Petar Nedeljković

Petar Nedeljković (9 August 1882 – 1 November 1955) was an Armijski đeneral[b] in the Royal Yugoslav Army who commanded the 4th Army[c] during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia of April 1941 during World War II. Nedeljković's command consisted of three divisions, a brigade-strength infantry detachment, one horsed cavalry regiment and one infantry regiment.[2] The 4th Army was responsible for the Yugoslav-Hungarian border and was deployed behind the Drava between Varaždin and Slatina.[3]


Petar Nedeljković
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Native name
Петар Недељковић
Born(1882-08-09)9 August 1882
Died1 November 1955(1955-11-01) (aged 73)
Allegiance Yugoslavia
Service/branchRoyal Yugoslav Army
RankArmijski đeneral[a]
Commands held4th Army
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II: Invasion of Yugoslavia (1941) (POW)
RelationsZivojin Nedeljković (Brother)

Stanoje Nedeljković (Brother) Marko Nedeljković (Brother)

Milorad Nedeljković (Brother)


Nedeljković commanded a division in 1936, and was then appointed as Inspector of Cavalry. He was appointed to command the 3rd Army headquartered at Skoplje in May 1939.[4]


  1. ^ Serbian: Armijski General was equivalent to a United States lieutenant general.[1]
  2. ^ Serbian: Armijski General was equivalent to a United States lieutenant general.[1]
  3. ^ The Royal Yugoslav Army did not field corps, but their armies consisted of several divisions, and were therefore corps-sized.




  • Jarman, Robert L., ed. (1997c). Yugoslavia Political Diaries 1918–1965. 3. Slough, Berkshire: Archives Edition. ISBN 978-1-85207-950-5.
  • 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.