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New orthodox church in Pranjani, Serbia; нова ...Halyard Mission or Operation Halyard was an Allied airlift operation behind enemy lines during World War II.  In brief, Allied airmen had been downed in what was then Nazi-occupied Serbia in 1944.  These men had to abandon their downed aircraft and pray they make it to safety or stayed away from the German Nazi forces.  These 500+ men landed near a small town in Serbia called Pranjani.

Now, before I continue let me tell you a couple of things about Pranjani then.  One, it was a very small village.  The residents of Pranjani were poor and doing good to feed their own people.

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