Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Great Escape! - The HALYARD MISSION featured in Air & Space Magazine, January 2011 / Commander Mark Kelly on the cover

Aleksandra's Note: I truly believe that the Balkans would be a very different place had the British and American "establishments" put their FULL, unconditional support behind General Mihailovich and the Chetniks during World War II in Yugoslavia and had kept that support there after the war. Mihailovich was not a "political man" nor was he a "political puppet". He genuinely respected and was loyal to the British and the Americans. He is proof positive that "no good deed goes unpunished." By supporting Tito, who hated both the British and the Americans, the Allies created a monster. His legacy continues, to this day, to compromise Serbia and her people, who themselves have not yet completely rid themselves of the yoke of that legacy. To this day, the gravesite of General Mihailovich has not been found, nor his remains properly laid to rest. Thank you to Smithsonian's Air and Space Magazine for publishing this inspiring story and God Bless the American airmen, both living and dead, who never forgot their debt of gratitude to General Mihailovich and the Serbian people.

Worthy of note: This issue also features Commander Mark Kelly, pictured on the cover, who is the husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, one of the victims of the Tucson shooting of January 8, 2011.


Aleksandra Rebic

The Great Escape

For U.S. airmen trapped in Yugoslavia

during World War II,

building a secret airstrip

was their only way out.

By Phil Scott

Air & Space Magazine, January 01, 2011

Click on the link below to read the story.


If you would like to reach me, Aleksandra, please feel free to contact me at ravnagora@hotmail.com


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for pointing out about Mark Kelly being the husband of Rep. Gifford. I don't know if I would have caught that on my own. You do a wonderful job, Aleksandra. Keep up the good work.

    I was pleased to read so many INTERESTING comments on the Smithsonian page web page.