List of World War II aces from Croatia

Summary

This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from the Independent State of Croatia, a puppet state of Nazi Germany from 1941–45, created in the portion of Yugoslavia occupied by the Axis powers. There were 25 fighter aces from the Independent State of Croatia, fighting for the Axis, during the Second World War. For other countries see List of World War II flying aces by country.

A

Name Rank Total wartime victories Unit Notes
Vilim Acinger Executed by Yugoslav Partisans in Slovenia in 1945.[1]
Zdenko Avdić Časnički namjesnik
Sergeant Major
10

B

Name Rank Total wartime victories Unit Notes
Božidar Bartulović Narednik
Sergeant
8 Sentenced to 15 years in jail in Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. Released in 1954.
Ljudevit Bencetić Satnik
Captain
16
Safet Boškić Natporučnik
First Lieutenant
13 Iron Cross 2nd Class

C

  • Mato Culinovic
  • Zivko Culinovic

D

F

  • Vladimir Ferencina

G

H

  • Josip Hellebrant

I

J

  • Josip Jelacic
  • Ivan Jergovic

K

  • Tomislav Kauzlaric
  • Josip Kranjc

L

  • Jure Lasta

M

  • Stjepan Martinashevic
  • Eduard Martinko
  • Veco Mikovic

R

  • Stjepan Radic

S

  • Albin Starc
  • Zlatko Stipčić


References

Notes
  1. ^ Savic and Ciglic 2002, p. 12.
Bibliography
  • Ciglic, Boris and Dragan Savic.Croatian Aces of World War II (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces - 49). London: Oxford, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-435-3.