|Died||December 28, 1948|
|Place of death||Zagreb, Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1922-1941) Independent State of Croatia (1941-1943; 1944-1945)|
|Service/branch||Yugoslav Royal Air Force Croatian Air Force|
|Years of service||1922-1943; 1944-1945|
|Rank||Captain Major General|
|Commands held||Croatian Air Force|
He held the rank of captain in the Royal Yugoslav Air Force before defecting to the German army on 4 April 1941. With him he took plans of Yugoslav air fields to give to German officials. On his return to the newly proclaimed NDH, he was named a colonel in the Croatian Home Guard. He was subsequently named the head of the Air Force on 19 April 1941.
He retired at his own request on 13 September 1943. However, he was brought back into service in June 1944, and remained in service until the defeat of the NDH in 1945. In 1948 he was arrested by the British while trying to escape and extradited to Yugoslavia. He was executed in Zagreb on 28 December.
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