Last Russian air raid in ETO

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    Was the last Russian air raids those on Bornholm 7th. and 8th. May 1945?

    And does anyone have info about which aircraft types were used and which units they came from?
     
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    Probably yes. I think. :)
    But today and tomorrow I have no time to search in books.
     
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    Believe it might also be the last air raid be the allied forces in ETO.
     
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    Information are incomplete and unclear, what in the case of Soviets is not strange.
    In these raids took part divisions of Baltic Fleet aviation.

    Surely Bostons A-20G-30 from 51st MTAP (mine-torpedos aviation regiment) of 8th MTAD (mine-torpedos aviation division).

    Probably also other regiments from 8th MTAD:
    - 12th GBAP (guard regiment of dive bombers) with Pe-2.
    - 1st GMTAP (guard mine-torpedos aviation regiment). No data about aircrafts.

    And 9th DASh (division shturmovoy aviatsii):
    7th GShAP (guard regiment shturmovoy aviatsii) and 35 ShAP (regiment shturmovoy aviatsii). Probably both on Il-2.
     
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    Thanks for the info so far Tzawr1.

    According to the flyleaf's which was dropped on the evening May 7th. after the first bombing of Rønne the Commanding Officer were a lieutenant-colonel Slepenkov, chief of the Air Forces.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Slepenkov was a commander of the 9th Division, not all Air Forces of Baltic Fleet.
     
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    Thank you for the correction, I only translated the text from Danish to English, which first had been translated from the Russian text you see in my previous post.
     
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