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orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:03 PM
I've been conducting a research about Turkish Armed Forces order of battle and inventory during World War II. Here is the first part of Turkish Air Force Order of Battle section. My primary sources in this section are "Turkish Military Aircraft Since 1912" by Ole Nikolajsen, Ucanturk aviation magazine and ATASE (Askeri Tarih ve Stratejik Etud - Military History and Strategic Studies) publications of Turkish Joint Staff. I'm open for any corrections and feedback.

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orko_8






Turkish Air Force Order of Battle



1939


Birinci Hava Tugayi (1st Air Brigade): Eskisehir
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Breguet 19

I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Diyarbakir


III. Tabur (III Battalion)
27. Tayyare Bolugu (27th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
28. Tayyare Bolugu (28th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

IV. Tabur (IV Battalion)
44. Tayyare Bolugu (44th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
45. Tayyare Bolugu (45th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Kutahya


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Pezetel PZL-24

VIII. Tabur (VIII Battalion)
42. Av Bolugu (42nd Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I
57. Av Bolugu (57th Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I

XI. Tabur (XI Battalion)
43. Av Bolugu (43rd Squadron): Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1
58. Av Bolugu (58th Squadron): Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1


Ikinci Hava Tugayi (2nd Air Brigade): Guzelyali
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58

V. Deniz Taburu (V Naval Battalion)
11. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (11th Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Walrus.II
31. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (31st Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Southampton.III

VI. Tabur (VI Battalion)
53. Av Bolugu (53rd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II
54. Av Bolugu (54th Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II

X. Tabur (X Battalion)
25. Tayyare Bolugu (25th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
26. Tayyare Bolugu (26th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I

XII. Tabur (XII Battalion)
23. Tayyare Bolugu (23rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
24. Tayyare Bolugu (24th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I


Corlu Alayi (Corlu Regiment): Corlu Under direct command of AF HQ
Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58

VII. Tabur (VII Battalion)
21. Tayyare Bolugu (21st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C
41. Tayyare Bolugu (41st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C

IX. Tabur (IX Battalion)
55. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
56. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT


Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir
Talim Taburu (Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Fleet 7
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Gotha Go 145A

Tatbikat Taburu (Exercise Battalion)1. Tatbikat Bolugu (1st Exercise Squadron): Breguet 19
2. Tatbikat Bolugu (2nd Exercise Squadron): Fledling DH84, Focke Wulf FW 58

Hava Atis Okulu (Air Shooting School): Letov S-16T

orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:03 PM
1940


Birinci Hava Tugayi (1st Air Brigade): Eskisehir
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir
Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Breguet 19, Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Diyarbakir
III. Tabur (III Battalion)
27. Tayyare Bolugu (27th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
28. Tayyare Bolugu (28th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
IV. Tabur (IV Battalion)
44. Tayyare Bolugu (44th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
45. Tayyare Bolugu (45th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Corlu
Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Pezetel PZL-24, Curtiss Wright CW-22R
VIII. Tabur (VIII Battalion)
42. Av Bolugu (42nd Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I
57. Av Bolugu (57th Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I, Supermarine Spitfire.I
XI. Tabur (XI Battalion)
43. Av Bolugu (43rd Squadron): Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1
58. Av Bolugu (58th Squadron): Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1
Ikinci Hava Tugayi (2nd Air Brigade): Guzelyali
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir
Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58, Breguet 19, Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson
V. Deniz Taburu (V Naval Battalion)
11. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (11th Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Walrus.II
31. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (31st Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Southampton.III
VI. Tabur (VI Battalion)
53. Av Bolugu (53rd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II
54. Av Bolugu (54th Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II
X. Tabur (X Battalion)
25. Tayyare Bolugu (25th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
26. Tayyare Bolugu (26th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
XII. Tabur (XII Battalion)
23. Tayyare Bolugu (23rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
24. Tayyare Bolugu (24th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
5. Hava Alayi (5th Air Regiment): Corlu
Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58, Curtiss Wright CW-22R
VII. Tabur (VII Battalion)
21. Tayyare Bolugu (21st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C
41. Tayyare Bolugu (41st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C
IX. Tabur (IX Battalion)
55. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
56. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir

