Milorad Petrović

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General
Milorad Petrović
Milorad Petrović.jpg
Native name Милорад Петровић
Nickname(s) "Lord"
Born (1882-04-18)18 April 1882
Sumrakovac (part of Boljevac), Kingdom of Serbia
Died 12 June 1981(1981-06-12) (aged 99)
Belgrade, SFRY
Allegiance  Yugoslavia
Service/branch Royal Yugoslav Army
Rank Armijski đeneral
Commands held 1st Army Group
Battles/wars World War I
World War II: Invasion of Yugoslavia (1941) (POW)

Milorad Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Милорад Петровић; 18 April 1882 – 12 June 1981) was an Armijski đeneral[a] in the Royal Yugoslav Army who commanded the 1st Army Group during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia of April 1941 during World War II.[2][3] Petrović's command consisted of the 4th Army of Armijski đeneral Petar Nedeljković,[4] responsible for the Yugoslav-Hungarian border and deployed behind the Drava between Varazdin and Slatina,[5] and the 7th Army of General Dušan Trifunović,[4] which was responsible for the defence of the northwestern border with Italy and the Third Reich. Petrović's Army Group Reserve was located around and to the south of Zagreb.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Armijski đeneral was equivalent to a United States lieutenant general. [1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Niehorster 2013a.
  2. ^ Anic 2002, p. 31.
  3. ^ Niehorster 2013b.
  4. ^ a b Loi 1978, p. 43.
  5. ^ U.S. Army 1986, p. 37.
  6. ^ U.S. Army 1986, pp. 36–37.

References[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Anic, Nikola (2002). Njemačka vojska u Hrvatskoj 1941–1945 [The German Army in Croatia 1941–1945] (in Croatian). Zagreb, Croatia: Hrvatski institut za povijest (Croatian Institute of History). ISBN 978-953-6491-77-3. 
  • Bjelajac, Mile (2004). Generali i admirali Kraljevine Jugoslavije 1918–1941 : studija o vojnoj eliti i biografski leksikon [The Generals and Admirals of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1918–1941: A Study of the Military Elite and Biographical Lexicon] (in Serbian). Belgrade: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije (Institute for the Recent History of Serbia). OCLC 607699124. 
  • Loi, Salvatore (1978). Le operazioni delle unità italiane in Jugoslavia (1941–1943): narrazione, documenti [The operations of Italian units in Yugoslavia (1941–1943): narrative, documents] (in Italian). Rome, Italy: Ministero della difesa (Ministry of Defence). OCLC 9194926. 
  • U.S. Army (1986) [1953]. The German Campaigns in the Balkans (Spring 1941). Washington, D.C.: United States Army Center of Military History. OCLC 16940402. CMH Pub 104-4. 

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