324th Tartuskiy twice Red Banner Missile Regiment
324-й ракетный Тартуский дважды Краснознаменный полк
Military Unit: 32158
Activated 8.59 in Uralsk, Orenburg Oblast, as the 324th Engineering Regiment RVGK - awards from the 102nd Motorised-Rifle Regiment - subordinated to the ShRCh (Staff of Reactive Parts).
10.59 transferred to Ukmerge, Lithuania - subordinated 85th Engineer Brigade RVGK.
1.7.60 renamed 324th Missile Regiment, now attached to the 24th Guards Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
The first battalion went on alert duty 1.10.60 (one R-12 pad), 1.1.61 (one more R-12 pad) and 25.9.61 (the last two R-12 pads), but did not have any warheads until April 1961. The second battalion went on alert duty 10.12.61 (four R-12 pads).
From 13.12.61 attached to the 58th Missile Division.
The two battalions stood down in 1989, and the regiment was disbanded shortly thereafter (1989).
US designation: Ukmerge MRBM complex (Vepriai and Ukmerge launch sites). Type I (pad) sites.
Vepriai launch site (55 07 47N, 24 38 26E):
Ukmerge launch site (55 10 56N, 24 42 19E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Gelvonai (55 07 29N, 24 43 36E) and Balninkai (55 13 00N, 25 01 29E), but both was apparently inactive by 1967.
Gelvonai alternative fixed field site (55 07 29N, 24 43 36E):
Ukmerge launch sites 1987: Vepriai and Ukmerge