(Banjalučki zdrug) (2nd Formation)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed at the end of September 1944 following the attack on Banja Luka by Partisan V Corps as a composite tactical formation to defend the city and the surrounding area. (1)


Operational History

1 Dec 44: disbanded on or about this date and assets returned to their parent units or used to fill up other formations.

Commanders

General Vladimir Metikoš (? Oct 1944 - Nov 1944)

Subordination

II Corps (Oct 1944 - Nov 1944)

Order of battle (25 Nov 1944)

Brigade HQ in Banja Luka
I Bn./4th Mountain Brigade
III Bn./8th Jäger Rgt.
IV Bn./X Ustasha Brigade
Composite Bn./Domobran Central School
9th Co./I Ustasha Obrana Brigade
Bn. from either X or XI Ustasha Brigade
a replacement company
elements of I and XIII Artillery Gp.
a Croatian Air Force platoon
a platoon from the Croatian Gendarmerie
Total Brigade strength: 2,787


Footnotes

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute]. Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda. Tom IV/30, p.649.


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