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World War II

NAME                            VICTORIES           UNIT                    COMMENTS

Dukovac, Mato                      44      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         1.
Galić, Cvitan                      38      (+5 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         2.
Džal, Franjo                       16      (+3-5 U) 15.(Kroat)/JG 52         3.
Bencetić, Ljudevit                 16      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52, ZNDH   4.
Boškić, Slavko                     13      (+3 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Čulinović, Mato                    12      (+6 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         6.
Stipčić, Zlatko                    12      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         5.
Miković, Veca                      12      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         7.
Martinko, Eduard                   12      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         8.
Helebrant, Josip                   11      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52         9.
Starc, Albin                       11      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        10.
Martinašević, Stjepan              11               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Ferenčina, Vladimir                10      (+6 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Avdić, Zdenko                      10               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Kauzlarić, Tomislav                10               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        11.
Bartulović, Jerko                   9      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        12.
Kranjc, Josip                       9               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        13.
Lasta, Jure                         8               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        14.
Gazapi, Dragutin                    7      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        15.
Kreš, Vladimir                      6      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        16.
Radić, Stjepan                      5      (+3 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52


Baltić, Ivan                        4      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        18.
Šval, Albin                         3      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        23.
Mihelčić, Viktor                    2               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Vučina, Nikola                      2               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Acinger, Vilim                      1      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        17.
Kulić, Ivan                         1      (+2 U)   ZNDH
Hrastovcan, Leopold                 1      (+1 U)   ZNDH
Jelačić, Josip                      1      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        20.
Korhut, Asim                        1      (+1 U)   ZNDH
Petrović, Jakob                     1      (+1 U)   ZNDH
Sandtner, Vladimir                  1      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Cvikić, Nikola                      1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Džal, Živko                         1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        19.
Janković, Jeronim                   1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Jergović, Ivan                      1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        22.
Jurković, M.                        1               ZNDH
Malieube                            1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        24.
Salaon, Vladimir                    1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52
Valiente                            1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        24.
Zelanić                             1               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        24.


Jelak, Mihajlo                      0      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52, ZNDH  21.
Ceković, Josip                      0      (+1 U)   ZNDH


Ivanić, Dragutin                   18               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        25.
Comments:
U ... unconfirmed victory
ZNDH ... Zrakoplovstvo Nezavisne Drzave Hrvatske - Croatian Air Force
  1. Mato Dukovac had at the time of his last kill 37 confirmed and 8 unconfirmed victories (seven of which were later confirmed) to his credit (Ciglic, B. - Slavic, D.: Croatian Aces of World War 2, Aircraft of the Aces 49, Osprey Aerospace, London 2002). mato Dukovac is often credited with confirmed + 5 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: 4. zrakoplovna lovačka skupina v bojích na východě 1941 až 1944 & Zrakoplovni satnik Cvitan Galić - Part I-IV, in Revi, Nos. 32-35/2000, Polák, T.: Ve znaku trojlístku - Part I-II, in Plastic Kits Revue, No. 20/1993, No.21/1994).
  2. In 439 sorties on the Eastern front Galić claimed 34 confirmed and 9 unconfirmed victories (four of which were later confirmed) - 9x LaGG-3, 5x Il-2, 5x I-16, 5x MiG-3, 4x MiG-1, 4x I-153, 2x MDR-6 flying boats, DB-3, Pe-2, Spitfire and R-10. According to some sources he was credited with 38 conf. and 8 unc. victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  3. Franjo Džal is usually shown with 13 confirmed and 3 or 5 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.). According to the newest sources Franjo Džal got 16 conf and 3 to 5 unc. victories during the course of 157 missions.
  4. 15 conf. +2 unconf. vict. with 15./JG 52, 1 conf. vict. with ZNDH. Ljudevit Bencetić is sometimes credited with 15 confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  5. +1 e/a in 1941 flying with 3. pilotska škola - Royal Yugoslav Air Force.
  6. Mato Čulinović is sometimes credited with 10 confirmed and 8 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d., Polák, T.: c.d.).
  7. According some sources Veca Miković was credited with 10 confirmed and 2 unconfirmed vistories (Fekets, M.: c.d., Rajlich, Jiří: Slovenští a chorvatští stíhači u stíhací eskadry JG 52, in book Berger, Pavel - 10800 sestřelů (Jagdgeschwader 52, historie nejúspěšnější stíhací jednotky všech dob), Ares/Deus 2001.).
  8. Born on 2nd September 1917 near Karlovac. Martinko was part of the Czech minority in Yugoslavia. Eduard Martinko is sometimes credited vith 11 confirmed and 2 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.), 10 conf. victories (Polák, T.: c.d.) or 13 conf. and 1 unc. victories (Máče, J.: Eduard Martinko - české eso Luftwaffe, in Vojenské letectvo, No. 1/2004). He claimed ten confirmed and three unconfirmed victories, two of which were later confirmef.
  9. By late October 1942, Josip Helebrant had ten confirmed and two unconfirmed (one of which was later upgraded) victories to his credits - 3x LaGG-3, 2x Il-2, 2x DB-3, Pe-2, R-5, I-16 and MiG-3.
  10. By October 1942 his score had reached nine confirmed and three unconfirmed kills, of which two were later upgraded. Albin Starc is sometimes credited with 5 confirmed and 3 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  11. + 1 e/a in 1941 flying with 104. lovačka eskadrila - Royal Yugoslav Air Force.
  12. 8 victories with 15.(Kroat)/JG 52, 1 confirmed and 1 unconfirmed victories with ZNDH. Some sources mention the name Jerko Bartulović with 7 confirmed victories.
  13. Josip Kranjć is sometimes credited with six confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  14. Jure Lasta claimed seven confirmed and one unconfirmed victory, which were later confirmed.
  15. Gazapi's score had reached 7 confirmed victories and 1 unconfirmed by the time of his death. According to some sources he was credited with 5 confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  16. By March 1944 he had achieved five confirmed anf three unconfirmed (one of which was lates upgraded) victories. According to some sources he was credited with 2 conf. and 3 unconf. victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  17. Vilim Acinger is sometimes credited with 9 confirmed and 2 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  18. Ivan Baltić is sometimes credited with 2 confirmed and 2 unconfirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  19. Živko Džal is usually shown with 12 confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d., Polák, T.: c.d., Rajlich, Jiří: c.d.).
  20. Josip Jelačić is usually shown with 16 confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d., Polák, T.: c.d., Rajlich, Jiří: c.d.).
  21. 0 victories with 15.(Kroat)/JG 52, 1 unconfirmed victory with ZNDH.
  22. Ivan Jergović is usually shown with 12 confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d., Polák, T.: c.d., Rajlich, Jiří: c.d.).
  23. Albin Šval is sometimes credited with one confirmed victory (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  24. Source - Wood, Tony :Combat Claim & Causalties, Allied & Axis 1939-1945, http://www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm.
  25. According to several resources (Shores, Ch.: Air Aces, Presidio Press, Novato CA, 1983, Skulski, P.: c.d., ...) Dragutin Ivanić got 18 confirmed victories. However this pilot didn't get, with the biggest probability, any victory. This can be proved by the statements of living witnesses and available combat repotrs (Source: Fekets, M.: c.d.).

zrakoplovni satnik Mato Dukovac
zrakoplovni satnik Mato Dukovac.

Messerschmitt Bf 109


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