Yugoslavian victory credits

  Political context

1944: Churchill decided to play the Tito's card. Josip Broz will assume power in 1945 and trials for opponents or American aircraft interceptions in 1946 will prouve that this choice was erroneous.
Rebirth of an air force: April and July 1944, the British government formed two Yugoslavian squadrons within the RAF (351Sq and 352Sq) with former VVKJ (royal Yugoslavian air force) or NOVJ pilots and ZNDH and HZL defectors.
September 1944: the new JRV (Yugoslavian air force) and the Soviet Union entered into an agreement. Yak-1s, Yak-9s and Yak-3s will be supplied to equip a fighter division (11.LD), to support Soviet troops in the area early 1945.
1946: JRV Yaks will be used to intercept US planes.

  The lists

All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Zejko CERMELJ 1 I. Bajlo JRV 111.Puk Yak-3, one C-47, 1946.
Milorad KNEZEV 1 Micevski & Dimitrijevic JRV 254.Puk Yak-3, one shared US C-47, 1946.
Lt Dragan STANISAVJLEVIC 1 Micevski & Dimitrijevic JRV 254.Puk Yak-3, one shared C-47, 1946.
Vladimir VODOPIVEC 1 Micevski & Dimitrijevic JRV 254.Puk Yak-3, one C-47, 1946.
Lt Dragomir ZECEVIC 1 Micevski & Dimitrijevic JRV 254.Puk Yak-3, one shared C-47, 1946.
Table: Yugoslavian victory credits

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