79th order of the Red Star Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment

79-й тяжелый бомбардировочный ордена Красной Звезды авиационный полк

Military Unit: 62266

Activated 31.8.39 in Kirov, Sakhalin, as the 79th Mixed Aviation Regiment.

8.8.44 renamed 79th Bomber Aviation Regiment.

10.56 transferred to the Long Range Aviation (DA).

1957 renamed 79th Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment.

1.3.60 the 3rd squadron was united with the 3rd squadron, from the 40th Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, to activate 251st Heavy Aviation Squadron of tanker aircraft - and a new 3rd squadron was formed from disbanded remnants from Soltsy, Pskov Oblast.

In 12.69 the 251st Heavy Aviation Squadron for tanker aircraft was absorbed back again.