I. Talim Taburu (I Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Fleet 7, Henriot 182
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Gotha Go 145A
II. Talim Taburu (II Training Battalion)
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Curtiss Wright CW-22R
4. Talim Bolugu (4th Training Squadron): Avro Anson, De Havilland DH84 Dragon, Fledgling
Hava Okulu Irtibat ve Egitim Kitaati (Aviation School Liaison and Training Unit): Breguet 19
Harita Kit'a (Map Unit): Monospar 25, Koolhoven FK.39
Hava Akademisi Kesif Taburu (Air Academy Reconnaissance Battalion)
1. Kesif Bolugu (1st Reconnaissance Squadron): Westland Lysander.II
2. Kesif Bolugu (2nd Reconnaissance Squadron): Westland Lysander.II
Hava Okulu Kesif Taburu (Aviation Academy Reconnaissance Battalion)
3. Kesif Bolugu (3rd Reconnaissance Squadron): Westland Lysander.II
4. Kesif Bolugu (4th Reconnaissance Squadron): Letov S-16T

orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:04 PM
1941


Birinci Hava Tugayi (1st Air Brigade): Eskisehir
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson

I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Diyarbakir


III. Tabur (III Battalion)
27. Tayyare Bolugu (27th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
28. Tayyare Bolugu (28th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

IV. Tabur (IV Battalion)
44. Tayyare Bolugu (44th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
45. Tayyare Bolugu (45th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Corlu


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Pezetel PZL-24, Curtiss Wright CW-22R

VII. Tabur (VII Battalion)
21. Tayyare Bolugu (21st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C
41. Tayyare Bolugu (41st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C

XI. Tabur (XI Battalion)
43. Av Bolugu (43rd Fighter Squadron): Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1
58. Av Bolugu (58th Fighter Squadron): Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1


Ikinci Hava Tugayi (2nd Air Brigade): Izmir
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58, Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson

VI. Tabur (VI Battalion)
53. Av Bolugu (53rd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II
54. Av Bolugu (54th Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II

X. Tabur (X Battalion)
25. Tayyare Bolugu (25th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
26. Tayyare Bolugu (26th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I

XII. Tabur (XII Battalion)
23. Tayyare Bolugu (23rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
24. Tayyare Bolugu (24th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
5. Hava Alayi (5th Air Regiment): Corlu


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58, Curtiss Wright CW-22R


VIII. Tabur (VIII Battalion)
42. Av Bolugu (42nd Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I
57. Av Bolugu (57th Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I


IX. Tabur (IX Battalion)
55. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
56. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT


V. Deniz Taburu (V Naval Battalion): Guzelyali Under direct command of Navy HQ11. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (11th Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Walrus.II
31. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (31st Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Southampton.III

Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir
I. Talim Taburu (I Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Fleet 7, Hanriot 182
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Gotha Go 145A

II. Talim Taburu (II Training Battalion)
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Curtiss Wright CW-22R
4. Talim Bolugu (4th Training Squadron): Avro Anson, De Havilland DH84 Dragon, Fledgling

Hava Okulu Irtibat ve Egitim Kitaati (Aviation School Liaison and Training Unit): Pezetel PZL-24, Focke Wulf FW 58, Breguet 19

Harita Kit'a (Map Unit): Monospar 25, Koolhoven FK.39

Hava Atis Okulu (Air Shooting School): Westland Lysander.II

orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:05 PM
1942


Birinci Hava Tugayi (1st Air Brigade): Eskisehir
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson

I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I

IX. Tabur (IX Battalion)
55. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
56. Tayyare Bolugu (55th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT

2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Kutahya


III. Tabur (III Battalion)
27. Tayyare Bolugu (27th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
28. Tayyare Bolugu (28th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

IV. Tabur (IV Battalion)
44. Tayyare Bolugu (44th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
45. Tayyare Bolugu (45th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Merzifon


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Pezetel PZL-24, Curtiss Wright CW-22R

VII. Tabur (VII Battalion)
21. Tayyare Bolugu (21st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C
41. Tayyare Bolugu (41st Aircraft Squadron): Pezetel PZL-24A/C

