Miodrag Jovanovich, loving husband of late Stanislava, caring father of late Lepa, as railway officer during WW II was Serbian undercover resistance fighter affiliated with general Draza Mihailovic, imprisoned by German Gestapo.
During World War 2, from April 6th 1941 to January 23rd 1943 Miodrag was a Yugoslav railway officer involved in many actions with the forces of General Draza Mihailovic. Besides saving many people’s lives, he also organized different kinds of diversions, such as collisions of trains carrying war material for German troops in Africa. He managed to interrupt railway communications and stopped the Nazis from getting necessary equipment. On January 23rd, 1943 he was arrested by the German Gestapo and taken to Banjica, a brutal concentration camp in occupied Serbia. On January 21, 1944 he was sent to a German death camp. However, in 1945, US troops liberated him and his comrades.
Miodrag Jovanovich emigrated to the US in 1949. He lived in New York prior to moving to Chicago, where he lived for the rest of his life. It will be remembered that he was the first Serb to command the army while fighting as a civil. He always felt worked hard to help his Serbian people and to expose all lies, exposing truth about sacrifices and genocide committed to Serbs.
As a producer on Chicago’s TV channel 19 he wanted to show the world that Serbian people have always been victims of lies. There he met people of different professions and nationalities and learned about the injustices that affected other nations as well. His programs about the Irish won him the commemorative plaque: Friends of Irish Freedom of Illinois.
Visitation Sunday November 23, 2003 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Sveta Gora, Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, 3517 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Pomen (Wake Service) 7 p.m. at chapel. Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) Monday November 24, 2003 at 10 a.m. at St. John The Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church in Bellwood. Interment Most Holy Mother of God Cemetery in Third Lake Illinois.
This death notice will always remain on the Internet as the everlasting remembrance of Miodrag Jovanovich.
For detailed information please contact: SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
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