355th Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron

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355th Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron
355. izviđačka avijacijska eskadrila
Active June 20, 1958 – 1968
Country  Yugoslavia
Branch Yugoslav Air Force
Type Squadron
Role Reconnaissance
Part of 172nd Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment
Garrison/HQ Zemunik
Disbanded 1968

The 355th Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron (Serbo-Croatian: 355. izviđačka avijacijska eskadrila / 355. извиђачка авијацијска ескадрила) was an aviation squadron of Yugoslav Air Force established on June 20, 1958 as 16th Reconnaissance Squadron of Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Serbo-Croatian: 16. izviđačka eskadrila protivavionske avijacije/ 16. извиђачка ескадрила противавионске авијације).

History[edit]

Squadron was formed as reconnaissance, but its main role was pulling of aerial targets for the training of School Center of Anti-Aircraft Artillery at Zadar. It was equipped with British-made de Havilland Mosquito aircraft. By 1962 it was reequipped with US-made Lockheed TV-2 Shooting Star jet-trainer aircraft equipped for aerial reconnaissance.[1]

Squadron was renumbered by order from May 12, 1964 in to 355th Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron, being an independent squadron for short time. In 1965 it was assigned to 172nd Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment.

It was disbanded in 1968.[2]

Assignments[edit]

Previous designations[edit]

  • 16th Reconnaissance Squadron of Anti-Aircraft Artillery (1958–1964)
  • 355th Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron (1964–1968)

Bases stationed[edit]

Equipment[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 365.
  2. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 370.