November 24, 2019
Milana "Mim" Bizic
The greatest rescue you’ve never heard of - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Halyard
Though scarcely noted in the United States, Sept. 15  marked the 75th anniversary of the rescue of more than 500 U.S. and Allied airmen from behind German-occupied lines in Pranjani, Serbia, orchestrated by Yugoslav Army Gen. Draza Mihailovich and his Serbian Chetniks, as well as loyal villagers.
A military ceremony, held jointly by U.S. and Serbian Chetnik forces, occurs on Sept. 6, 1944, in Pranjani, Serbia. (Photo: Public Domain)