In partnership with Lifeline Chicago, Pittsburgh Tri-State Committee, and HRH Princess Katherine Foundation we presented medical equipment for Children Intensive Care Unit at Clinical Center Nis: -patient monitor
-electric powered aspirator
-two laryngoscopes sets
-five portable pulse oximeters This equipment is a gift from the American people at a time of great need and will assist not only during the COVID crisis but will allow the center to assist patients into the futu
We distributed humanitarian assistance to 180 needy and elderly residents in Pranjani. Medical equipment for combatting the coronavirus was to the John Kingsbury Community Health Center. Donation valued at $6,000 was provided with the support of LifeLine Chicago, Pittsburgh Tri-State Committee, HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, and our individual supporters from the U.S. Pranjani is the location of the first evacuation flights of the Halyard Mission, the rescue of appr
B-24 Liberator, 41-29199, named Big Boober Girl by her crew, seen trailing smoke from a damaged engine en route to Bucharest. Despite the engine problem which began over Adriatic, the crew continued the mission. Immediately after the target, the plane was attacked by enemy aircraft which damaged a second engine. On the return trip, over southern Serbia, the first engine stopped working, and the crew of 10 was forced to bail out in the vicinity of Brus. One was captured by the
On April 16-17, 1944 more than 360 Allied bombers attacked targets in Belgrade. Among them were railroad marshaling yards, the aircraft industry, and the airport. Belgrade was the key railroad junction for Balkans and Yugoslav aircraft factories produced parts for Messerschmitt aircraft.
Unfortunately, due to the proximity of living areas to some targets, many innocent lives were lost during the raids. According to data from Belgrade cemeteries, almost 800 civilians were kil
Thornton Carlough, B-24 Liberator copilot, seen in this photo from November 1944, when he arrived back in the United States after completing his tour of duty. On April 15th, he was on aircraft, tailnumber 42-78186, en route to attack targets in Bucharest. Despite flying a new airplane, their engines failed before reaching the target, and the plane started to lose altitude. The ten crew members jumped out of the plane in the vicinity of Varvarin, Serbia. All the crew, except t
The Halyard rescue mission used three airfields for the evacuations, all of which have been discussed in earlier entries on our website. However, it is not widely known that one more airfield was constructed, but never used.
After leaving Boljanić in early November 1944, the Halyard mission continued to search for downed airmen. That brought them to the Nišići plateau, north of Sarajevo. Weather was bad, and there were not many downed airmen left with the Chetniks, so it was
On 4 April 1944, flying from bases in Southern Italy, the US Air Force began its offensive against the Ploesti oil fields in Romania. The next day, 5 April, a damaged B-17 crashed in Serbia. The Flying Fortress, tail number 42-5938, crashed in the vicinity of Bor. Two of the crew were killed, while the remaining eight established contact with Chetniks under command of Radomir Petrović - Kent. After four months of evading, they were rescued from Pranjani on August 10, 1944.