General Commanding 3rd Air Army
23rd July 1946
The bombing campaign against Helsinki is going well. Our losses have been acceptable, even given the extended daylight conditions at this time of year. Our fighter squadrons are reporting high numbers of enemy aircraft shot down and our bomber squadrons are reporting that all targets are being hit successfully.
I have not been informed of any issues regarding discipline within our ranks. I am aware of the stories regarding indiscipline from our comrades in the Red Army however I have put them down to anti-revolutionary elements wishing to slander the Army's good name. As such, I have ordered that anyone caught repeating such rumours should be admonished without delay.
Order of the Red Banner has been awarded to flying officer Comrade Georgi Menshakvilli for his actions in escorting a damaged PE8 Bomber back from a successful raid while driving off fascist pilots intent on murdering the crew, and bringing them back safely.