Light Combat Aviation Squadron of 9th Air Command

The Light Combat Aviation Squadron of 9th Air Command (Serbo-Croatian: Vazduhoplovna eskadrila lake borbene avijacije 9. vazduhoplovne komande / Ваздухопловна ескадрила лаке борбене авијације 9. ваздухопловне команде) was an aviation squadron of Yugoslav Air Force formed in 1953 at Zemunik airfield as Training Squadron of 21st Aviation Division (Serbo-Croatian: Trenažna eskadrila 21. vazduhoplovne divizije / Тренажна ескадрила 21. ваздухопловне дивизије).

Light Combat Aviation Squadron of 9th Air Command
Vazduhoplovna eskadrila lake borbene avijacije 9. vazduhoplovne komande
Active1953 – 1954
1957-1961
Disbanded1954
1961
Country Yugoslavia
BranchYugoslav Air Force
TypeSquadron
RoleTraining
Part of9th Air Command
Garrison/HQZemunik

Squadron was part of 21st Aviation Division. It was equipped with US-made F-47D Thunderbolt fighter-bombers. It was disbanded in 1954 but again re-established in 1957 being reequipped with US-made T-33A Shooting Star jet trainer aircraft.[1]

In 1959 due to the Drvar reorganization this squadron became the Light Combat Aviation Squadron of 9th Air Command.

Squadron was disbanded in April 1961.[2]

AssignmentsEdit

Previous designationsEdit

  • Training Squadron of 21st Aviation Division (1953–1954, 1957-1959)
  • Light Combat Aviation Squadron of 9th Air Command (1959–1961)

EquipmentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 365.
  2. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 366.