1. Light Infantry Parachute Battalion (Croatia)
- Published: 06 February 2012 06 February 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
Following the attack the unit was disbanded, it was however soon reformed again and expanded to battalion size. It was sent to the area of Resnik and Obrovo in January 1945 to fight the partisans. The unit later fought the partisans at Sisak and Petrinja, this time attached to the Battlegroup Schlacher (Borbena Skupina Schlacher) together with the Motorized Brigade (Brzi Zdrug).
At the end of the war the men of this unit marched to Austria and surrendered to the western Allies but they were immediately transferred back to the partisans and most of them were killed.
CommandersMajor Dragutin Dolanski
Major Ljudevit Agic
Order of Battle1. Light Infantry Parachute Company (Sergeant Mirko Kudelic)
2. Light Infantry Parachute Company (Lieutenant Ivan Catuk)
3. Light Infantry Parachute Company
4. Light Infantry Parachute Company
Sources usedJosip Novak & David Spencer - Hrvatski Orlovi: Paratroopers of the Independent State of Croatia
Reference material on this unitJosip Novak & David Spencer - Hrvatski Orlovi: Paratroopers of the Independent State of Croatia
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