Croatian aces of WW2

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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 Nationality Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Kapt Mato DUKOVAC 44 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe & JRV (Kro)15./JG52 20/09/1944 Bf-109G, Caucasus, 1942-44. 40 (Polak); 37; 34
Hptm Cvitan GALIC 38 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe & ZNDH (Kro)15./JG52, 21.ZJ, 23.LJ 06/04/1944 Bf-109, Crimea, Caucasus, 42-43. 36
Lt Dragutin IVANIC 18 Croatia H.W.Neulen Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52
Obst Franjo DZAL 16 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic VVKJ & Luftwaffe 4.ZLS, 10.Jato, (Kro)15./JG52 Ukraine, Crimea, Kuban, E.Prussia. 13 (Polak)
Stsfw Josip JELACIC 16 Croatia T. Polak Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 1 (Savic-Ciglic)
ObLt Ivan JERGOVIC 16 Croatia H.W.Neulen Luftwaffe 15(Kro)/JG52 1 (Savic & Ciglic)
Com Ljudevit 'Luyo' BENCETIC 15 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe & ZNDH 10 Jato, (Kro)15./JG52, 3 & 2./JGrKro Eastern front, def.of Croatia. 16
S/Lt Safet 'Slavko' BOSKIC 13 Bosnia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe 15.(Kro)/JG52, KroJGr1
Maj Zlatko STIPCIC 13 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic (1 April War) JKRV & Luftwaffe IIIPS, 15(Kroat)./JG52, 1.ZS Def.of Yugoslavia. Russian front. 12 (Neulen)
Maj Mato CULINOVIC 12 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe 205.BE, (Kro)15./JG52, 1.ZS Bf-109, 1942. Do-17, 41, 43. KIA. 10 (Polak); 18
Lt Zivko DZAL 12 Croatia H.W.Neulen Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 1 (Savic & Ciglic)
Maj Josip HELEBRANT 12 Croatia T. Polak Luftwaffe & JRV (Kro)15./JG52, Kro JGrI 11 (Savic-Ciglic)
Ofw Eduard MARTINKO 12 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52, 1 & 2./KroJGr1 Bf-109G ace, 1943. 10 (Polak); 11+2unc; 13
Ofw Veca MIKOVIC 12 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 20/07/1942 Bf-109, Russia, 1942. KIA. 10 (Polak)
Oblt Tomislav KAUZLARIC 11 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic (1 April War) JKRV & Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 Bf-109 ace, Russia, E.Prussia, Poland.
Ofn Stjepan MARTINASEVIC 11 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe III.PS, 15.(Kroat)/JG52 23/12/1943 Bf-109, Crimea, Caucasus, 1942-43. KIFA.
Oblt Albin STARC 11 Slovenia T. Polak Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 8 (Polak); 12
Stfw Zdenko AVDIC 10 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 Bf-109G ace, 1943.
Maj Vladimir FERENCINA 10 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe 10.ZLJ 15(Kroat)./JG52
Lt Vilim ACINGER 9 Croatia T. Polak VVKJ & Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 Bf-109, Russia. Executed 1945. 1(Savic & Ciglic); 16
Sgt Josip KRANJC 9 Slovenia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 21/12/1943 Bf-109G ace, Kerch, 1943. KIFA. 6 (Polak)
SgtC Bozidar BARTULOVIC 8 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe & ZNDH 15.(Kroat)/JG52, Kro JGrI 7 (Polak)
Zivko CULINOVIC 8 Croatia Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52
Lt Jure LASTA 8 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 Bf-109, Crimea, 1942. 7
Fw Stjepan RADIC 8 Croatia T. Polak Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 29/08/1942 5 (Savic & Ciglic)
Sgt Dragutin GAZAPI 7 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe (Kro)15./JG52 27/11/1943 Bf-109G ace, Kerch, 1943. KIA. 5 (Polak)
Fw Vladimir KRES 6 Croatia D.Savic & B.Ciglic Luftwaffe Bf-109G ace, Kerch, 1943-44.
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