Ilija Brašić (1882-1951) was a Army general (Kingdom of Yugoslavia) in the Royal Yugoslav Army who commanded the 3rd Army during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia of April 1941 during World War II.[1] Brašić's command consisted of the Bregalnica, Šumadija, Vardar and Zeta Divisions and the Korn Detachment. The 3rd Army was responsible for the border with Albania between Lake Ohrid to Lake Skadar.[2]


Ilija Brašić
Ilija Brašić.jpg
Native name
Илија Брашић
Allegiance Yugoslavia
Service/branchRoyal Yugoslav Army
RankArmy general (Kingdom of Yugoslavia)
Commands held3rd Army
Battles/warsInvasion of Yugoslavia (1941)


  1. ^ Loi 1978, p. 44.
  2. ^ U.S. Army 1986, p. 37.


  • 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.