15th Air Defense Division

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15th Air Defense Division
15. divizija protivvazdušne odbrane
Active 1964–1986
Disbanded 1986
Country  Yugoslavia
Branch Yugoslav Air Force
Type Division
Size 5 regiments
HQ Zagreb

The 15th Air Defense Division (Serbo-Croatian: 15. divizija protivvazdušne odbrane/ 15. дивизија противваздушне одбране) was an air defense division established in 1964
5th Air Defense Zone (Serbo-Croatian: 5. zona protivvazdušne odbrane / 5. зона противваздушне одбране).


The 5th Air Defense Zone was formed in 1964, and it was reorganized into 15th Air Defense Division on July 25, 1966. The divisions command was first at Pleso, and by order from June 13, 1969, it has been moved to Zagreb. Its task was aerial defense of western part of the airspace of Yugoslavia. It has consisted from four regiments, one fighter aviation regiment, two rocket air defense regiments and one air reconnaissance regiment, and other smaller units. It was disbanded on February 28, 1986, when its command was reorganized into command of 5th Corps of Air Force and Air Defense.[1]


Previous designations[edit]

  • 5th Air Defense Zone (1964-1966)
  • 15th Air Defense Division (1966-1986)


Commanding officers[edit]

Date appointed Name
Đuro Prilika
Aleksandar Bračuna
Anton Tus
Nikola Benić
Nikola Maravić
Živan Mirčetić


  1. ^ Dimitrijević, Bojan. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo 1942-1992. Beograd, 2006, p. 353.