Franjo Šimić

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Colonel Šimić and Major Rafael Boban during the Battle of Kupres.

Franjo Šimić (25 May 1900 near Gospić – 9 August 1944 in Mostar) was a Croatian colonel, and later general, in the Croatian Home Guard. Prior to World War II he served as Maria of Yugoslavia's adjutant.[1]

Šimić retook Šuica and Tomislavgrad in August 1942. He was awarded the Military Order of the Iron Trefoil III Class in late 1942 for his role in the defence of Kupres and Bugojno. He was allegedly assassinated in Mostar in 1944 and posthumously awarded the Military Order of the Iron Trefoil II with Wreath, which gave him the title of vitez (knight).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Year 1943, modrojezero.org; accessed 5 May 2016.(in Croatian)