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(Zagreb-Lučko, Gornji Stupnik) – Croatia (10 km SW of Zagreb) (45 46 05 N – 15 51 15 E)

Description and History

Landing ground with a grass take-off/landing run of 1,650 yds. (1,509 meters). Infrastructure consisted of 1 small hangar, a few workshop buildings, some barrack-type huts for accommodations and 12 medium shelters for aircraft. More infrastructure was added during 1944. Strafed by 5 P-38 Lightnings returning from Austria on 12 April – 2 Do 17s, 1 Ju 87 and 1 W 34 destroyed. Attacked on 28 May – 4 a/c destroyed on the ground and an unknown number of casualties. On 29 May, 15 P-38 Lightnings strafed Lučko destroying 5 more a/c.

Station Units

Fl.H.Kdtr. E 14/VI (01.44 – 05.44); Fl.H.Kdtr. E(v) 215/XVII (05.44 – 05.45).

Air Units

15.(kroat.)/KG 53 (11.42 – 12.43); Nahaufkl.St. Kroatien; (kroat.) I. Jägergruppe (1944-45); (kroat.) I. Kampfgruppe (1944-45).

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress).(1st Draft 2008)


1) Air Ministry A.I.2.(B) airfield lists and profiles prepared by the Air Ministry Air Intelligence Directorate (hundreds of linear feet of documentation currently archived at the British National Archives (London), the U.S. National Archives (Washington) and the USAF Historical Research Agency (Maxwell AFB, Alabama).

2) Various, scattered references regarding airfields, station commands and air unit locations gleaned from the surviving Luftwaffe records at the Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, Freiburg im Breisgau, and microfilmed by the U.S. National Archives.

3) Hammel, Eric. Air War Europa – Chronology: America’s Air War Against Germany in Europe and North Africa 1942-1945. Pacifica (CA): Pacifica Press, 1994

4) Mattiello, Gianfranco. Fliegerhorstkommandanturen und Flugplätze der deutschen Luftwaffe 1935-1945. Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 2000.

5) Middlebrook, Martin and Chris Everitt. The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book, 1939-1945. London: Penguin Books, 1990

6)Ries, Karl and Wolfgang Dierich. Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe: Planskizzen 1935-1945. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1993.

7) Internet: numerous web sites in a variety of European languages offer additional information on individual airfields.