104 years form death of the pilot Mihailo Petrović, the first casualty of our air force, who was killed on March 20, 1913 over Skadar, was commemorated at the New Cemetery of Belgrade on March 19, 2017. The commemoration was attended by the representatives of Serbian Armed Forces – Air Force and Air Defense Command, Association „Mihailo Petrović” from Vlačka, Association of Retired Military Pilots and Sky Divers, in addition to the representatives of other aeronautical organizations and associations, descendants and admirers. Mihijlo Petrović was the first Serbian pilot with the aeronautical license number 1 and was a memeber of the first group of six Serbian pilots trained in France in 1912. Mihailo Petrović was laid to rest at the New Cemetery of Belgrade in the plot 27. The participants to the commemoration also visited the final resting places of other significant Serbian pilots, such as: Kosta Miletić, Jovan Jugović, Miloš Žunjić and Branko Vukosavljević.
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Free Tour of the New Cemetery on June 4, 2017 within the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries Jun 02, 2017