|Birth Day:||November 8, 1906|
|Death Date:||Aug 7, 1987 (age 80)|
As per our current Database, Mihajlo Apostolski died on Aug 7, 1987 (age 80).
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He was captured as a POW by Italian forces in the World War II-era invasion of Yugoslavia, and was later liberated by Bulgarian troops.
Apostolski was born on November 8, 1906 at Štip, Kosovo Vilayet, in the Ottoman Empire. He attended primary and secondary school in Štip. In 1927 graduated from the Military Academy in Belgrade, capital of Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1933 he graduated from the High Military Academy, and in 1938 graduated Commanding Academy as a major.
During the invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, as a commander of the alpine units of the Royal Yugoslav Army, he participated in demolition of bridges in today Slovenia, in order to slow the progress of the German troops. After the capitulation of Yugoslavia, Bulgarian troops entered Vardar Banovina and seized most of it. Meanwhile Apostolski was captured by the Italian army and was taken to the camp Vestone. Shortly after, his father, a Bulgarian army veteran, made a request to the Bulgarian Minister of War, insisting on the Bulgarian roots of his family, and it was granted soon after. Apostolski, was released with Bulgarian intervention by the Italian authorities.
After his liberation from the prison, Apostolski filed an application for appointment in the Bulgarian army. Because of his past, him was offered a captain's rank as a Bulgarian officer in Labour battalion, but he considered this unsatisfactory. Meanwhile Apostolski entered the Sofia University, where he conducted underground work. In April 1942 he became a member of the CPY, and in June of the same year he was appointed commander of the Headquarters of the Yugoslav partisan units of Macedonia. In May 1943 he was appointed Major General. During the Second Session of AVNOJ he was appointed to the Presidency of AVNOJ. In addition to the Macedonian brigades operating under his command, in February 1944, he commanded the brigades from Kosovo and Southern Serbia. He became a member of the Initiative Board for organization of ASNOM. He participated in the First Session of the ASNOM and was elected to its Presidency.
He died on August 7, 1987 in Dojran, SFR Yugoslavia.
In 1995, the Military Academy in Republic of Macedonia was named "General Mihailo Apostolski".
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