WORLD WAR II VETERAN PILOT VISITS CROWN PRINCE
Belgrade, 28 October 2010 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II
welcomed today at the Royal Palace retired Lt. Col. Milton A. Fredman, a US Air
Force pilot in World War II, who was shot down over Serbia. Lt. Colonel Fredman
was one of the 512 allied pilots rescued from Serbia during Operation Halyard,
the largest Allied airlift operation behind enemy lines in World War Two.
Mr. Fredman came to Belgrade to testify in favour of Gen. Dragoljub Draza
Mihailovic, in a rehabilitation process that will be held tomorrow. General
Draza Mihailovic was commander of the King’s Army in the homeland, who saved 512
allied pilots during World War Two, and which was under the supreme command of
His Majesty King Peter II of Yugoslavia, the father of HRH Crown Prince
Mr. Fredman came with his wife and was deeply touched by the warm welcome at
the Royal Palace. The representatives of the Kingdom of Serbia organization and
Serbian liberal council also attended the meeting.