Croatian pilot with the rank of oberfeldwebel near the Do-17Z bomber on the Eastern Front

Croatian pilot, Do-17Z bomber

Croatian pilot from squadron 10. (Kroat) / KG3 with the rank of oberfeldwebel near his German-made Dornier Do-17Z bomber on the Eastern Front against the Bolshevik Red Army.
The crews of the Croatian squadron actively participated in the battles on the Eastern Front from October 1941 to March 1942 and from July 1942 to January 1943. Croatian pilots and ground personnel were dressed in Nazi Luftwaffe uniforms, but on the sleeves and uniforms had a special sign indicating that they belonged to ” Croatian Air Legion ”(Hrvatska Zrakoplovna Legija).


Source of photo information:

  1. M.V. Zephyrs “Aces of World War II: Allies of the Luftwaffe: Hungary. Romania. Bulgaria. Croatia. Slovakia. Spain”




Location: USSR
Date: 1941
Photo by Trapp

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