XI. Tabur (XI Battalion)
53. Av Bolugu (53rd Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I
58. Av Bolugu (58th Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I


Ikinci Hava Tugayi (2nd Air Brigade): Izmir
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58, Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson

VI. Tabur (VI Battalion)
43. Av Bolugu (43rd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Tomahawk IIB
54. Av Bolugu (54th Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Tomahawk IIB

X. Tabur (X Battalion)
25. Tayyare Bolugu (25th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
26. Tayyare Bolugu (26th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I

XII. Tabur (XII Battalion)
23. Tayyare Bolugu (23rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
24. Tayyare Bolugu (24th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
5. Hava Alayi (5th Air Regiment): Corlu


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Focke Wulf FW 58, Curtiss Wright CW-22R

VIII. Tabur (VIII Battalion)
42. Av Bolugu (42nd Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I
57. Av Bolugu (57th Fighter Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.I

Kesif Taburu (Reconnaissance Battalion)
1. Kesif Bolugu (1st Reconnaissance Squadron): Westland Lysander.II
2. Kesif Bolugu (2nd Reconnaissance Squadron): Westland Lysander.II


V. Deniz Taburu (V Naval Battalion): Guzelyali Under direct command of Navy HQ11. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (11th Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Walrus.II
31. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (31st Naval Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Southampton.III

Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir
I. Talim Taburu (I Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Gotha Go 145A

II. Talim Taburu (II Training Battalion)
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Curtiss Wright CW-22R
4. Talim Bolugu (4th Training Squadron): Avro Anson, De Havilland DH84 Dragon

Hava Okulu Irtibat ve Egitim Kitaati (Aviation School Liaison and Training Unit): Hanriot 182, Fleet 7

Harita Kit'a (Map Unit): Monospar 25, Koolhoven FK.39

Hava Atis Okulu (Air Shooting School): Westland Lysander.II

orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:05 PM
1943


Birinci Hava Tumeni (1st Air Division): Eskisehir
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir


I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Fairey Battle.I

IX. Tabur (IX Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Boeing B-24D Liberator

101. Kesif Grubu (101. Reconnaissance Group)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Westland Lysander.II
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Westland Lysander.II
2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Kutahya


I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Merzifon


I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC

II. Tabur (XI Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIB
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIB
5. Hava Alayi (5th Air Regiment): Bursa


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Curtiss Wright CW-22R

I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3

II. Tabur (XI Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3

Hava Atis Okulu (Air Shooting School): Westland Lysander.II



Ikinci Hava Tumeni (2nd Air Division): Izmir
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir


Talim Kitaati (Training Unit): Curtiss Wright CW-22R, Avro Anson

I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I/IV
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
6. Hava Alayi (6th Air Regiment): Gaziemir


I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Tomahawk.IIB
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Tomahawk.IIB

II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Kittyhawk.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Kittyhawk.I


Naval Aviation Command: Guzelyali Under direct command of Navy HQ
105. Torpil Grubu (105. Torpedo Group)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.V
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.V
1. Deniz Tayyare Bolugu (1st Naval Aviation Squadron): Supermarine Walrus.II


Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir
I. Talim Taburu (I Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I

II. Talim Taburu (II Training Battalion)
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Curtiss Wright CW-22R
4. Talim Bolugu (4th Training Squadron): Airspeed Oxford.I

Harita Kit'a (Map Unit): Monospar 25, Koolhoven FK.39

orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:06 PM
1944


Birinci Hava Tumeni (1st Air Division): Eskisehir
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1, Boeing B-24D Liberator
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Kutahya
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Merzifon
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC
II. Tabur (XI Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIB
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIB
5. Hava Alayi (5th Air Regiment): Bursa
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vc
II. Tabur (XI Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3

Ikinci Hava Tumeni (2nd Air Division): Izmir
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I/IV
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
6. Hava Alayi (6th Air Regiment): Gaziemir
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vb
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Tomahawk.IIB
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vb
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Curtiss Kittyhawk.I
Independent Groups

101. Kesif Grubu (101st Reconnaissance Group): Eskisehir
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC ®
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

102. Kesif Grubu (102nd Reconnaissance Group): Balikesir
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC ®
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Westland Lysander.II

