Veselin Misita

Veselin Misita (Serbian Cyrillic: Веселин Мисита; 19 March 1904 – 31 August 1941) was a Bosnian Serb military commander holding the rank of lieutenant colonel during World War II.[1]

Veselin Misita
Veselin Misita, leader of Jadar Chetniks.jpg
Born(1904-03-19)19 March 1904
Buna, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary
Died31 August 1941(1941-08-31) (aged 37)
Loznica, Serbia
Allegiance Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Chetniks
Service/branchJadar Chetnik detachment
Years of service1934–1941
RankLieutenant colonel,
Colonel (posthumously)
Battles/wars
AwardsOrder of Karađorđe's Star

Misita is best known for leading the victorious Battle of Loznica in 1941 in which he was killed.[2] Loznica became the first city in Europe liberated of fascists in August 1941.[3]

Death and legacyEdit

Misita was killed while leading the victorious Battle of Loznica in 1941.

Josip Broz Tito's biographer Vladimir Dedijer described Misita's death as a great loss for the uprising.[4] On 31 August 2008, the deputy speaker of the Serbian National Assembly, Božidar Delić of the Serbian Radical Party, dedicated a plaque to Misita in the Vuk Karadžić Square in Loznica.[5] One of the people present was the man that had applied for the plaque to be installed, Božidar Panić, who had idolised Misita in his youth, and had lit a candle for him every year.[6]

Misita is a maternal relation to Vojislav Šešelj, whose mother's maiden name was Danica Misita.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trbojević, D. Cersko-majevička grupa korpusa pukovnika Dragoslava Račića (2001).[page needed]
  2. ^ Šnuderl, Makso (1994). Dnevnik 1941-1945: V partizanih. Založba Obzorja. p. 152. ISBN 978-86-377-0739-4. Bil je zavzet. Žrtve napadalcev so bile občutne. Nemci so se izvlekli, no sam Misita je padel. Dalje so zavzeli Banjo Kobiljačo, ...
  3. ^ Blic, Decenijama palio sveću zaboravljenom heroju, blic.rs; accessed 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ Dedijer 1990, p. 491.
  5. ^ Vesti & 31 August 2008.
  6. ^ Pajić & 4 September 2011.
  7. ^ Vesti (2014-11-09). "Ličnost nedelje: Vojislav Šešelj" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-12-22.

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