© Armstrong Whitworth AW 41 ALBEMARLE
© RAF WWII 38 GROUP SQUADRONS REUNITED
AW 41 ALBEMARLE IN
During WWII, the USSR received armament from his
allies and by this fact was the only other country with Great Britain to
fly Albemarle. 500 Albemarles should be allocated to the USSR, but the additional
hatch was soon reduced to 100 and, in the event 14 Albemarles were actually
allotted to Russia.
On 1st January 1943, No 305 Ferry Training Unit (FTU) was formed at Errol as part of 44 Group, RAF, to train Soviet Air force aircrew on the Albemarle. The first Soviet trainees arrived on 11 January and the training program started on 25th of that month. The first
Source : Air Enthusiast
Known Units :
- 3rd Regiment, 1st Air Division (later 10th Guards Division)
- 65th Fleet Air Arm Regiment, Izmailovo-Moscow (4 planes)
- Training School of Levanevsky as a training bomber (Berenchuck, later Nilolaïev)
Albemarles alloted to the USSR :
P1455, P1477, P1562, P1567, P1590, P1595, P1636, P1637, P1638, P1640, P1642, P1645, P1647, V1598.