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Iamandi
Posted: December 17, 2004 10:15 am
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Some pilots escape/run from the Croatian Air Force to the partisans.

Pilots Franjo Kluz and Rudi Cajavec, with mechanic Milos Jazbec defected to the partisans. They escaped at 23 May 1942 with their airplanes Potez 25 - Franjo Kluz - and Breguet 19 - Cajavec and Jazbec - from Banja Luka (Bosnia) to the liberated town of Prijedor. These two defections were the first planes of the Jugoslav partisan aviation. The Potez bombed with hand grenades or artizanal bombs, and was armed later with a machinegun in 1942.
One of the pilots - when his plane was hit, and make a force landing - he shoot himself to not be captured. His copilot (or mechanic) was later captured and executed.
Later, german planes destroyed on the ground the second aircraft in summer '42.

This was notted from web some years ago. I found one of my agenda were i write informations in period with not so much acces to the web. ;)

Any of you know if were similar actions in Jugoslavia? How is correct to spell in english - Yugoslavia, or Jugoslavia?

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Benoit Douville
Posted: December 18, 2004 12:41 am
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Iama,

That is very interesting info concerning the Croatian Air Force and I am glad I learn something new today. What is your sources?

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Iamandi
Posted: December 20, 2004 07:14 am
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"This was notted from web some years ago. I found one of my agenda were i write informations in period with not so much acces to the web. "

One of the priorityes for this week are this- to find again this site. At present job i have a good enough net connection, and from time to time peace, and hours for search.

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Benoit Douville
Posted: December 21, 2004 07:03 pm
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Iama,

I think I found your website you are talking about:

http://www.members.tripod.com/~marcin_w/index-jpaf.html

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Iamandi
Posted: December 22, 2004 06:28 am
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Yes, this is it. I remeber well colour of background. And the article is the same.

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Jeff_S
Posted: December 23, 2004 05:55 pm
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QUOTE (Iamandi @ Dec 17 2004, 10:15 AM)
How is correct to spell in english - Yugoslavia, or Jugoslavia?

In English you see both Yugoslavia and Jugoslavia. Any reader who cares about these things would understand either.

However, since you asked, Yugoslavia is the correct modern English spelling.
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Posted: December 24, 2004 07:03 am
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Thanks Jeff_S !

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