Danilo Kalafatović

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Danilo Kalafatović
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Danilo Kalafatović
Native name Данило Калафатовић
Born 27 October 1875
Konarevo, Principality of Serbia
Died 1945 (aged 70)
Moosburg, Nazi Germany
Allegiance  Kingdom of Serbia (1900–1918)
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918–1941)
Years of service 1900–1941
Rank Army General
Commands held Chief of the General Staff
Battles/wars Balkan Wars
First World War
Second World War

Danilo Kalafatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Данило Калафатовић; 1875 – 1945) was a military officer who served in the armies of the Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of Yugoslavia during the first half of the 20th century. During the Second World War, he became Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Yugoslav Army following the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia.

Life and career[edit]

Danilo Kalafatović was born in 1875. At the end of World War I, he became head of the operational section of the Serbian general staff.[1]

With the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, General Kalafatović was named Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Yugoslav Army by King Peter II,[2] succeeding General Dušan Simović.[3] Following the defeat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Kalafatović designated Foreign Minister Aleksandar Cincar-Marković and General Radivoje Janković to sign the unconditional surrender of the country to the Axis powers.[2] He died in 1945.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levental 1992, p. 107.
  2. ^ a b Cohen 1996, p. 29.
  3. ^ Vucinich 1969, p. 72.

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Dušan Simović
Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Yugoslav Army
1941
Succeeded by
Position abolished