2nd Baltic Front, Libava area, March 15, 1945. The commander of the 622nd Assault Aviation Regiment of the 214th Assault Aviation Division, Hero of the Soviet Union, Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Alekseevich Yemelyanov determines the combat mission to the pilots. Aircraft in the air. [A group of stormtroopers led by the Hero of the Soviet Union, Major Vladimir Nikiforovich Opalev]. The pilot reports to Major General of Aviation Stepan Ulyanovich Rubanov on the fulfillment of the combat mission. Burning German plane. A girl technician draws an asterisk on the plane.