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February 28, 1951
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Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100150007-4 CLASSIFICATION SE T/CONTRCff U. S. OFFICIALS ONLY 25X1A CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Yugoslavia SUBJECT DATE DISTR. 28 Feb, 1951 NO. OF PAGES 2 A NO. OF E N SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. The Yugoslav Air Force School (VWU - Vozduhoplovno Vojno Uciliste), until 1949 located in Pancevo, has been moved to Mortar. With its transfer, two school regiments, the 104 and 105, were also moved. These regiments belong to the air force school division. There are no other air force units stationed in Mostar. Those units of the air force division pre- viously in Mostar were moved to Niksic, Siroki Brijeg, Zadar, Titograd and elsewhere during the transfer. 2. Instruction covers a three-year period and students are divided into classes. Five classes of air force officers have already completed the school. The Sixth and Seventh Classes presently are being instructed. Coffer of the school is Major-General Vlado I1atetic. Lt. Colonel Mirka Buric is Political Commissar while the Chief of Staff is Velimir (or Milorad) Sukovic, who was formerly chief of the Pedagogic Department, 3. In caasuand of the 105 School Regiment is Major Jerkovic, while Major Rikola Bracic (?Bratic) is Political Camomissar. As with all other air force regiments, the 105 also has three squadrons. Each squadron con- sists of three flights with three or four airplanes to each flight. Air- craft are the Aero-2 type of domestic origin. Planes of the 105 School Regiment are dispersed as follows: 9 aircraft to 1 Squadron, 10 aircraft to 2 and 3 Squadrons. The commander and political commissar have air- 25X113 craft, also of the Aero-2 type, assigned to them. 4. CONFIDENTIAL Yugoslav Air Force School (VVU) in Mostar and the Airport at Siroki Brijeg. Major Petar Mitrovic is in command of the 104 School Regiment, with Major Mileta Brankovic as Political Commissar. Chief of Staff is Captain Brana Petrovic. 2nd Lieutenant Silvo Ukmar commands 1 Squadron of the 104 School Regiment and the commander of 2 Squadron is a 2nd Lieutenant nick- named "Beale" (first name Drasan). Aero-2 aircraft are also assigned this regiments, . The air force technical school is located in Brajlovac. CONFIDENTIAL Next Reviftprove 2008 atltt actor letter cf ,; Octo~er ence to the Director of central I!?eilig Archivist of the United States- Class, OI$vi Date: Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100150007-4 SE /CONTROL - U. S. UFFICIALS ONLY CENTRAL UgTELLIGENCE AGENCY .CONFIDENTIAL 6. The auxiliary airfield near Siroki Bri3eg in the Mortar region was taken over in 1950 for a permanent airport. Construction work, including the diversion of a brook from its course to enlarge the field, was executed by the army. The airport handles three to four squadrons and is between 2000 to 3000 meters in length and 1800 meters wide. Some units of the air force division, which until October 1949 were located in Mortar, are now stationed on this field. 7. The bombardment regiment (P-2 - Petljakovei) has moved from Sombor to Zagreb, while a squadron has moved from Zagreb to Sombor. This single P-2 Squadron is the only unit presently In Sombor. Camnent: Three smell maps of the Mortar, Pancevo and Siroki Brijeg airports are available in the CIA Library. CONFIDENT";A,. SE( ET/CMTRQL - U. S. MICIAALS ONLY Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100150007-4