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Croatian Aces of World War 2

Croatian Aces of World War 2

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by Boris Ciglic, Dragan Savic, John Weal
     
 

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Initially flying Italian-supplied Fiat G.50s, the Croat forces suffered heavy losses during 1942 whilst flying alongside JG 52 in the southern sector of the Russian front. Despite this, a significant number of kills fell to future aces such as Cvitan Galic and Mato Dubovak during this time, and when the units re-equipped with Bf 109G-10s in 1943, battle-seasoned Croat

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Initially flying Italian-supplied Fiat G.50s, the Croat forces suffered heavy losses during 1942 whilst flying alongside JG 52 in the southern sector of the Russian front. Despite this, a significant number of kills fell to future aces such as Cvitan Galic and Mato Dubovak during this time, and when the units re-equipped with Bf 109G-10s in 1943, battle-seasoned Croat pilots started to rack up impressive scores. This book reveals how, by 1944, Croat air groups were defending Yugoslavia from British and American air raids, and in the final months of the war a handful of surviving pilots fought on until final defeat in May 1945.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800466
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces , #49
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
850,400
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Boris Ciglic is a member of the Yugoslav Historical Research Group attached to the Yugolsav Air Force Museum in Belgrade. He has spent many years detailing the history of the Croatian Air Groups, and has unearthed some terrific material. Dragan Slavic has been an associate of the Yugoslav Aeronautical Museum since 1978 and has established himself as one of the leading experts on the Croatian Air Force. In addition to more than sixty articles published in numerous Yugoslav aviation magazines, he has also assisted prominent aviation historians, contributing to books such as ‘Horrido’, ‘Aeronautica Italiana nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale’ and ‘April 1941’. This is his first book for Osprey.

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