Croatia

CROATIA

Airmen of Slovenian origin who flew during World War II

Zrakoplovstvo Nezavisne Drzave Hrvatske
NAME                            VICTORIES           UNIT                    COMMENTS

Starc, Albin                       11      (+1 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        1.
Kranjc, Josip                       9               15.(Kroat)/JG 52        2.
Šval, Albin                         3      (+2 U)   15.(Kroat)/JG 52        3.
Mihelčić, Viktor                    2               15.(Kroat)/JG 52

Comments:
U ... unconfirmed victory
ZNDH ... Zrakoplovstvo Nezavisne Drzave Hrvatske - Croatian Air Force
  1. 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.: 4. zrakoplovna lovačka skupina v bojích na východě 1941 až 1944 & Zrakoplovni satnik Cvitan Galić - Part I-IV, in Revi, Nos. 32-35/2000).
  2. Josip Kranjć is sometimes credited with six confirmed victories (Fekets, M.: c.d.).
  3. Albin Šval is sometimes credited with one confirmed victory (Fekets, M.: c.d.).

Albin Starc
ppor. Albin Starc

Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 'Green 5' of Oberleutnant Albin Starc, 15.(Kroat)/JG 52, Eupatoria, May 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/R6 'Yellow 11' of Oberleutnant Albin Starc, 15.(Kroat)/JG 52, Gukovo, May 1943.

Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 'White 5' of Unteroffizier Josip Kranjć, 15.(Kroat)/JG 52, Karankut, November 1944.

Croatian Aces of World War 2, Osprey Publishing

Victories of the Fighter Pilots During World War II   PDF   Czech language

Sources & Literature
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    • Eastern Front Vol 2. July to December 1943
    • Eastern Front Vol 4. 1944. January - June, Issue 1
    • Eastern Front Vol 4. 1944. July - December, Issue 1

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