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184th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment
184. izviđački avijacijski puk
Active 1948 - 1966
Disbanded 1952
1966
Country  Yugoslavia
Branch Yugoslav Air Force
Size 2 aviation squadrons
Part of 3rd Air Corps

The 184th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment (Serbo-Croatian: 184. izviđački avijacijski puk / 184. извиђачки авијацијски пук) was an aviation regiment established in 1948 as Night Bomber Aviation Regiment (Serbo-Croatian: Vazduhoplovni noćni bombarderski puk / Ваздухопловни ноћни бомбардерски пук).

History[edit | edit source]

Night Bomber Aviation Regiment and 184th Light Night Bomber Aviation Regiment[edit | edit source]

The Night Bomber Aviation Regiment was formed on May 1948, at Ljubljana airport. Few months later it was renamed like all other units of Yugoslav Army, so it has became 184th Light Night Bomber Aviation Regiment.

The regiment was equipped with Soviet made Polikarpov Po-2 aircraft. It was part of 32nd Aviation Division. In year 1949 it has moved from Ljubljana to Banja Luka airfield, where it has remain for one year. By year 1950 it was dislocated to Borongaj for one year, and in 1951 it has finally moved to Pleso airport near Zagreb.

The regiment was disbanded in January 1952, and with 715th Independent Reconnaissance Squadron it has formed 184th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment.

The commander of regiment was Branko Glumac.[1]

184th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment[edit | edit source]

The 184th regiment has remain at Pleso airport until it was disbanded. It was armed with British made Mosquito Mk 38 until 1960 when they were replaced with US made Thunderjet reconnaissance jet-fighters. Thunderjet aircraft were replaced with Sabre in 1963.

By the 1961 and application of the "Drvar" reorganization for the Air Force, new type designation system is used to identify squadrons, so the two squadrons of 184th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment have become 352nd and 353rd Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron.

It was disbanded by the 1966 year at Pleso. Its 353rd Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron was also disbanded, while the 352nd Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron has been attached to 82nd Aviation Brigade.

The commanders of regiment were Spasen Zarevski, Petrović Nikola, Lazar Savićević, Milan Crnomarković and Mitar Mitrović.[2]

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Previous designations[edit | edit source]

  • Night Bomber Aviation Regiment (1948)
  • 184th Light Night Bomber Aviation Regiment (1948-1952)
  • 184th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment (1952-1966)

Organization[edit | edit source]

1961-1964[edit | edit source]

Bases stationed[edit | edit source]

  • Ljubljana (1947-1949)
  • Banja Luka (1949-1950)
  • Borongaj (1950-1951)
  • Pleso (1951-1966)

Commanding officers[edit | edit source]

Date appointed Name
1947 - 1952 Branko Glumac
Spasen Zarevski
Petrović Nikola
Lazar Savićević
Milan Crnomarković
Mitar Mitrović

Equipment[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 357.
  2. Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 359.

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