Yugoslavia        Yugoslavia

YUGOSLAVIA
(National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia)

World War II


NAME                         COMFIRMED  PROBABLE    GROUND        UNIT

Fabijanić, Šime               1 [0+1]       -          -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ
Kovačić, Mirko                1 [0+1]       -          -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ
Lošić, Ahmed Alia             1 [0+1]       -          -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ
Šoić, Hinko                   1 [0+1]       -          -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ
Delić, M.                     -             1 [0+1]    -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ
Rugi, L.                      -             1 [0+1]    -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ
unknown                       -             -          -          Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ

Comments:
1. esk: Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ / RAF 352nd Squadron
NOVJ: Narodno Oslobodilačka Vojska Jugoslavije / National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia
VJA: Vazduhoplovstvo Jugoslovenske Armije / Air Force of the Yugoslav Army

Hinko Šoić      Hinko Šoić

Sqd/L Hinko Šoić

Šoić's medals and decorations
Šoić's medals and decorations (from left to right):
Order of the Partisan Star 3rd class (Orden partizanske zvijezde III. reda, No. 2596), Order for Bravery (Orden za hrabrost, No. 68319), Order of Merits for the People 3rd class (Orden zasluga na narod III. reda, No. 19184), British War Medal and British decoration Italian Star.

Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc Trop, BR130, 'D', pilot Ahmed Alia Lošić,
Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ / RAF 352nd Squadron.

Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc Trop, MH592, 'G', pilot Hinko Šoić,
Prva (lovačka) eskadrila NOVJ / RAF 352nd Squadron.

Supermarine Spitfire
Spitfires before first mission on August 18, 1944, from airport Canne - Italy

Supermarine Spitfire
Work on Spitfire with unusual combination of NOVJ insignia and UK flag on tail, winter 1944/45 Vis airport.

Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc, No. 352 (Yugoslav) squadron.

Supermarine Spitfire
Armourers of No 352 Squadron BAF prepare Spitfire JK544/M for its first combat mission with the squadron. arming its cannons on August 18, 1944.

Supermarine Spitfire
The No 352 Sqn Spitfire Mk.Vc (JG932/L) returning from squadron's first mission on August 18, 1944.


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Sources & Literature
  1. Ciglic, B. - Slavic, D.: Croatian Aces of World War 2, Aircraft of the Aces 49, Osprey Aerospace, London 2002.
  2. Jelavić, Tino: No. 352 (Y) R.A.F. Squadron, Nova Gradiška, 2003.
  3. Olynyk, Frank J.: Royal Air Force 300 Series Squadrons Credits for the Destruction of Enemy Aircraft in Air-to-Air Combat World War 2, Victory List No. 8, Published by the Author, Aurora, June 1990.
  4. Pilař, Pavel: Titovo válečné letectvo, part one, in Historie a plastikové modelářství, No. 12, 1997.
  5. Pilař, Pavel: Titovo válečné letectvo, part two, in Historie a plastikové modelářství, No. 1, 1998.
  6. Šnajdr, Miroslav: Spitfire Mk.V, 3. díl, Aero No. 26, Jakab Publishing s.r.o., Bučovice 2016.

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