The website English Russia always has interesting things and you never know where those things are going to lead.
I was looking at an English Russia feature on an aviation Museum outside of Moscow in a region called Vadim Zadorozhny. One of the pictures was of their F-84F Thunderstreak:
It turns out this is one of the aircraft that served in the Yugoslav Airforce. This was about the time Tito fell out of favor with the Soviet Union and sought western equipment. According to various forums, these particular F-84 are either new built or aircraft from the USAFE’s 48TH TFW.
As Yugoslavia oriented itself more towards the West, they gave the USAF a Yak-23 interceptor. Here’s a video of that USAF evaluation:
Interesting but as the video says, the Yak-23 was out of production at the time. More on that story here.