.50
57th Heavy Bomber Aviation Division, 2.50 - 2.55
57th Maritime Torpedo Aviation Division, 2.55 - 10.57
57th Maritime Torpedo Aviation Division Long-Range, 10.57 - 4.61
57th Maritime Missile Aviation Division, 4.61 - 9.61
57th Heavy Bomber Aviation Division, 9.61 - 9.63
57th Maritime Missile Aviation Division, 9.63 - 3.91