Meanwhile, on the night of 6 June 7, 154 and 111 Non-Ju-88 made a third consecutive raid on Gorky, dropping 242 tons of bombs of all calibers. twelve shops automobile were destroyed and dozens of houses. Further delay could not, and the Stavka ordered to conduct a new large-scale operation to destroy the German airfields. Early in the morning of June 7, when at GAZ still was burning the country's only shop on wheels production, the headquarters of the 1st and the 15th air army came the order - in the period from 20.30 to 21.00, Moscow time, cause massive strikes from five air bases of the Luftwaffe. However, in case unexpected vmeshalaspogoda. During the day there were heavy rain showers, and ground runways Soviet airfields completely played havoc. As a result of strike attack aircraft did not take place, which gave many their crews the opportunity to live for one day longer.