104th Training Aviation Regiment

The 104th Training Aviation Regiment (Serbo-Croatian: 104. vazduhoplovni školski puk / 104. ваздухопловни школски пук) was an aviation regiment established in 1945 as 1st Training Aviation Regiment (Serbo-Croatian: 1. vazduhoplovni školski puk / 1. ваздухопловни школски пук) as part of the SFR Yugoslav Air Force.

104th Training Aviation Regiment
104. vazduhoplovni školski puk
Active1945 - 1959
Disbanded1959-1960
Country Yugoslavia
BranchYugoslav Air Force
Part of

HistoryEdit

1st Training Aviation RegimentEdit

The 1st Training Aviation Regiment was formed on November 1, 1945, by order from August of same year. It was created at Pančevo from training squadron, as part of Military Aviation College. It was equipped with Soviet-made Po-2 and UT-2 and Yugoslav Aero-2 training aircraft. By the May 1946 the regiment had composed from four squadrons, and by November same year number of squadrons was reduced.

By the 1948 year this regiment was renamed like all other units of Yugoslav Army, so it has become 104th Training Aviation Regiment.

The commanders of regiment in this period were Predrag Ilić and Svetislav Nešović. Commissars was Milan Jovanović.[1]

104th Training Aviation RegimentEdit

The 104th Training Aviation Regiment was based at Pančevo airfield for short period. By year 1949 it was dislocated to Mostar airport, where it has remain until it was disbanded. It was equipped with Soviet Yakovlev trainer-fighters and domestic made trainers.

In year 1956 regiment was reformed in to 1st Pilot School, which existed until 1959/1960.

The commanders of regiment in this period were Svetislav Nešović, Mido Rakočević, Edo Banfić and Luka Popov.[2]

AssignmentsEdit

Previous designationsEdit

  • 1st Training Aviation Regiment (1945–1948)
  • 104th Training Aviation Regiment (1948–1956)
  • 1st Pilot School (1956–1960)

Bases stationedEdit

Commanding officersEdit

Date appointed Name
Predrag Ilić
Svetislav Nešović
Mido Rakočević
Edo Banfić
Luka Popov

EquipmentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 356.
  2. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 358.