103. Kesif Grubu (103rd Reconnaissance Group): Adana
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC ®
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

105. Torpil Grubu (105. Torpedo Group): Kocekoy
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Beaufort.I
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.V, Bristol Beaufort.I
Deniz Kurmay Kitaati (Naval Staff Unit): Supermarine Walrus.II
Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir

I. Talim Taburu (I Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I
II. Talim Taburu (II Training Battalion)
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Curtiss Wright CW-22R/B
4. Talim Bolugu (4th Training Squadron): Airspeed Oxford.I
III. Talim Taburu (III Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Avro Anson, Bristol Blenheim.V
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Fairey Battle
Av Egitim Bolugu (Fighter Training Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II, Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1
Alay Egitim ve Irtibat (Regimetn Training and Liaison): Miles Master.II, Gotha Go 145A

orko_8
12-09-2005, 05:07 PM
1945


Birinci Hava Tumeni (1st Air Division): Eskisehir

Birinci Tumen Irtibat Kitaati (1st Division Liaison Group): Martin 139, De Havilland DH84, Gotha Go 145A
1. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Eskisehir
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Heinkel He 111F-1, Boeing B-24D Liberator
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Martin 139WT
2. Hava Alayi (1st Air Regiment): Kutahya
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Martin Baltimore.V
4. Hava Alayi (4th Air Regiment): Merzifon
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC
II. Tabur (XI Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIB
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIB
5. Hava Alayi (5th Air Regiment): Bursa
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vc
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vc
II. Tabur (XI Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Focke Wulf FW 190A-3

Ikinci Hava Tumeni (2nd Air Division): Izmir

Ikinci Tumen Irtibat Kitaati (2nd Division Liaison Group): Bristol Blenheim.I, De Havilland DH84, Gotha Go 145A
3. Hava Alayi (3rd Air Regiment): Gaziemir
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I/IV
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.I
6. Hava Alayi (6th Air Regiment): Gaziemir
I. Tabur (I Battalion)
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vb
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vb, Curtiss Tomahawk.IIB
II. Tabur (II Battalion)
3. Tayyare Bolugu (3rd Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vb
4. Tayyare Bolugu (4th Aircraft Squadron): Supermarine Spitfire.Vb, Curtiss Kittyhawk.I
Independent Groups

101. Kesif Grubu (101st Reconnaissance Group): Eskisehir
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC ®
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

102. Kesif Grubu (102nd Reconnaissance Group): Balikesir
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC ®
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Westland Lysander.II

103. Kesif Grubu (103rd Reconnaissance Group): Adana
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Hawker Hurricane.IIC ®
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Vultee V-11GBT

105. Torpil Grubu (105. Torpedo Group): Kocekoy
1. Tayyare Bolugu (1st Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Beaufort.I
2. Tayyare Bolugu (2nd Aircraft Squadron): Bristol Blenheim.V, Bristol Beaufort.I
Deniz Kurmay Kitaati (Naval Staff Unit): Supermarine Walrus.II
Hava Okulu (Aviation School): Eskisehir

I. Talim Taburu (I Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Miles Magister.I
II. Talim Taburu (II Training Battalion)
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Curtiss Wright CW-22R/B
4. Talim Bolugu (4th Training Squadron): Airspeed Oxford.I
III. Talim Taburu (III Training Battalion)
1. Talim Bolugu (1st Training Squadron): Fairey Battle.I
2. Talim Bolugu (2nd Training Squadron): Avro Anson, Bristol Blenheim.V
3. Talim Bolugu (3rd Training Squadron): Fairey Battle
Av Egitim Bolugu (Fighter Training Squadron): Curtiss F-11C-2 Hawk II, Morane-Saulnier MS406C.1

hughdotoh
12-13-2005, 04:41 AM
Interesting, orko. Any details on plane markings and camouflage? Some friends would like to do their models in a scheme other than WW2 German or Allied.

achilles
12-13-2005, 05:34 AM
You can see the marking here:
http://abone.turk.net/uhonet/resim/f5yaninda.jpg


Orko it would be interesting to post any info that you might have on specific WWII operations.

