Author Topic: George Vujnovich Passes Away. Serb-American Chetnik Saved Most US Pilots  (Read 344 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Hypatos
  • *****************
  • Posts: 39,160
Quote
George Vujnovich, the intelligence agent who organized a World War II mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber crew members shot down over Nazi-occupied Serbia, has died at his home in New York. He was 96....

The airmen were hidden in villages by Serbian guerrilla fighter Draza Mihailovich, leader of the Chetniks, whom Yugoslav communist officials considered to be Germany's collaborators.

"This mission would not have succeeded without the great courage of Draza Mihailovich and his brave men," Vujnovich said at a 2010 ceremony in which he was formally awarded the U.S. Bronze Star Medal...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/george-vujnovich-oss-agent-obituary_n_1469784.html

Memory eternal!  For same he was unknown for so long.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 08:05:14 PM by ialmisry »
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 17,031
  • Chapter one again, here I go again
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Rest in peace.

Online Justin Kissel

  • *
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 32,241
Memory Eternal!