(Utinjski zdrug)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed January 1942 as a composite tactical formation for operations in the Kordun region southeast of Karlovac. (1)


Operational History

19 Mar 42: began a month-long operation called “Petrova gora I” in the Kordun against the 1st and 2d Kordun NOP Detachments which were encamped in the hills and woods of the Petrova gora Mountains.
9-14 May 42: the Brigade conducted a follow-up sweep of the same area called “Petrova gora II.”
15 May 42: Brigade disbanded immediately following “Petrova gora II.”

Commanders

Pukovnik Stjepan Peričić (? Jan 1942 - ? Apr 1942)
Pukovnik Mirko Zgaga, acting (? Apr 1942 - ? Apr 1942)
Ust. Dopukovnik Ante Moškov (? Apr 1942 - c. 15 May 1942)

Subordination

I Corps (Jan 1942 - May 1942)


Order of battle (18 Apr 1942)

Brigade HQ
Combined Gendarmerie-Domobran Rgt. (I – III Gendarmerie Bn.)
I and II Lika Ustasha Bn.
XIV Ustasha Bn.
Motorized Detachment/PTB
Karlovac Recruit Bn.


Order of battle (9 May 1942)

Brigade HQ
I and II Lika Ustasha Bn.
V, X and XI Ustasha Bn.
Two companies from the PTB
Motorized Detachment/PTB (5 tankettes and 14 motorcycles with sidecar-mounted machine guns)
8th Ustasha Co.
One Co. from the Ustasha Replacement Bn.
One Co. of Ustasha recruits
Machine Gun Co./Lika Brigade
Karlovac Recruit Bn.
Gendarmerie Wing Vojnić
Total strength: 3,233.


Footnotes

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945, p.234; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/32, pp.200-66.


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