49 Air Base
49 Air Base in Pruszcz Gdański
Until 2011, at the Pruszcz Gdański Airport, he was based 49th Regiment of Combat Helicopters. On January 1, 2012, 49th Air Base was established (JW. 1300). The base was subordinated to the 1st Aviation Brigade of Land Forces.
Helicopters are used in the base: PZL Mi-2, Mil Mi-24. Due to the ending time of use of helicopters, the base threatens to be liquidated. At the beginning of the 21st century, there were plans to transform the airport into a civilian airport. However, this has not been done. It is possible that the helicopters will reach the base, which Poland is to buy as part of the "Kruk" program. There is a plan to station US troops in Pruszcz Gdański. Another plan is to place rocket troops here. In 2018, the records on the possible liquidation of the base were removed. The base is preparing for the renovation of the infrastructure.
Traditions of the 49th Air Base: 25th Regiment of Fighter Aviation (1952-1967), 49th Regiment of Helicopters of the Air Force Command (1967-1973), 49th Regiment of Aviation of Land Forces (1973-1978), 49th Regiment of Combat Helicopters (2000-2011), 663rd Aircraft Artillery Squadron (1944-1946).
The base uses the banner of the 49th Regiment of Combat Helicopters. The base festival is celebrated on June 15.
Commanders of the 49th Base: Col. pil. Piotr Saniuk (January 1, 2012 - May 8, 2016), Col. pil. Paweł Smereka (9 May 2016 - 30 March 2017), Col. pil. Grzegorz Matejuk (March 31, 2017 - May 11, 2018), p.o. Lt. Col. nav. Robert Kietliński (May 12, 2017 - June 10, 2018), Col. Zbigniew Mitura (June 11, 2018 - ...).
Written by Karol Placha Hetman