44th Guards Red Banner order of the Red Star Missile Regiment
44-й гвардейский ракетный Краснознаменный ордена Красной Звезды полк
Military Unit: 89503
Activated 1.9.61 at Kobrin, Brest Oblast, under the 31st Guards Missile Division, from the 250th Guards Heavy Bomber Regiment.
11.62(?) transferred to Malorita, Brest Oblast.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads.
Both battalions went on alert duty 1.1.62 (eight R-12 pads).
The battalions stood down 1989, and the regiment was disbanded (1989).
US designation: Brest MRBM complex (Brest launch sites 1 and 2). Type II (pad) sites.
Brest launch site 1 (51 48 54N, 24 00 55E):
Brest launch site 2 (51 51 48N, 24 01 53E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Pishcha (51 35 12N, 23 46 50E) and Zamshany (51 50 22N, 24 02 16E), but both had become inactive by 1967.
Malorita sites 1987: site 1 - site 2