orko_8
12-14-2005, 10:48 AM
Hughdotoh,

My work on Turkish Air Force in WWII is continuing. I'm collecting data on squadron inventories and aircraft delivery date & numbers. Paint schemes are also included.

achilles,

That photo must be taken after 1972. Because untile 1972, TuAF was using square roundel (red small square on white base). This was changed after 1972 and circular roundel was applied.

achilles
12-14-2005, 11:21 AM
achilles,

That photo must be taken after 1972. Because untile 1972, TuAF was using square roundel (red small square on white base). This was changed after 1972 and circular roundel was applied.

it seems to be an old picture, allright. I would guess that it was taken either during the 80s or 90s.

I was wondering if you have any total counts of all planes (type plus numbers of each type) that the TAF currently has. The reason i am asking is that i want to cross check your numbers with the ones i have, just for the sake of my record.

thanks

JoaMei
12-14-2005, 04:55 PM
Did they see action in WW2?

orko_8
12-15-2005, 12:08 PM
Did they see action in WW2? No, Turkish Air Force, as well as other military branches of Turkish Armed Forces did not see action in WW2. However, there were a number of officers receiving Spitfire training in Britain during 1940, if I remember the date correctly. A few of them were killed during training flight by Luftwaffe attacks. Their cemetery is in UK.

orko_8
12-16-2005, 10:10 AM
I recommend "Tayyareci" site for the aircraft used by Turkish Air Force during the period:

http://www.tayyareci.com/digerucaklar/turkiye/23ve50.asp

perdurabo
12-16-2005, 11:17 AM
could you provide some data and photos of Polish PZL P-24 in TAF??

orko_8
12-16-2005, 11:29 AM
In 1934 the Turkish Goverment decided to procure 12 Dewoitine-510s in order to stregthen the interceptor units and signed an aggreement with the producer. One of the planes produced was exhibited at the Paris Air Show in 1935 but the French Goverment embargoed the despacthment of the planes putting forward the unsettled situation in the Hatay Sandjak. This behaviour which was completely contrary to the international law caused anger and furiousity in the Turkish Goverment and the contract was immediately cancelled. Turkey who was in search of an alternative started investigating the Polish built P.24 together with four other Balkan countries which were namely Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Greece and with a Baltic country Estonia. In the meantime a P.24/III arrived Turkey and made demostration flights. The performance was found acceptable and an order was placed in 1936.

The first order was covering 20 P-24As 14 of which would be produced in Poland by PZL and the remaining 6 would be assembled at KTF (Kayseri Airplane factory). These planes had had 4 underwing racks for 12.5kg bombs, four 7.9mm Colt-Browning machine guns and two 20mm Oerlikon cannons. All of these planes were supplied within 1936.

The second order covered 46 P-24Cs. 26 of these planes would be manufactured by PZL and 20 would be produced under licence by KTF. These planes were supplied within 1937. They were equipped with four 7.9mm Colt-Browning machineguns and they had two underwing rails for 50kg bombs. The P-24A and P-24C models were equipped with French made Gnome-Rhone reciprocating radial engines with an output of 900HP each.
In 1939 an additional aggrement was signed for the production of two P-24Gs at the KTF facilities. These planes were equipped with two 20mm Oerlikon cannons, four 7.9mm Colt-Browning machine guns. Their engine was altered to 950HP Gnome-Rhone 14N-07.

All of the P-24s were deployed at the 21st, 41st, 42nd, & 43rd Interceptor Companiers. The planes at the 42nd & at the 43rd were transferred to Flying School in 1943. They were droppped out of service in 1943 by the arrival of Hawker Hurricanes.

The only existing example in the whole World is at the Aviation Museum at Yeşilköy-Istanbul. http://www.tayyareci.com/digerucaklar/turkiye/1923ve50/pzl24.asp



http://www.tayyareci.com/digerucaklar/turkiye/1923ve50/images/PZL%2024%20resim.JPG


http://www.tayyareci.com/digerucaklar/turkiye/1923ve50/images/PZL6sm.JPG



Also check this out for a model kit page of a Turkish PZL-24: http://www.internetmodeler.com/2005/august/first-looks/mirage_p24c.php